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How to transfer contacts from an iPhone to a Samsung

Outlook, Windows, Mac or Google can sync contacts

What to Know

  • Sync contacts with compatible iPhone apps like Outlook, Windows Address Book or Contacts on the Mac.
  • Google Contacts is another option. To sync contacts on iPhone, use Settings > Contacts. You can use the same account for Samsung.
  • It is not possible to back up contacts or any other data to an iPhone SIM card. This makes it impossible for contacts to be transferred.

This article will explain how to transfer contacts from iPhone and Samsung.

How can I transfer data from my iPhone to Samsung?

Switching from iPhone to Samsung is a big deal. You need to ensure that all your data gets transferred. Your contacts are the most important data.

Although this article is focused on transferring contacts from iPhone and Samsung, it is not the only type of data that you will need to transfer. You may also need photos, music, movies, or apps. These data should not be lost with your iPhone.


How do I transfer my contacts from my iPhone to my Samsung?

You will need some software to transfer your Samsung contacts to iPhone. If you are going to use the cloud to do this, skip the next section. You will need the following software:


  • Software that syncs data between your iPhone and your computer. If you have macOS 10.14 or older, it’s either Finder (or iTunes) on a Mac. It’s iTunes on Windows.
  • A program for managing your address book that syncs with iPhone and Samsung. Windows users can choose Outlook or Windows Address Book. For Mac, you can use Outlook or the preinstalled Contacts app.
  • Software that syncs data between your computer and your Samsung. There are many choices, but Samsung Smart Switch app may be the best place to start. If you like the other syncing applications, you can choose from a variety of them.

These steps will be followed once you have all the software.

  1. Connect your iPhone with your computer via USB, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and sync your iPhone with your computer.
  2. Click on your iPhone either in the Finder lefthand bar or at the top of iTunes.
    Click Files on the iPhone management screen and make sure the contacts box has been checked. Before transferring your contacts to your Samsung phone, ensure that the drop-down lists the address book program to which you wish to sync them.
  3. To sync your contacts with your address book program, click Sync at the bottom right corner.

  4. Connect your Samsung phone to the computer by disconnecting your iPhone.

  5. Start the software that you wish to use to sync Samsung with your computer.
    Although the steps of syncing will vary depending on the program used, the basic concepts remain the same.
  6. Make sure you select the address book program that you used to sync contacts from your iPhone in step 3. After synchronizing your Samsung, the contacts will be transferred to the pre-installed contact app.

How do I transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung without a computer?

You don’t need a computer to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Samsung. The cloud is a great option. You can upload your contacts to GoogleContacts from your iPhone and then download them to your Samsung phone. An active Google account is required. If you don’t have one, this guide will show you how to create one.


  1. You must ensure that the Google account has been set up on your iPhone.

  2. All your contacts will be transferred from your iPhone to Google.
    Make sure that the Contacts slider on your iPhone is on/green when you create your Google account.
  3. You can set up your Samsung phone using the same Google account that you created in step 1.

  4. All contacts should download automatically to the Samsung’s pre-installed Phones app. Go to Contacts > three line icon > Manage contact > Synchronize contacts. Make sure you have the correct Google account set up. Next, toggle the slider to turn on the account. Finally, tap Sync.

Android phones allow you to back up your data, including contacts, to the removable SIM Card. This makes it easier to transfer your contacts from Android phones to iPhones. It doesn’t work when you transfer your contacts from iPhone to Samsung, because iOS doesn’t allow data to be saved onto a SIM card.


  • How do I transfer my contacts from my Samsung phone to my iPhone?
    There are several options for transferring your contacts from an Android phone such as a Samsung to your iPhone. To transfer your contacts, you can download and install the Move to iOS app on the Google Play Store . You can also transfer your contacts using the SIM card. Open the Contacts app on Samsung and tap Settings Export. Next, insert the SIM card into your iPhone. Another way is to backup your contacts to Google, then add the Google App to the iPhone and toggle the Contacts slider.
  • Can I transfer my contacts from a Samsung phone onto an iPhone via Bluetooth
    Yes. Yes. Next, open the Contacts app and tap More Share. Next, tap Bluetooth on the contact you wish to share. To transfer contacts to your iPhone, select the target device.
  • How can I transfer all my data to Samsung from iPhone?
    It is easiest to use Smart Switch on your Samsung smartphone. To use Smart Switch via WiFi, open Smart Switch and tap Open . Select Wireless > HTML3_. Tap Sign in. After selecting the data that you wish to transfer, tap Import and follow the prompts.




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