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Transfer Contacts from S5/S4/S3 to S6 via Samsung Smart Switch

-- Thursday, June 04, 2015
For Android users, they are used to back up contacts with Google Cloud, which is 100% secure and reliable. When they switch old Samsung phones like S5, S4 or S3 to Galaxy S6, they can sign in Google Cloud account in the new phone and load and save contacts backup from Google Cloud in S6 easily. However, if you forget or even can't find back the password, you are not able to extract backup files from Google Cloud and may wonder whether you should type the contacts information one by one in Galaxy S6.
Don't be frustrated. Smart Switch, a freeware released by Samsung Inc, enables you to directly transfer data from one Samsung phone to another wirelessly. Read the following article and learn how to transfer contacts from S5/S4/S3 to Galaxy S6/S6 edge with Smart Switch.

Guide to Transfer Contacts from Old Samsung to Galaxy S6

Note: Turn on Wi-Fi in both two Samsung devices and make them connected to the same Wi-Fi. Then, download and install Samsung Smart Switch in both your Samsung phones.

Step 1 Connect Source and Destination Devices
Run the app in both Galaxy S5 and S6. Select "Android Device" in S6 and hit the "Start" button in Galaxy S6. In Galaxy S5, set the phone as "Sending device", while choosing "Receiving device" in Samsung Galaxy S6. After selection, click the "CONNECT" button on the two devices.

Select Android as Old Device Set S5 as Sending Device Set S6 as Receiving Device

A PIN code will show on the sending phone's screen. If the two devices are not successfully connected, type the PIN code in the receiving device and build the connection manually.

PIN Code in S5 Type PIN Code in S6 Phone Successfully Connected

Step 2 Start Contacts Transfer
Once the two devices are connected, you can see contacts, music, pictures and videos data with numbers and sizes shown on the sending phone screen. Then, tick "Contacts" data and click the "Send" button. In a while, the process will complete and you can check the contacts in your Galaxy S6.

Transfer Contacts from S5 to S6 Contacts Transfer from S5 to S6 Complete

Transferring contacts with Samsung Smart Switch is very simple. However, if you want to transfer contacts to other Android devices like HTC, Sony Xperia, LG, or phones running other OS like Blackberry, Nokia and iDevices, Smart Switch may not meet your need. Here recommend you to try Phone Transfer, a useful data transfer program helping you transfer media files, messages, call logs, contacts, apps among various handsets with different system. Read the article about How to Contacts from Android to Android and get more details.
Transfer Contacts from Samsung to S6 with Phone Transfer

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