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How to Export iPhone Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8

-- Saturday, April 01, 2017
When upgrade your smartphone, you need to fill your contact list so you can get in touch with others. There once a time when you get a new device with different operation system, you need to manually enter the phone numbers, corresponding names and other information. How ignoring it is!

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  • Fortunately, as time goes by, we can move the data including contacts from old phone to the new devices with some transferring tools. This article would introduce two methods to easily transfer contacts from old iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8. In this way, you are able to enjoy your new smartphone in no time.

    Part 1: Transfer iPhone Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8 with Phone Transfer

    To export your contacts from iPhone to your new Samsung, you can try the third-party transfer tool- Phone Transfer. Now, please firstly download the program on your computer by clicking the download button below.

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    Step 1 Launch Phone Transfer Program
    After you download and install the program, please launch it on your computer. Now, you can see there are different options displayed on the interface. Please choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" pane on it.

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    Step 2 Connect iPhone and Samsung to PC
    Please firstly connect your iPhone, which is the one you want to move data from, to your computer via the USB cable. After that, you need to connect the new Samsung, which is the target device that your contacts being transferred to, with the other matching USB cable.

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    Step 3 Export iPhone Contacts to Samsung
    After your two devices are detected successfully, please select "Contact" on the middle pane and then click on the "Start Transfer" button. After that, the program would begin the transfer process.

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    Once the transfer is complete, you would be notified and then please go to your Samsung to check out the result.

    Part 2: Transfer iPhone Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8 with Smart Switch

    Smart Switch, a free application released by Samsung, can help to export contacts from iPhone to Samsung smartphone. Now, please check out the guide below:

    Step 1 Back Up Contacts to iCloud
    Before you can start the transfer process, you need to firstly create a backup for the contacts in iCloud as you usually do.

    Step 2 Download the Smart Switch App
    Please install the Smart Switch app from Google Play on both your iPhone and Samsung. Then launch it on your devices.

    Step 3 Set Up Devices
    On the interface of Smart Switch, please select you old phone as iOS device and your Samsung as Android device to received data. Then please sign in your Apple ID on your old phone to log in iCloud.

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    Step 4 Export Contacts to Samsung
    After that, you can see four items: Contacts, calendar, Call logs and Alarm there that can be transferred. Please choose "Contacts" and click on "IMPORT" button to load the data from iCloud. Then tap on "CONTINUE" button to start to export the contacts to new Samsung.

    I am wondering if the above two methods can help or not. Please note that not all the data types can be supported to transfer with the Smart Switch app. But if you want to move the contacts only, of cause it can help. If you have any question, please leave a message below.

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    Ivy Bruce

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