Transfer Everything from Old Samsung phone to Samsung S8/S8 Edge

Samsung S8 and S8 Edge are the two latest offerings from Samsung. It has certainly become the present talk of the town and gained plenty of fans the world over. If you are also a proud owner of Samsung S8, then you should start by setting up your device. In order to do so, you need to transfer data from Samsung to Galaxy S8. If you already own an old Samsung device and would like to transfer its data to your newly bought Samsung S8, then you have come to the right place. In this post, we will teach you how to transfer old Samsung to Galaxy S8 in two different ways.

Part 1: Transfer data to Samsung S8/S8 Edge via Samsung Smart Switch

Smart Switch is one of the easiest ways to transfer Samsung contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8. You can also use the software to transfer other types of data as well. There are different ways to use Smart Switch. You can use its Android app and transfer the content from one phone to another, either wirelessly or while connecting it to a USB cable. It also has a dedicated software for Windows as well as Mac, which can be downloaded from its dedicated website right here.

Ideally, Smart Switch was designed by Samsung to make it easier for its users to migrate from their old phone to their newly bought Samsung devices. If you wish to transfer old Samsung to Galaxy S8, then you can easily use its Android app and do the same in less time. To do it, you need to follow these steps.

1. Download the app on both the devices from its Play Store page right here. Launch the app on the first device and select the mode of transfer. You can either transfer data from Samsung to Galaxy S8 wirelessly or by using a USB connector.

launch samsung smart switch

2. Select the kind of source device you have. In this case, it would be a Samsung (Android) phone.

select source device

3. Additionally, select the receiving device as well, which would also be a Samsung device. When you are done, connect both the devices together.

select target device

4. Match the PIN on both the devices in order to establish a secure connection before commencing the transfer process.

match pin

5. Now, you can just select the kind of data that you wish to transfer. Ideally, you can transfer Samsung contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8 or you can wish to transfer everything else as well. It depends on your requirements.

select data type

6. After making sure that you have selected the necessary data, tap on the Finish button. This will automatically initiate the transfer process.

start transfer process

7. All you got to do is wait for a while as your new S8 will start receiving the data from your old Samsung phone.

saving process

8. The application will let you know as soon as the transfer process would be successfully completed. You can now disconnect your device and use it as per your needs.

transfer successful

Part 2: Transfer everything to Samsung S8/S8 Edge via dr.fone toolkit

Sometimes, using Smart Switch could be a little tedious at times. If you are looking for an alternative, then you can give dr.fone toolkit’s Android Data Backup & Restore a try. Unlike Smart Switch, this can be used to take a complete backup of your data, such as contacts, messages, call history, gallary, videos, calendar, audio, and applications, etc. Later, you can simply restore this data to your newly bought Samsung S8. Sounds pretty convenient, right?

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It is already compatible with thousands of Android smartphones and provides a safe and reliable way to transfer data from Samsung to Galaxy S8. It can be done by following these steps.

1. In order to start with, you need to download Android Data Backup & Restore from its official website right here. Launch the interface to get the following screen. Select “Data Backup & Restore” to proceed.

launch drfone

2. Now, connect your old Samsung smartphone to your system using a USB cable. Beforehand, enable the USB Debugging on our device. Additionally, if you get a pop-up message regarding the USB Debugging permission, then simply agree to it. When it is done, click on the “Backup” option to continue.

connect phone

3. Select the kind of data files that you want to backup and click on the “Backup” button again.

select file type

4. Give the application some time as it will perform the entire backup. Make sure that you don’t disconnect your device during this stage.

backup process

5. As soon as the backup would be finished, the interface will let you know. You can either view this backup or simply disconnect your old Samsung phone.

backup complete

6. Now, in order to transfer old Samsung to Galaxy S8, just connect your new Samsung device to the system and launch the application again. From the Data Backup & Restore toolkit, select the option of “Restore” and continue.

connect new s8

7. The interface will automatically display the content of the last backup. You can locate the backup of your choice and simply select the kind of data files that you wish to transfer. For instance, if you wish to transfer Samsung contacts to Samsung galaxy S8, then you can just select “Contacts” and proceed. After making your selection, click the “Restore” button.

select file types to restore

8. You would be provided a preview of the entire data that you wish to transfer. After making sure, just select these files and click on the “Restore” button to transfer old Samsung to Galaxy S8.

restore files to s8

9. Wait for a few minutes as the transfer process will take place. Don’t disconnect your device during this stage and let it process. You will be notified as soon as the restoring process will be completed successfully.

restore complete

Part 3: Comparison between the two methods

After getting to know about the above-mentioned methods, you can get a little confused. Don’t worry! We are here to help you. We will list out the pros and cons of these two methods, so that you can decide which one is the best for you. In order to transfer old Samsung to Galaxy S8, you can pick either of these methods. Just take into consideration the following points.

Samsung Smart Switch

Dr.fone Android Data Backup & Restore

It is ideally used to migrate from an old device to a new Samsung phone.
It is used to take a comprehensive backup of any Android phone and further restore it to a desired device.
The receiving device needs to be either a Samsung phone or an SD card.
The receiving (as well as the source) phone could be any Android device. It is more flexible.
Restricted compatibility
It is compatible with more than 8000 Android devices.
A dedicated Android app is available.
No Android app. It only has a PC version (Windows).
The time spent on Smart Switch is comparatively less, as only one-way transfer is done.
Firstly, a backup is taken from the source phone and then it gets restored to another device. The total time spent to perform these operations is comparatively more than Smart Switch.
It provides a way to transfer files wirelessly and while using a USB connector.
There is no provision to transfer files wirelessly.
It can be used to transfer data types like pictures, videos, music, contacts, messages, calendar, etc.
Besides transferring audio, video, pictures, message, contacts, etc. it can also transfer application data (for a rooted device).
Since it only performs a one-time transfer, your data can get lost (or corrupted) in the future. There might not be a provision to take its backup beforehand.
Your backup will always be safely placed even after restoring it to the receiving phone. This is a safer approach, as you can always go back and retrieve this data in the future.

Now when you know the pros and cons of each application, pick the one that you like the most and transfer Samsung contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8 without any hassle.

We are sure that after going through this in-depth guide, you would be able to transfer data from Samsung to Galaxy S8 in no time. Go ahead and pick your preferred option and feel free to reach out to us if you face any trouble.

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