Samsung smart switch is a powerful tool for both macOS and Windows programme for a number of purposes among which the most popular is for the users to make things easy for jumping between phones and different OS running devices. Nonetheless Samsung smart switch app can also come in handy for transferring media files, contacts and messages from Android to iOS device and vice versa. With this amazing app if you want to ump between Galaxy phones, it is safe to say that this would be a piece of cake nevertheless. Initially you would have to install the app on your computer running macOS or Windows and then we will take you further with the never ending advantages of this app.
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Installing Samsung smart switch on computer:
Step 1- First of all you will have to open the official Samsung smart switch support website.
Step 2- Next you shall click on Download, depending which OS (Windows or Mac) you are using and click to open the downloaded exe.file.
Step 3- There is a chance that you might see an error stating ‘The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect’. In that case you would have to download and install Microsoft Visual C++ package.
Step 4- After clicking on the two check boxes to show your consent to the terms and conditions you would have to click on Next to start the installation.
Step 5- Once the installation is complete all you have to do is click on Finish and Samsung smart switch app would open automatically.
Setting up Samsung smart switch app:
Step 1- Open the app on your computer and connect your smartphone with the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2- Now you have to go to your phone and pull down the notification shade from top and tap on the notification saying ‘other USB options’.
Step 3- Last but not the least you would have to tap on the ‘Transfer files’ option and you are done with setting up the app.
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Using Samsung smart switch for backing up the phone data:
Step 1- First of all you will have to open the app on your computer and click on ‘Backup’.
Step 2- The phone will ask you permission with the message ‘allow access permissions’.
Step 3- You will have to click on ‘Allow’ and the backing up process will begin. Lastly you will have to click on ‘OK’ to finish.
Using Samsung smart switch for restoration of phone from a previous backup:
Step 1- First of all you will have to open the app in your computer and connect your smartphone with it using a USB cable.
Step 2- Click on ‘Restore’ and you will have options from which you should click on ‘Restore now’ if it is the recent backup otherwise click on ‘select a different backup’.
Step 3- You will see a message on your phone stating ‘allow access permissions’ and you shall click on ‘Allow’ to begin the restoration process.
Step 4- Once the process is complete of restoring your phone, you will have to click on ‘OK’.
Google’s cloud services are not any less amazing if we get into comparison because you always have the storage of your media files, contacts, messages on the cloud services. These services are equally handy for both iOS and Android but still the major benefit of Samsung smart switch still remains unmatched; jumping between smartphones with ease. Nobody wants to really let go off their old phone, may it be an Android, an iOS or simply Galaxy phones.
The peace of mind that you get from having this knowledge that you have an app that would make back up and restore everything on your previous phone into your new one, is priceless. So give it a go and have a blast whenever you get a new smartphone.
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