How to Transfer Data from Android Phone to Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 line up is out in the markets now. Once again, Samsung has managed to pull out the best Android smartphones ever. The Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus have impressed masses. The record-breaking pre-orders tell us about how many users these devices have attracted. While the Samsung Galaxy owners are all set to upgrade to Galaxy S10, there is a huge number of other Android phone owners also set to move to Galaxy S10. For the Android users who are now migrating to Galaxy S10, we have made this guide. You can find a method to transfer data from Android phone to Galaxy S10. The instructions to transfer data from Android phone to Galaxy S10 will let you shift each and everything to the new Samsung phone.

Transfer Data from Android Phone to Galaxy S10
Transfer Data from Android Phone to Galaxy S10

Before start migrating data from Android phone to Galaxy S10, let’s us take a look at the features that make the Galaxy S10 a better choice than existing Android flagships.

Galaxy S10 vs other Android flagships

Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and all other companies have already released their flagship phones recently. In the competition prior to the release of Galaxy S10, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro easily beaten other devices. The Mate 20 Pro comes with a fingerprint scanner, a triple-camera setup at the back which grabbed the top spot at DxOmark, and a curved display. After this, all eyes were on Samsung.

To win this competition, Samsung launched three Samsung Galaxy S10 devices. In the Galaxy S10 Trio, the Galaxy S10E is the budget-friendly device while the S10 and S10 Plus are expensive devices. Galaxy S10E is a compact device with slightly fewer features than the other two devices. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have successfully seized the top spot from the likes of Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10 Plus
Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10 Plus

What makes Galaxy S10 awesome?

Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup uses the latest Dynamic AMOLED display. This is the world’s first ever HDR10+ compliant display. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus use an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. These are the first phones to host this fingerprint scanner. Previous in-display fingerprint scanners were optical. The ultrasonic fingerprint scanner has set the bar high for other phone makers now. Galaxy S10 Plus has a 1TB storage variant supporting microSD card which means you can expand this storage to 1.5TB. The new Samsung lineup uses WiFi 6, which is also a first in the smartphone industry. Samsung Galaxy S10 series has already grabbed the top spot from DisplayMate for its display, and from DxOMark for a stunning camera.

Those were all the features making the Galaxy S10 phones better than the competition. These phones are using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which we will see on future Android phones only. For now, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the arguably the best Android phones out there. The phones have even forced iPhone users to switch from iPhone to Galaxy S10.

Switching to Galaxy S10

So, if you are planning on ditching your current Android flagship for the Galaxy S10, you must be on the lookout for safe data migration methods. This is the guide you need to transfer all of your data in a matter of a few minutes. The following guide will help you to transfer Messages, Call Logs, Contacts, Emails, Calendar, WhatsApp Data, Media Content, and everything else to the Galaxy S10. Take a look at the list of items that you can transfer.

What can you transfer from Android Phone to Galaxy S10?

  • Contacts
  • Messages
  • Calendar
  • WhatsApp with Data
  • Notes
  • Settings (Samsung devices only)
  • Home Screen with Widgets & shortcuts (Samsung Devices only)
  • Applications with all Data
  • Call Log/Block List
  • Clock
  • WiFi
  • Wallpaper
  • Music
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Documents

What do you need to make this data transfer?

There are two ways to make this data transfer. You can use a data cable to establish a connection between your Android device and Galaxy S10 or you can transfer the data wirelessly. Choose the method depending on your convenience.

To wirelessly transfer data, you just need to have both the phones i.e. Android phone and Galaxy S10. The Wireless method is self-explanatory, you just have to follow on-screen instructions to transfer data that way.

Since the wired method is fast and there are scarcer chances of a mishap using this method, I am going to put it up first. Follow it below.

To transfer data using wires, you need the following.

  1. Samsung USB Connector
  2. USB Type-C or Type-A data cable connecting on your device.
  3. Both phones.
  4. Connect the USB Type-C or USB Type-A cable to the Samsung USB Connector.
USB Type-C Cable
USB Type-C Cable
Samsung USB Connector
Samsung USB Connector
USB Connector with Type-C Cable
USB Connector with Type-C Cable

Note: This guide is valid to transfer data from any Android phone to all new Galaxy S10 models including Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus. Whether you want to migrate data from a previous Samsung Galaxy or phone from any other manufacturer, this guide will work for you. To transfer data from Android phone to Galaxy S10, we will use Samsung Smart Switch.

Transfer Data from Android Phone to Galaxy S10

Follow these steps to transfer data from any Android phone to Galaxy S10.

  1. Open Samsung Smart Switch on your Galaxy S10.

    On your Galaxy S10, open Settings > Cloud & Accounts > Samsung Smart Switch > Click on the menu button on top-right corner > About > Update. If there’s an update, update the Smart Switch. Now get back to Cloud & Accounts and click on Smart Switch again. Your phone should be in the data transfer mode now.

  2. Connect Galaxy S10 and your other Android phone.

    Connect the USB Connector side of the cable into your Galaxy S10, and plug the other end of the cable into your other Android phone. If any of the phones asks for any kind of permission, allow it.

  3. From the list, select the data you want to transfer.

    Galaxy S10 will now read data from your other Android phone. It will take a few minutes and then show you a list. From the list, select the data you want to transfer. While selecting the data, you can also specify a date range for the messages. Do as you wish.

  4. Click on Next button to start the data transfer.

    After selecting the data and verifying that you have selected everything you wish to transfer, click on the Next button. This will start the transfer process. The transfer process will take time depending on the amount of data. You can track the time on the top of your Galaxy S10.

  5. Disconnect the phones now and set up your Galaxy S10.

    After the data transfer comes to an end, disconnect both the phones. Check the data on your Galaxy S10. You will have everything shifted to it now. That’s all.

The data transfer process should have gone successful for you. As you have seen, the Android Apps with their data have been transferred to your phone. When you open the applications on your Galaxy S10, all the apps will automatically pick up their data from the internal storage of your phone. In case there is any Music or Video file that the stock player of your Galaxy S10 doesn’t support, you can get a third-party player from the Play Store. All of your pictures should also appear the Gallery of S10 just like they were in your previous phone.

Wrap Up

I am assuming that by this time, you have successfully got everything shifted to your brand new handset. If you have anything to ask, feel free to ask in the comments section below. Feel free to drop your queries and suggestions below. We will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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