How to Transfer Contacts Samsung to iPhone 12/13

This article talks about 4 effective methods to help you easily transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone. Follow this post to learn more detailed information!

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 18, 2021

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Although iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max have been released recently, some users will still choose to buy an iPhone 12. Have you already switched from Samsung to iPhone 12 or iPhone 13? If you are a new Apple user, then here comes the problem. How can you transfer the files and data from Samsung to the iPhones, especially the contact that is one of the most important information stored on our phone?

In the following part, there were listing three effective methods on how to move contacts from Samsung to iPhone(even without SIM). Also, a detailed tutorial on how to transfer contacts from different Samsung Android modes to the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 is quite clear and easy to follow.

Switch Contacts from Samsung to iPhone by Using Google Account

Using a Google account is one of the most efficient methods to transfer Samsung Android contacts to iPhone. However, I also want to remind you that for different Samsung Android version, there are different ways to sync contacts to a Google account. Anyway, don’t worry. Just follow the below steps to switch contacts from Samsung to iPhone successfully.

You can figure out what is the Android operating system of your Samsung by opening the Settings app on your phone, then scroll down to find the About Device or About Phone option to check the OS of your phone. For example, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20, Note20 Ultra, and Z Flip are using the latest Android 10 operating system. After knowing the Android OS, you are able to follow the below steps to switch contacts from Android to iPhone.

Step 1: Sync contacts from Samsung to a Google account.

For Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, etc. (Android OS 10 & 9) users:

Go to Contacts app > tap the circle with lines icon > choose the Manage contacts option > tap Sync contacts > enable Google account option (If you haven’t added a Google account yet, please click + Add account to add a Google account) > click Sync to sync the contacts from your Samsung to a Google account.

For Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, etc. (Android OS 7 or 8)users:

Go to Contacts application > click the 3 Dot Menu button on the interface > choose the Manage Contacts option from the drop-down lists of the 3 Dot Menu button > click the Move Contacts from phone option > choose Google Account > tap on Move button at the bottom of the interface to sync contacts from Samsung to Google account.

For Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Duos, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 4 Duos, etc. (Android OS 6) users:

Head to Contacts app > click the 3 Dot Menu button > choose Move Device Contacts to option > select Google > then Samsung will pop up a warning message to ask for your permission to move contacts to Google > click OK to allow the operation to sync contacts to your Google account.

Step 2: Download the synced contacts from Google account to iPhone 12/13.

Head to Settings app of iPhone > click Mail, Contacts, Calendars option > click Add Account > choose Google icon to add the same Google account you have used on your Samsung phone > sign in the Google account > switch on Contacts option > wait for a while to enable your iPhone to sync and download the contacts to your iPhone.

Using the SIM Card to Switch Contacts from Samsung to iPhone

Using the SIM card to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone can be view as the simplest method, which requires only several clicks.

Step 1: Export contacts to SIM card on Samsung.

For Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, etc. (Android OS 10 & 9) users:

Go to Contacts app > tap the circle with lines icon > click Import or export contacts option > click Export > choose SIM card > click the Export option at the bottom of the interface > select the contacts you want to transfer > click the Done option > click OK to export contacts to SIM card > when the export journey finished, please click OK option.

For Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, etc. (Android OS 7 or 8)users:

Go to Contacts application > click the 3 Dot Menu button in the upper right side of the interface > choose the Settings option from the drop-down list > click Import/Export Contacts option > click Export option > choose to save the contacts to SIM card > select the contacts and click DONE to move contacts to SIM card.

For Samsung Android OS 4.4 to 6.01 users:

Click Contacts app > click the 3 dot menu (or MORE) button > choose Settings from the drop-down list > choose Contacts > select Import/export contacts option > choose Export to device storage > choose to save contacts to Device or Google to export contacts.

Step 2: Import SIM Contacts to your iPhone.

Insert the SIM card to your iPhone > head to Settings app > click Contacts > Import SIM Contacts to efficiently transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone.

Also Read: Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud >

Transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone 12/13 via AnyTrans

AnyTrans, a professional data management utility, can help move contacts from Samsung to iPhone. You don’t have to be skillful to follow several steps with other methods mentioned above. With AnyTrans, you can transfer whatever you want from Android devices to the iPhone iPad with quite an ease.

Step 1. Just download AnyTrans and run it on the computer, choose the Phone Switcher on the left panel and click on the Phone to iPhone. Follow its instructions to move contacts from Samsung to iPhone.

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Choose Phone to iPhone on Phone Switcher

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Step 2. Confirm your two devices, and click Next.

Add your Android Phone and iPhone and Click Next to Go on

Add your Android Phone and iPhone and Click Next to Go on

Step 3. Choose Contacts to transfer to your iPhone.

Select Files You Want to Transfer

Select Conyacts You Want to Transfer

Move to iOS – Switch Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 12/13

Move to iOS is such a sweet helper developed by Apple to help its users easily move contacts and some other content from their Android phone to the iPhone. I would like to remind you that when you are transferring contacts from Samsung to new iPhone via Move to iOS, please make sure that the iPhone and your Samsung phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

Note: Move to iOS app only available for Samsung Android 4.0 and later operating system. In addition, when you use Move to iOS, you need to make sure that your iPhone hasn’t completed the initial setup. Otherwise, you need to reset your phone at first to using Move to iOS to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone.

Step 1: Download Move to iOS from Goole Play Store on Samsung > install and run it.

Step 2: Setup your new iPhone > click Move Data from Android on the Apps & Data interface > tap Continue > remember the security code that occurs on your iPhone.

Step 3: Click the Continue option on Samsung’s Move to Android app > tap Agree and Next to agree to Move to iOS to continue the operations > enter the security code > select Contacts > click Next button on the upper right side of the interface.

Step 4: After the loading journey is finished, click the Done button on Samsung phone > click Continue Setting Up iPhone on your iPhone to continue setup your iPhone.

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Transfer Contacts from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

The Bottom Line

In this article, the author briefed you on the three simple and useful methods to move contacts from Samsung to iPhone. For different Samsung modes, this article also gives you detailed guidance. You can give these three methods a try. What’s more, you are also able to try some other third-party tools to help you as well. Anyway, hope this article can help you to fix the contacts transfer issue from Samsung to iPhone 12/13.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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