We all have been through it, the hassle of changing to a new phone. Though often times the excitement and wonder of how great looking your new smartphone's screen is, how fast it is will overshadow the small guilt behind the back of your mind thinking: "Ah, I will miss a lot of the files in my old phone, but no time to backup them all! Oh well..."
Fear not, as recently manufacturers increasingly focus on their software suite of offerings as well to complement the customers who buy into their awesome hardware. In this case, Samsung created the Samsung Smart Switch that more or less allows you to backup the photos, files, and even settings that you have custom-tinkered in your old phone to suit your tastes.
Switching from other Android/Galaxy devices to a new Galaxy
Switching from Apple iPhones to a new Galaxy
Apps? How do I move them😢?
Your humongous list of apps that you frequently use, or collecting dust in your app drawer, that's a huge list of apps! How do you move them all over?
Solution - Your Google account tied to your old Android smartphone will have its Apps List in your Google Play account, so you can just sign in into your new phone and have them redownload all the apps, you can even uncheck the apps that you no longer want to use anymore and star afresh. Huhuhu
As easy as it may sound, there's a few limitations to these 'smart movers', mainly due to security reasons where app contents are encrypted, so its settings, messaging history or other contents are inaccessible. This makes it impossible to just copy them one to one onto the new phone. Still, there's certainly a few tips here that you can follow to minimize the chore of moving along your baggage, while maximizing the fun and excitement of using a new phone!
First of on the order of business, some important things that most people commonly use -> WhatsApp! Do you know that you can backup all the chat messages you have with your loved ones? Follow our cool infographics for more in-depth directions!
Backing up your WhatsApp content
Speaking of Google Drive, you can double down on the safety and security of your files, photos and movies by backing them up to your Google Drive folder, 15GB of complementary free storage is enough to keep the essential files that you may need, you may also purchase more from Google in increments of 100GB / 200GB for tens of ringgits if you wish to do so, helping you to keep a digital locker of your important documents and files!
Now that moving on to your next phone is as easy as ever, you can rest easy as your data is still all with you when you change to a new phone!
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