There is a constant battle between Samsung and Google applications. While some users prefer the Samsung ecosystem, others like the Google application. A user gets stuck when he likes the application of both. For example, someone might like Samsung Messages more than Android Messages but prefer Google Keep over Samsung Notes. What if the same user wants to move their notes from Samsung Notes to Google Keep? Find the answers in this post.
Samsung Notes is limited to Samsung phones and tablets, and Windows PCs. That is not the case with Google Keep. You can use it on the web, iPhone, OnePlus, Pixel and Mi phones apart from Samsung phones, making it a true cross-platform application.
So if you want to import Samsung Notes into Google Keep, you will find three methods here. Let’s check it out.
Method 1: Transfer Samsung Notes to Google Still Using Copy-Paste
Sometimes, we lose simple things. The traditional copy-paste method will help you move notes from Samsung Notes to Google Keep.
Here’s how to copy and paste notes from Samsung to Google Keep.
Step 3: Tap and hold any text from the note. Select Select All from the options that appear. Then press the Copy button. The text has now been copied to your clipboard.
Step 4: Open the Google Keep application on your mobile. Tap the plus icon (+) on the button to create a new note.
Step 5: Tap and hold on the Notes area and press the Paste option that appears. Return to save note.
Step 6: Repeat steps for all notes.
Method 2: Transfer Samsung Notes to Google Keep As Image File
If your Samsung Notebook has images, this method will be useful because it supports image export as well. In this method, you need to share your Samsung Note as an image file and then add it in Keep. You don’t need to copy-paste anything. Just press one or two buttons, as shown below. However, the downside is that this method does not allow you to move all records at the same time. You have to move them one by one.
Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Make sure the Google Keep application is installed on your mobile.
Step 2: Launch the Samsung Notes application on your mobile.
Step 3: Open the note you want to move to Google Keep. Tap the Share button at the top. Select the image file from the menu.
Step 4: The sharing screen will appear. Tap Keep Notes.
Step 5: You can add a title for your notes in the pop-up window that opens. Tap the email ID to switch accounts, if you have multiple Keep accounts. Press the Save button to add notes to Keep.
As you can see, notes from the Samsung Notes application have appeared in Google Keep, including images.
Step 6: Repeat the same steps for all notes in Samsung Notes.
Method 3: Transfer Samsung Notes to Google Keep As PDF
If the method above doesn’t suit your needs or you face problems while using it, there are other ways. This method might look a bit old but is effective.
In this method, you need to export notes as PDFs, add them in Drive, convert to Google Docs format, and then save in Google Keep. This will be useful if you have a little time to move notes one by one to Google Keep, because you can export multiple notes to Google Drive using this method.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Launch the Samsung Notes application.
Step 2: Tap the three dot icon at the top and choose Edit.
Step 3: Tap All to select all notes. You can also choose notes individually. For this, tap the selection box next to the note.
Step 4: Tap the Share button. Select the PDF file from the menu.
Step 5: Sharing menu will appear. Select Save to Drive. Select the account and folder where you want to save your PDF file. Tap on Save. The resulting PDF file will have an image in it.
Step 6: Now, open Google Drive on the web from drive.google.com. Open the folder containing the PDF file from Samsung Notes.
Step 7: Right-click on the file and select Open with> Google Docs. This will convert your PDF file to a Google Docs document.
Step 8: Your Docs document will open. However, it will not have media files in it from Samsung Notes.
Now select the text from Google Docs that you want to move to Keep. Right-click on the selected text and select Save to Stay.
The Google Keep panel will open on the right side of Docs. You will find your newly created note. Google Keep will attach a Google Docs document link to the note from where you created it.
Moving Is Difficult
Both Samsung Notes and Google Keep are amazing in their own way. In the end, your personal preferences are important. If you like Google Keep over Samsung Notes, we hope we can help you move to Keep. Are there alternative ways that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments below.