Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have been released. Both of them feature the main thing that differentiates the Samsung Note lineup — an included S Pen stylus. As Samsung’s annual flagship, it’s worth upgrading your old smartphone no matter you are a Samsung fan or not. If you want to buy a new Galaxy Note 20 but haven’t done yet, I recommend you to buy the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, since the regular Galaxy Note 20 lacks important features like a high refresh rate screen, microSD storage expansion, and periscope zoom lens, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t expensive.
And after you finally receive your new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the next thing you need to do is syncing all your desired data from old device to the new Note 20. Now the question is: How to seamlessly make it?
Actually, there are massive ways to sync the data, you may also have some idea in your mind, but not very clear? So if you are not sure how to switch the phone, you are coming to the right place. This tutorial lists 3 easiest methods to help you sync all data from your old phone to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 20. And now let’s take a look at them.
Important: This method is available for those who switch from old Android device to Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
As an Android user, Google service is what you are familiar with. And Google Drive is the most common way to backup data and makes it easy to sync data between Android devices, so the first method we recommend is Google Drive. To sync your old Android phone data with new Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you don't need any other tools except for a Google account and a WiFi connection. You can make it with two steps, backup data from old device to Google Drive and then restore data to the new device. And here are the details:
Step 1: Backup your old phone data to Google Drive
Go to your old device, open Settings, scroll down to find Google option, sign in your Google account and password if you haven't (You can sign up a new one if you don't have a Google account).
After you sign in your Google account, you will see a Backup option on the list. Tap on it, and then switch on Back up to Google Drive option. The backup includes: Apps an apps data, Call history, Contacts, Device Settings and SMS. Tap on OK to start backup your data. Your data will be saved onto Google and encrypted with your password.
Step 2: Restore data to the new Galaxy Note 20
Similarly, navigate to your new Samsung Galaxy Note 20, sign in the same Google account on the device. And when you add your Google Account to a phone that's been set up, what you'd previously backed up for that Google Account gets put onto the phone. You can follow the on-screen steps to finish the process.
Note: You should be noted that you can't restore a backup from a higher Android version onto a phone running a lower Android version.
Actually, switch from an Android device to a new Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you can also use other cloud service such as Samsung cloud, OneDrive etc.
Important: This method is available for those who switch from old Android device/BlackBerry/Windows phone/iOS device (needs iCloud) to Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Samsung Smart Switch, which designed by Samsung to help its user to sync all contents from an old device to new Samsung device. Actually, it offers 3 options: via USB Cable, Wi-Fi or computer. If you don't want to bother, the wireless transfer can be the easiest, since it doesn't need any other tools. You can check the steps below:
Step 1 Download and install Samsung Smart Switch app.
First of all, download and install the latest version of Samsung Smart Switch app on your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 from Google Play Store or Samsung official site. When you start Smart Switch on your device, you will see the terms and conditions which you need to click "agree", then you can see a screen to select type of Operating System (OS), such as iOS, Android, or Blackberry.
Step 2Build connection on both devices.
Secondly, for Android device, you need to place both of the old device and Galaxy Note 20 close together (within 8 inches). On the old device, select Wireless > Send > Connect; On the new Galaxy Note 20, tap Wireless > Receive > Android. It will use high-frequency audio to search for your device and build the connection, or you can use the PIN code displayed to connect both devices manually.
Step 3Select desired data and start the transfer process.
Lastly, you will be asked to select data after both devices connected successfully, so simply check all your desired data on the panel, and then tap Send button, it will start transferring selected data to the new Galaxy Note 20.
Optional: If your old device is an iPhone, you need to back it up to iCloud first. And then sign in your Apple ID and account on the Smart Switch app to restore the data.
Important: This method is available for those who switch from old Android/iOS device to Samsung Galaxy Note 20. And you can transfer all data in a click.
Syncios Data Transfer is a comprehensive data transfer tool based on PC and Mac, which designed for users to sync all kinds of data between different devices, supports for both iOS and Android devices. With several simple clicks, you can transfer all contents from your old device (including iOS and Android) to the new Galaxy Note 20/Note 20 Ultra. Syncios Data Transfer can be your best alternative to smart switch.
Step 1Download and Install Syncios Data Transfer on computer.
First of all, download and install the latest version of Syncios Data Transfer on your PC or Mac, you can find the download button below. And then start the program after installing it successfully.
Step 2Connect both of your devices to computer.
When you start the program, you will see three modes available on the main interface: Transfer, Restore and Backup. To transfer the data, we need to select Transfer mode, and then it will ask you to connect both devices. So you need to connect both of your old smartphone and new Galaxy Note 20 to computer with USB cables. And several simple settings on both devices are needed to let the program detect them.
If you encountered any detection problem during this process, please check our Android tutorial for help.
Step 3Select desired data and start the transfer process.
After both devices connected successfully, click on Next button to proceed. You can now select desired data on the panel to transfer. And it needs some time to load the data you selected. After that, click on Next button to start the transfer process, and after a while, all selected data will be transferred to your new Galaxy Note 20.
Optional: The program also allows you to recover data from iCloud/iTunes backup to your Galaxy Note 20. So if your old device is an iPhone which has been sold but there is a backup available, you can use Syncios Data Transfer to restore the data.
As you can see this article provides 3 different solutions with 3 different tools to help you switch from old device to Samsung Galaxy Note 20. You can choose your preferable one to sync the data. It depends on what kinds of data you want to sync and your old device's OS. And we hope this tutorial truly helps you no matter which method you take. Of course, if you still have some questions or encountered some problems while sync your data, you can simply leave a comment below or directly contact us, we are very willing to hear from you and will find solutions for you very soon. And if you find this article helpful, you can share it to your friends on social media.