How to transfer contacts from an Android device to the Samsung Galaxy S9

May 9, 2018 Chad Sapieha
@chad-sapieha
Technology - May 9, 2018

How to transfer contacts from an Android device to the Samsung Galaxy S9

Gain access to all of your key contacts on your new phone in just three easy steps

 

Of all the irreplaceable data on your smartphone, the most important might be your business contacts. One of the first things you'll want to do when upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy S9 is ensure you transfer existing contacts from your old Android device to your new phone. Thankfully, Samsung makes it easy via its Smart Switch app. Here’s what to do.

1. If you haven't already, download the free Samsung Smart Switch app from Google Play to both your old phone and your new Galaxy S9, and make sure both devices are fully charged.

2. On both phones, tap to open Smart Switch and follow the onscreen prompts. These prompts will guide you through selecting which device sends (old) and receives (new), how you'd like to transfer the data (a USB connector is fastest, but wireless requires no extra cords or hardware) and what you'd like to transfer – in this case, contacts.

3. Quit the Smart Switch app on both devices and open contacts on your new phone to verify that your old contacts have made the move.

Looking for another helpful Samsung how-to? Click here to learn how to use Smart View on your Note8.

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About the Author

Chad Sapieha has been writing about technology since 1998, and his work has appeared in publications throughout North America, including The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and CBC News.

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