If you already have an Android smartphone but bought one of the new Galaxy S10 smartphones, then you might want to move all your data from the old device to the new one. Well, that’s something that you can do effortlessly. In this article, you’ll learn how to transfer files from any Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus.
More specifically, in this guide, we’ll show you how to transfer files from any Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus by using some of the most straightforward and fastest methods to do that. And the best part of it is that the process is meant for every person so that you don’t have to be tech-savvy to perform that operation.
Transfer Files From Any Android Phone to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus
Before proceeding with the tutorial, we remind you that we have many other Galaxy S10 guides and troubleshooting articles. Before learning how to transfer files from any Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, you may also like reading:
- How to Install Magisk and Root Your Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus
- How to Set Up Email and Add Your Email Account on Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus
- How to Set Up Secure Fingerprint Recognition on Galaxy S10 for all Transaction?
- How To Remap Bixby Button On Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10E
Now, let’s see how you can transfer files from any Android phone to Galaxy S10 devices.
Method 1: Samsung Smart Switch Mobile
Samsung Smart Switch Mobile is Samsung’s official app for transferring files from any Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus. It is an excellent app, and the best part of it is that it also works for iOS-based smartphones and tablets. Here’s how to transfer files using Samsung Smart Switch Mobile:
- Make sure to install Samsung Smart Switch Mobile on both smartphones you plan to use with the app
- Once the app installs on your Samsung Galaxy S10 device, go to Wireless -> Receive within the application
- When Samsung Smart Switch Mobile installs on your other Android phone, go to Wireless -> Send -> Connect in the app
- The application will automatically search for your Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus
- When the app connects your devices, you’ll have to select which filed you want to send (you may choose everything, including applications, documents, images, videos, and so on)
Method 2: Use NFC To Transfer Files From Any Android Phone To Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus
The NFC function is useful for transferring data between two compatible devices, as well as for making payments, and many more. However, not every device comes with NFC, so, before proceeding, you have to make sure that your old Android phone is an NFC-compatible device. Otherwise, this method won’t work for you.
Now, let’s imagine that your old Android phone has NFC. Here’s how to use NFC to transfer files from your old smartphone to your new Samsung Galaxy S10 one:
- Activate NFC on both smartphones by tapping on its icon within the notification panel – Alternatively, you can go to Settings -> More Settings -> NFC to toggle the function on
- Once you’ve activated NFC on both devices, move the smartphones closer to each other, back to back, and wait for the connection to happen – When the smartphones connect, you’ll feel both of them vibrating slightly
- Remember to have an open Wi-Fi direct connection to permit files copying procedures
- Choose which files you want to transfer from your old Android phone
- Tap on Transfer and confirm the selection on both devices to allow the process to begin
Extra Method: Restore From Backup
If you’ve activated cloud backup on your old Android phone, you can connect to the same Google Account on your new Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus, and restore your files from the cloud. That is probably the most straightforward method if you’re more interested in recovering documents, images, or videos, as well as your old settings.
However, apps might not be restored from your old device to your new one. Accordingly, the best methods to transfer files from any Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E, or S10 Plus, including apps, are the first two presented above.