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Backup and Restore question

(Topic created on: 20-02-2023 01:00 PM)
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jvk
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Hi,

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. 

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Glenntech
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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.

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Glenntech
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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.
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Going from S10 to S20, I used smart switch. No issues at all

I did the same with S20 to s22 and again, no issues to report.

I have though set up a OTG MEM CARD ON A USB HUB. ... Using a mem card on a Anker hub to back up everything (uses usb c3)

next full reset etc I'll use that to restore
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If I helped or solved your problem, please like or tick solved.

Have been using phones since 1993, and am self taught.

I offer advice for free, cos I think it'll help, if it doesn't, explain why, I might learn something new too.

Current phone Galaxy S22 Ultra
Previous phones: most S series, Note 2, Samsung Alpha, iPhone 3gs, far too many Nokia's!
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