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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hybucket, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. hybucket

    hybucket Newbie
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    I currently have an S5, with SOME of my music, photos and even some apps on an SD card (a necessity with only 16 G on the phone), Can anyone help with the best way to transfer all this to the new G9+ without screwing it up or, even worse, losing some of it in the process?
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Samsung switch
     
  3. hybucket

    hybucket Newbie
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    Thanks Danny - I'm familiar with Switch...does it also move contents of the card to the new phone and, if so, does it put the contents in the correct place (if you know what I mean)?
     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I don't own a Samsung, so I can't answer that
     
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Just use Samsung's Smart Switch utility to migrate your data from your old S5 to your new S9+. It's less of a hassle transferring things manually.
    https://www.sammobile.com/samsung-smart-switch/
    https://www.androidcentral.com/how-use-samsung-smart-switch
    You can do this by installing Smart Switch on a computer -- S5 to computer then computer to S9+; or just use the Smart Switch app installed on both phones and do the transfer via Samsung's integral S Beam technology -- S5 to S9+. I'd recommend using a computer, that way you have a full back up of your data. Backups are important, if some of your files only exist on your S5 it's really important to get a backup solution set up.
    Be sure to check your S9+ thoroughly to ensure everything you need has been copied over, and don't expect perfection. You might still need to copy some things over yourself. And there could be issues with things like app data, depending on the spread between the Android operating system spread between your two phones.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus release date was March 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.2" screen, 12MP camera, 6GB storage, Exynos 9810 processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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