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How to Transfer Old Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8 Phone Data to S9/S9 Plus

Guide Before Start

Samsung Galaxy S series is one of the most important Samsung's smartphone lines, and the S series always bring us surprise with the great performance. No matter its features, specs, design, and of course the price, are the highest among Android devices. There are massive Galaxy S series fans all over the world as well.

And we all know that lately Samsung released the newest phone S series, yes, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, which surprises us with its 5.8″ Super AMOLED display, Exynos 9810 Octa chipset, 12 MP primary camera, 8 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, IP68 certified, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

If you can't wait to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus phone from your old Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S6, or S5, make sure all your important private data come with you. Of course, Samsung provides its own data transfer methods to switch your old phone to Samsung Galaxy S9, the Samsung Smart Switch.

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However, Smart Switch is not that perfect. And this article is here to give you another great alternative to help you transfer your old Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7 data to the new Samsung Galaxy S8. Follow this article to learn a more simple way to transfer data from old Samsung to your new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+.

Syncios Samsung Data Transfer may be the best option for Samsung users to transfer data between Samsung devices. This great handy tool allows you to transfer contacts, text messages, videos, music, photos, etc from iOS to Android, Android to Android, iOS to Android, iOS to iOS, and it supports restoring data from iCloud and iTunes backup. Worth a try. Check the steps below.


Step 1: Free download and install this Samsung Data Transfer tool.

Connect both your old Samsung device and new Galaxy S8 to computer and launch this Samsung Galaxy Transfer tool. Scroll down the phone screen and get both of your phones USB debugging mode enabled. You can also connect both of your phones via WiFi networks. To transfer your data from old Samsung device to the new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, simply click Start button under Phone to Phone Transfer module.

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Step 2: Select desired data to sync from old S8/S7/S6/S5 to new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

After connected both phones successfully, Syncios Samsung Data Transfer would load all your data on devices automatically, simply check your desired items on the middle panel after that to sync, remember to make sure your old phone listed on the left while the Samsung S9 on the right, you can change the position by clicking Flip. Then click on Start Copy button to start the transfer process. After a while, all your desired data would be synced from old Samsung Galaxy phone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 plus successfully, click OK to end it.

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You should be noted that please make sure both of your phones have stable connection with the computer, do not disconnect either phone during the transfer process in case of unknown errors. And if you encountered some problems while transferring data to your new Galaxy S9.


Video Tutorial - Transfer Data from Old Samsung to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+


Samsung Smart Switch Vs. Syncios Samsung Data Transfer

Features Samsung Smart Switch Syncios Samsung Data Transfer
What can they transfer? Photos, Contacts, Videos, Music, call logs, Alarms, Calendar, Bookmarks, Messages Photos; DCIM Photos, Contacts, Videos, Music, Bookmarks, Messages, Call logs, Audio,
One-Way or two-way transfer? Only iOS/Android-to-Samsung available iOS-to-Android; Android-to-Android;
iOS-to-iOS; Android-to-iOS Transfer
Supported device Transfer to Samsung only Supports all kinds of iOS & Android Phones/tablets
Supported OS Windows / Mac Windows / Mac

Supported Apple/Android Devices and iOS/Android Versions

iPhone iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 3GS
iPad iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3/2/1, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
iPod iPod touch (1-6 generation )
iOS iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, iOS 11
Android All Android phones and tables, Android 3.0 to Android 8.0

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