Move Data from Samsung to iPhone XS (Contacts, Music, Videos, Etc.)

Lisa Ou

August 23, 2019 / Posted by Lisa Ou

My previous phone was Samsung Galaxy S7. I switched from S7 to iPhone XS for couples of reasons. The problem is I don’t know how to transfer Samsung Galaxy S7 data to my new iPhone. Anyone did the same as me?

After buying a new phone, the first thing you need to do is moving data from your old Samsung to iPhone. Some people may want to transfer all stored files to iPhone, while some people want to extract and move important files from Samsung to iPhone only.

Move Data from Samsung to iPhone XS

Luckily, this guide shows the best way to move data from Samsung to iPhone X, iPhone XS and more here. You can transfer text messages, contacts, documents, photos and all kinds of files from Samsung to iPhone directly.

Part 1: Selectively Move Data from Samsung to iPhone with HyperTrans

FoneLab HyperTrans is dedicated to moving data between mobile phones without any loss. You can transfer all stored files and information from Android to iPhone and iPhone to Android freely.

Generally speaking, you can move everything from Android to iPhone, except for the previously-installed apps. Well, you can install the iOS versions on your new iPhone to get all account information.

Now, let’s get more details to move data from Samsung to iPhone XS.

Main Features of the Phone to Phone Transfer Software

  1. Transfer all kinds of files from Android to iPhone, including contacts, messages, photos, music, videos, call logs, etc.
  2. Edit and manage mobile data before file transferring.
  3. Move files from Android to iOS, Android to Android, iOS to Android or iOS to iOS.
  4. Work with iOS 12 and Android 8.0, as well as earlier versions.
  5. Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Mac OS X 10.7 or above.
  6. Support any popular mobile phones, like Samsung Galaxy S10, HTC, iPad, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8 Plus/8/SE/7, etc.
  7. Fully compatible with major providers, such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and more.

How to Move Any Data from Samsung to iPhone Quickly and Safely

Connect Samsung and iPhone to HyperTrans

  1. Free download, install and launch Android to iPhone data transfer software.
  2. Plug iPhone and Samsung phones to the same computer via USB cables.
  3. Tap Trust on your mobile phone to enable USB debugging (both Samsung and iPhone).
  4. You may need to install the USB driver for connections.
connect iphone android to pc

Choose the file type

  1. Unfold the Device drop-down list on the top. Select Samsung to set it as the input device.
  2. Choose the transferable file type in the left pane, including Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts and Messages.
  3. Get one-click operations to access contacts backup, contacts restore, ringtone maker and HEIC converter if necessary.
scan device

Move data from Samsung to iPhone selectively

  1. The scanned files will be listed in the window in a short time.
  2. Double-click on a file to preview details.
  3. Right-click on the selected file to get editing features.
  4. Mark before the files you want to transfer to iPhone.
  5. Click the third Export button on the top banner from left to right.
  6. Select your iPhone to move the selected files from Samsung to iPhone.
preivew a photo choose file transfer

Please note that you also use it to transfer video from iPhone to other Android phones.

Part 2: Completely Move All Data from Samsung to iPhone with Move to iOS

You can move data from Android to iPhone by using Move to iOS app. Be aware that you need to run Android 4.0 and higher versions. Meanwhile, your iPhone should be iOS 9.3 and later versions.

Well, if you want to move data from Samsung to iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you can ignore this problem.  To start with, you had better plug your Samsung and iPhone into power. By the way, check if Wi-Fi is turned on.

Set up your iPhone

  1. Download and install Move to iOS app on both Samsung and iPhone.
  2. In your brand new or factory reset iPhone, locate the Apps & Data screen.
  3. Tap the Move Data from Android option on iPhone.
move data from android

Accept the data transferring promptly on Android

  1. On your Samsung phone, run Move to iOS app.
  2. You will be prompted to access all Android files. Tap Accept to continue the process.
  3. Go back to your Android phone, tap Continue followed by Agree and Next in the Find Your Code screen.
accept move to ios terms and conditions

Move data from Android to iPhone after setup

  1. On your iPhone, tap Continue on the Move from Android screen.
  2. Wait until the ten-digit or six-digit code displays.
  3. Enter the code to your Samsung. The Transfer Data screen appears immediately.
  4. Navigate to your Samsung, choose the content you want to move to iPhone.
  5. Tap Next to start transferring data from Samsung to iPhone.
transfer data from samsung to iphone

Part 3: Move Contacts from Samsung to iPhone with Google Account

For most smartphone users, contacts may be one of the most important content. When you switch from Samsung to iPhone, you need to sync all contacts to your new iPhone. The Move to iOS app allows users to move contacts from Samsung to iPhone completely.

Actually, you can use your Google account to sync Samsung contacts to iPhone too.

Sync Samsung contacts to your Google account

  1. Open Settings app on your Samsung.
  2. Tap Accounts > Add account > Google.
  3. Sign into your Google account.
  4. Enable Syncing to sync contacts from Samsung to Google account.
Sync samsung contacts

Configure Google account on iPhone

  1. Power on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Settings > Contacts > Accounts > Add Account > Google.
  3. Sign into Google account with Gmail or phone.

Transfer contacts from Samsung to iPhone

  1. Repeat above steps on iPhone after signing into your Google account.
  2. Tap Sync Contacts to sync contacts from your old Android phone to iPhone.
transfer contacts from android to iphone google account


It seems that Move to iOS app does a good job in phone transferring. However, there are many complaints about the Move to iOS app not working errors, such as Move to iOS could not communicate with device, Move to iOS stuck on transferring, Move to iOS no code, etc. For example, you may fail to pair Samsung with iPhone by using Move to iOS. Even though you enter the correct code, it is still possible that you fail to connect Samsung to iPhone.

Obviously, FoneLab HyperTrans can be your best phone transfer software alternative to Move to iOS app. You can get superfast data transferring speed and easy-to-use features. HyperTrans has simplified the Android to iPhone data transferring process into simple clicks. Thus, you can extract, select, edit, preview, backup, restore and move data from Samsung to iPhone effortlessly.

In a word, you can spend far less time to transfer data from Samsung to iPhone XS via FoneLab HyperTrans offline.

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