How to move data from your old Samsung to your Galaxy Note10+ | how to transfer files

Whether you are a seasoned Android user or a newbie to the platform, you may find it helpful to know that there are easy ways to move data from your old phone to your new Galaxy Note10+. In this short tutorial, we’ll show you the steps on how to easily transfer data to your new Samsung Galaxy Note10+.

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Three methods to move data from your old Samsung to Galaxy Note10+

There are three easy ways to move data from your old phone to your new Galaxy Note10+. While learning each of them may not be a necessity, it’s good if you can familiarize yourself on how to go about each of them. Basically, there are only two official ways to transfer files safely to your Note10+ but we want to also include a third party alternative should you prefer that. We have no preferred method in moving files but we highly recommend that you stick with the official ones. They are free and simple to use so there’s overwhelming reason why you want to skip them. 

Method 1: Move data from your old Samsung to Galaxy Note10+ using Smart Switch

Moving files between Samsung devices is best done with the help of Smart Switch. This app is the official content mover developed by Samsung itself so it is very stable and easy to use. We highly recommend that you use Smart Switch when transferring your files from your old device to your Galaxy Note10+. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. If you have an older Samsung S or Note device (Galaxy S6 and below), or if you have a non-Galaxy phone or tablet, you may need to install Smart Switch first. You can get the app from Google Play Store. Smart Switch comes pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy S7 and newer versions. Once you’ve installed Smart Switch on your old device, proceed to step 2.
  2. On your Galaxy Note10+, open Smart Switch app, tap Wireless > Receive. Then, select your old phone.
  3. On your old Samsung, open Smart Switch app, tap Wireless > Send > Connect. Since the Note10+ is ready, it should connect to it automatically.
  4. If you want, you can also connect your Galaxy Note10+ using the PIN code displayed on the screen.
  5. After you’ve established a connection between the two devices, select the data you want to transfer from the old phone to your Note10+.
  6. Then, tap SEND at the bottom.
  7. Wait for the transfer to finish.
  8. Tap FINISH when done.

Method 2: Move data from your old Samsung to Galaxy Note10+ via NFC

If your device has NFC capability, you can also use it to move files to your new Galaxy Note10+. NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It’s basically a technology that allows data to be moved wirelessly between devices using electromagnetic induction. NFC has been around for years now so old Samsung devices like the Galaxy S3 and newer have them. If your old Samsung has NFC capability, it’s another alternative to move your files to your Note10+. Here’s what you must do:

  1. Turn on NFC on both devices. The general steps should be to open Settings app, the tap on More Settings > NFC.
  2. Connect both devices wirelessly by touching them back to back. Once you feel slight vibration or hear a notification sound, that’s your cue that they are now wirelessly connected via electromagnetic induction.
  3. If Wi-Fi direct is off, NFC between devices may not work. Wi-Fi direct is enabled by default but if you want to turn it on, just go to Settings.
  4. Select the data type to move. Some of the selected file types supported by NFC transfer includes contacts, calendar, S Notes, Photos, DRM-free music, videos, and documents.
  5. Once you’ve selected the supported file type, tap on Transfer.
  6. Tap OK to confirm.

Method 3: Move data from your old Samsung to Galaxy Note10+ using third party apps

There are also unofficial ways to move files from your old Samsung to your Galaxy Note10+. This method involves installing a third party app. This has its benefits and risks. While some non-Samsung apps may offer features that are not in Smart Switch, some may also be risky. Apps of this type often have access to contents you may not want others to see and since there’s no direct way to know whether or not an app does what it promises to do, you may be compromising your phone if you use them. There are many apps in the Play Store that you can use but we won’t vouch for them. Use these apps at your own risk.


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