Samsung Smart Switch Mobile

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About this app

• If you are unable to download through the Google Play Store, please follow the instructions below.
- Please reboot a phone and go to Settings → Apps → Google Play Store → Clear cache and data → Then, try to download again.

▣ 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

• Windows™ Mobile owners
- Wireless transfers: Windows OS 10
* Note: For more information and step-by-step directions, go to

▣ 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)
* Note: For Galaxy S2, old OS (GB/ICS) version can cause incompatibility. If your S2 does not work properly, please try after firmware update.

• 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)

* Note: 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.)

※ Application permissions
The following permissions are required for the app service.
[ Required permissions ]
. Phone: Used to confirm your phone number
. Call logs: Used to transfer call log data
. 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
. Microphone: Used for high-frequency audio when searching for Galaxy devices.
. Bluetooth: Used to search for nearby Galaxy devices using Bluetooth.
. Location: Used to connect to devices using Wi-Fi Direct, which makes your location available to nearby devices

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
Nov 30, 2022

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
343K reviews
Chris W
December 2, 2022
WARNING - Does not copy app notification sounds! All apps that are transferred will lose their app provided notification sounds and ALL notifications for ALL apps will use the same default notification sound. You will be required to uninstall and reinstall every app on your new device in order to restore app provided notification sounds. This is a known bug reported by many customers that Samsung has ignored for almost a year and has not fixed. I wish I would not have used Smart Switch.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
December 5, 2022
Hi. We're sorry for your inconvenience. Because of security, Smart Switch cannot impose 3rd party app to transfer app data. It depends on how 3rd party app implements. Please understand this point. We're trying best to resolve this as soon as possible. If you have any question about this, please contact to our email(
Evan Battaglia
October 28, 2022
Garbage. Tried two send data to my new Galaxy s20 from two different Android phones of two different manufacturers. After about 10 tries and restarting the phone it started to work then stopped. Another 10 tries that I couldn't get it to work. Tried both wired and wireless, two different cables. Installed inShare and it works great, I recommend that.
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
October 31, 2022
Hi. We're sorry for your inconvenience. There is a need to analyze log files to find out the cause and resolve the problem. Could you please contact to our email( for further assistance? Our team is going to try our best to resolve the problem. Thank you.
Luis Gomez
August 7, 2022
This app is ALMOST perfect. But recently they added a minimum if 20% of battery in order to do any transfer or backup. I understand the reason behind this but there should be a warning that can be bypassed. I tried transfering my data from an old device that does not charge past 3% but can still survive while plugged in. It's capable of a transfer but i cannot find a way because now the app does not let me.
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What's new

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