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Smart Switch, Contacts, and calendar

(Topic created on: a month ago)
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PeteCC
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I'm thinking of buying a Samsung phone and was looking into transferring settings and so on, so arrived at Smart Switch. I thought I'd have a look at it on my old phone in the hope I could see exactly what level of control I would have over what is transferred.

The first thing I noticed was that it insists on calendar and contacts permissions but I absolutely do not want it to do anything with my calendar and contacts. They are stored on my google account and will be available as soon as I install and open the google apps (I never use phone manufacturer's versions).

Unfortunately, I couldn't see what I could select or deselect either as it needs to connect first.

Can I prevent it doing anything with my contacts and calendar, or am I better off using the google backup which doesn't include them anyway?

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OmegaMutant
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From my understanding of SmartSwitch. You'll need to allow permissions for the app to see what is stored there but, you can customise what data to transfer from the old phone to the new one on the following up screens. I think it gives an option for 'everything' or 'custom but either way, you'll need to allow the permission for the app just to see the data in the first place.

It's been a while since I've used SS though but I'm sure someone who has had a recent experience will be along to confirm what I've said or tell me I'm wrong 😆
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