09-16-2016 07:17 PM
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  1. ibcop's Avatar
    Why not connect your current device to your computer, if you have one available? I make a folder (Joe's Note 7 for example) on my desktop and move everything I want to keep such as pictures, music, ringtones, notification tones, etc. The only thing I don't worry about are contacts as they are backed up with Google. Once you connect the device, give it a few seconds to be recognized and then you'll probably have to swipe down from the top of the device and pick "File Transfer". It usually defaults to "USB Charging".

    Or you could always back up to the cloud. Also, one you have your new(er) device, Google usually gives you the option to restore from a previous device. Some have reported issues doing this (me included) so I set up as a new device to prevent anything.
    king likes this.
    09-05-2016 01:08 PM
  2. Dealz417's Avatar
    Does anyone else get a network error message when backing up Apps with Samsung Cloud?

    Everything else gets backed up with no problems.
    09-05-2016 01:08 PM
  3. keepnitreel's Avatar
    Does anyone else get a network error message when backing up Apps with Samsung Cloud?

    Everything else gets backed up with no problems.
    I did, the first few times... It was only when I read in a thread that once you enable auto backup that it works error free... And it did....
    09-05-2016 01:41 PM
  4. Dealz417's Avatar
    I did, the first few times... It was only when I read in a thread that once you enable auto backup that it works error free... And it did....
    I was still getting an error even with auto backup turned on, however since my last post backing up has been working ever since I got and installed a software update that was made available recently.
    09-09-2016 09:37 AM
  5. French's Avatar
    I'm still unable to successfully backup to Samsung Cloud (Verizon).

    ETA: I LIED! Not on purpose (I mean I didn't lie on purpose)...I just tried to backup again using the shortcut I had made to Samsung Cloud backup and it worked. BUT...how is it possible I'm only using 11 MB of 15 gigs? I have WAY more apps than that.
    09-09-2016 11:03 AM
  6. maf113's Avatar
    I will use Smart Switch with my PC. I may not do a full restore and start over instead. From what I have read on this forum some lag issues are related to using smart switch to restore. So I will try and see how it goes by starting over. Can always do a restore later.
    09-09-2016 11:04 AM
  7. spasell's Avatar
    For photos I just back them up to Google Photos. Makes it very simple and they are there if I need to download any to my device.

    Music is something different. SD card transfers.

    Everything else is pretty seamless and I'm going to just download my apps from scratch. Make it a new device. Slower to do it that way but will not create the lag that some have experienced.

    I'm not happy about the switch since I got my Note 7 working perfectly.
    09-09-2016 11:10 AM
  8. EvEr34's Avatar
    I've put everything I need to keep on my SD card. Took some screen shots of all my settings to make sure I don't forget anything and I'll be setting up from scratch.
    09-09-2016 11:12 AM
  9. TheMiz's Avatar
    Would it be different going from the S7E to the Note 7 ?

    I am on the loaner and I am not finding the Samsung Cloud on it
    09-16-2016 10:06 AM
  10. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Well I use smartswitch via pc and the clould , however mine is being shipped so im going to try bluetooth smartswitch 7 to 7
    09-16-2016 10:11 AM
  11. TheMiz's Avatar
    Well I use smartswitch via pc and the clould , however mine is being shipped so im going to try bluetooth smartswitch 7 to 7
    Smartswitch took the Canton Ohio store about 3 hours to transfer for me.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-16-2016 10:47 AM
  12. doodleholic's Avatar
    I'll probably do a fresh set up, and only transfer the bare minimum. My contacts are backed up to Google, and all my pictures are on my MicroSD card. Manually re-downloading apps and fiddling with the widgets/screen setup is no big deal to me.
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    09-16-2016 11:13 AM
  13. amyf27's Avatar
    I have a loaner note 5 so I'll probably just do a partial app/messages transfer at tmobile store (if I have to go there). If it's shipped to me then I'll do a smart switch partial backup restore then mail out the loaner
    09-16-2016 11:17 AM
  14. brau0303's Avatar
    I will likely use "SMS Backup & Restore" to catch all messages/mms/phone logs and rebuild the rest clean. I do not want to have any artifacts from the old device even if it's the same device. It's just a good practice that carried over from flashing roms. (I'll do this before I even walk in the door, all of my core files are on my MSD card so I can rebuild in the field if needed)

    Cheers,
    BR
    juliesdroidsync likes this.
    09-16-2016 11:52 AM
  15. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I'll probably do a fresh set up, and only transfer the bare minimum. My contacts are backed up to Google, and all my pictures are on my MicroSD card. Manually re-downloading apps and fiddling with the widgets/screen setup is no big deal to me.
    And thats is the best way to set up your new 7 you will avoid lag and other issues that way
    09-16-2016 12:23 PM
  16. awtryau89's Avatar
    I can use Samsung Cloud. Before I returned my Note I reset it but then had to sign back in to disable some stuff for my work exchange. Anyway, it asked me if I wanted to use the Samsung Cloud backup. My question is around if this brings over any "junk". I'm leaning towards doing a fresh install from scratch but having all my screens and menu settings such as ringtones, notifications, etc would save a ton of time.
    09-16-2016 01:03 PM
  17. mmsean's Avatar
    I'm going to start fresh again because I've had instances where the application that was reinstalled wasn't the newest application on the Google Play Store. However if I was going to do it I would do a Smart Switch transfer it to an SD card and then when I got the new device I would do a Smart Switch transfer from the SD card to the phone.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-16-2016 01:17 PM
  18. juliesdroidsync's Avatar
    I don't sync my contacts, I export them to a file them import them on the new device.

    You can try helium to backup your apps, it doesn't do all apps, some to me some app data is better than none.
    ...and I learned the hard way it does not back up your text messages... :-/
    jamesrick80 likes this.
    09-16-2016 01:26 PM
  19. juliesdroidsync's Avatar
    I will backup my Google contacts of course, and my Nova Launcher settings, and my text messages using SMS Backup and Restore. Then I will set up as a new phone, download my apps from the playstore, retrieve my text messages, and finally restore my Nova Launcher settings. Kind of a pain, but, I'm not trusting Smart Switch. It will take longer, but I think it's worth the added hassle.
    09-16-2016 01:34 PM
  20. TheMiz's Avatar
    I have seen somewhere that some like to encrypt their data before doing a wipe, I asked at the Verizon store to please do that and they said it was not needed and since I really didn't know how to do that I let it go.

    What are all your thoughts on this and if you do it please let me know how to do this


    Thanks In Advance
    09-16-2016 02:35 PM
  21. tk-093's Avatar
    I will likely use "SMS Backup & Restore" to catch all messages/mms/phone logs and rebuild the rest clean.
    I second the "SMS Backup & Restore" It's by Carbonite. I always just backup my TXT/SMS to Google drive and download it to my new device. Works slick as snot. My pictures always go up to my OneDrive so I don't have to worry about those either.

    I always set up my device as a new device because I don't want all the dumb apps I've download over time to come back.
    09-16-2016 03:12 PM
  22. Skybrok's Avatar
    I'll do just like you basically. But I use Next launcher. GO SMS will backup my texts and retrieve with new phone.
    09-16-2016 04:19 PM
  23. jshah500's Avatar
    How do you use smartswitch without having both phones in your hand at the same time?
    09-16-2016 06:21 PM
  24. rushmore's Avatar
    I plan on Smart Switching from my current N7. The process is less likely to cause issues going to same device and using the cable (much faster). I have 40GB of apps, so will take 30-45 minutes using the cable. The Samsung rep and BB mobile manager says they will do that for me as long as I can hang around until done.
    09-16-2016 06:38 PM
  25. mmsean's Avatar
    How do you use smartswitch without having both phones in your hand at the same time?
    When you load Smart Switch on your phone you can backup to external storage which you can choose the SD card
    09-16-2016 06:40 PM
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