It is quite easy to transfer data like photos, contacts, music, documents, etc. from Android phones including Samsung Galaxy phones to iPhone. However, when it comes to notes, one gets stuck if the app they’re using isn’t a cross-platform app. Take the case of the Samsung Notes app, which is not a cross-platform app. So, how to transfer data from Samsung Notes to iPhone? This is what we will help you with.
Apple Notes app is the default Notes app on iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no direct method to transfer notes from Samsung phone to iPhone. You will have to do little work to get your Samsung notes on your iPhone.
There are two methods to transfer notes from Samsung Notes app to Apple Notes app on iPhone. Let’s start.
Method 1: Transfer Samsung Notes to iPhone Using Google Keep
In the first method, you need to use any cross-platform note-taking app like Google Keep, Evernote, OneNote, etc. Basically you will have to add notes from Samsung Notes to the new notes app. Then install the new app on iPhone. You can continue to use the new Notes app on iPhone or move the data to the Apple Notes app.
We will take help from Google Keep app as it is free and easy to use app for this method.
Here are the steps in detail:
Step 1: Download the Google Keep app on your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phone. Sign in with the same Google accounts on both phones.
2nd step: You must enable the sync feature for Keep Notes. On your Samsung phone, go to Phone settings> Accounts & backup> Accounts. Tap your Google account.
Then tap on the Sync account. Make sure the toggle next to Keep Notes is turned on.
Step 3: Launch the Samsung Notes app. Unfortunately, you cannot select multiple notes. You will need to repeat the steps for each note separately.
So open the note one by one that you want to transfer to iPhone. Tap the Share icon. If your note contains only text, select Text File from the menu that appears. If it contains images, select Image file.
Note: Choosing an image file will convert your entire note to an image. Think of it as a screenshot.
Step 4: Select Keep Notes from the list of applications. Press the Save button.
Point: If you have any problem transferring notes to Google Keep, see our in-depth guide on transferring notes from Samsung to Google Keep.
Step 5: Now open the Google Keep Notes app on iPhone. Your Samsung note will be available on your iPhone. If you want, you can continue to use Google Keep on your iPhone. It is a great alternative to the Apple Notes app.
If you prefer to use the Apple Notes app, open the required note in the Google Keep app on iPhone. Tap the three-dot icon and select Send.
Step 6: Choose the Apple Notes app from the Share sheet. You can also just copy the note from Google Keep and paste it into the Apple Notes app.
Step 7: Repeat steps 3 to 6 for all the notes you want to transfer.
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Method 2: Transfer Samsung Notes to iPhone Using PC
The above method will be a bit tedious if you have multiple notes. To make things easier and faster, you can transfer notes using a computer. You might be wondering how to access Samsung Notes on PC. For this, you will need to install the Samsung Notes app on your Windows computer. In case you don’t have a Windows computer, you can take the help of the web version of Google Keep on your Mac (and Windows). Let’s check both ways.
Using the Samsung Notes app on PC
If you were looking for a Samsung Notes app on the Microsoft Store, you would be disappointed if the app didn’t show up if you have a non-Samsung computer. Fortunately, there is a workaround to install and use the Samsung Notes app on the computer. We covered this in detail in a separate article. Read it before following further instructions.
Once installed, launch the Samsung Notes app on your PC. Open any note and select the text as you normally would on a computer. Next, open iCloud.com on your PC and sign in with the Apple account you are using on your iPhone. Click Notes.
Create a new note in Apple Notes and paste the copied text from Samsung Notes app. Repeat for the other notes. In this way, you can move all your notes to the Apple Notes app.
If the notes from the Samsung Notes app are not showing on your iPhone, make sure iCloud sync is turned on for the notes. To check, open Settings on your iPhone. Tap your name> iCloud. Activate the toggle next to Notes.
Use the web version of Google Keep
Once you have transferred Samsung Notes to Google Keep as shown in Method 1, open keep.google.com from a browser on your Windows PC or Mac. Open a note and copy it. Then open iCloud.com> Notes. Create a new note and paste it.
View Samsung Notes on iPhone
These are the only methods you can use to transfer Samsung Notes to iPhone. We know they’re not as user-friendly as you might expect. However, something is better than nothing. If you know of a better method, let us know in the comments below.
Last updated Feb 1, 2021
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