5 Solutions to Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Note 4
Picking up the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and eager to know how to transfer everything from your old Galaxy Note 2 or Note 3 to the Note 4? It is quite easy to transfer media files like videos, music files and photos, a USB cable is enough. But if you need to copy contacts, text messages, apps, call logs and other file types that are generally located in the phone memory card, such data transfer can't be finished directly unless you draw support from some third-party tools.
In the following part of this article, we will tell you 5 different ways, with or without software, to help you switch everything from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Note 4. Samsung Galaxy Note 5/6/7/8 and Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5 are also supported.
Solution 1: Directly Switch files from Note 3 to Note 4 with Phone Transfer
Solution 2: Restore Note 4 from Note 3 Backup Files by Using Android Assistant
Solution 3: Transfer Files between Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 with SHAREit
Solution 4: Switch Data from Samsung Note 3 to Note 4 via Smart Switch
Solution 5: Transfer Files from Samsung Note 3 to Note 4 via Bluetooth
If you prefer the quickest way to accomplish the files transfer between Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4, I think Coolmuster Mobile Transfer or its Mac version Coolmuster Mobile Transfer for Mac would be your best choice. It supports not only Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 4, the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8, 7, 6, 5, as well as Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Edge/S8/S7/S6/S5 can also be supported by this program.
It allows you to transfer everything, namely transfer contacts from Samsung to Samsung, transfer photos between two Samsung phones, as well as text messages, call logs , videos, music, apps and so forth from Note 2 or Note 3 to the newest Note 4 with several mouse clicks. Now, download the free trial version of the tool and check out the detailed steps in the below.
Step 1. Connect Note 3 and Note 4 to the computer
Use two USB cables to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 to the computer where has the Mobile Transfer downloaded. Launch the program and then you will see the primary window displays on your computer desktop.
Step 2: Switch files from Note 3 to Note 4
Just as the program illustrates, you are allowed to transfer all contacts, SMS, apps, photos, videos, songs and calendar from Note 3 to Note 4. Just make them all ticked, and then click Start Copy to begin the file transfer.
Another way to switch data from Note 3 to Note 4 is to backup your Note 3 to computer and then restore the backup files from computer to Note 4. The method can be realized with the help of Coolmuster Android Assistant or Android Assistant for Mac, which is a full-featured Android devices management tool to help you backup all or selected files, such as apps, photos, videos, music, books, contacts, text messages and other files from Note 3 and then restore to Note 4.
Step 1.Connect Note 3 to computer and launch the tool
Plug-in your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a USB cable, launch the Android Assistant and then all the files on the Note 3 will be displayed on the top menu of the primary window in several folders.
Step 2. Backup Note 3 content to the computer
Go to the top menu of the program interface to click "Super Toolkit" > "Backup". Then, all the file types that can be backed up are displayed. Tick off the data types you need and click "Back Up" button to save them on the computer. You can customize the output folder as you like.
Step 3. Restore Galaxy Note 4 from Note 3
Eject the Note 3 from the computer and connect your Note 4 to the computer. When the program detects the Note 4, you can click "Super Toolkit" > "Restore" buttons to bring up a window, which shows you all the backup files you have ever made. Select the one for your Note 3 and click "Restore" to restore them to your Note 4.
SHAREit can connect two phones by using a hub of network and then transfer content from one phone to another. You can view the following process to transfer data from Note 3 to Note 4 using SHAREit.
Step 1: Open the Google Play Store on your Note 3 and Note 4 phones, find the SHAREit app and install it on these two phones.
Step 2: After the installation is complete, open the app on both phones, then click on "Send" on Note 3, click on "Receive" on Note 4, and use the app to connect the two phones.
Step 3: Now, select the files you need from Note 3, then click "Send".
Step 4: All the files you have selected will be automatically transferred to your Note 4.
Cons: You should be advised that SHAREit is an ad supported app, so you would be faced with the danger of installing virus on your phone. What's more, it's working slowly and only supports few file types like apps, music, images.
Samsung Smart Switch app is specially designed for Samsung users, which allows you transfer data between two Samsung devices wirelessly. With it, you can easily transfer contacts, photos, messages and more from your Samsung Note 3 to Note 4.
Step 1, install the Samsung Smart Switch app on the two devices and then open it.
Step 2, position the two Galaxy devices within 50cm of each other. Tap on the Connect button from one of them to begin the connection.
Step 3, after the two phones are connected, you will see the below screen on each devices. Now, you can select the files you want to transfer from Note 3 to Note 4. Finally, click on Transfer option to begin the file transfer. On the promo dialogue, remember to choose the OK option to receive contents from another device.
Cons: Samsung Smart Switch only works on Samsung devices, other devices are not supported.
You can also use Bluetooth to transfer files between Note 3 and Note 4.
1. Turn on Bluetooth
Turn on Bluetooth on both phones by going to "Menu," and selecting "Settings and Tools." Select "Bluetooth Menu" and "Turn On". You can also directly pull down the menu in the phone desktop and switch on the Bluetooth option.
2. Pair the two devices
In the Bluetooth interface, activate "Discover Mode" on both phones to make your phone "visible" to other cell phones. Select "Options," "Discovery Mode" and "Visible." This will enable your phone to connect wirelessly to another cell phone for data transfer. Once detected, choose the target device. Then, a request interface asking to enter the key will show up on both devices. Type in the correct key and start pairing.
3. Transfer Files via Bluetooth
After the two Android smartphones are successfully paired and connected, you can go to the Note 3 to find the photos, music, videos, APK files, etc. you want to transfer, hit the Menu button and choose "Share" button. Then, select the option of "Send via Bluetooth" and choose the target phone you want to transfer the data to. You will see a notification popping up on your Note 4, where you should tap "Accept" button to receive all the files that transferred from Note 3.
Cons: This method is an old-fashioned method and may not be the fastest one. The process is complicated and time consuming.
Learn More about Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
Samsung galaxy note 4 was released in September 2014, it integrates the comprehensively upgraded S Pen and stunning visual experience, and provides users with more unique, more powerful mobile intelligent experience currently on the market. Galaxy Note is a classic mobile Phone that, creates the Phablet (Phone + Tablet) concept. Galaxy Note 4 has two processors, one is samsung Exynos 5433 and the other is Snapdragon 805, which is the strongest mobile processors in the second half of 2014. The resolution of the Super AMOLED display material increases from 1080p to 1080 x1440. It is worth mentioning that Note 4's front-facing camera is 3.7 million pixels, marked the first time Samsung start to improve the front-facing camera for its devices