Samsung Smart Switch Mobile

3.9
396K reviews
500M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

▣ Smart Switch gives you the freedom to move your contacts, music, photos, calendar, text messages, device settings and more to your new Galaxy device. Plus, Smart Switch™ helps you find your favorite apps or suggest similar ones on Google Play™.

▣ Who can transfer?
• Android™ owners
- Wireless transfer: Android 4.0 or higher
- Wireless transfers from a compatible Android device to Galaxy device: Android 4.0 or higher (Note that non-Samsung devices with Android versions lower than 6.0 can only connect with Galaxy devices that support a mobile AP.)
- Wired transfer: Android 4.3 or higher, charger cable, and a USB connector

• iOS™ owners - use the option that’s best for you:
- Wired transfer from your iOS device to your Galaxy: iOS 5.0 or above, iOS device cable (lightning or 30 pin), and a USB connector
- Import from iCloud™: iOS 4.2.1 or higher and Apple ID
- PC/Mac transfer using iTunes™: Smart Switch PC/Mac software – Get started http://www.samsung.com/smartswitch

▣ What can be transferred?
- Contacts, calendar(Device content only), messages, photos, music (DRM free content only, Not supported for iCloud), videos (DRM free content only), call logs, memos, alarms, Wi-Fi, wallpapers, documents, app data (Galaxy devices only), home layouts (Galaxy devices only)
- You can send app data and home layouts by upgrading your Galaxy device to M OS (Galaxy S6 or higher).

▣ Which devices are supported?
• Galaxy: Recent Galaxy mobile devices and tablets (From Galaxy S2)

• Other Android devices:
- HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Lenovo, Motorola, PANTECH, Panasonic, Kyocera, NEC, SHARP, Fujitsu, Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO, Coolpad(DazenF2), RIM(Priv), YotaPhone, ZTE(Nubia Z9), Gionee, LAVA, MyPhone(My28s), Cherry Mobile, Google(Pixel/Pixel2)

* For reasons such as compatibility between devices, it may not be possible to install and use Smart Switch on certain devices.
1. To transfer data, both devices must have a minimum of 500 MB free space in their internal memory.
2. If you are using a wired connection, your device must support a 'Transferring media files (MTP)' USB option to allow content to be transferred.
3. If you have a non-Samsung device that constantly disconnects from the wireless network, go to Advanced Wi-Fi on your device, turn off the “Wi-Fi initialize” and “Disconnect low Wi-Fi signal” options, and try again.
(The options described above may not be available, depending on your device manufacturer and OS version.)

The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.

[ Required permissions ]
. Phone: Used to confirm your phone number (Android 12 or lower)
. Call logs: Used to transfer call log data (Android 9 or higher)
. Contacts: Used to transfer contacts data
. Calendar: Used to transfer calendar data
. SMS: Used to transfer SMS data
. Storage: Used to save the files necessary for data transfer (Android 11 or lower)
. Files and media: Used to save the files necessary for data transfer(Android 12)
. Photos and Videos: Used to save the files necessary for data transfer (Android 13 or higher)
. Microphone: Used for high-frequency audio when searching for Galaxy devices
. Nearby devices: Used to search for nearby devices using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth (Android 12 or higher)
. Location: Used to connect to devices using Wi-Fi Direct, which makes your location available to nearby devices (Android 12 or lower)
. Notifications: Used to provide information about the progress of data transfers (Android 13 or higher)

[ Optional permissions ]
. Camera: Used to scan QR codes to connect to Galaxy phones and tablets

If your system software version is lower than Android 6.0, please update the software to configure App permissions.
Previously allowed permissions can be reset on Apps menu in device settings after software update.
Updated on
Apr 14, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.9
379K reviews
Revin KevinO
June 3, 2024
Never got the apps to transfer, or contacts from the device. Transferring data via the USB-C cable, the new phone completely drained the battery of the old phone before all the data was transferred. It killed the other phone battery with all the data I needed to transfer. Now the old phone won't even charge. UPDATE: The previous phone did eventually charge, but just be careful to not use the USB-C to USB-C cable overnight as the default setting will drain the battery.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
June 3, 2024
Hi, We're sorry for your inconvenience. We'll strive to provide better service. Thank you.
Patrick Cardon
May 28, 2024
It works, not well, at all. To unlock some options you need to click around until this sorry piece of software decides to unlock the option that had no reason to be grayed out in the first place. Does it sync, you could say that, does it sync properly, seldom. The newer the version the worse it gets and the less options you get.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
May 30, 2024
Hi, We're sorry for your inconvenience. We'll strive to provide better service. Thank you.
Terry Naber
June 2, 2024
Samsung Smartswitch is good for copying data but not much else. It should copy apps at least for the home screen. it does not save or replicate the app placement on the new phone. Sadly it only copies a few of the apps to the new phone. I spent hours running the "Samsung SmartSwitch" 4 times and it still never copied all of the apps. I'm calling it "Samsung Dumb Switch" until it can be updated to copy everything - including apps to the new phone!
61 people found this review helpful
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
June 3, 2024
Hi, We're sorry for your inconvenience. We'll strive to provide better service. Thank you.

What's new

If you can't download, you can open Smart Switch from device's Settings menu (Settings > Accounts and backup > Smart Switch).