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How Do I Transfer Data between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6?

After years of war of the Android hardware, Samsung is more focus on the improvement of the smartphone experience. With its advanced functions and extraordinary performance of the newly released Samsung Galaxy S9, an increasing number of Apple fans are switching from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9. After purchasing a new Samsung phone, you must be in urgent need of transferring data from old iPhone to the new Samsung device. You should remember that iPhone and Samsung are running on different operating systems, which makes the data transfer more complex than what you could imagine.

But do not panic! There are several ways, as well as a third-party desktop application are available to help you accomplish the transfer process between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy easier. If you have no idea on how to single out an efficient and easy-to-use way to help you out, just keep on reading.

Method 1: Transfer Data between iPhone and Samsung with Mobile Transfer (Hot!!!)
Method 2: Transfer Files between iPhone and Samsung Using Google Account
Method 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy via Smart Switch App

Method 1: Transfer Data between iPhone and Samsung with Mobile Transfer

The best phone transfer for moving data between iPhone and Samsung!

No matter what the reason you want to transfer files from iPhone to Samsung or from Samsung to iPhone, you can get the help with this powerful iPhone to Samsung transferring tool - Coolmuster Mobile Transfer. It supports more than 2,000 mobile phones, that's to say, in addition to Samsung and iPhone, you can also use this program to transfer data like contacts, text messages, call history, videos, music, photos and many more between HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, Huawei, iPad, iPod touch and so forth.

Mobile Transfer is a user friendly yet effective phone to phone transfer tool, allowing you to transfer the data you wanted between iPhone and Samsung phone with 1 click and never need to worry about any data loss during the transfer. Free download the Transfer and carefully follow the steps as below:

Step 1. Install and run Mobile Transfer

First of all, install and run the Mobile transfer on your computer. You will see its primary window popping up on your computer desktop. You will be asked to connect your two phones to the computer via USB cables.

Note: To transfer things from or to iPhone, you need to install iTunes on your computer beforehand.

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Step 2: Connect both of your Samsung phone and iPhone to PC

Connect both of your Samsung Galaxy and iPhone to the computer simultaneously with 2 USB cables. Mobile Transfer will detect the two connected devices and show them on the interface. Please note changing the position of the two phones by clicking on "Flip" button can switch the transferring order between the two devices.

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Note: Mobile Transfer is compatible with iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/6 and Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/Note 9/8/7/6/5.

Step 3. Transfer data between iPhone and Samsung

As you can see in the below picture, the data you can transfer are contacts, SMS, music, photos and more. You just need to tick the boxes in front of the file types you want and click "Start Copy" to do the data transferring job between iPhone and Samsung. Make sure both the phones are well connected during the whole transferring process.

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Wow, that is great! You have successfully finished the data transfer between your Samsung phone and iPhone now.

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Method 2: Transfer Files between iPhone and Samsung Using Google Account

Google Drive is Google's excellent and free cloud server that allows you to upload all the data from your phone to the server. You can later restore this data in one click with the same Google account. However, it's important to note that Google Drive is only available for the following file types: Contacts, Photos, Videos, and Calendar. Follow the steps below to learn how to use Google Drive to transfer data between your Samsung and iPhone.

Step 1: Download and install the Google Drive app on your Samsung phone.

Step 2: Open the Google Drive app and select the items you want to back up.

Step 3: Please wait a while for these selected files to be transferred to the remote server.

Step 4: After the backup is complete, download and install the Google Drive app on your iPhone.

Step 5: Launch the Google Drive app on your iPhone and select the file you want to restore. Wait a few minutes and all the data backed up in Google Drive will be synced to this iPhone.

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Cons: If you want to transfer files from iPhone to Samsung, you should first back up your iPhone data to the Google Drive app and then restore it to your Samsung phone. It's important to note that Google doesn't offer unlimited free space on Google Drive, and if you don't have a Google account, you won't be able to use this method. Finally, the selected files need to be uploaded to the cloud service one by one, so the transfer process can be slow.

Method 3: Transfer Data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy via Smart Switch App

Finally, you can also use the Samsung Smart Switch to transfer iPhone data to your Samsung phone. But the premise is that you need to buy a special OTG cable to connect the iPhone directly to the Samsung Galaxy device. Once the connection is enabled, you can transfer all files except the applications from one device to another. This special cable is available for purchase from many major retailers.

Step 1: Download the Smart Switch app on your Samsung device.

Step 2: Connect the Samsung device to the iPhone using an OTG cable and follow the prompts on the screens of the two devices to authorize the connection between them.

Step 3: Mark the transferable content you want to move from iPhone to Samsung, then click the "Import" button to start the transfer process.

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It may take a few minutes to complete this transfer, depending on the number of items you are moving from one device to another.

Which Method is the Best?

Ok, it looks like you are ready to replace the iPhone with the Samsung Galaxy phone, or switch from Samsung to iPhone. As you can see, the three methods provided above are not particularly complicated. You can choose the one that works best for you. However, whether using Google Drive or Smart Switch app, their common drawbacks are that the supported file types are limited, and the transfer process is very long, requiring you to spend a lot of time waiting.

Coolmuster Mobile Transfer does not have these problems. It supports almost all Android and iOS devices, and it can complete the entire transfer process with one click. Saves you a lot of time and effort. You deserve to give it a try.

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