Switch to Galaxy S9/S9+: How to Transfer Data from Old Samsung to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

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Summary: When upgrading to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, it could be very easy to transfer data from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus after reading this user guide with 3 different ways to export contents to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus from old Samsung.

Method 1. Transfer All Contents from Samsung to Galaxy S9/S9+ with 1-Click
Method 2. Sync Contacts from Old Samsung to S9/S9 Plus with Gmail
Method 3. Copy Data from Old Samsung to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus with Smart Switch

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung's flagship phones, have been released finally after waiting for a long time. However, for people who have selective ambivalence, it seems to be a very hard question that if it is worth upgrading from Galaxy S8 to Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. Anyway, there is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are the best phones for Samsung ever. So if you are going to switch to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, you can't miss the guide on how to transfer data from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9/S9+ in this post.

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Method 1. Transfer All Contents from Samsung to Galaxy S9/S9+ with 1-Click

When you need to transfer data from one phone to another, for example, you want to transfer files from old Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 Plus/S6/S5 to Galaxy S9/S9+, you can make thing as easy as possible as long as you have the Phone to Phone Transfer - Samsung Data Transfer (Windows/Mac). With it, you can:

- Transfer all data from Samsung to Samsung with one click, or selectively transfer desired contents from one Samsung phone to another.
- To transfer data from Android to Android, it supports to transfer contacts, text messages (SMS), calendars, photos, music, videos, call logs, apps and more.
- Restore backup from iTunes/iCloud/OneDrive to Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus directly.
- Backup Android, iOS device and more in case of data lost.
- Erase data on old phone before transferring files to new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus.
- Fully compatible with Android 8.0 and iOS 11.3.
- Work well with almost all Samsung devices, including Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9/S8+/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Note 7/Note 6/Note 5/Note 4, Samsung J3/J3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5 and etc.

Now, please download the free trail of Samsung Data Transfer in Windows or Mac version on your computer and start to sync data between two Samsung phones or tablets without hassle.

[Instructions] Steps to Export Samsung Data to Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus:

Step 1. Make your two Samsung phones detected by the program.

First of all, please connect your old Samsung phone and new Samsung Galaxy S9 to computer with 2 USB cables. Then the program will automatically recognize your devices. On the main interface, you might see four different modes, simply select "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode to transfer data from Samsung phone to another.

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Step 2. Make sure your phones are on the right sides.

On the next screen, you see your two Samsung phones are displayed on both sides while the transferable contents are in the middle side. Please check if there is a "connected" sign under your phones to make sure both of your Samsung phone are connected to the program. Also the old Samsung phone should be displayed on the Source side (on the left) while Samsung Galaxy S9 should be on the Destination side (on the right), if not, please click "Flip" button to change the position.

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Step 3. Select contents to transfer from Samsung to S9/S9 Plus with one click.

Now, please turn to the middle panel, select the desired contents for transfer by checking the boxes next to the file types, such as contacts, photos, music, videos and more, and click "Start Transfer" button to start copying selected files from old Samsung phone to new Galaxy S9/S9 Plus immediately.

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Before long, you can access and manage your files on your new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus as you like. So easy, right? Why not have a try right now?

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Method 2. Sync Contacts from Old Samsung to S9/S9 Plus with Gmail

For some users, the contact list is one of most important contents that they want from the old Samsung phone. If you only want to transfer contacts from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, you can take advantage of your Google account. Please note that this only supports to transfer your Samsung contacts but not the other kinds of contents like photos, videos, text messages and so on. And also you are required to have a Google account, also called gmail account, to sync contacts on your Samsung phone.

Now, let's how to transfer contacts from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus together.

Step 1. On your old Samsung phone, please launch "Settings" app and go to "Accounts". On Accounts page, tap "Google" account to enter your Google account and view more options.

If you can not find "Google" account here, please tap "Add account" to enter your gmail account and password to log into your gmail account.

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Step 2. When you have entered your Google account on your old Samsung phone, you can turn on the sync option for contacts on Google page. Also, you can tap "..." icon on the right top of corner on Google page, and tap "Sync Now" option from the pop-up window to sync your contacts with your Google account right away.

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Step 3. When you have synced your contacts to your Google account, you can access and view them from your Google account anytime and anywhere. On your new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, you can sign into your Google account and access the contacts you have synced by going to "Settings" > "Account" > "Add account" and enter the same Google account and password to log in to it.

Thus your contacts from old Samsung phone will be synced and loaded to your new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus after a while.

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Method 3. Copy Data from Old Samsung to Galaxy S9/S9 Plus with Smart Switch

Smart Switch is an application designed by Samsung in order to make it easier to switch from an old phone to Samsung device, like the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Smart Switch is also an optional way to transfer data from an old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, and it offers users two ways to transfer from Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 either wirelessly or with a USB cable.

Now, let's see how to move contents from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9/S9+ together.

Step 1. Download Samsung Smart Switch app from Play Store and install it on both of your Samsung phones. Now, please launch the app on both of your devices, and follow the onscreen hint to select how to transfer content to your new Galaxy device, simply tap either "USB CABLE" or "WIRELESS".

Step 2. On your new Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, please tap "RECEIVE" option on screen to make your S9 or S9 Plus as a receiving device when it reminds you to "select what this phone will do".

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Step 3. Then you would be asked to confirm the source device, which would be the old Samsung device. On your source device, please tap "SEND" option on screen to make it as a sender.

Step 4. Then please tap "CONNECT" button on your source device to connect your old Samsung phone and new Samsung phone for transferring data. Then a one-time PIN number or password would be generated to be matched on both devices in order to create a safe connection.

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Step 5. When your devices are connected with each other, you can preview the transferable contents under BASIC INFORMATION section on your source device, select the files you want to transfer by checking the boxes next to the file types, such as Contacts, Messages, Calendars, Memos and more. After selection, please tap "SEND" button.

Step 6. Then you will receive a prompt on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, telling you like "Samsung Galaxy S7 wants to send you some content." Simply tap "RECEIVE" button to start receiving selected contents from old Samsung phone.

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Step 7. When the whole process is complete, you will be noted that your files have been transferred successfully. And you can access your files on Galaxy S9 as usual now.

Words in the End:

Comparing with the above 3 solutions to transfer data from old Samsung phone to Galaxy S9/S9+, personally, I think Method 1 is more easier and the Samsung Data Transfer software has more functions to manage data between different mobile phones. Anyway, you can have a try on it.

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