How To Migrate From The Note7 To A Samsung S7

There is only one way to accomplish this task. It must be done wirelessly over wifi. If you are reading this, you’ve likely tried the cable thing suggested in the instructions that came along with your new S7 and are already frustrated and annoyed. Especially if you replaced your Note7 with the “new” Note7 in the recall before the final recall. Or, as I like to refer to it, the mission abortion of the suicide bomber phones, but that’s a different discussion. For now, let me help you out with some hard-earned info. You can make the transfer without spending hours in a phone store or in an aggravated state of techno-red-hot-hatred at home.

In order to successfully migrate everything over to your new S7 you will need to find two things on you Note7.

  1. Find the NFC and reset in Settings > Phone at the bottom of that list. You’re going to need to turn this on in order to transfer data wirelessly to your new device. Turn it on.
  2. Find the Smart Switch application in Settings > Personal > Backup and reset. You’re going to need this to transfer all the applications to run and manage your phone. Click on Smart Switch to open and let that hang out for a bit.

From here, you can transfer the sim card from your Note7 to your S7 as stated in the instructions, start up your S7 and begin following the prompts. Take your time. Do this when you are not in a hurry to do anything or go anywhere. Save yourself some anxiety. Transfer times will vary with the amount of data and apps you have. Mine took a little under an hour. I don’t play games so I don’t have much in the way of apps, and I keep my music on an iPod, but I do have a ton of pictures.

It really can be that simple. Yes, you will put the phones back to back and yes there should be a sound when you do. Just keep an eye on it until both phones say they are done. The new one will be done last because it will be saving everything at the end.

That’s all there is to it. Have other tips to share about the Samsung S7, feel free to discuss below.