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How to Transfer Data from HTC to Samsung Galaxy S8/S7?

If ever you wish to change your smart phone, the only major thing that you are going to struggle with is transferring all the important data to the new phone. You might start hunting for a good data migration app while having no idea about how such an app can really help you. Now, if you wish to transfer data from HTC to Samsung Galaxy S8/S7, and do it safely without losing the data, here’s what you can do

Part 1: Transfer Data from HTC to Samsung using dr.fone

dr.fone toolkit - Android Data Backup & Resotre can be used as a great HTC to Samsung transfer tool. This tool allows you backing up data to the computer easily in just one click. The dr.fone toolkit – Android Data Backup & Restore can backup almost all data types and data including that of a calendar, call history, gallery, contacts, audio, application data, etc. It works on both rooted and non-rooted devices and most importantly, it allows you to selectively preview and export the type of data you want to backup. dr.fone – Android Data Backup & Restore provides a secure and safe way of backing up data of another device to a computer which can be later restored to your current device.

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Here’s how you can do data transfer from HTC to Samsung device using dr.fone:

Backing up the Android device (HTC device):

Step 1: Launch dr.fone toolkit – Android Data Backup & Restore

The first step to transferring data from HTC to Samsung is to launch dr.fone for Android on the computer and you will find the below interface:

launch drfone

Now, select “Data Backup & Restore” on the above screen from the various toolkits available to choose from.

Step 2: Connect the Android device with a computer

dr.fone toolkit - Android Data Backup & Restore requires a computer to backup data to. So, use a USB cable to connect the Android device i.e. HTC device in this case, to backup all the required data to the computer.

Make sure you have the USB debugging mode enabled on the HTC device for proper connection with the computer. You might otherwise find a pop up window coming up on the HTC device asking you to allow USB debugging. If you get such a window, tap on “OK”.

connect htc phone

Note: You can view the last backup you had done using the program by clicking on “View backup history”.

Step 3: Select file types for backup

After the HTC device is well connected with the computer and the program, the next step is to select file types to backup to computer. By default, you will find all the file types checked on the interface by dr.fone. Uncheck anything you don’t require to backup.

select data type

Now, click the “Backup” button to start the backup process. The backup process will start and take few minutes to complete. Don’t disconnect the Android device (HTC device) or use it during the backup process.

backup htc phone

You can view what’s inside the backup file after the backup process is complete, by clicking on “View the backup” button.

backup complete

Restoring backed up files on Samsung device:

Step 4: Connect the Android device (Samsung S7/S8) to the computer

Now that all the files have been backed up from the HTC device to the computer, the next thing is to restore those files on the Samsung device.

So, launch dr.fone toolkit for Android on the same computer which has the backed up files and then select “Data backup & Restore” from the various toolkits presented on the interface to choose from. Now, connect the Android device (Samsung S7/S8) to the computer with the use of a USB cable.

connect samsung phone

Now, click on “Restore” on the above screen.

Step 5: Select the backed up files to restore

After you have clicked on the “Restore” button, dr.fone will by default display the latest backup files. The drop-down icon on the left side of the interface can be used to select other backup files if required.

select backup files

Step 6: Preview and Restore backup files to Android device (Samsung S7/S8)

The final step of this HTC to Samsung transfer tool is to preview each file in the backup and choose if you want to restore the file on Samsung device. Check the files you need to restore and then click on “Restore” to restore the selected files on the Samsung S7/S8 device.

restore htc backup to samsung

The whole process will take few minutes. So, don’t disconnect the device or use it till the process is complete.

restore complete

You have to follow all the steps in the right sequence as mentioned, first to backup files from the HTC device to the computer and then to restore the backed up files present on the computer on the Samsung S7/S8 device. This way helps you in data transfer from HTC to Samsung device.

Part 2: Transfer Data from HTC to Samsung using Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app can work as a great HTC to Samsung transfer tool if you have just switched from a HTC device to a Samsung device and you want all the HTC data to be migrated to the Samsung device. This supports transferring data like contacts, messages, photos and videos, music, apps and calendars from one device to Samsung Galaxy device.

Here’s how it works in transferring data from HTC device to Samsung Galaxy device:

Step 1: First of all download Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app from Google Play Store and install the app on both HTC and Samsung device.

Step 2: Now, connect the HTC device and Samsung device wirelessly by tapping on “CO ECT” or use an included USB connector and the cable from the old phone to connect both the devices.

Step 3: Set HTC as the sending device and the Samsung device as the receiving device meanwhile. After both the Android devices are connected properly, all the data types will be listed. So, check the items or data types you want to transfer from the HTC device to the Samsung device.

select devices

Step 4: Now tap on “SEND” to start the process and it will take few minutes to complete the process. Tap on “RECEIVE” on the Samsung device when you get a message on it saying “HTC wants to send you some content”.

send phone data

Tap on “FINISH” after the app has completed transferring files from the HTC device to Samsung device.

So, you can use the above methods to transfer data from the HTC to Samsung S7/S8 device if you have just switched to Samsung Galaxy device. What’s important is to follow all the steps properly and in the right sequence as mentioned above to get all the data transferred without any loss. We would recommend you to use the Android data backup and restore as the HTC to Samsung transfer tool for an effective and efficient data transfer.

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