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Switch to iPhone 11: Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max)

Ella Garcia Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:11 PM

For those who have been a Samsung user for years, one of the banes of phone life comes about when trying to switch to the newer iPhone 11 (Pro, Max)—we're stressed about losing all the contacts along with the phone numbers in Samsung's address book.

Well, cheer up. Here's what you need to know about transferring contact list from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 11 (Pro or Pro Max) easily, instead of manually entering them all one by one. Review each of the below solutions to decide what works best for you.

Option 1: Do a Google to iCloud Transfer of Contacts

This is all about backing up contacts on Galaxy to Google Contacts (Gmail account), exporting as vCard, and importing vCard to iCloud (iPhone 11). It's a free method with high success rate, and after the process, you'll be able to move all contacts and details onto iPhone 11 in your pocket including phone numbers, name, email address, job title and whatever you've added to the profile.

Note that this could only copy the contacts saved in Samsung phone memory to iPhone 11.

  • On Samsung, go to Settings > Accounts and backup (or similar) > Accounts > [your Google Account], then enable Sync Contacts.
  • Go to Google Contacts on any web browser, click Export on the left pane. Then on the dialog, choose "vCard (for iOS Contacts)", and click Export. The contacts will be automatically saved in a .vcf file on computer.
  • Now visit iCloud on browser. Sign in with your Apple ID and password. Open Contacts.
  • On the lower left of the screen, click the tiny Gear icon, and choose "Import vCard...".
  • Browse to the VCF file you just downloaded from Google Contacts, and the contacts are moved to iCloud instantly.
  • In iPhone 11, open Settings, tap Apple ID > iCloud, then toggle on "Contacts".
  • Go to Contacts app and check to make sure the contacts you want to migrate actually did.

Copy My Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 11 Contacts

Option 2: Transfer Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 11 - One Click

If you're looking for software that does the majority of work for you, Phone Transfer is probably the ideal option to go about transferring phone numbers from old Samsung to new iPhone 11 (Pro, Max) more easily and efficiently. It's super intuitive and you can get it installed on your PC or Mac via the Green Download Now button.

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The program offers a robust route on Samsung contacts to iPhone 11. The 1-click transfer has some advantages over other online files sharing service, particularly in that it doesn't rely on the back-and-forth upload and download, but rather directly copies the contacts from Samsung (internal storage or SIM card) to iPhone 11 Pro Contacts app with no fuss. This makes it such a delight to use.

  • Immediately after installing the tool, open it, choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode.
  • Connect Samsung phone and iPhone 11 Pro (Max) to computer.
  • On Samsung, enable USB debugging mode to accept the permissions request.
  • Select "Contacts" option from the list.
  • Click Start Copy button to migrate all contacts to iPhone 11 from Samsung Galaxy.

Add Numbers from Samsung to iPhone 11 Pro (Max)

Tip: The contacts (phone numbers) will still show up in Samsung after you get them onto the iPhone 11. The contacts transfer process will not remove any files on either two device.

Option 3: Use Google Sync to Move Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 11

Now that you've synced contacts on Samsung to Google account (if you're not, see instructions in Option 1), it's time to share and move contacts over to iPhone 11 (Pro & Pro Max). This doesn't involve iCloud.

  • On iPhone 11, go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account.
  • Choose Google from the list, and then sign in with your account.
  • Switch the slider for Contacts to ON and start synchronization in no time.

Wait a while, and go to Contacts app to verify the contacts are copied.

Contacts Migration from Samsung to iPhone 11 Free

Option 4: Copying Contacts from Samsung to iPhone 11 via Move to iOS

If you just take the new iPhone 11 Pro Max out of the box and be ready to set it up, considering transferring old contacts using Move to iOS app. It intelligently puts contacts onto iPhone 11 Contacts. To use the app, make sure your Samsung and iPhone 11 are on the same Wi-Fi network.

  • Turn on iPhone 11, and do the setup.
  • Choose "Move Data from Android" on App & Data screen. This will present you with a code.
  • Open Move to iOS on Samsung device.
  • Enter the code on iPhone 11 screen.
  • Choose "Contacts" from Transfer Data screen.
  • Tap Next to get all contacts transferred from Samsung to iPhone 11 (Pro, Max).

Transfer All Samsung Contacts to iPhone 11

Option 5: Get Contacts on Samsung to iPhone 11 Free via SIM Card

Contacts information stored on SIM card attached in Samsung can also be added to Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max). Make sure the SIM card of Samsung fits for iPhone 11 (Nano-SIM).

  • On Samsung Galaxy device, open Contacts app.
  • Tap Manage contacts > Import/export contacts > Export > SIM card.
  • Remove SIM card from Samsung, and insert it to iPhone 11's SIM card slot.
  • Tap Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts.

This way, you've successfully copied contacts from Samsung and put onto iPhone 11 (Pro or Pro Max) in Contacts.

Bring Contacts on Samsung with My new iPhone 11

With the contact numbers are migrated, enjoy your journey on using the brand new iPhone 11 [Pro & Pro Max]!

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