“I have got a new Samsung S10 and would like to transfer my data from my old iPhone 8. Can someone tell me how can I transfer data from iPhone to Samsung?”
This is one of the most common queries that we get from new Samsung users these days. While transferring data from an Android to Android (or iOS to iOS) is relatively easier, users often face problems doing a cross-platform transfer. Don’t worry – there are still some readily available tools that can help you do the same. In this guide, I will make you familiar with 3 ways to do Samsung data transfer. Let’s proceed and learn how to transfer data to a new Samsung S10 right away.
Method 1: Perform a direct iOS to Samsung Transfer
The easiest way to move your data from an iPhone to Samsung is with dr.fone – Switch. It is a part of the dr.fone toolkit and provides a direct device to device transfer solution. This means, you can move your photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, call logs, etc. directly from iPhone to Samsung. In the same way, you can also perform Android to Android and iOS to iOS transfer as well.
The application is compatible with all the new and popular devices like iPhone X, XS, XS Max, Samsung S10, S9, Note, and other models. With just one click, you can transfer data from iPhone to Samsung directly. All you got to do is follow these easy instructions.
Step 1: Launch dr.fone – Switch
Firstly, launch the dr.fone toolkit on your computer and from its home, visit the Switch module. Connect your existing iPhone and the new Samsung device to your system.
Step 2: Select the data you wish to transfer
In no time, both the devices would be detected by the application. Ideally, your iPhone should be marked as a source while Samsung would be the destination device. If not, use the flip button to interchange their positions.
Now, select the type of data (like photos, videos, contacts, etc.) that you wish to transfer.
Step 3: Transfer your data
After making the appropriate selections, click on the “Start Transfer” button. Wait for a while as the application would move your data from iPhone to Samsung.
Once it is done, you will be notified so that you can safely remove your phones. In this way, you can perform iPhone to Samsung data transfer with just one click.
Method 2: Move data from iCloud to Samsung
If you have already taken a backup of your data on iCloud, then you can also use dr.fone – Backup & Restore (Android). The tool can take an extensive backup of your Android device and restore backup from different sources. For instance, you can extract backup from iTunes or iCloud and later restore it to your Samsung device. Since the tool will provide a preview of your backup content, you can restore it selectively. To restore data from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy S10 using dr.fone, follow these steps:
Step 1: Take iCloud backup and launch the application
Firstly, visit the iCloud settings on your iPhone and turn on the backup option. You can choose what you wish to backup here. Just make sure you have enough space on your account.
Subsequently, launch dr.fone – Backup & Restore (Android) and connect your Samsung device. From its home, choose to restore your data.
Step 2: Log-in to your iCloud account
Click on the “Restore from iCloud backup” option from the left panel. Enter your iCloud account credentials and sign-in.
In case if the 2-factor authentication is turned on, then simply verify by entering the one-time generated code.
Step 3: Preview and restore your data
The application will automatically detect the previously existing backup files. You can view their details and pick the backup you wish to download.
Wait for a while as the application would download the backup data on the local storage. Kindly don’t close the application in between. In the end, you can just preview the extracted data. Select the content of your choice and restore it to your Samsung phone.
Method 3: Transfer data with Samsung Smart Switch
The last solution on our list is Samsung Smart Switch. While it is a native Samsung solution, it isn’t a recommended choice. This is because users often face unwanted compatibility issues with it. Nevertheless, you can still try it to perform a wireless (or wired) transfer of data. The application is compatible with all the new and popular Samsung Galaxy devices as well. Therefore, you can easily use it to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung S10 in the following way.
Step 1: Select the type of connection
Launch the application on your phone and select whether you wish to connect the devices wirelessly or using a USB cable. A USB to lightning adapter would be needed if you wish to connect both the devices through a cable.
Step 2: Connect both the devices
On your Samsung, choose to import data from an iOS device. Subsequently, you can choose whether you wish to extract content from the device storage or an iCloud backup.
Step 3: Initiate the transfer
In order to establish a secure connection, verify by entering a one-time generated passcode. Once both the devices are connected, select the type of data you wish to move and initiate the transfer process.
Which method should you choose?
If you want to transfer your data directly from iPhone to Samsung, then use dr.fone – Switch. Compared to Samsung Smart Switch, it won’t yield any compatibility issues. Also, unlike Smart Switch, you can use it with other Android phones as well (besides Samsung). It is not a complicated method like Smart Switch and provides a one-click hassle-free transfer solution. All of this makes dr.fone – Switch a clear winner.
Now when you know three different ways to perform iOS to Samsung data transfer, you can easily fulfill your needs. To have a hassle-free phone transfer experience, give dr.fone – Switch a try. It will let you transfer data from iPhone to Samsung S10, S9, and other models with just a single click.