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How to Transfer Music between iPhone and Samsung Phone

Apple unveils its latest version of the iPhone every year and many old iPhone users can't wait to upgrade to a new version. Some iPhone users might lose faith in the flagship iPhone and want to switch to an Android phone like Samsung Galaxy & Note series, Sony or LG. However, those iPhone to Android switchers may have some worries, like "will I be stumped by a different user interface?" or "how can I transfer my data from iPhone to Android?", something like that.

Whether you're switching from iOS iPhone to Android Samsung phone and vice versa, one of the most daunting tasks is figuring out how to transfer music you've been listening to on your old iPhone to the new Samsung device (Galaxy S8, Note 8, etc.), or move songs from Samsung to iPhone, instead.

Even though Apple released an app called Move to iOS that allows you to transfer data such as contacts, videos, photos, message history, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars from Android to iPhone, it can't be able to transfer tracks that from music library on your Samsung device to iPhone. On the other hand, getting the songs migrated from an iPhone to a Samsung phone might not be feasible in all situations, particularly when large blocks of tracks are being transferred. Also, Apple prevents users from sharing music across different ecosystem in an effort to discourage piracy.

Fortunately, it isn't difficult to transfer tracks between Samsung and iPhone with the help of 3d party tools. What we're going to use today are two neat and efficient tools to accomplish the tasks.

  • This article will first walk you through the guide about how to move music from iPhone to Samsung or Samsung to iPhone in an extremely fast way using Phone Transfer. This will be suitable for those who want the whole task easy and quick without having the degree of control over the transfer process.
  • The second part will then discuss about how to use iTransfer to get you access to the phone and manage music files on the media library, and then transfer tunes between your iPhone and Samsung android device.

Part 1: How to Use Phone Transfer to Move Tracks between iPhone and Samsung Instantly

You can download Phone Transfer on your Mac or PC machine from the following links:

First connect your two iPhone and Samsung smartphone to the computer.

Launch the Phone Transfer software, its main interface should now be open as shown below. It's pretty intuitive for beginners. You then will select how you wish to deal with your phone data from four options. In our case, click on the Phone to Phone Transfer.

You will now be at a screen where the software begins scanning your source phone for data. Please ensure that your enable USB debugging mode on your Samsung Android phone to access the data. A Flip button is available for you to switch the source phone and the receiving phone.

Once the scan is complete, it will return a list of data to be transferred including contacts, messages, music, photos, videos, call logs, calendar on the centre box.

As iOS don't support app transferring, you should see the Apps option is disable with grey color.

Tick the check box next to Music and other stuff if you want to transfer, then click on the Start Copy button.

Phone Transfer will now start transferring music from iPhone to Samsung phone, or music from Samsung to iPhone if you set Samsung as source device. Just sit back and have a rest.

When the music is finished migrating, a little notification window pops up. You can now unplug your both devices.

Now, you're ready to access to your new phone and listen to all of your favorite music on the go.

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Part 2: How to Use iTransfer to Manage Songs from iPhone and then Move to Samsung

iTransfer is an all-in-one data management tool that provides seamless platform support where in you can transfer files between Android and iOS devices, any iOS & Android device to your PC/Mac and vice versa. You can transfer almost everything from contacts, text messages, music, to photos, videos, TV shows, to even podcasts, iTunes U.

It does a lot more than just migrate your music and the rest between devices. You can use it to rebuild your iTunes library, organize your media files including photos, videos, music; automatically convert files into correct format to be suitable for the device before moving; fix ID3 tags on songs which miss those information, root your android phone to get deeper control, create funny GIF files, and much more. Let's see how it works for transferring music from iPhone to Samsung device, for example.

Step 1

Open the program, and attach your both iPhone and Samsung smartphone to the computer.

Once detected, click on the iPhone name (source phone) at the top left corner of the interface.

Step 2

Now click on the Music button given at the top menu. You should be able to view all of the tracks collection on your iPhone, and they are sorted well by Music, Podcasts, iTunes U, Audiobooks, playlists and you own created albums on the left side of the screen. Clicking on any of the category will display its content on the right side.

Before you decide to transfer songs on your iPhone to the Samsung phone, you can

  • click on the +Add button on the top row (beneath the top menu) to import your favorite music from local media library on computer
  • check the box next to tune name to delete unwanted songs on the list or delete the entire playlist
  • move mouse over to the Playlists category, right-click to create a new playlist, and then drag songs and drop them to it.
  • Use De-duplicate button to remove the duplicate songs

Step 3

Next, highlight any songs, albums, or playlists that you want to copy to Samsung, and press Export button on the top row, then select Export to [Your Samsung device name] from its drop-down menu.

That's all. Now you will receive all of the sent music files on your Samsung from iPhone.

Below is a photo transfer screenshot.

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