How to transfer files from your older phone to Galaxy S10 series

How to transfer files from your older phone to Galaxy S10 series

So you jumped from an older smartphone to a brand new Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+, but here comes the part that may not sound cool 'Transferring older device's data' and you don't want to miss any of those files on your new S10 device. Don't worry, Samsung's Smart Switch app will make things simple for you.

The fastest and easiest options that Smart Switch offers are Cable and Wireless data transfer, which allows users to jump right into the phone and start transferring their data on the go. Both options and instructions are described below.

The Smart Switch app comes pre-installed with S10 phones, to use it Go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Smart Switch, or, Go to search bar and type 'Smart Switch' and select app with the same name.

Note: To transfer your files to S10 phone, you'll need the Smart Switch app on your previous device. To install Smart Switch, go to Galaxy Apps/Store or Play Store and search 'Samsung Smart Switch Mobile' and install it.

Via Wireless:

  1. Open Smart Switch on Galaxy S10.
  2. 'Send' and 'Receive' options will appear on the S10's screen, press 'Receive'.
  3. Tap on Wireless.
  4. Select Your Device platform from the options and tap on it.
  5. Launch Smart Switch on the older phone, tap Send > Wireless > A high-frequency audio will start to emit from the older device.
  6. Once connected you've to wait while Galaxy S10 will establish a connection with your older device.
  7. On your older device, Choose the content you want to share with a new device and hit Send.
  8. Wait while the transferring is being completed.
  9. Tap on Done, when the processing finishes.


Via USB Connector:

  1. Connect Galaxy S10 device with an older device via USB connector.
  2. Select Smart Switch from the apps pop-up.
  3. Take a look at the starting screen and press 'Start' (First time only).
  4. 'Send' and 'Receive' options will appear on the S10's screen, press 'Receive'.
  5. A Permission Popup will appear on the older Device, tap 'Allow'.
  6. Galaxy S10 will scan the available data on your older device.
  7. Select the data from the list and hit the 'Send' button.
  8. Now all you need to do is wait while the Smart Switch transfers selected data to your Galaxy S10 phone.
  9. Once the transferring finishes, press on 'Done', to return to the home screen.

Congratulation your Samsung Galaxy S10 phone is ready to explore recently transferred files.