1. TheDarkKnight0818's Avatar
    Hey guys, so my note 7 just arrived (so nice) and I want to transfer all my pics and contacts from my note 4 to the 7. Do I need to activate my note 7 before I do smart switch? Because it says to make sure your contacts are backed up, so will my contacts be erased on my note 4? Thanks for the help in advance!
    08-19-2016 04:45 PM
  2. TheLegoJoker's Avatar
    Although you'll be deactivating your old phone, all the contacts and data stored on it will still be there. I activated my Note before transferring my iPhone data. No issues.
    08-19-2016 09:24 PM
  3. BearlyFloats's Avatar
    As you go through the set up process on Note7, it will prompt you to use the included dongle for transferring content. Do that, finish setting up the phone, and then just swap SIM cards, or call your carriers activation hotline and activate the new SIM. Hooe this helps.
    08-19-2016 09:53 PM
  4. Oj467's Avatar
    I gave up on the cable for my N4 to N7 switch - it just wouldn't complete. Ended up installing the Smart Switch app on my N4 and doing it wirelessly between the two.

    I activated it and signed in with my gmail credentials then made sure contacts was not checked once I started Smart Switch.
    103Softail likes this.
    08-19-2016 10:52 PM
  5. 103Softail's Avatar
    I gave up on the cable for my N4 to N7 switch - it just wouldn't complete. Ended up installing the Smart Switch app on my N4 and doing it wirelessly between the two.

    I activated it and signed in with my gmail credentials then made sure contacts was not checked once I started Smart Switch.
    Yeah I gave up on smart switch too. What a joke. Tried everything from s7 to note 7. It would load up all the found content from s7 then started transfer & stopped. I was using wifi to set up note 7, haven't put in sim yet, maybe that had something to do with it. Ended up doing it via wifi which proved to be hit or miss. Dumb Switch!!
    08-20-2016 09:24 PM
  6. dsignori's Avatar
    Yeah I gave up on smart switch too. What a joke. Tried everything from s7 to note 7. It would load up all the found content from s7 then started transfer & stopped. I was using wifi to set up note 7, haven't put in sim yet, maybe that had something to do with it. Ended up doing it via wifi which proved to be hit or miss. Dumb Switch!!

    His was a cable issue. He said his completed fine wirelessly. Sorry your switch didn't go as well, but I love Smart Switch overall I must say.

    As an FYI, in addition to using a cable from phone to phone, or connecting wirelessly, you can use Smart Switch from a PC too. There are desktop apps for PC and MAC. It's actually a good idea to back your current phone up there anyway, as an additional backup. I've already backed up my Note 7 stuff this way.

    When needed , connect a new phone to the PC and restore from that backup. I've used it a few times like this successfully.
    08-20-2016 09:48 PM
  7. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    The MOST exciting, amazing thing occurred in my lap (Note 4 on my left leg & Note 7 on my right leg) last night . . .
    Using the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app in both phones, allllll my photos, contacts, local calendar entries, videos, and documents transferred from Note 4 to Note 7---wirelessly even---in about 2 MINUTES
    dsignori likes this.
    08-20-2016 10:13 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Samsung Smart Switch isn't compatible with your device
    By ccpopham in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 7
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 05:36 PM
  2. S5 to note 7 sim switch
    By Josephjsmith1985 in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 7
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 04:45 PM
  3. help
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 03:40 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 12:11 PM
  5. Smart Switch Messages Issue
    By MizWylie in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 7
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-19-2016, 09:40 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD