Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to S8/S9

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Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to S9/S8

Transferring data from one phone to another often becomes important. You might have bought a Samsung Galaxy S8 now and want to transfer data from your old Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 to the new Galaxy S9/S8, simply for the purpose of backing up important information. You need to transfer data simply because you have run out of storage space on your old Samsung Galaxy S6 or S7. Sometimes, in case you are thinking of giving away your old phone and as such you would want to transfer all your data from your old Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to your new Samsung Galaxy S9/S8.

Wondering how to make the entire transfer process a lot easier? These few simple but really easy tips will help.

Part 1: Is It Necessary to Upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S9?
Part 2: Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to S9/S8 with Mobile Transfer
Part 3: Sync Files from Galaxy S6/S7 to Galaxy S9/S8 with Smart Switch
Part 4: Transfer Content from Old Samsung to Samsung S9/S8 Using NFC
Part 5: Comparison - Which Is The Best Way to Transfer from Galaxy S6/S7 to S8/S9?

Part 1: Is It Necessary to Upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S9?

Variants: The same as Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9 also comes with two variants: S9 and S9+. Galaxy S9 is available with a smaller screen dimension with a screen resolution of 5.8-inches. The S9+ comes with a bigger screen, which is the convention for all the Samsung Galaxy S predecessors.

galaxy s8 and s9

Design: At the first glance, it might be hard to tell the difference between Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8. They have the same display size and the same Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. But in fact, they have fine distinctions - the bezels of Galaxy S9 are a bit smaller, the fingerprint sensor on the phone back is more accessible. You can also get a Bixby natural language commands and dictation on the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Specs: There is a Exynos 9810 Octa - EMEA Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset in both Galaxy S9 devices. Samsung Galaxy S9 features with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, while Galaxy S9 Plus provides 6GB of RAM with the same 64GB of storage. You can use a Micro SD card to expand the storage space. Galaxy S9 features a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (11.55 Wh), which S9+ boasts a 3,500mAh battery. You can charge wirelessly for the two devices.

Camera: Like the Galaxy S8, S9 also has dual cameras. The main sensor packs 12MP, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, and features with Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama.

Price: Samsung Galaxy S9 sells with the price of $719.99 and Galaxy S9 Plus $839.99.

After learning the main features of Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, I believe you have already had an answer on whether to change from your Galaxy S8 to S9 or not. If you decide to switch from Galaxy S6/S7/S8 to the latest S9, the following methods on how to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung may help you.

Part 2: Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to S9/S8 with Mobile Transfer

More, they involve the use of Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (Windows) or Mobile Transfer for Mac, one software that will be your companion for all your mobile needs. It is one of the most convenient ways in which you can directly transfer data between phones, such as transferring data from Galaxy S6/S7 to new S9/S8, with just one click. It is an app which you can easily download and then use to transfer all kinds of data—whether it is photos, contacts, SMS, call logs, documents, videos, apps, songs etc.

Then, how to transfer data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to Galaxy S9/S8 by using the Mobile Transfer? A 3-step guide is enough! Just click the following button to download the right version of the software and then read the following article.

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Step 1. Connecting the two smartphones

Bridge your Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 and your new Samsung galaxy S9/S8 together with the help of a USB device connected to a computer, where you have the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer downloaded and installed.

launch mobile transfer

Step 2: Selecting what you want to transfer

You don't have to necessarily move everything from one phone to another if you don't want to. For example, if you want to transfer only a few songs, check the box next to music, and from the list below, tick off the songs you want to transfer. Same goes for contacts, video and the other options.

Step 3. Start the transfer process

Click the "Start Copy" button to begin the data transfer from your old Samsung phone to your new Samsung Galaxy S8/S9. Your data will get transferred in an instant!

phone to phone transfer

Part 3: Sync Files from Galaxy S6/S7 to Galaxy S9/S8 with Smart Switch

If you want to try another way to copy data from old Samsung to new Samsung Galaxy, you would have a try with Smart Switch, which is launched by Samsung Inc. It can get rid of computer and help you transfer data between two Samsung devices directly.

Step 1: Launch Smart Switch

Install Smart Switch on your old and new Samsung phones. If you are using Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you can go to Settings > Backup and reset > Open Smart Switch to launch it.

Step 2. Connect the two devices

Connect your old and new Samsung phones via USB cable or simply you can transfer wirelessly. Then, you should choose your old Galaxy S6 or S7 as sender by clicking the SEND button and your new Samsung Galaxy S9/S8 would be the receiver.

smart switch

Note: When you click "CONNECT" on your old phone, it will start to connect to the other phone. If you get trouble in this, try to connect with PIN.

Step3. Transfer data from Galaxy S6/S7 to S9/S8

Tick off the contents you want to transfer, including photos, videos, music and so on. Then, tap on the button of "SEND".

sync files from galaxy to galaxy

There are also another two ways to help you copy data from old Samsung S6/S7 to Samsung S9/S8. If you don't like the two methods above, you can keep on reading:

Part 4: Transfer Content from Old Samsung to Samsung S9/S8 Using NFC

NFC is a feature that enables you to transfer data between two Samsung devices. You can also use it to pay for goods, share data and do other special tasks. You just enable NFC on both Samsung devices and then follow the steps in the below to transfer data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to Galaxy S9/S8.

Step 1. Go to Settings > More Settings > NFC to turn on NFC on your old Samsung phone and new Samsung devices.

turn on nfc

Step 2. Once you have turned on the NFC, you just touch the back of the two phones together and you will hear a sound which means the two phones are connected now.

connect two phones

Step 3. Set up a Wi-Fi direct connection that allows to do data transfer on one of the devices. Please note when you set up the Wi-Fi connection, you should keep the device touching.

Step 4. Select the file types you want to transfer, such as contacts, calendar, S Notes, pictures, videos, music and documents.

select files to transfer

Step 5. After the selection, you can give a click on the "Transfre" on old Samsung and click "OK" button on the new Samsung device. After that, you just wait until the transferring process is finished.

Part 5: Comparison - Which Is The Best Way to Transfer from Galaxy S6/S7 to S8/S9?

For stability considerations:

The three methods above are both simple and efficient for transferring data between two different Samsung devices. You can choose either of them to help you. But transferring data using NFC is not always successful. In view of the stability performance, Mobile Transfer and Smart Switch are better than using NFC.

For functional considerations:

For Mobile Transfer can support other more Android devices like HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Google Nexus, etc. while the Smart Switch can only work on Samsung devices and it doesn't support other Android devices yet. So, I finally recommend Mobile Transfer to you to transfer data from Samsung Galaxy S6/S7 to S9/S9+/S8.

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