What should I do prior to swapping my note?

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  1. ngt

    ngt Senior Member

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    Wondering what I should do prior to swapping my note 7. I read about some app to download that makes transferring stuff easier. Don't want to lose my contacts again. Should I just move everything to my sd card? Do I wipe the phone somehow? Should I keep my SIM card? Anything I should know or do before swapping? Thanks! Still waiting on my email from best buy :(
     
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    First of all when you add a contact store them as a google contact then u will never lose them on any android phone,and wen you get your new one go into settings and search smart switch and it will tell you how to do it

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    And i would do a factory reset after you are sure the new one is set up

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    How do I make them all Google contacts at once? I could only make a vCard on my sd card.
     
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    I think you have to go in and edit them and look for link contact under settings once ur in the contacts but im not really sure

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    Cool, thanks for the reply. I'm transferring anything i can to the sd card, which isn't much since the phone is fairly new. I'll do the Google thing one at a time today at lunch
     
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    Settings/Accounts/Google, then select your account & make sure Contacts is on. You can then check to see if all your contacts are saved by going here https://contacts.google.com/preview/all
     
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    Can't get it to work. It says I need to go to old contacts and when I go to upload a vCard, it doesn't give me the option to choose a vcard. Only images and video.

    Oh well, I hope the new phone let's me get the vCard off of my sd card
     
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    What was done when I got my phone swapped was Samsung's smart switch. Plug new phone into old phone with the supplied adapter and let it do it's thing. Took a little while to finish but theres a point where you can unplug and it'll finish from there. Doesnt take too long to get to thw unplug point. But once done my new phone was setup exactly like my old, just needed to log back into a couple apps and done.

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    Good to know! Thanks!
     
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    You're welcome

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    Smart Switch moves everything quite well. You will have to sign into everything again, starting with Google. I made sure to sign out of all accounts before resetting former phone. Also make sure they switch your SDcard to new phone. Don't forget to take all accessories back..youll get the new set.

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