One of our favourite things about the launch of the Galaxy S4 is the high quality support which Samsung has provided with it. Although this isn’t perfect [yet], Samsung are really moving in the right direction – trying to help consumers understand the technology they provide and simplify what might have been quite complicated processes. Along with the Galaxy S4 launch, they have provided “Samsung Smart Switch” Mobile which lets you quickly and easily transfer you data from one Samsung Galaxy Device to another.
Currently this will only work with devices such as the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, which have NFC chips. Quite frankly – this software is awesome.
Ensure that NFC is turned on on both Galaxy Devices and run the application.
How to Turn on NFC:
Turn on NFC by Navigating to “Settings”. On the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, you should be able to Find it by going to Settings > More Settings > NFC Toggle [one_third][/one_third] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third_last][/one_third_last]
One the Galaxy S4, you will be able to toggle NFC from the “Connections” tab in Settings:
Touch the back of the devices together. You should feel them vibrate and, if you have the sound on, a little “ding” to confirm that the device are in contact with each other. At this point, you’ll need to tap on the screen of either of the device to set up the WiFi Direct connection which will allow you to migrate your data. Leave the devices touching while it does this.
Select exactly what it is that you want to transfer. Samsung Smart Switch Mobile will allow you to transfer Contacts, Calendar, SNotes, Pictures, Music, Videos and Documents – so it’s pretty comprehensive. For music and video – it will only transfer files which are DRM Free. DRM (Digital Rights Management) is security software put into the music/video files which is supposed to stop piracy, though more often than not it just stops you being able to use content you have paid for on your own devices. Herumph.
The final step is to press “Transfer” on the device where your content is and then press “OK” to confirm on the device you want to send the content to. Once this is done, sit back and let all the data transfer across from one Galaxy Device to Another. If you are transferring a lot of video files, music and images, this can take quite a long time – so go and put your feet up and check out some of the other cool features of the Galaxy S4 while you wait!
Let us know how you got on and don’t hesitate to ask if there’s anything we can help with!