How to Transfer Data from Android Phones to Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/S9

Congratulations that you get the latest Samsung product Galaxy S9. And I know all you want is to transfer all your personal content from your old Android phone to your new Samsung Galaxy S9. So excited so that can’t wait right? Like everybody has his own habit, you also like to set up your phone as your personal preference.

But to transfer the contents from your old Android phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S9, you need a tool to achieve it. Actually, it’s not easy to find out an app that can be both compatible with your old Android phone and the Samsung Galaxy S9. So you start to search for such a transfer app among the countless similar tool in the market or online app resource. But which one is the most suitable and user-friendly one that even you are a beginner you can use it to transfer the contents to your Samsung Galaxy S9 easily?

Or, except using a transfer software to transfer the contents from your old Android phone to the new arrival Samsung Galaxy S9, are there any other ways to do the contents transfer? Sure YES! Today I am going to teach you how to do the transfer of the contents from your old Android phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S9 in three different ways.

Section 1. Transfer Media Files from Android Phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 by SD Card.

There is a manual way to transfer the media contents such as music, videos, and pictures from an Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 because of the adaptable technology the Galaxy S9 has. But, it’s not so compatible with the old model Android phones somehow. Maybe it’s easier to just transfer text messages to Samsung Galaxy S9 for the old Android model phone. Now, let’s transfer the media files the following steps by this SD card manual way.

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Step 1. Copy all the media contents that include music, videos and pictures from your old Android phone to an external SD card. But, be noticed, a SD card slot actually is not encouraged to be used on the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Step 2. However, an app called Smart Switch Mobile on the new Samsung model can be used to detect the media contents from the SD card of the old Android phone automatically. And it will transfer these contents into a list called “Content in SD Card”. And the media contents of the SD card can be transferred to the Samsung Galaxy S9 if the optional SD card slot is provided.

Step 3. Enter the Storage and USB, then initiate the SanDisk SD Card.

Now, congratulations that you have successfully completely transferred your media contents from your old Android phone to your new Samsung Galaxy S9 already.

Section 2. Transfer Contacts from Android Phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 by Google Account

For the contacts transfer, you can use your Google account to do the contacts transfer from your old Android phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S9. The method is to sync your contacts from your old Android phone to the Gmail through your Google account. Then follow the steps below to finish the contacts transfer to your Samsung Galaxy S9.

Step 1. Ensure you have a Gmail account as default on your Android phone and then open your old Android phone and enter the “Contacts” interface.

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Step 2. Tap the “Menu” button and choose the “Settings” option. Then select “Merge with Google” and confirm the choice by tap “Yes” to continue.Then after a moment, a pop-up hint will tell you your contacts have been successfully merged with your Gmail account.

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Step 3. Enter the Application list on your Samsung Galaxy S9, and tap on “Gmail” option.

Step 4. Choose “Add a Google Account” on the screen, and select “Existing” option. Then input the account and password of your Gmail account.

Step 5. Input the details of the program required and agree to “Google Terns”, then tap “Done”.

Then the chosen Gmail account will start to transfer the contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S9.

Or, if you don’t link the Gmail account with your old Android phone, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open your old Android phone and go to the App Drawer. Then tap the “Settings” option and choose the “Account and Sync” option. Make sure the accounts and syncing service is available.

Step 2. Enable both the accounts and syncing service. Then the e-mail account setup will allow you to choose the Gmail account.

Step 3. Tap “Sync Contacts” and “Sync Now”. Then the contacts from your old Android phone will be synchronized with your Gmail account. This operation is needed for syncing the contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S9.

Step 4. Open Gmail on your computer browser and enter your Gmail account.

Step 5. Find out the “Contacts” option on the upper-left side of the interface then click on it. Then a contacts list will appear on the screen which comes from your old Android phone.

Step 6. Enter the Application list on your Samsung Galaxy S9, and tap on “Gmail” option.

Step 7. Choose “Add a Google Account” on the screen, and select “Existing” option. Then input the account and password of your Gmail account.

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Step 8. Input the details of the program required and agree to “Google Terns”, then tap “Done”.

Then the chosen Gmail account will start to transfer the contacts to your Samsung Galaxy S9.

Section 3. Transfer All Contents from Android Phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 directly by dr.fone – Phone Transfer

Except for the above two ways, I recommend this way mostly by using a professional contents transfer software, dr.fone – Phone Transfer software. This software is very powerful that can be compatible with different models of different system smartphone including Android system phones. And the contents that the software can transfer are various including music, pictures, contacts, videos, text messages and even apps and their data.

Here I list some of the important features of dr.fone – Phone Transfer for you to understand this software better:

  • Zero risk to assure 100% safety. No matter after what kind of operation, the original contents will still be retained on your device.
  • Pretty easy contents transfer. No matter which brand and which operation phone you use, your music, videos, text messages, pictures, apps, app data and all your contents can be easily transferred to another phone just by one click.
  • Powerful network support. It supports more than 8000 different models of phone and networks such as T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon.

Get dr.fone – Phone Transfer

Now, let’s transfer the contents from your old Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S9 by the following steps.

Step 1. Download and installed the appropriate version of dr.fone on your computer and launch it.

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Step 2. Choose “Phone Transfer” option among the options offered on the interface.

Step 3. Connect both of your phones with the computer by the matched USB cables and make the old Android phone as the source device and the Samsung Galaxy S9 as the destination device click the “Flip” button at the bottom of the interface.


Step 4. Tick the contents you want to transfer to your Samsung Galaxy S9 in the center box which shows the contents types.

Step 5. Click “Start Transfer” to start content you choose to transfer to your Samsung Galaxy S9 from the old Android phone.


Now, just wait for a short time to let the software program to finish the contents transfer from the Android phone to your Samsung Galaxy S9. But, be careful, make sure both of your phones won’t disconnect with the computer, otherwise the process will stop and you need to repeat the above steps again.

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Congratulations that your contents have successfully come to your Samsung Galaxy S9 now. So how is your feeling now about these above data transfer ways? The first two ways actually are not so good to transfer all the kind of contents from one Android phone to the other one, but the last way, to use the dr.fone – Phone Transfer software is much easier and convenient for the users and it also can provide all kind of data transfer. If I suggest, I would suggest you use the last method. Hope this article does help you!