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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by attroll, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. attroll

    attroll Member
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    My Note 9 screen shattered and I am waiting for my replacement phone. I should get it within a day or two. It will be the same style Note 9.

    I have had phones replaced in years past by my insurance but it has been over five years since I have had to do it.

    In the past I had to copy all my photos and data files to a hard drive and then copy them back to the new phone. Then I have to make a list of the programs that were install on the bad phone and reinstall them one by one onto the new phone. It was a real pain in the butt to get everything copy over to the new phone and install the same programs to make it identical to the phone I was replacing.

    I am hoping that things have change since I last had to replace a phone. Is there any program out there that will copy everything over and make it identical to the phone I am replacing?
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep it is called smart switch

    also i would really recommend using google photos. it will sync all of your photos to the cloud. i never have to copy or do anything to my photos. they are automatically backed to the cloud is you select that option. i can even take a photo, wait for it to sync to my computer, and then hop onto my pc to see the photo without having to connect anything to the computer.
     
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  3. attroll

    attroll Member
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I do backup have my photos go to Google. I also have my photos save to my external card on the phone.
    The issue is not really the photos. It's the data files for the apps that I have installed. I don't want to lose those.
    Will the Smart Switch copy all my app directories and apps to the new phone or am I going reinstall the apps on my new phone one at a time still?
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    it will download and install your apps as well as your data.

    https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/smart-switch
     
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  5. attroll

    attroll Member
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    I wanted to get back and thank you. The Smart-Switch work pretty much flawlessly.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    awesome. it is for sure handy. just used it when i upgraded from the note 8 to the note10+.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release date was August 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.4" inch screen, 12MP camera, 6/8GB RAM, Exynos 9810 processor, and 4000mAh battery.

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