Samsung Smart Switch app’s update lets you transfer data from WP 8.1 devices as well

Samsung has started rolling out a major update to it’s Android App – Samsung Smart Switch Mobile. Hope you all know that Smart Switch App gives you a freedom to move contacts, music, photos, calendar, text messages, device settings and more to your new Samsung Galaxy device. The new major update brings an ability to transfer data from Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

smart-switch-update-9to5net-comThis update is also bringing an ability to transfer additional content from Apple devices which are running iOS 9- using this app you can now download all your documents from the Cupertino-based company’s iWorks productivity suite. In this update, the company has also fixed some bugs and included some features which will improve the speed for Message Backup and Restore Options.

Who can transfer?

1. Android™ owners

  • Wireless device-to-device transfer
  • Wired transfer from your Android device to your Galaxy

2. iOS™ owners 

  • Wired transfer from your iOS device to your Galaxy
  • Import from iCloud™
  • PC/Mac transfer using iTunes™

3. BlackBerry™ owners

  • Wireless device-to-device transfer
  • Wired transfer from your BlackBerry device to your Galaxy

4. Windows™ Phone owners

  • Wireless device-to-device transfer

What can be transferred?

  • Contacts
  • Calendar(Device content only)
  • Messages
  • Photos
  • Music (DRM free content only, Not supported for iCloud)
  • Videos (DRM free content only)
  • Call logs
  • Memos
  • Alarms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wallpapers
  • Documents
  • App data (Galaxy devices only)
  • Home layouts (Galaxy devices only)

You can send app data and home layouts by upgrading your Galaxy device to M OS (Galaxy S6 or higher).
Note: Smart Switch scans and transfers content stored on the device and from the SD card (if used).

What is needed to transfer?

1. Android transfers:

  • Wireless transfers between Galaxy devices: Android 4.0 or higher
  • Wired transfer: Android 4.3 or higher, charger cable, and a USB connector
  • Wireless transfers from a compatible Android device to Galaxy device: Android 4.0 or higher (Mobile AP) (see list of compatible models below)

2. iOS transfers:

  • Wired transfer: iOS 5.0 or above, iOS device cable (lightning or 30 pin), and a USB connector
  • iCloud transfers: iOS 4.2.1 or higher and Apple ID
  • iTunes transfers: Smart Switch PC/Mac software – Get started

3. BlackBerry transfers:

  • Wireless transfers: BlackBerry OS 7 or 10 (Mobile AP)
  • Wired transfers: BlackBerry OS 7 or 10 for transfers via USB connector

4. Windows Phone transfers:

  • Wireless transfers: Windows OS 8.1

Note: For more information and step-by-step directions, click here.

You can download the updated Android App either from Google Play Store or the Galaxy Apps Store.

Download from Google Play Store

Download from Galaxy App Store


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