How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung

If you are switching to a Samsung device from an iPhone, the first thing you will want to learn is how you do the iPhone to Samsung transfer of your data. That’s what the below guide is all about.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jan. 15, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 11, 2019

If you have already or are going to finally make a switch from the iOS environment to Android, there are a few things you will need to do to ensure a seamless transfer of your data between the two completely different devices. If it was an iPhone to iPhone transfer, you could do it with the iTunes app but since you are transferring the data from an iOS device to a Samsung device running Android, you will need to use different workarounds to get the job done.

While there are some users who would set up their new Samsung phones from scratch, there are other users who would like to get their data transferred from their iPhone over to their Samsung device. The reason is very clear as migrating the data allows you to work on the data from where you left off on your iPhone. The following methods should help you get the task done on your devices.

How to Transfer Data from an iPhone to Samsung

Migrating your iPhone data over to a Samsung phone is pretty easy, all thanks to Samsung for coming up with a smart app called Smart Switch. It allows users like you to easily receive data on your Samsung device from an iOS-based device such as an iPhone.

Within a few minutes, you can have all of your data transferred from your iPhone over to your Samsung device. The following should teach you how to do the procedure.

Step 1. Use the lightning cable provided with your iPhone to connect your iPhone to your Samsung device.

Step 2. The Smart Switch app will automatically launch on your Samsung device. Tap on Receive in the app as you want to receive data from your iPhone.

Receive data from iPhone on Samsung

Receive data from iPhone on Samsung

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions and you should be on the screen where you can select the data to be transferred to your Samsung device. Checkmark the items you want to copy and tap on Transfer.

Select and transfer data from iPhone to Samsung

Select and transfer data from iPhone to Samsung

Step 4. You will see the following when your content is transferred.

Data fully transferred

Data fully transferred

You are set. The Smart Switch app on your Samsung device has successfully obtained the chosen content from your iPhone.

While the method works great and lets you easily copy your data to a Samsung device, it sometimes fails to copy all the files and also often have connection issues. Therefore, you are suggested to use the last method described in this guide to transfer your data.

How to Transfer Data from iCloud to Samsung

If you have your iPhone data saved in your iCloud account, you can have the data transferred using the same Smart Switch app on your Samsung device.

The following shows how to download content from iCloud on a Samsung device:

Step 1. Launch the Smart Switch app on your Samsung device and tap on Wireless.

Wireless Connect iCloud to Samsung

Wireless Connect iCloud to Samsung

Step 2. Tap on Receive followed by iOS on the following screens.

Select the old device type from the options

Select the old device type from the options

Step 3. Sign-in to your iCloud account, choose the data you would like to transfer and tap on Import.

Import data from iCloud on Samsung

Import data from iCloud on Samsung

Step 4. You should see the following when your iCloud data is downloaded to your Samsung device.

iCloud data transferred to Samsung

iCloud data transferred to Samsung

That is how you transfer data from your iCloud account to a Samsung device using the Smart Switch app.

How to Transfer Data from iPhone/iCloud/iTunes to Samsung with Ease

As you can see in the above methods, there are quite a number of steps to follow to transfer your iPhone data over to a Samsung device. Many users who are not tech savvy may not prefer the above methods.

If you are one of those users, you may want to give a try to the AnyTrans for Android app. It is an app that allows you to transfer data from your iPhone, iCloud, and even iTunes over to your Samsung device with ease. There are no complex and long steps and everything is extremely easy to do with this app.

The following is how the app helps you migrate your data from an iPhone over to a Samsung device:

Step 1. Download and install the AnyTrans for Android app on your computer. Connect both your iPhone and your Samsung device to your computer and launch the app.

Plug-in phones and launch the AnyTrans for Android app

Plug-in phones and launch the AnyTrans for Android app

Step 2. Click on Android Mover followed by iOS to Android in the app.

Access the Android Mover feature in AnyTrans

Access the Android Mover feature in AnyTrans

Step 3. Select the content you want to transfer to your Samsung device and hit Next.

Choose the content to transfer to the Samsung device

Choose the content to transfer to the Samsung device

Step 4. The following message will appear when the content is transferred.

Content transferred to Samsung

Content transferred to Samsung

Using AnyTrans for Android is a hassle-free way to transfer your data from one device to another.

The Bottom Line

Moving data between an iPhone and a Samsung device may be difficult with the default options. However, with apps like Smart Switch and AnyTrans for Android, the entire job has become easier to do than ever.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.