How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with 3 Methods

Switched from an iPhone to a Samsung phone? Want to transfer data from iCloud to Samsung but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to transfer data from iCloud to Samsung with 3 different ways.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jan. 24, 2019, Last Updated: Apr. 10, 2019

When switching from an iPhone to a Samsung phone, one of the most important things is to move the valuable data like contacts, messages, photos, videos as well as other data from your old iPhone to the new Samsung phone. For iOS users, they can easily sync and restore data to and from iPhone by using iCloud and iTunes.

Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung

Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung

However, when it comes to transfer data from iCloud to an Android device like Samsung, it wouldn’t be an easy job to complete. There’s no need to worry about that too much, as we have workarounds for that. In the following guide, we will show you 3 reliable ways to transfer data from iCloud to Samsung effortlessly, make the difficult job as easy as just a piece of cake.

Method 1. How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung in Minutes

Since Method 2 and Method 3 have so many limitations, many users are looking for an alternative way to transfer data from iCloud to their Samsung phone. Actually, to transfer iCloud to Samsung, you have more choices now than ever before. And AnyTrans for Android is recognized as the best tool to finish the task, as it is 100% safe and effective. Below are its incomparable features on data transfer from iCloud to Samsung.

Now, Free Download AnyTrans for Android on your computer firstly, and then follow the simple steps below to transfer data from iCloud to Samsung easily.

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Step 1: Connect your Samsung to computer.

Open AnyTrans > Connect your Samsung to the computer via USB cable or Wi-Fi. You can download AnyTrans app on your Samsung to connect your phone to computer without USB cable, via Wi-Fi.

Connect Your Samsung and Computer

Connect Your Samsung and Computer

Step 2. Choose iCloud transfer mode.

Choose iCloud Backup to Android mode > Sign in your iCloud account.

Choose iCloud Transfer Mode

Choose iCloud Transfer Mode

Step 3. Choose the right iCloud backup to transfer.

Wait for a while and all your iCloud backups will be displayed here > Select the one that you want to transfer to your Samsung > Click on Next button.

Choose the Right iCloud Backup to Transfer

Choose the Right iCloud Backup to Transfer

Step 4. Transfer data from iCloud to Samsung.

Select the file categories you want to transfer > Click on Next button to start the process. The selected iCloud backup files should be on your Samsung now.

Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung

Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung

Method 2. How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with Smart Switch

Samsung has developed Smart Switch to help users transfer iOS data to Samsung. It allows users to sync iCloud or iTunes data to Samsung phone instantly. However, Smart Switch has many limitations, it only allows you to transfer the iCloud files that backed up using iOS 9. If the iCloud backup you made using iOS 9, you are only allowed to transfer photos, contacts, calendar and videos.

Step 1. Run Smart Switch.

Open Smart Switch on your Samsung phone > Touch WIRELESS > Choose RECEIVE.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with Smart Switch – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with Smart Switch – Step 1

Step 2. Log in iCloud account.

Select iOS > Enter your Apple ID and password (iCloud account) > Click on SIGN IN button on the bottom of the screen.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with Smart Switch – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung with Smart Switch – Step 2

Step 3. Transfer data from iCloud to Samsung.

Select the data you want to transfer > Click on IMPORT button > CONTINUE > Select the files you want to transfer from your iCloud account > IMPORT.

Method 3. How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung Manually

If you only want to get contacts from your iCloud to Samsung, then there’s still a way that works. This way would take complex operation procedures, and cost a long time.

Step 1. Select the contacts in iCloud.

Go to icloud.com on your computer > Sign in with your iCloud account (Apple ID) > Click on Contacts > Select the contacts you want to transfer, or click the Gear icon in the lower-left button to click Select All.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung Manually – Step 1

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung Manually – Step 1

Step 2. Download vcf file.

Click the Gear icon again and choose Export VCard to save a vcf file containing the selected contacts on your computer.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung Manually – Step 2

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung Manually – Step 2

Step 3. Transfer contacts to Samsung.

Connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB cable > Copy the vcf file to your Samsung phone > Find the transferred file and tap Import when prompted. Then, the iPhone contacts will be added on your Samsung phone.

The Bottom Line

With above 3 methods, you may have transferred data from iCloud to your Samsung successfully. And as you can see, Method 1 can be the most ideal way for you to transfer iCloud to Samsung, as it doesn’t take much time or effort. At last, if you find this guide useful, share it to help more Samsung users who are stuck on transferring data from iCloud to Samsung.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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