Bought A New Samsung Galaxy S9? Here's How to Transfer Data from Old Phone

By Carrie Murray, Monday, March 05, 2018

Summary: This post aims to help you transfer data from old Android or iPhone to a new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, the Samsung's new flagship launched in 2018. If you just bought a completely new Samsung Galaxy S9 and have no ideas what to do with the data transfer between phones, please scroll down and check the solutions below!

After a detailed comparison and a careful consideration, you may finally decide to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S9. However, here comes the most important thing: how can I transfer contacts, photos, music and other data to Samsung Galaxy S9 from my old phone? You can see different ways to fix it when you search the solution from Internet, which may also confuse you with the overwhelming info. But here, I am going to show you a way to transfer data between phones, which is tested to be the easiest trick.

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FonePaw Mobile Transfer app is a must to easily move the data from one phone to another. It supports both iOS and Android. You can see the following list for more details.

Supported Devices

Now, please follow the steps below to transfer photos, contacts, videos, etc. to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ from the old Android such as Galaxy S6/S7, or iPhone 6/6s/7.

Step 1. Download FonePaw Mobile Transfer

Firstly, get the FonePaw Mobile Transfer on your computer by clicking the download button and install it by following the instructions from the program. Then just launch it on your Windows.

Windows Version Download

Step 2. Connect Android/iPhone to Computer

  • To transfer data from old Samsung or Android to Samsung Galaxy S9, you are required to connect your old Android as well as the new S9 to computer with USB cables. 

  • To transfer data from old iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9, you should connect your old iPhone and new S9 to computer via USB cables.

If your phones are well connected, you will see your phones will be detected and showed on the program.

Tips: You need to make sure your old phone is detected in the left pane (as a Source device), and your new S9 is detected in the right pane (as a Source device). If they are not, click on the "Switch" button to correct it.

Connect Old Android/iPhone to Computer

Step 3. Select Data to Move

Now, you are able to select the data types including photos, contacts and other media files in the middle panel.

Move Data to Samsung S9 from Android

Step 4. Copy Data from Between Phones

After you select the desired data types, you can click on the "Start Transfer" button to trigger the transfer process. Wait for a moment, and you will get the job done!

Copy Data from Between Phones

Step 5. Check the Transfer Result

Now, you are able to unplug your phones and go to check the result on your Samsung S9/S9+. For example, if you selected contacts in step 3, you can go the Contacts App and see if the list of numbers on your old phone is transferred successfully.

Check the Transfer Result

Bottom Line

It's obvious that it won't take much of your time to transfer Samsung Data with the above five simply steps. So why not download the FonePaw app to give it a shot if you need to migrate data from Android/ iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+?

If you have any problem when trying to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung, or Android to Samsung (of course), please write a comment below to let us know!


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