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Transferring Your Data After Upgrading A Phone

Shirley in Bethany Beach, Delaware listens on 103.5 WXDE asked us about upgrading her phone

s7 edge

Shirley asked: “I have a Galaxy S5 phone. It’s time for the renewal. I have lots of apps on my phone. I’d like to upgrade again. I don’t know which phone. Maybe the S7. How do I get all my apps to come over to the other phone? It didn’t happen last time I upgraded. I feel there must be a way.”



Shirley, the easiest way should be to use Samsung’s own migration assistant. The processes is simple, you connect the two phones with a USB cable, or even through WiFi or NFC, sit back and wait.

When it’s done you should have all your contacts, pictures, music, and apps.

Now, as Dave can tell you, that may not work at all.

Since, your mileage may vary, you’re better off knowing that some carriers make their own phone migration apps, so if Samsung’s own assistant doesn’t work you might as well try your carrier’s attempt.

That unfortunately doesn’t always work either, so if that fails too you may have to do the manual thing you had to do last time. Which is not fun, and is not quick, but sometimes it is the only thing that works.

We have faith in Samsung’s migration assistant, you may have better luck than Dave did.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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