How to Transfer Data from Samsung to iPhone?
If you're switching from your good old Samsung device to an iPhone, you're going to want to hold on to all your existing data, documents, and files.
There are a few methods that you can try to import all your old data to your new phone. In this post, we are going to be taking a look at some of those.
We will also discuss one of the quickest and simplest ways to get around it as well i.e., using a dedicated mobile app.
Part 1. How to Transfer Samsung to iPhone: Files, Contacts, Call Logs, etc.
There are two different ways in which you can transfer data from Samsung to iPhone.
- Copying via PC
- Using a dedicated app
While there are some other ways (like using Bluetooth or Cloud services) that are plausible for transferring data between different phones, they are time-taking and impractical.
Coming to the first method of transferring data from Samsung to iPhone, we have PC copying.
Contrary to some myths you might have heard, you can connect an iPhone with your PC (be it a Mac or Windows) without any problem.
This method can be useful if you just want to transfer a few files between the two phones i.e., pictures, documents, or audio files.
You can't very well transfer call logs and contacts via your computer...at least not very easily.
This method, while great for transferring generic types of files between two systems, does have its limitations.
The reason we mentioned this process is because it is quicker to do, and it can be ideal for someone who does not want to go through the rigmarole of downloading, installing, and using a proper app.
Moving on to the second method of transferring data from Samsung to iPhone, we have "using a dedicated app."
Using an application for transferring data is a much more thorough process. It's more streamlined, and it saves you from the trouble of manually taking data files from one mobile device and then placing them in the proper folder on the other one.
While it can take time for you to download, install, and set up the app, the actual transferring process is much easier and smoother than any other alternative method.
Part 2. How to Use an App for Samsung to iPhone Transfer
There are a lot of different apps that you can use for transferring data from Samsung to iPhone. However, in this guide, we will be looking at how you can do it with Airdroid.
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If you are looking for a quick and free-to-start solution for your Samsung to iPhone transfer needs, Airdroid is one of the best apps that you can use.
Here are some features that you can enjoy with the Airdroid mobile app.
Remote and Local Transfers
With Airdroid, you aren't restricted to local transfers (as can be the case with other similar apps). You can send and receive files to another device either on a local network or a remote connection (Wi-Fi), without compromising on transfer speeds. The process is quick and smooth regardless of which method you use.
You can enjoy transfer speeds of up to 20MB/s when sharing files with Airdroid. You can use local connections to send and receive files in seconds. And you won't feel a change in your experience even if you want to connect to Wi-Fi or your mobile data network.
Supported File Type and Transfer Quality
Airdroid lets you share all types of files between two different devices. You can send and receive images, audio files, APKs, documents, etc.
Another excellent perk that makes this app worth using is the transfer quality. While some file-sharing tools may ruin the original quality of images and audio files during the transfer, Airdroid is not one of them. You can shift your files around without worrying about any drop in their quality.
These are some of the features as far as the actual file transferring process goes. But there are a lot of other complimentary benefits that you can enjoy as well, such as:
Notification and SMS Management
With Airdroid, you can sync your mobile device with your PC, and bring all your work to one place. You can use the app to get all your mobile notifications on your desktop device instead to make things quick and efficient.
If you want to view your mobile activity on a larger screen, you can use the screen mirroring feature. Using the screen mirroring function, you can protect your mobile device's screen onto your laptop or PC, and enjoy everything on a larger display.
And lastly, you can use Airdroid to remotely control any mobile device using your laptop or PC. If you want to use your home phone from the office, or if you are trying to take out some files from a dead device, you can use the remote controlling feature to do it easily.
Airdroid is free to start. However, if you want to enhance your user experience, you can switch to the paid plan instead. With the yearly subscription, you can enjoy prices as low as $2.5/month.
You can use Airdroid's mobile app on both Android and iOS.
How to Use Airdroid to Transfer Data from Samsung to iPhone
To send data from your Samsung device to an iPhone, follow these simple steps:
- Step 1. Download the App and Launch it
- The first thing you need to do is download the app from the Play Store. Once the download is complete, let the app install and then run it.
- Step 2. Select Receiving Device
- To select the recipient device, there are three different methods that you can try.
- Add a device
- Use the 'Friends' options
- Nearby searching
To add a new device, you will need to download the Airdroid application on it and sign in using the same account details that you're using on your current/original device.
If, on the other hand, you want to use the 'Friends' feature, you can enter the email address of the recipient to add them to your friend list. If the other person does not have an account, they will get an invite link instead.
Lastly, the nearby searching feature requires you to turn on your phone's location services and Bluetooth. Using this feature, you will be able to connect to nearby devices.
- Step 3. Select Your Files
- Once you have selected your receiving device, you need to choose the files to be sent.
- Click on the attachment '📎' icon and select the files you want to send.
And that's it.
Please note that you will have to deal with some usage restrictions if you're using the remote transfer feature on the free version. You can upgrade to the premium plan to enjoy unlimited file transfers.
Part 4. Conclusion
If you ever want to transfer data from Samsung to iPhone, you can try any of the two methods listed above.
Copying via a PC can be useful and convenient if you only want to move a few files or documents. You can use a standard USB cable (or Bluetooth) to connect your old device to a PC. Then you can copy all the files that you need into a folder on the latter.
Afterward, you can connect your new phone to the computer, and then transfer the files into it instead.
Using an app, on the other hand, can be more suitable if you want to do a clean import from your old phone to the new one.
However, with regards to Samsung to iPhone transfers, you need to make sure that you use an app that supports cross-platform sharing. Airdroid is a good app to use for this since it is free to start and it can provide a seamless connection between Samsung and iOS phones.