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How to Transfer Contacts from Samsung Android to iPhone Instantly - 5 Ways

Blake Sullivan Updated on May 12, 2022 8:39 PM

Upgrading a new iPhone is an exciting time. Before you leave your old Samsung Android phone behind, you'll want to transfer your Samsung Galaxy contacts to iPhone rather than starting from scratch. Moving contacts may sound like a simple thing, but for some it can be a daunting task. This article will show you acouple of ways to make Samsung to iPhone contacts transfer a breeze.

The classic way to move your Samsung phone contacts is to use the Apple's Move to iOS or Google Contacts, you can also move your contacts from Samsung Android to iPhone by using email or SIM card, you can even use a 3rd party utility for an incredibly easy and straighforward transfer of contacts to your new iPhone.

Read through this post to make sure the process of transferring contacts from Samsung phone to iPhone is as easy as possible.

Sync Contacts: Google Account

If you'd prefer to sync your contacts between Samsung Android and iPhone wirelessly, Google Contacts is always a option. For any Android phone, Google account is baked right into the Settings app. Here's how to use Google account to move your contacts between two devices.

  • Head over to Settings on your Samsung Android phone.
  • Select Accounts and backup > Account > Add account.
  • Sign in with your Google Account.
  • Turn on Sync Contacts slider. All your Samsung contacts will sync to Google Contacts.
  • On the new iPhone, go to Settings > Passwords & Account > Add Account.
  • Select Google and sign in with your Google account.
  • Toggle Contacts to ON.

That's it! The synchronization is ready to go, meaning all of your samsung Galaxy contacts will get onto iPhone soon.

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Transfer Contacts: Phone Transfer

Another simple way of contacts transfer from Samsung to iPhone is using an all-in-one utility named Phone Transfer. It is a neat program built with that exact purpose. It transfers almost everything including photos, music, videos, call logs, contacts, calendar, messages between Android and iOS as quick and painless as possible. It also comes with backup and restore features.

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  • Launch the software, select "phone to phone transfer" mode.
  • Connect both Samsung Android device and iPhone to computer.
  • Turn on USB debugging on the Samsung device.
  • Select Contacts option in the list.
  • Click Start Copy button.

The tool will come up a new window with progress bar, indicating the entire process. When you see a "completed" message, you've successfully transferred all contacts from Samsung Android to iPhone.

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Move Contacts: Apple's Move to iOS App

If your new iPhone haven't set up already, Try Apple's own app - Move to iOS. The app is available on both Apple's App Store and Google Play Store, giving you ability to transfer the contacts combined with other data like texts, photos, media files, calendars, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and more from Android device over to new iPhone with a few clicks.

Here's how to use Move to iOS app to sync Samsung android contacts to iPhone.

  • Set up the new iPhone until arrive at the Apps & Data screen.
  • Tap Move Data from Android.
  • Download Move to iOS app from Play Store and install on the Samsung device.
  • Open the app and tap Continue > Agree > Next.
  • On iPhone, tap Continue and wait for a six-digit or ten-digit code to appear.
  • Enter the code to your Samsung Android phone.
  • When Transfer Data screen appears, select Contacts.

Wait for the transfer process to complete. Your contacts would be transferred to new iPhone from old Samsung Galaxy phone.

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Migrate Contacts: Email

In case you want to move specific contacts only from a Samsung phone to an iPhone, you can simply use the Mail service on your old device to send the contacts to yourself, and then use your iPhone to open the email and put it on Contacts app.

  • Go to Contacts app on the Samsung Android.
  • Open the specific contacts you want to transfer, tap Share contacts.
  • On the pop-up menu tap Email option
  • Select a E-mail service provider from the list and sign in with your email account, tap Send.
  • On your iPhone, open the email and then add the contact to your Contacts app.

Import Contacts: SIM Card

There's also a way to put your contacts from Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhone by making use of SIM card. Note, make sure your Samsung device takes a similar sized SIM as your the iPhone.

  • Open Contacts app on Samsung phone.
  • Tap the Menu, and tap Manage Contacts > Import/export contacts.
  • Tap Export > SIM Card to save all contacts to SIM card.
  • Remove the SIM card and insert it into iPhone.
  • Turn on iPhone.
  • Go to Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts to begin importing contacts to iPhone.

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Of course, there are some other ways (iTransfer for example—a comprehensive solution to manage your data between iOS, Android and computer) available for you to transfer contacts, music and other data on your Samsung Android phone to iPhone and vice versa.

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