Smart switch without sim (2024)

Samsung Smart Switch works over Bluetooth or a USB cable.

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Smart switch without sim (2024)


Can I use a Smart Switch without a SIM card? ›

You don't need a SIM card in both phones to use a smart switch. Smart switch works on Wi-Fi and not on SIM card, so you can easily transfer data between your phones without having a SIM card in either one.

Why does Smart Switch say not enough? ›

If your receiving phone's storage is at or near maximum capacity, Smart Switch may be unable to complete a wireless transfer to that phone. Deselect any unnecessary items and make sure that the estimated total size does not surpass the receiving phone's available space.

Do you have to have a SIM card in both phones to transfer data? ›

Inserting a SIM is optional, but you'll have to connect to a Wi-Fi network to restore your phone wirelessly.

Do I remove the SIM card before the Smart Switch? ›

If using a LOCKED phone, insert the SIM card BEFORE using Smart Switch. If you do not, you could risk losing all your data from a factory reset (1st screenshot).

How to transfer data from Samsung to Samsung without SIM card? ›

Wireless transfer for just the essentials

On your new Galaxy device, open the Smart Switch app and select “Receive data.” For the data transfer option, select “Wireless” if prompted. Select the OS of the device you're transferring from. Then tap “Transfer.”

Do I need to put my SIM card in new phone before using Smart Switch? ›

Smart switch will work just fine without a SIM in the device you are moving data from. If you have a new Samsung phone you will likely have a USB - C double ended cable. Use that to transfer data. Or back up your old phone on Google Drive.

Should I put a SIM card in a new Samsung phone before transferring? ›

Put your sim into new device before powering your new device on. Set up the phone and update all apps from store's. Check for software update. You can use cloud backup or use smartswitch to transfer everything over from your old device to your new one.

What does not transfer with Samsung Smart Switch? ›

Contacts: Contacts saved on the SIM card, social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Google accounts, and work email accounts are excluded. Calender: Appointments synced with external accounts, such as Google, and calendar stickers are excluded.

Does switching SIM cards transfer everything? ›

No, taking out a SIM card does not delete everything. Your phone's data and apps are stored on its internal storage or external memory card. None of this data is stored on the SIM card.

Do I leave the SIM card in the old phone when transferring data? ›

How to transfer data from one Android phone to another
  1. Switch the new Android phone on.
  2. The phone will ideally take it to a set-up screen.
  3. On the 'Hi there' screen, select your language and click Start.
  4. If you have a SIM card/memory card, remove it from your old phone and insert it into the new one.
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Does Smart Switch delete data from old phone? ›

If I use Smart Switch, will the data be removed from the old form during the transfer? No the data will still be on the old phone unless you delete it. From experience, I'd recommend using a cable to transfer data than doing it wireless. A 100% none of your data will be deleted.

How to transfer everything from old phone to new phone Android? ›

  1. Turn on your new device.
  2. Tap Start.
  3. When asked, make sure you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  4. Choose to copy apps and data from your old device. Recommended: If you have a cable to connect your devices, follow the on-screen instructions to copy your data. ...
  5. Check your texts, photos, and videos.

Can I switch phones without switching SIM cards? ›

If the phone you're switching to is from the same carrier or it's unlocked, you shouldn't need a new SIM.

Can you use a smart phone without a SIM card? ›

If you're happy to only use Wi-Fi, rather than mobile data, you'll still be able to browse the web, access social media and stream video content without a SIM. If you wish to make calls, send messages and access 3G, 4G and 5G on the go you'll need a SIM card and appropriate data plan.

Do I insert a SIM card before setting up a new Samsung phone? ›

To use your new smartphone, simply insert your SIM card, then turn the phone on by pressing and holding the power button on the right side of the phone until you feel it vibrate and the Samsung logo appears. The phone will then prompt you through the initial set-up.

Why is my Samsung Smart Switch not working on Wi-Fi? ›

Go to their Settings > WiFi and turn it on. Preferably, you should connect both the devices to the same WiFi network. You can also turn on the WiFi feature from the notification tab as well. If it still won't work, then restart your devices and try connecting them again.

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