How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone Effectively? - 5 Ways

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Summary

When switching to a new iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8, many Samsung users may encountered such a problem - how to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone. The contacts stored on your Samsung Galaxy record private info, like the names, phone numbers, addresses and more, which are sensitive and essential. That is why we think contacts of the first importance when switching to a new iPhone.

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In this article, we provide 5 ways for you to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone easily. Step by step guides and introductions are also given. You can read all or jump to the section as your will:

Method 1. How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone with 1 Click - Easy & Quick

As the most effective way in this article, we recommend a powerful software - Samsung Data Transfer to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone with 1 click. Aiming at bring great convenience and better user experience, Samsung Data Transfer simplified the process to transfer files from one phone to another one.

Key Features of Samsung Data Transfer

1) Transfer files from phone to phone with 1 click.

2) Allow to select data.

3) 100% clean & safe, no data loss, no data will be leaked out.

4) Support multiple kinds of files on 4 modes.

Android to Android - contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, music, documents, videos, and apps.

Android to iOS - contacts and documents.

iOS to Android - contacts, text messages, books, music, videos, and photos.

iOS to iOS - contacts, notes, calendars, bookmarks, and books.

5) Great compatibility.

Supported Android devices - Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6, Galaxy Note 9/Note 8, Galaxy A9/A8, LG, Sony, Google, Motorola, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi and more.

Supported iOS devices - iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 (Plus)/8/7 (Plus), iPad Mini/iPad Air/iPad Pro/iPad 4, iPod touch 4/5 and more.

How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Samsung Data Transfer in 1 Click?

  1. Launch the program, connect your Samsung Galaxy and iPhone to PC via USB cables.

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  1. Enable USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy and follow the on screen prompts to go on.
  2. Click Flip to put the source Samsung phone on the left and the target iPhone on the right.

how to transfer contacts from samsung to iphone with samsung data transfer

  1. Select Contacts and other files that you wanted.
  2. Tap on Start Copy to activate the process. Wait for few minutes and the contacts will be transferred to your iPhone.

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Method 2. Import Contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Move to iOS App

Apple developed Move to iOS mobile app to help users transfer files from Android phone to new iPhone wirelessly. You can use this app to import all contacts from Samsung to iPhone via Wi-Fi.

The supported files: contacts, messages, camera photos, videos, calendars, email accounts, and website bookmarks.

The supported devices: Samsung phones with Android 4.0 or above, iPhone with iOS 9.3 or above.

See how to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Move to iOS:

  1. Connect Samsung phone and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi and install Move to iOS app on your Samsung phone.
  2. When setting up your new iPhone, you will arrive at Apps & Data. You need to enter the interface and choose Move Data from Android.
  3. On your Samsung phone, launch the app and follow the prompts to enter the Find Your Code screen. Then tap on Next.
  4. On your iPhone, go with the option of Move Data from Android, tap on Continue and you will get a 6 or 10 digit code, please enter it on your Samsung phone to enter the Transfer Data screen.
  5. Choose Contacts and go with the on screen prompts to import contacts from Samsung to iPhone.

how to import contacts from samsung to iphone via move to ios app

Method 3. Copy Contacts from Samsung to iPhone Using Google Account

You can easily use Google Account to copy all the contacts from Samsung to iPhone. The way is free and easy to use, so it is popular for many Samsung users who want to sync their contacts to a new iPhone.

The supported files: contacts, app data, calendar, Chrome, documents, News & Weather, People details, Google applications, and Tasks.

The supported devices: Google account can be applied on almost all Android phones and iPhones.

Transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Google account, here's how:

  1. On Samsung phone, please go to Settings > Accounts > sign in your Google account > tick on Sync Contacts to upload all your Samsung contacts to Google.
  2. On iPhone, please go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account > Other > Add CardDav Account. You can see the interface as below.

transfer contacts from samsung to iphone with google account

  1. On the Server blank, you can enter Google.com. And you can easily follow the prompts to fill the other 3 blanks by typing your user name, password and the description for the account.
  2. After that, tap on Next on the screen and tick on the Contacts option. All your Samsung contacts will be synced to your new iPhone.

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Method 4. Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone Using Mail

It is easy to understand transferring contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Mail by sending contacts to the Email address that you used on your iPhone. Next, you just need to download them from the Email.

Here's how:

  1. On Samsung phone, please go to the Contacts app > Manage contacts > Import/Export contacts > tap on Export to save all the contacts as a vCard file (VCF) to your internal storage.

how to transfer contacts from samsung to iphone using mail

  1. Go to My Files > search for file named Contacts.vcf and find it out > tick it on and tap on Share to attach the file in an Email.

how to import contacts from samsung to iphone via email

  1. Send this Email to the Email account that you used on iPhone.
  2. On your iPhone, you can launch the Email app and easily download the attachment you have send from your Samsung device.

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Method 5. Move All Contacts from Samsung to iPhone Using An SIM Card

Compared to other methods mentioned above, this method seems to be rough. All you need to do is to export all the contacts to the Samsung SIM card, then remove the SIM card from your Samsung Galaxy and put it into your new iPhone.

copy all the contacts from samsung to iphone using an sim card

However, you are required to make sure that your Samsung phone and iPhone share the same size of the SIM card. Otherwise, you need to cut the SIM card with physical method to fit the iPhone, which may damage your SIM card and cause permanent data loss if you have not backed up Samsung contacts before. So this method is not recommended normally.

remove the sim card from samsung to iphone

The Bottom Line:

After comparing these five methods, have you found the best way to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone easily? Samsung Data Transfer involves less steps and is more easier and multifunctional, which is worth having a try. Please pick the one as your will and leave your comments below to share your ideas with us.

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