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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Phone Seamlessly

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 14, 2022 8:37 PM

You decide to say goodbye to your old iPhone and muster up courage to embrace Samsung Galaxy Android phone. Contacts are important, and you will want to transfer all contacts from old iPhone to new Samsung Galaxy phone. Here are some pro tips to get you started on transferring contacts. Going the other way? See how to transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone.

Moving contacts from iPhone to Samsung can be a daunting task if you don't know where to start. Fortunately, there are a lot of easy ways to help you get the job done. Regardless of which solution you choose below, you'll need to make sure your old iPhone is workable.

Option 1: All-in-one Phone Transfer software [simple, quick]

If you're looking for a software application to do the work for you, Phone Transfer is probably the easiest way to go about transferring iPhone contacts to Samsung Galaxy. It supports one-click transfer of different of data files. Apart from contacts, it can transfer messages, music, photos, videos, call history and calendar.

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The whole process is simple, all you have to do is connect your both devices to computer, tick data option, press Start Copy and you're off. We find this to be the easiest, most foolproof method, and the only downside is that you need a computer. What's more, it's capable of backing up your data to computer and retrieve it back whenever you want.

Here is how to transfer your contacts from an iPhone to a Samsung phone. Please enable USB Debugging mode on Samsung phone firstly.

  • Connect both iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phone to computer.
  • Launch Phone Transfer, and select "phone to phone transfer" tab.
  • Make sure iPhone is located as source device on the left and Samsung on the right.
  • Select Contacts option in the list.
  • Click Start Copy to begin transfer process.

The software will begin getting contacts from iPhone onto Samsung Android phone. A window will open up, indicating how the process goes on.

When the progress bar is 100 percent full, the transfer process is finished and you can disconnect both devices. All contacts should be there on Samsung phone.

Option 2: Via Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung makes contacts transfer from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy phone easier than ever with its Smart Switch app via Wireless or using a USB OGT cable. For more in-depth information on Smart Switch and data migration, check out: Smart Switch - Transfer data from your old iOS device to your new Galaxy device. Here we take the wireless option for example.

  • Open the Smart Switch app on your new Samsung Galaxy phone.
  • Tap WIRELESS and then RECEIVE.
  • In "Select old device" pop-up dialog, tap iOS.
  • Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password.
  • Select the content you want to transfer, make sure Contacts is checked. Then tap IMPORT.
  • Tap CONTINUE to import other content from your iCloud account.
  • Tap IMPORT.

It could take a while to import your contacts from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy phone. Once your contacts are done imported, open Contacts (or People) app on Samsung, and you should be all set! BTW, you can make use of lightning USB cable and USB OGT connector to migrate contacts from iPhone to new Samsung phone.

Option 3: Sync contacts with Google account

If you are already using a Google account on your old iPhone, you can still copy contacts from iPhone over to Samsung through Google Contacts syncing feature. To do so,

  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Passwords & Account > Accounts > Google. If you have not set up your Google account, here you can tap "Add Account" and then "Gmail" to enter in your login information.
  • Toggle on Contacts. Your iPhone contacts will be syncing with Google Contacts.
  • On Samsung, go to Settings > Account & Sync.
  • Sign in with your Google account that you used on old iPhone.
  • Turn on the toggle for Sync Contacts.

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Now, your Samsung device will get contacts from Google Contacts.

Also see: How to recover deleted contacts on Samsung Galaxy phone.

Option 4: Import contacts to Google Contacts with iCloud

The next easy way to transfer iPhone contacts over to Samsung Galaxy device is using iCloud. If you've enabled iCloud Contacts on iPhone, then you're all set; just export the contacts .vcf file from iCloud and upload to Google Contacts, sign into the new Galaxy device with the same Google account and make sure sync is enabled for contacts. Here's how to do.

  • On iPhone, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud. Make sure the Contacts slider is ON.
  • Log into iCloud.com on the computer and choose Contacts option.
  • Select the contacts you want to export.
  • Click the gear icon at the lower left position and choose Export vCard.
  • Navigate to contacts.google.com, sign in with your Google account.
  • Click on More > Import > Select file. Then select your saved vCard file to import contacts.
  • On Samsung, go to Settings > Account & Sync.
  • Sign in with the same Google account.
  • Toggle the Sync Contacts slider to ON.

All contacts will be synced to Samsung Galaxy phone associated with this Google account.

Also see: How to retrieve contacts disappeared on Samsung Galaxy phone

Option 5: Export contacts using iTunes

If you want a way for transferring contacts from an iPhone to Samsung Galaxy without iCloud, iTunes is another alternative. The process should take no time at all. Here's how to.

  • Launch iTunes on your computer and connect iPhone.
  • Click on the iPhone icon when it displays.
  • In the Info tab, check the box next to "Sync Contacts with."
  • Choose "Google Account" from the drop-down menu.
  • Sign in your Google account information.
  • On Samsung, go to Settings > Account & sync > Add Account.
  • Log in with the same Google account information.
  • Toggle on Sync Contacts.

Your iPhone contacts should appear on Samsung phone.

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