How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
Since Samsung's latest flagships - Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus have been released, many people can't wait to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, including the Samsung fans and the ones who can't stand Apple's closed system and bad after-sales service in some places. Anyway, no matter you are going to buy a new mobile phone or not, if you need to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, you can find easy solutions to solve this problem in this post.
Since Samsung phone has different operating system comparing with iPhone's OS, it is believed that it is easier to transfer data from Android to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ than transferring data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. And also you can't directly sync data between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus with USB cable or Bluetooth as well, which makes it harder to complete the goal. However, you can make it easier as long as you have the third-party iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer tool - Phone to Phone Transfer (Windows/Mac).
What Can iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer Do for You?
The Phone to Phone Transfer software, can be also regarded as the iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer, is designed to help users to transfer data between two phones, Android or Apple phone. Of course, this program enables you to directly transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus as well. This iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer offers you 4 modes to transfer data from phone to phone: iOS to Android Transfer, Android to Android Transfer, Android to iOS Transfer, iOS to iOS Transfer.
If you want to know more about the iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer program, please keep reading as follows.
- Selectively transfer different contents from iPhone to Samsung phone directly with one click, including music, photos, videos, contacts, messages, eBooks (PDFs and ePubs).
- Sync data between two mobile phones, including transferring data from iPhone to Samsung, from Samsung to iPhone, and etc.
- Work with almost all Android and iOS devices, including Samsung phones (Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9/S8+/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/Note 7/Note 6/Note 5/Note 4, Samsung J3/J3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5 and etc.) and iOS devices (iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2/1, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic and etc.).
- Fully compatible with Android 8.0 and iOS 11.3.
Now, please download the free trails of iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer program on your computer (Windows PC/Mac) as below, and refer to the following instructions to export data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus without hassle.
Note: If you have iTunes or iCloud backups, you can also transfer iPhone data to Samsung Galaxy S9 from iTunes backup, or transfer iPhone data to Samsung Galaxy S9 from iCloud backup.
[User Guide] Directly Sync iPhone Data to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Step by Step:
This instruction will take Windows version of the program for example, but it is suitable for Mac users as well. Let's start.
Step 1. Make two devices detected by the program.
First of all, please launch the iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer program on your computer, get your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9 connected to computer with 2 USB cables and the program will automatically detect your phones soon.
Step 2. Make sure your two devices are displayed on the right sides.
On the next screen, please check if there is a "Connected" prompt under your phones to make sure that both of your phone are connected successfully to the program. Also please make sure your iPhone is on the left side (Source side) while Samsung Galaxy S9 is on the right side (Destination side) in order to transfer contents from iPhone to Samsung phone. If not, please click "Flip" button in the middle panel to change the position.
Step 3. Select files and start to transfer from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+.
Now, please turn to the middle panel, you can see all transferable contents here. Please check the boxes next to the file types that you want to import to Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. After selection, please hit "Start Copy" button to transfer iPhone data to Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus immediately.
After a while, when the whole progress is complete, you can check and manage the transferred iPhone data on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus freely as you like.
You don't have your iPhone by your side? Don't worry!
If you have an iTunes backup or iCloud backup, you can also choose to transfer iCloud backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ or restore iTunes backup to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ using the iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer program (see the tutorial above). Thus you can also transfer iPhone data to Samsung Galaxy S9 even you have sold your iPhone for you don't need to have your iPhone by your side in this way.
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Samsung's Smart Switch app is also another solution to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+. Smart Switch is an application designed by Samsung to make it easy when switch to Samsung phone from iOS device or Android phone. So to transfer files from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9, Smart Switch is another optional way for you.
Samsung Smart Switch offers you 2 ways to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, that is, transferring wirelessly or using USB cable. In this part, you can see the detailed instructions to use Smart Switch to transfer data between iPhone and Samsung. Here we go.
First of all, please be noted that the Smart Switch app only supports to restore iCloud backup that you have made using iOS 9, and also transfer contacts, calendars, photos and videos from backup. To transfer the other file types, you need to connect your old device via an OTG cable or Smart Switch for PC/Mac.
Step 1. Please download Smart Switch from Google Play Store and install it on your Samsung phone. Then hit Update on Smart Switch to update it to be V3.302-4 or higher.
Step 2. On your iPhone, please go to Settings > iCloud > Backup > Back Up Now to create a new iCloud backup for transferring to Samsung phone.
Step 3. Now, please launch Smart Switch app on your new Samsung Galaxy S9, and tap WIRELESS > RECEIVE > iOS to receive contents from iOS device wirelessly.
Step 4. Then you will be asked to sign in to iCloud, just enter your Apple ID and password and tap SIGN IN button to log in to your iCloud account.
Step 5. Then please select the basic contents that you want to transfer like contacts and calendars, and tap IMPORT button; then please select additional contents you want such as photos and videos, and tap IMPORT button to start transfer all selected contents from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy S9.
After downloading and installing Samsung Smart Switch app on your Samsung phone from Google Play Store, remember to update it to the latest version. Besides, make sure both of your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9 are well-charged in case the whole transferring process is interrupted for it. Besides, you are required to prepare an iOS cable and an OTG cable (Micro USB to USB adapter) to connect iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9.
Step 1. Open Smart Switch app on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and choose USB CABLE on the main interface. Then please connect your two devices with iPhone's USB cord and USB-OTG adapter of Samsung Galaxy S9.
Step 2. On your iPhone, a pop-up messages will show on your iPhone screen, please tap Trust option and then NEXT button on the page of TRANSFER FROM IOS DEVICE.
Step 3. On the next screen, please choose the contents that you want to transfer, such as music, videos and photos. After selection, please tap TRANSFER button to start importing files from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9 immediately. Now, just wait till the whole transferring process is complete.
Words in the End:
After reading the above solutions, you might have your favorite one on your mind. Smart Switch is good, however, iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer is better, I think personally. Because iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer offers more available transferring modes and also supports to transfer more different file types from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9. Besides, it is fully compatible with almost all Samsung devices and iOS devices. By contrast, iPhone to Samsung Data Transfer can meet the needs of most of people who want to transfer data between an old phone and a new phone. Believe or not, just give it a try.
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