Switching to a new phone is exciting until the reality hits you in the face. This happens when you need to transfer data from your old phone to a new phone. It is a heartbreaking experience when you have to move data between Android phone and iPhone. The most difficult is the transfer of contacts. Would you like to move contacts from your Samsung phone to iPhone? Check out four easy ways to do it without any problematic third-party apps.
The methods mentioned here involve using an official app from Apple, creating a VCF file, and using Google Contacts. Check them all out and see which one you find easy to use.
Method 1: Use Move to iOS app
One of the easiest ways to move contacts (and other data like messages, apps, etc.) from any Android phone to iPhone is to use the “Move to iOS” service. This method can automatically move contacts from Samsung to iPhone.
Move to iOS is a free application available for Android phones. You just need to download the app on your Samsung phone and follow the on-screen instructions. The only downside to this method is that no iOS app is available. You can use this method on your iPhone only when setting up a new iOS device.
It appears when you set up your new iPhone from scratch. If you have already set up your iPhone, you can reset iPhone or check the other methods mentioned below. You must also be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
However, if your iPhone has not been configured yet, this method will be useful for you. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Download the Move to iOS app on your Android phone from the link below.
2nd step: Turn on your iPhone and begin the setup process. Follow the instructions on the screen. When you reach the Apps & Data screen, tap on the option “ Move data from Android ”.
Step 3: Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the onscreen instructions. A ten or six digit passcode will appear on your iPhone. Enter it on your Android phone to establish a connection.
Method 2: export contacts as VCF file
Another easy way to move contacts is to create a VCF file and then add it to your iPhone.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Launch the Samsung Contacts app on your phone. Tap the three-bar icon at the top to open the sidebar.
2nd step: Now, two cases arise. You can either move the contacts stored in the Samsung Cloud or move all the contacts in your phone, such as internal memory, Google account, Samsung Cloud, etc.
Tap the All Contacts option at the top of the sidebar. Select the Samsung account from the list if you want to move Samsung Cloud contacts only. Otherwise, select All Contacts.
Point: Find out how to create contact groups on Samsung phones.
Step 3: Return to the Contacts app home screen. Touch and hold one of the contacts to select it. Then tap the All option at the top to select all contacts.
Step 4: Tap the Share button at the bottom. This will create a VCF file for you to send to your iPhone. You can send it via email or messaging apps like Telegram, WhatsApp, etc. Select the app to send to iPhone.
Step 5: On your iPhone, open the app where you uploaded the VCF file. Let’s say I sent it through Telegram. Tap the VCF file to download it to your iPhone. Then tap or open the file.
One of the contacts will be displayed. Tap the Share icon. Select the Contacts app from the share sheet.
This will save all your contacts sent from Samsung to iPhone. Open the Contacts app and you will see your new contacts.
Method 3: Import VCF File from iCloud to PC
You can also import the VCF file via iCloud on PC. Here are the steps:
Step 1: Export VCF file from Samsung phone as shown in method 3 above. Then send it to yourself and download the VCF file to your computer.
2nd step: Open iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID. Click on Contacts.
Step 3: Click the Settings icon in the lower left corner. Select Import vCard. Then choose the VCF file that you downloaded in step 1.
Step 4: On your iPhone, open Settings. Tap your name at the top.
Step 5: Tap iCloud. Turn on the toggle next to Contacts. This will sync the contacts saved in iCloud with your iPhone.
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Method 4: use Google contacts
In this method, we will use the help of Google Contacts. Since Google Contacts works on both Android and iPhone, it is an easy way to transfer contacts. First of all, you will need to transfer your Samsung contacts to the Google account. Then use the same Google account on your iPhone. We have covered three ways to move Samsung contacts to Google Contacts. Check out our other article first.
Once your Samsung contacts are established securely in Google Contacts, open the settings on your iPhone. Go to Contacts and tap Accounts.
Tap Add Account and add your Gmail account where you saved your Samsung contacts.
We hope that you were able to easily move contacts from Samsung phone to your iPhone using the methods mentioned above. If you have another Android phone, my colleague posted a separate article about it. Know how to move contacts from any Android phone to iPhone.
Don’t trust cloud services for your contacts? Using the following link, learn how to backup contacts from Android and iPhone to Google Drive.
Last updated on Dec 5, 2020
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