Recently, Samsung revamped their Smart Switch Website and issued a press release. Its sole purpose; to remind everybody how easily they can be able to switch from their phone to a Galaxy S8.
The Smart Switch Service is meant to help users ‘upgrade seamlessly’ from any device regardless of the operating platform. This includes Apple smartphones, Windows’ Phones, Blackberry smartphones and even other Android smartphones and tablets.
In a nutshell, the service lets you transfer all your content and settings from your phone/ platform to any Samsung Galaxy device, preferably the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This is because our phones are a part of us. In most cases, they are the last thing we interact with at night, and what we first grapple for in the morning. Buying a new phone might, therefore, be held back by the fact that we don’t want to lose our cherished moments in the old phone, contacts, personalized apps, etc. To eliminate that problem, Samsung Smart Switch was established.
Not only does this app enable you to transfer your photos, music, videos and other media, but also it allows you to transfer your phone’s custom set up to your new Galaxy Smartphone.
The Smart Switch app is compatible with the following platforms;
- Android Devices
- Windows Mobile &
- BlackBerry 10 handsets
These are the common smartphone platforms, and therefore you won’t have to worry if the App will work with your device.
The Galaxy S-series smartphones (S8 & S8 plus) are the ones mainly aimed to take advantage of this service. Other than that, you can still use it on most Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich and above.
To make the transfer process as convenient as possible, the app allows you to choose any of the three available transfer methods;
- Wireless connection over the Smart Switch App
- Phone to Phone connection with a regular USB cable
- The Smart Switch desktop program
All listed methods are effective, and choosing one over the other only depends on your specific resources, preferences, and goals.
The process of data transfer is very straightforward. Once a connection is established, all you have to do is select the files and settings that you’d like to transfer from your old device. Once the process is complete, you will have your new Samsung Galaxy boasting your personalized look and feel from the other phone.
Samsung has invested their expertise and experience in the Smart Switch app to offer you with the best experience. The hardware and software are greatly integrated, and the app has been paired with Samsung Knox, Samsung’s defense-grade security software. This has been coupled with a diverse range of biometric authentication options with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. This ensures top-notch security for your data during the transfer.
In case your device isn’t Smart Switch compatible, you can only use the Kies app to connect it to your PC. Kies will still help you synchronize data and find new apps. For more info on this feature, you can visit Samsung’s official page here.