How to Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung

Upgrading phones usually comes at the cost of the hassle of transferring data. Fortunately, though, it is pretty easy to transfer data between two Samsung phones and you will learn how to do just that in the below guide.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jan. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 16, 2019

Samsung launches some of the greatest Android devices every now and then. If you have picked up their recent release and are wondering how to transfer data from your old Samsung device over to the new one, you are at the right place. This guide shows how you can get your data transfer task done with minimum hassle and efforts.

As for transferring the data, there are a number of reasons why you may want to do it. Maybe you do not want to lose your photos that are on your old Samsung phone. Or maybe you wish to continue your messaging from where you left off on your old device.

Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung

Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung

Regardless of the reasoning, the following should teach you how to transfer data from one Samsung device to another.

Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung with Smart Switch

The reason it is easier to transfer data between Samsung phones than to transfer data between other phones is that Samsung has its own data transfer app called Smart Switch. The app allows you to select and migrate any of your data from one Samsung device to another.

If you have ever performed a data transfer task on your device, you would know about this app. The following shows how you go about using the app to have your files transferred to your target device.

Step 1. Download and launch the Smart Switch app on both of your Samsung devices.

Step 2. Tap on Wireless in the app on both of your Samsung devices. Then, tap on Send on the old device and Receive on the new device.

Send data from old Samsung to new Samsung device

Send data from old Samsung to new Samsung device

Step 3. Tap on Connect on your old device and tap on Android on your new device.

Connect one Android device with another

Connect one Android device with another

Step 4. Select the data you would like to transfer and then tap on the Send button.

Select and transfer data

Select and transfer data

Follow the on-screen instructions and the app will finish sending data from your old Samsung device over to your new one. It should not take too long to do the task.

Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung with USB Cable

It is possible to transfer data from one Samsung device to another using a USB cable. In order to do the task, you are going to need to mount both of your devices as storage devices on your computer. Then, you need to copy files from one device to another.

Plug-in both of your Samsung devices to your computer. Make sure the right drivers are installed for your computer to recognize your devices. Double-click on your old device in the file explorer and copy the files you would like to transfer. Open your new device in the explorer and paste the files.

Once the files are successfully copied, you will have your old device’s data available on your new device.

Transfer Data from Samsung to Samsung with AnyTrans for Android

The above methods will definitely help you get your data transferred from one device to another, however, they do have some issues and limitations.

For example, the Smart Switch app has been unsuccessful in transferring data for a lot of users. Sometimes the app just gets stuck on the main screen and does not move past that.

In the USB method, you must make sure that the correct drivers are installed or you will not be able to copy a single file at all. Many computers do not support mounting two devices at the same time so that is also an issue for you.

If you have no tolerance for limitations like that and you would prefer a method that is both convenient and limitless, AnyTrans for Android is for you. It is a simple and elegant app that allows you to perform a data transfer job between two Samsung devices with ease. Unlike the Smart Switch app, this app does not crash and ensures all of your data is transferred.

Secondly, the app does not require you to manually find and install any drivers. It takes care of the entire data transfer job for you. In addition to that, it has a number of other features to make your task easier and more convenient for you.

The following are the steps on how to use AnyTrans for Android to transfer your data:

Step 1. Obtain the latest version of AnyTrans for Android and install it on your computer. Plug-in both of your devices to your computer and click on Android Mover followed by Android to Android in the app.

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Use the Android Mover feature to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung

Use the Android Mover feature to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung

Step 2. Select your target device, choose the type of data you would like to transfer, and hit the button that says Next.

Select and transfer content

Select and transfer content

The chosen data will be transferred from your old Samsung device over to the new one.

As you can see, within a few clicks in the app, you have transferred all of your chosen files from your old device to the new device.

The Bottom Line

There are multiple ways to transfer data between two Samsung devices including Smart Switch, USB cable, and AnyTrans for Android. If you want no hassle and a straightforward way, the latter is the app we highly suggest you go for.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.