1. droidbillh's Avatar
    I've encountered an issue using Smart Switch. When I went to load the backup that I took for the Note 7 into the S7 Edge, I was unable to select 'Samsung Notes'. It was greyed out.

    How can I load 'Samsung Notes' from the Note 7 backup ?
    10-11-2016 01:52 PM
  2. MilitantRabbit's Avatar
    Samsung notes was exclusive to the Note 7. Samsung has yet to make it compatible for any other phones. S Note is what's available for the S7 line.
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    10-11-2016 05:32 PM
  3. droidbillh's Avatar
    I was on the phone with Samsung Technical Support (800-726-7864) for Smart Switch. They told me the same thing - Note phones and Galaxy phones have different 'Notes' and are not compatible. All of my 'Notes' are really memos from my iPhone. Samsung is working on creating software to be able to extract the 'Notes' from the Note 7 to S7 or S7 Edge devices. Samsung will contact me when the software is ready.
    10-11-2016 07:44 PM
  4. LOWCountryGIRL's Avatar
    Samsung notes was exclusive to the Note 7. Samsung has yet to make it compatible for any other phones. S Note is what's available for the S7 line.
    I hope they come up with a solution soon... I have so many Samsung Notes that I need NOW! What a mess... Just when I thought the whole Note 7 thing was behind me. Sigh.
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    10-19-2016 06:23 PM
  5. Misterb's Avatar
    I hope they come up with a solution soon... I have so many Samsung Notes that I need NOW! What a mess... Just when I thought the whole Note 7 thing was behind me. Sigh.
    Try setting up a free Evernote account on the Note 7. It should backup your Samsung Notes to Evernote and then you can install Evernote on your new phone to access the notes
    10-19-2016 10:43 PM
  6. droidbillh's Avatar
    Note 7 has been turned in.
    10-23-2016 02:04 PM
  7. droidbillh's Avatar
    I was on the phone with Samsung Technical Support (800-726-7864) for Smart Switch. They told me the same thing - Note phones and Galaxy phones have different 'Notes' and are not compatible. All of my 'Notes' are really memos from my iPhone. Samsung is working on creating software to be able to extract the 'Notes' from the Note 7 to S7 or S7 Edge devices. Samsung will contact me when the software is ready.
    Received a follow up call from this number. Was told they are working on an software update to be able to do this.
    10-23-2016 02:07 PM
  8. dbartlett0121's Avatar
    Received a follow up call from this number. Was told they are working on an software update to be able to do this.
    I'm in the same boat. Please share if you find out anything. Thanks
    10-24-2016 11:41 PM
  9. Whisky_Hat_Hacker's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I specially registered for a account here to post a fix I found! It's really simple, just go to the Samsung Store and search for "Samsung Notes" AND NOT "S Note". Once you have installed "Samsung Notes" (The icon should be the same as the Note 7's icon) then plug your cable back to your desktop/laptop and you should see the box being enabled instead of grayed out.

    Cheers,
    Whisky_Hat_Hacker
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    11-08-2016 07:58 AM
  10. Levizari's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I specially registered for a account here to post a fix I found! It's really simple, just go to the Samsung Store and search for "Samsung Notes" AND NOT "S Note". Once you have installed "Samsung Notes" (The icon should be the same as the Note 7's icon) then plug your cable back to your desktop/laptop and you should see the box being enabled instead of grayed out.

    Cheers,
    Whisky_Hat_Hacker
    Very good - thank you
    11-10-2016 04:20 AM
  11. Chris Dietrich's Avatar
    triple thumbs up. Samsung Notes downloaded all my Note 7 (and note edge, note2) notes to my 'temp' S7 Edge.
    BTW cant wait for the Note 8. Note 7 was the best darn'ed smart phone I've had :-(
    11-11-2016 05:17 PM

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