You can download the latest Samsung Smart Switch for Windows and Mac here with the latest USB drivers. Samsung, in an effort to make the process of switching to new flagship Galaxy phones easier, announced Smart Switch application. This program allows you to shift from old phones to new Galaxy phones very easily. Also, it not only works for old Samsung phones rather it addresses almost every brand. Be it your very old BlackBerry or even your iPhone, the Smart Switch app is designed to work miraculously. You can easily sync, backup, restore and transfer your contacts, pictures, videos, calendar events etc. easily with Smart Switch.
If it wasn’t already quite helpful, the Samsung Smart Switch app also acts as an update tool. Smart Switch automatically detects which Samsung Galaxy device is connected and it finds out available updates for it. In case you think you are not getting the latest software updates for your Samsung device, Smart Switch will check and download the latest update. If you previously used Android File Transfer (on Mac), Smart Switch even comes with its own files tool to manage files on your Samsung phone.
Samsung Smart Switch – Features
As per the official description, “Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars and more to virtually any Samsung Galaxy device.” It really does! And for Samsung devices that are not compatible with Smart Switch, we have mentioned and linked to Samsung KIES (the older utility) below.
Here is a quick list of features that come with Samsung Smart Switch tool:
Works on multiple brands
Samsung Smart Switch is compatible with a range of popular smartphones that you can transfer data to and from. As mentioned earlier, highlight brands include BlackBerry, Google Pixel, Huawei and Apple’s iPhone. Rest any Android phone brand is ought to work.
Installs with latest USB drivers
Once you install the Smart Switch program on your computer, it will automatically install USB drivers. This is especially helpful because you won’t have to download USB drivers separately for your computer.
Supports iOS and BlackBerry
Samsung wants new customers who haven’t tried Android yet and it also wants to be the one providing users with their first Android smartphone. Hence, Smart Switch is designed to work with BlackBerry and iOS as these users haven’t tried Android or the Galaxy smartphone experience yet.
Supports Windows and macOS
Samsung Smart Switch app can be installed both on a Windows PC or a Mac computer. Gladly, both of these iterations have identical features and work efficiently. The above screenshot was taken on macOS.
Download Samsung Smart Switch:
You can download the latest version of Samsung Smart Switch for Windows and macOS below.
How to Fix Problems on Mac
If you use Smart Switch on Mac, there are a few problems you might face. Let’s take a look a what they are and how to fix them.
1. Android File Transfer
For those who have been a long time Android user along with a MacBook, chances are you might have Android File Transfer app installed on your computer. Unfortunately, you cannot use it with the Smart Switch app. So to avoid any conflicts and problems, uninstall Android File Transfer before trying to connect your phone with Smart Switch.
2. MacOS Installation / Connection Problems
Not able to connect your Samsung Galaxy phone with Smart Switch? Here is a solution to fix “Failed to connect the device.” error. We were running macOS Catalina when we faced this problem.
To fix, follow these easy steps:
- Go to System Preferences on your Mac.
- Navigate to Security & Privacy > General
- At the bottom here, you will see two apps that Mac has stopped from opening.
- Enter your password. Click on “Allow…” button.
- Now try connecting your Samsung phone with Smart Switch. It should work now!
NOTE: The two developers you need to allow to run system software are:
- Samsung Electronics
- DEVGURU Co., Ltd.
Samsung Smart Switch Software – More Information
Samsung USB Drivers: Smart Switch software ships with newest USB drivers so you wont need an independent download file. If needed, you can grab the latest Samsung USB drivers here.
Samsung KIES: If you would like to transfer content from your computer to your Samsung Galaxy phone, or vice versa, you can do so with another tool called KIES. This is for devices that are not compatible with Smart Switch. Get it from here: Download Samsung KIES.
Compatibility: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 10.1 / 11 and OS X / macOS
Credits: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.