All people who just switched to a new phone may encounter such a problem: how to transfer important files such as SMS and contacts from their old phones to the new ones. If you are a user of Samsung Galaxy S3 and now turn to use an advanced Samsung Galaxy S5, you can learn how to transfer important contacts and SMS from Samsung Galaxy S3 to S6 (Edge) or S5 on Windows or Mac here.
Although you can copy all contacts from your old Galaxy S3 to your computer and then transfer them to Galaxy S5/S5 Active/S6/S6 Edge, you should admit that the transfer does waste you a lot of time. To complete the task easily and safely, you need help of a third party phone to phone transfer tool. Here is my recommendation – dr.fone – Switch, both of which can help you transfer contacts and SMS from Samsung S3 to S5 directly in just one click.
How to sync SMS & contacts from Samsung S3 to S5 / S6
Want to have a try? We now provide you free trial version of both dr.fone Windows version and Mac version, please download either version according to system of your computer. Here I will take the Windows version as an example to show you how to complete the S3 to S5 data transfer step by step.
Note: To avoid accidently data loss, you’d better backup all files from Galaxy S3 to your computer or an external device by dr.fone. In addition, dr.fone can also transfer files between multiple Android phone and tables professionally.
Step 1. Install dr.fone to a computer for S3 to S5 / S6 data transfer
To start with, you need to install the dr.fone on your computer and run it to bring up the starting window. Then please click the button “Switch” to bring up a phone transfer window.
Step 2. Make Galaxy S3 and S5 / S6 connect to computer
As you can see in the starting window, you are required to connect both your Samsung Galaxy S3 and S5 to computer via two USB cables. Please do as required. The program will detect them immediately and show them in the starting window. You can see your Samsung S3 is displayed in the left side and Galaxy S5 in the right side. If not, please click the button “Flip” to change their places.
Note: If you want to empty all contacts and SMS messages on your Samsung Galaxy S5, please click the button “Clear data before copy”. If you want to copy contacts that are saved in accounts, you will need to sign in the accounts on Samsung S3 first.
Step 3. Sync contacts & SMS from Samsung S3 to S5 / S6
Now you can see all files on your Samsung S3 are displayed into different categories, such as call logs, contacts, photos, videos, apps and more. If you want to transfer SMS messages & contacts only, you need to uncheck all other data types.
After choosing the files you want to transfer, please click the button “Start Transfer“. You will then see a pop-up window, which enables you to check the contacts before the transfer. When the process is finished, please click the button “OK”.
Note: You ought to keep your Samsung S3 and S5 connected to your computer stable during the whole steps to ensure success of the task.