Samsung Smart Switch: Backup and Restore Galaxy S6


It is quite a tragedy to lose data unintentionally in a Samsung Smartphone and searching ways to recover the lost data. You may want to move your data from a Samsung phone to a different device. In such cases, it is always advisable to backup the data and restore it as and when required.

Samsung Smart Switch Review

Samsung Smart Switch is a tool that seamlessly takes a back-up of photos, videos, contacts, music, notes, messages and calendars to an external SD card. The vice versa process of recovering the data from the SD card to the internal memory is also done in the same way. Data backup, restoration, synchronization, and software updates are now managed in one place. Updated menus make it even easier to use.

We can discuss further on how we go about taking a backup to a Samsung Smartphone and restoring the content back.

How To Use Samsung Smart Switch?

For easier understanding, we will take Samsung Galaxy S6 to perform the operation.

Step 1: Download and install Smart Switch app from Google play or Galaxy Apps in your phone

Download Link: Smart Switch App

Step 2: Back-up data from Galaxy S6 to SD card – In the main page of the User interface, click the MORE option and select “Transfer via SD card”. You will get the list of files with information about each file like size, name etc displayed. You can filter the content and the hit BACK UP button for the data transfer process to kick start. The data will be saved in the SD card inserted to the device.

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Step 3: Transfer content back to Galaxy S6 – To go to the recovery mode, click the RECOVERY option. You will be able to read and access the list of files from SD card. You can select the files to be restored and click RESTORE. The recovery process will start immediately. Once it is done, you will be able to access the data in your Galaxy S6.

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Another application Phone Transfer can be used to back up and restore data from phone to computer or directly between two devices.

If you have purchased a Samsung Galaxy device and want a painless, fast way to transfer data and apps, you have the following choices of tools depending on your device type, to transfer content.

Samsung Smart Switch Mobile App: Smart Switch Mobile lets you transfer a range of content from your iPhone using iCloud or using Micro USB to USB adapter or Android device to your Galaxy device.

Samsung Smart Switch for PC/Mac®: With this tool, you can upload the data and apps from your old device to a PC or Mac and transfer virtually all of them to your new Galaxy device.

You can choose the one that best suits your needs to backup or restore all your data without losing any of them. I hope this Samsung Smart Switch review helps in backing up your data from Android data with ease. Download Smart Switch and try it out; do let me know if you have any query.


  1. hi. i want to transfer contacts from my old samsung to new samsung WITHOUT erasing some new contacts i already have on my new samsung. will samsung switch allow me to do this? or will it erase the new contacts on my new phone

    • Yes it will allow you to do this for you with ease. Try it out and if you have any query then do let me know.


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