Is it better to use Smart Switch or USB device to backup and restore phone data during changeover to new phone? Previously, I used Smart Switch but sounds and backgrounds didn't seem to transfer properly and I wondered if, maybe, the USB method picked up everything in the phone and copied it across? Any help, greatly appreciated.
This time round I transferred my data over by USB-C cable. Seems to transfer everything I use perfectly fine. My wallpaper etc is just like my old phone. If your using a phone a few years old to transfer data. I'd be inclined to backup everything I can to cloud Then setup the new device from fresh. Takes a bit longer, but you won't transfer any old or corrupted data from the old phone.
I'd personally not use wireless data transfer, as some have been experiencing problems.