How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung? [5 Ways]

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You have now called it quits with Apple. You now want to give Android a chance, and your ideal catch is the Samsung Galaxy Phone. Samsung Inc. is the biggest manufacturer across the globe, and after all, the company has their own range of smart watches so you can quickly and easily replace your Apple watch as well. Now, how do you transfer data from an iPhone to a Samsung?

Well, you may not be forced to perform anything by opting to start things from scratch – but in the real sense, there is a lot of data that you would want to move into the new Samsung device to make the process smooth. Here is how to make the transition process as smooth as possible.

Method 1: One-click to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Samsung and iPhone users can transfer data from one device to the other by using third-party programs such as the iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer - Mobile Transfer. This program is designed to transferal types of files including text messages, contacts, music, videos, photos, and applications. It fully compatible with almost all Samsung device and iPhones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 9/Note 9 Plus/S9/S9 Plus and iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, etc.

The first step is downloading and installing this software on your computer. There is a version for both Mac and Windows users.

1st Step: Install the Mobile Transfer Software on Your PC

After downloading the app, install and open it to access the main interface.

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2nd Step: Connect Samsung and iPhone Phones to the Computer

Use two USB cables to connect the phones to the PC. The application will detect the two gadgets instantly and display them in the program interface. The entire list of transferable files will be listed on the interface.

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3rd Step: Transfer Files Between Samsung and iPhone

Select the file categories and then choose the files you need to move. You can start the data transfer process by clicking on the "Start Copy" button.

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Note: click on the "Flip" button if you are needed to change the position of the two phones. This act typically changes the destination phone and source phone.

Method 2: Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Wirelessly with Samsung Smart Switch

You should first install a Smart Switch Application on your Samsung phone if you want to move data from iPhone to Samsung. Install or update the Smart Switch Application from Google Play Store.

Note:

* The Smart Switch app only partly supports iCloud backups done with iOS 9.
* A user who has done a backup via iOS 9 can transfer calendars, photos, contacts, and videos.
* The remaining content can be moved by connecting your old gadget using a smart switch for Mac/Windows or using an OTG cable.

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Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: you should prepare your transferring contents via iCloud when transferring data wirelessly.

* Go to iCloud to your device by accessing settings first.
* Swipe to and click on backup
* If the iCloud backup isn't enabled, click on the slider and then hit "Backup now".

Step 2:

* Start Smart Switch on the new gadget and click "Wireless".
* Click "Receive" and select iOS.
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Step 3:

* Log in by inserting your Apple ID and security code
* Choose the standard files you want to move and click on "Import".
* Select extra files you want to move and click on "Import".
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Step 4:

* The entire files and contents will be moved to your galaxy after completing the above steps.

Method 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung via USB Cable with Samsung Smart Switch

It is essential to install the Smart Switch Application to your Samsung phone before transferring iPhone data to it. Look for the app on your Samsung device and update it from the Google Play Store.

Note: if you are transferring huge files, you should make sure that your two devices have sufficient charge. The transfer may be interjected if one of the phones runs out of charge.

Step 1:

This method requires you to prepare a Micro USN and iOS cable to USB adapter (OTG cable).

Step 2:

* Start the Smart Switch App on your galaxy and then click the "USB CABLE".
* Connect the two phones via the old USB-OTG adapter that you purchased with your Samsung Galaxy and the old iPhone"s USB cable.
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Step 3:

Click trust and then continue on the pop-up message that comes on your iPhone.

Step 4:

* Chose the content and files you need to transfer and then click on "transfer".
* Wait until your files are completely transferred.
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Method 4: Restore iTunes Backup of iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9

This section will show you step by step process on how to restore iTunes backup to your galaxy phone via iTunes to Samsung Data Transfer. Both Mac and Windows users can use the steps outlined below.

Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Ensure the iTunes to Samsung Data Transfer Software identifies your Samsung Galaxy

After downloading and installing the iTunes to Samsung Data Transfer program, launch the application. Use a USB cable to link your galaxy to the PC. By doing this, your phone will be instantly recognized by the program. From the main interface, chose "Restore from backup" and then "iTunes".

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Step 2: Choose the Correct iTunes Backup Contents for Transfer

It is crucial to confirm that you are using the PC that you utilized to sync iPhone to iTunes because the application will instantly scan the iTunes backup contents on your PC. On the left panel, you will be able to see a list of iTunes backup files alongside the backup date and device name. Select the iTunes backup files that have the contents that you want to transfer.

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Step 3: Choose Contents to Import from iTunes to the Galaxy

Here, go to the middle panel and check the boxes of the files that you want to move from your iTunes backup to the Samsung device. These files may include text messages, contacts, call logs, photos, calendars, and much more.

After selecting the files for transfer, click the "Start Transfer" button to sync iTunes backup to your Samsung device instantly. Afterward, you can access your backed up files on your Samsung Galaxy phone as you want.

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Method 5: Retrieve iCloud backup of iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9

If you have just switched from iOS platform to Android platform, there are several ways in which you can transfer the backed up data in iCloud to the Samsung phone. Here is how to do it:

Since iCloud works for iDevices such as iPhone and iPad, it will not allow you to sign in directly via Android phones such as Samsung. Nevertheless, if you have the iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer, the process will be straightforward. This program is precisely designed to move data from one device to another. It can even transfer iTunes data, iCloud files, OneDrive documents, and much more to other phones.

The Abilities of the iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer Program:

* Transfer text messages, videos, photos, calendars, contacts and much more between Android devices and iOS.
* Restore and backup data on your PC for your phone.
* It is compatible with various devices such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Google and much more.
* It supports the transfer of iTunes to phones, iCloud to the phone as well as OneDrive to phone.
* Wipe out your old phone completely.

Now, download and install this program on your Mac or Windows PC and begin transferring iCloud backup files to your Samsung device by following the steps discussed below:

1st Step: start the application and select the related mode

After installing the app, run the iCloud to Samsung Data Transfer app on your PC and select the "Restore from Backup" mode on the main interface. The pop-up window will have several selections, select "iCloud" option to reinstate iCloud backup to your Samsung device.

transfer icloud backup to samsung

2nd Step: Log in to iCloud to Access Your Backed Up Files

Input your credentials to log into iCloud. You should ensure that you are logging in to the iCloud account that has the backed up data. From the list of backed up files in the iCloud account, select the files that you need to restore.

restore icloud backup to samsung s9

3rd Step: Choose Contents and Files to Transfer from the iCloud to the Samsung Device

Go to the middle panel, and choose the wanted files by ticking the boxes next to the file types. These files include contacts, music, messages, videos, photos, and much more. Click the "Start Transfer" button to begin the process instantly.
After a few minutes, you will access your iCloud backed up files via your Samsung phone.

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