View Poll Results: What will you use to backup and restore?

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  • Samsung Cloud

    3 23.08%
  • Google cloud

    6 46.15%
  • 3rd party app

    0 0%
  • Set up as new

    6 46.15%
  • Good old copy and paste in explorer

    0 0%
  • Allow the phones to initiate a copy via NFC

    1 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll.
01-31-2021 11:02 PM
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  1. kjjb0204's Avatar
    What will be your primary method for backing up your current phone and restoring on your new S21/+/Ultra? For my S10, I'll probably use a combination of Google backup and Samsung Cloud. I usually set up a phone fresh and don't restore a ton of stuff to keep it clean out of the gate but I just have too many apps to download them all one by one again. I don't feel like fussing with my new S21 for 6 hours getting it all back to the same setup as my S10. What will you do when setting up your new phone?
    01-25-2021 03:57 PM
  2. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I'm cleaning up my phone now and deleting apps I don't use and I'll probably just do a back up again in a day or 2 to make sure it's up to date and just click on restore on the new phone once I am signed in to my Samsung and Google account. I had to reset my S10+ a while back due to a theme causing problems and I liked how it put my home screens the same and my folders were all there. I'm just hoping I don't have any conflicts of apps with the new Android 11 and the UI. I hope all my wifi passwords come back too one time they didn't and it may have just been something I did when setting up the new phone not sure.
    kjjb0204 likes this.
    01-25-2021 04:20 PM
  3. Ragnarianrok's Avatar
    Coming from a Pixel 4 XL. I think I'll set up my incoming S21+ as new.

    Gotta make sure I un-check whatever that marketing prompt is. I don't want ads...
    01-25-2021 05:32 PM
  4. chimpboy74's Avatar
    I'm going to try google back up. I've also been clearing out my phone and ensuring photos etc are backed up so it won't be.a disaster if it fails and I have to start fresh.
    kjjb0204 likes this.
    01-25-2021 05:35 PM
  5. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Does the restore put your edge screen back the way it was too or do you have to set that up over again I don't remember? Is it going to have the edge screen?
    01-25-2021 05:35 PM
  6. Gary02468's Avatar
    You don't list the primary method, Samsung's Smart Switch.
    01-25-2021 06:29 PM
  7. kjjb0204's Avatar
    You don't list the primary method, Samsung's Smart Switch.
    Good point. Is that what you'll use? I've not used Smart Switch before.
    01-25-2021 06:30 PM
  8. Catman720's Avatar
    Yes, Smart Switch
    pags11 likes this.
    01-25-2021 07:33 PM
  9. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Well I just reset my S20 and did the USB-C <=> USB-C which is what I've done for last 3 upgrades.

    Why isn't that listed in poll choices? Or is it?
    kjjb0204 and pags11 like this.
    01-25-2021 07:36 PM
  10. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Well I just reset my S20 and did the USB-C <=> USB-C which is what I've done for last 3 upgrades.

    Why isn't that listed in poll choices? Or is it?
    Forgot about device to device transfer. Didn't cross my mind until reading your post.
    01-25-2021 08:36 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    What will be your primary method for backing up your current phone and restoring on your new S21/+/Ultra? For my S10, I'll probably use a combination of Google backup and Samsung Cloud. I usually set up a phone fresh and don't restore a ton of stuff to keep it clean out of the gate but I just have too many apps to download them all one by one again. I don't feel like fussing with my new S21 for 6 hours getting it all back to the same setup as my S10. What will you do when setting up your new phone?
    Use Google but also smart switch on the pc , you can restore at anytime.
    01-25-2021 08:41 PM
  12. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Use Google but also smart switch on the pc , you can restore at anytime.
    I'm trying to use SmartSwitch to backup to my pc, but it just sits at the opening screen saying to connect a device. My device is connected and I can select the USB option in settings to use USB for file transfer/android auto. But no movement in the SmartSwitch app on pc.
    01-25-2021 09:00 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm trying to use SmartSwitch to backup to my pc, but it just sits at the opening screen saying to connect a device. My device is connected and I can select the USB option in settings to use USB for file transfer/android auto. But no movement in the SmartSwitch app on pc.
    Try different usb port
    01-25-2021 09:05 PM
  14. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Try different usb port
    Yeah, must be something with my personal machine. My work machine recognizes immediately.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-25-2021 09:32 PM
  15. jlangner's Avatar
    Smart switch here, not listed.
    pags11 likes this.
    01-25-2021 09:44 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah, must be something with my personal machine. My work machine recognizes immediately.
    Yeah , also reboot or Uninstall and install again smart switch.
    01-25-2021 10:03 PM
  17. Johnson21x's Avatar
    I'm trying to use SmartSwitch to backup to my pc, but it just sits at the opening screen saying to connect a device. My device is connected and I can select the USB option in settings to use USB for file transfer/android auto. But no movement in the SmartSwitch app on pc.
    Or a different USB cable
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-25-2021 10:05 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    01-25-2021 10:08 PM
  19. Nex2knotN's Avatar
    Smart Switch here too. Walk away and let it do its thing - fairly painless. Been succcessful in the past S8 > S9 > S10 > S20 and now S21. I'll find out in 2 days.
    pags11 likes this.
    01-25-2021 11:01 PM
  20. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Yeah , also reboot or Uninstall and install again smart switch.
    I ended up deleting and uninstalling the USB device drivers in Device Manager, rebooting, everything works now as advertised.
    Catman720 and mustang7757 like this.
    01-26-2021 12:02 AM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    I ended up deleting and uninstalling the USB device drivers in Device Manager, rebooting, everything works now as advertised.
    Thats great
    01-26-2021 12:15 AM
  22. Walter Wagenleithner's Avatar
    Smart Switch... from Note 10 to S21 Ultra.
    pags11 likes this.
    01-26-2021 03:04 AM
  23. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Backup current, (Note 20 Ultra), hit Smart Switch, sign out of Google and Samsung accounts and factory reset for trade in. I usually end up omitting half of my apps in the switch to the new phone to keep things light in the transition
    01-26-2021 06:05 AM
  24. sftl97's Avatar
    I plan on using Smart Switch, this will be a new method for me. Hopefully no hitches.
    marki86 and pags11 like this.
    01-26-2021 08:40 AM
  25. marki86's Avatar
    I plan on using Smart Switch, this will be a new method for me. Hopefully no hitches.
    Same here! About to try to back up to computer.
    pags11 likes this.
    01-26-2021 08:57 AM
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