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How to Transfer Data from Android to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Summary: Have got a new Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and want to transfer data from old Android phone to new Galaxy S8? This article will recommend two methods to copy the data between Samsung S8 and other Android phones,such as HTC, Huawei, LG, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, Samsung Galaxy S/Note,etc.

“There is no doubt that Galaxy S8’s configuration will attract many users, I am no exception. But, how can I transfer the contacts and SMS from my old Galaxy S6 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and there are no complicated steps?”

switch android to samsung galaxy s8

If you use Samsung phone before,when you get a new Samsung Galaxy S8,the first thing you may want to transfer data from Samsung S6/S7 to Galaxy S8,including contacts, messages, music, videos, photos, calendar, notes, apps and ohter data. Today,we will teach you how to transfer Android data to Galaxy S8 by Samsung Smart Switch or other third-party Phone Transfer tool.

The data that we have on our mobile phones is incredibly valuable to us, such as ontacts, text messages, photos, or applications. If this is your current predicament, this article will be of great help to you. We are going to show you how to copy all the data from your old Android phone to the new Galaxy S8 in just a few minutes. Keep reading to find out how to transfer files to Samsung S8.

Method 1: Sync Android Files to Samsung Galaxy S8 with Phone Transfer

Of course you can do it. You can use the Phone Transfer to copy all data from Android to Samsung Galaxy S8(Edge), such as text messages, contacts, photos, app, videos, call logs, WhatsApp messages, music, etc. Whether your phone is an Samsung Android phone or other mobile phone system, it can help you achieve the transfer of data. Plus, the transfer process is simple, can be summarized as three parts, select the function, connect the phones and start transferring.

Step 1.Enter the Phone to Phone Transfer Mode

First, you need to download and install Phone Transfer to your computer or Mac. And then run it. Then you can find the main interface has four boxes, please click on “Phone To Phone Transfer”.

enter phone transfer mode

Step 2.Connect Your Phones to PC

Next, please connect your Android and S8 phones to your computer by using two USB cables. Remember to let your old Android phone as the source phone being displayed on the left and your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Edge as the destination phone being displayed on the right.

Note: You can choose to click “Flip” to exchange their location.

connect Samsung Galaxy S8 and old Phone to PC

Step 3.Copy Android Data to Galaxy S8/S8 Edge

After that, you just need to select the file types like contacts, photos, text messages and so to, and click on “Start Transfer” to move them to your new Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Edge.

copy data from android to Galaxy S8

It not only could transfer data from phone to phone, but also has other functions such as back up phone and restore from backups, etc.

Method 2: Transfer Samsung Data to Samsung Galaxy S8 via Smart Switch

If you wish to transfer pictures, videos, app data, and more to samsung S8,Smart Switch is a great way to perform Samsung Galaxy S8 transfer.

Smart Switch is developed by Samsung Inc,which can help new Samsung users switch contacts, music and more from Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile to new Samsung Galaxy phones or tablets.However,you can transfer the files from Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S7/Note 5/Note 4/Note 3,etc. to Samsung Galaxy S8 with Smart Switch.

Step 1.Download Smart Switch Tool on Both Android Devices

Start by downloading the Smart Switch app on both the Android and Samsung S8 devices then launch the program.

Tips: If you want to switch S7 to S8,because the latest Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 edge have the built-in Smart Switch tool. Please go to “Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch” to enable it.

Step 2.Connect the Two Devices with Smart Switch

Select the mode of transfer. You can either use a USB Connector or transfer the data wirelessly.

Next, choose your old device(Android) from where you will send the data to your S8 and select the receiving device(Samsung S8) .

Then, tap “CONNECT” on your old phone and your devices will start connecting to each other. If you are in trouble, try using a PIN connection.

Connect the old Android and S8 with Smart Switch

Step 3.Switch Files from Old Android to Samsung Galaxy S8

Now, you can choose the contents including photos, videos, music and so on to transfer from your old Android phone by clicking the “SEND” button.

switch Android files to Galaxy S8

The Smart Switch can get rid of the computer and you can move the files directly on your devices. However, the destination phone (the device you move the data to) need to be a Samsung device and it hasn’t support the other Android yet.

In order to avoiding data losing,want to make your Samsung Galaxy backup before the transfer process? Don’t miss: backup and restore Samsung Galaxy S8/S7 via Phone Transfer and Samsung Kies.

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