With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, everyone is rushing to get one. The first challenge of using the new Samsung Galaxy S4 will be how to transfer the content of your phone to your Samsung Galaxy S4. In some forums people have shown concern on how they won’t want to lose their contents especially their apps and have stated this as one of the reasons why they may not be migrating to the Samsung Galaxy S4.
If you are worried about your phone contents then this article is for you. You do not have to worry about this as Samsung has it absolutely covered. Samsung has made provision for other mobile phone users to easily migrate to Samsung with an app called “Smart Switch”.
Smart Switch is an easy-to-use tool that helps a mobile phone user transfer the content of his phone whether it’s an iPhone Blackberry or any other phone to Samsung Galaxy S4. So you don’t have to worry about losing your precious pictures, contacts or even apps installed on your phone.
Smart Switch will simply backup your phone to a computer and sync it with the Samsung Galaxy S4, the method is a very simply one. Let’s see how you can transfer the whole content of your phone to Samsung Galaxy S4.
Things you need:
Your mobile phone and its USB cable,
A computer (with iTunes installed on it for iPhone users or any other PC suit for other phone models)
Your Samsung Galaxy S4 and USB (with internet connection)
Download and install Smart Switch for PC on your computer. Click here to download Smart Switch for Windows. The version for Mac is coming soon.
How to transfer your Phone contents to Samsung Galaxy S4:
Step 1: Connect your phone to your PC, for the purpose of this article let me assume iPhone as the choice phone here.
Step 2: Launch iTunes on your PC and allow iTunes to detect your iPhone
Step 3: Backup your iPhone and ensure it is not encrypted. Once it completes, eject and disconnect your iPhone from the PC and close the iTunes.
Step 4: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC using its USB cable
Step 5: Then launch the Smart Switch Tools for Windows on your computer and wait for it to detect and connect your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Step 6: Click start transfer to begin the transfer of your iPhone backup t your Samsung Galaxy S4, do not disconnect the S4 till the transfer is completed so as not to disrupt it.
Step 7: On completion of the transfer, click exit and disconnect the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Then you will notice that your phone content from your iPhone has been transferred to your Samsung Galaxy S4 except your apps. Now let’s see how you can recover your apps as well.
Install the Smart Switch app from the Google Play Store on the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Smart Switch app on your phone will review the list of all the apps you had on your iPhone and match them with identical or similar Android apps.
Launch the Smart Switch app on your Samsung Galaxy S4, then go through the quick tutorial by clicking Next and Done. Then you will see two tabs – The matches tab and the recommendation tab. The matches tab contains a list of all the apps that has exact matches on Google Play Store while the recommendation tab contains apps that do not have exact matches on the Google Play Store, the icons shown are iOS apps but when you tap the tab, a drop down will show you recommended apps on Google Play Store. Tap on an app and then accept and download to your Samsung Galaxy S4.
I hope you find this tutorial interesting enough to help you transfer your phone contents to the new Samsung Galaxy S4, the process is same for any other phone, simply backup your phone on a PC, use the Smart Switch for Windows to transfer the backup to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and that’s it. So simple, isn’t it?
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