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  1. Bittsen

    Bittsen Active Member

    How is the best way to migrate everything from a S3 to a S5?

    I know they can do this in the stores but my phone came in the mail.

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Bring it to a carrier store and see if they'll do it for you.
  3. Bittsen

    Bittsen Active Member

    Nope. They said I'd have to download the apps one at a time again.
  4. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

    Don't you read the manual??? :D

    Samsung has an app for this very purpose, it's called Smart Switch. It's available in the google play store.

    There are a few videos on YouTube that provide instructions.
  5. Bittsen

    Bittsen Active Member

    There's a manual?? :p

    Thanks. The dork at the store is a moron.
  6. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

    I don't think it migrates apps for you, it catalogs them for,you and the new phone downloads them from from the google play store.
  7. nicholb

    nicholb Well-Known Member

    If you want to move over the app data (like your game progress) the app Helium works great. I usually reinstall all the apps, then use Helium to move over all the data.
  8. artbytes

    artbytes Well-Known Member

    Helium sounds like it's just what I need. My new phone came yesterday. When I signed into my Google account, it started downloading apps. It looks like all of the apps are there, but not the settings for them.
  9. John I

    John I Well-Known Member

    I moved the SD card over with all my pictures and music. When I first turned the phone on and logged into my gmail account and WIFI, the phone automatically downloaded and installed all of my same apps and of course the phone book. All I had to do was change my wallpaper and move some shortcuts around and I was up and running.
  10. jlzibell

    jlzibell Active Member

    I was very pleasantly surprised with the same experience, even from a Skyrocket to the G5. I had even downloaded an app to inventory and then reload my apps but it wasn't needed. Is that great or what!!
  11. jtmag1

    jtmag1 Member

    I use my backup pro (there is a free version). I've used my backup since the first Motorola droid came out.

    Its a great app because you you can keep personal data separately from application and setting data, and you can choose between cloud or sdcard storage.

    It also has a schedule feature. My phone data backs up automatically once a week.
  12. wdge

    wdge Member

    Did this migrating two S3s to S5s.

    Used Samsung Kies to migrate as much as it can - which included the text message and phone logs.

    The new S5 automatically re-loaded all of the apps from the App Store.

    Then with both the S3 and S5 phones connected via WiFi and running the Helium Premium - was able to migrate most of the data for the apps over WiFi. NOTE that Helium would periodically stop when trying to transfer settings for many apps at the same time; was able to repeatedly restart the app data transfers - until all of the app data was migrated.

    This sequence did not migrate the mail account settings (which is probably reasonable - as a security feature) - and some of the account data in a few of the apps had to be re-entered.

    But overall - this process went pretty quickly - and had my new S5 up and running with everything within a few hours.
  13. jmatteis

    jmatteis Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I need to migrate stuff from my S5 to a replacement S5, and kies only does some things, but not apps. I have moved most of my app or rather app data to SD, so when I move it to the new phone, will that data mesh up again when I install the apps again? I wish it was like apple in a way, where EVERYTHING just went from one to another, like mirroring.
  14. MunchkinMC

    MunchkinMC Member

    Can you tell me exactly how to do this please? My partner moved all apps from S3 to SD card then installed SD card into new S5. All contacts etc were carried over to new phone but he can't figure out how to get apps from SD card to new phone - please can you help?

    Thanks
  15. bIOforger

    bIOforger Well-Known Member

    I wasn't that bothered when i migrated an S3 to my S5, just used smartswitch and let google do its thing for the apps. The only annoyance was i lost all my angry birds game saves, as i forgot to try and copy that over, but i dont think its possible anyway, well not easily.
  16. wdge

    wdge Member

    After the S5 came out, I used a combination of Kies to move the phone's data (including the text messages) and Helium to move the app data.

    There may have been a few apps that didn't move account data (such as mail) - which had to be re-entered after the move.

    Wasn't able to get everything moved with a single app. Though by now, there may be something better that does work.
  17. nicholb

    nicholb Well-Known Member

    Helium will move those scores over. Done it many times.
  18. bIOforger

    bIOforger Well-Known Member

    Bugger, way too late now :/ S3 long gone, reset, sold.

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