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With the release of the latest gem from Apple, many users tired of the Android system may decide to leave the old Samsung mobile phone to switch to the brand new iPhone model. Pass da Samsung a iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/7Plus/6 it is definitely a good idea if you want to try the iOS system at a very high level. Before taking this very important step, however, we must ask ourselves what will become of the data on the iPhone. If you want to transfer all your personal data like photos, videos, music, SMS, and contacts from Samsung to iPhone, you will find the best and easiest solution in this article.

Of course, you could just connect the Samsung Galaxy phone to the computer and copy the files from the SD card and then transfer them to the new iPhone. But this way you won't be able to copy contacts or SMS, and this is very limiting if you want all the data on the new iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7/6.

In these cases, programs such as dr.Fone Switch e MobileTrans, tools capable of direct data transfer da Samsung a iPhone (and not only!). They support transferring contacts, videos, photos, sms, notes, calendar, etc ... from Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhone. Let's see the detailed steps to directly copy data from your Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7 / S8 / S9 / S10 / S20 / S21 to iPhone 7/8 / X / 11/12, using these two programs.

a) Transfer data from Samsung to iPhone with dr.Fone Switch

Step 1. Download and install dr.Fone Switch your PC or Mac

Here are the download links for the free trial version of the program:


Step 2. Connect the Samsung and iPhone to the computer via USB

From the dr.Fone Switch home screen click on the box "TELEPHONE TRANSFER"As you can see from the figure below:

Once the “transfer” window from phone to phone opens, you will need to connect the Samsung first and then the iPhone to the computer using the respective USB cables. On the Samsung you will also need to enable USB debugging for it to be detected by the software.

To activate this option you can also follow the graphic instructions that will appear on the program:

Step 3. Start Copy Data from Samsung to iPhone

After the two mobile phones are recognized by dr.fone you can select (from the center of the program) the data to be transferred and finally click on the "Start transfer". You will be able to transfer contacts, sms, calendar, call log, photos, music, video, calendar, etc ...


b) Transfer data from Samsung to iPhone with Mobiletrans

Step 1: Download MobileTrans and install it on your computer.

If you are a Mac user you will need to download MobileTrans for Mac, but the tutorial is practically identical to the one shown below and which refers to the Windows version.


Home screen:

Step 2: Launch MobileTrans and then connect the Galaxy S21 / S20 / S10 / S9 / S8 / S7 / S6 and iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7/6 to the computer.

After connecting the devices, the program will identify them immediately. Click on the “Flip” button to reverse their position. If you want to transfer data from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 6 make the samsung mobile appear on the left and the iPhone on the right.

NOTE: To transfer data between Android and iOS, you need to have iTunes installed on your computer!

Step 3: Transfer Photos, SMS, Contacts etc ... from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7/6

After completing all the steps described above select the data you want to copy, eg. videos, music, photos, contacts, sms messages, etc ... Finally click on the "START COPY" down. The program will start copying data from the Samsung to the iPhone 6. Just make sure that the two devices are not disconnected during the whole transfer process.

Note: MobileTrans not only moves contacts, SMS, videos, photos, music from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone, but also converts media files (video and audio) making them compatible with iPhone.

Mobiletrans supports data transfer not only between Android and iOS devices but also between Symbian (Nokia) and Android devices, between Symbian and iOS, etc…. Download the free demo version of MobileTrans now to give it a try.


What if iTunes fails to download to PC?

  • iTunes is essential because it contains the drivers to be able to communicate with the iPhone PC.
    For itunes installation problems read here:

    • And if the samsung s7 does not connect what should i do?

    • For the samsung make sure to activate the USB DEBUG from the "Developer" section. On the net there are many guides that explain in detail how to do this activation from the phone settings.

  • Does it also work with whatsapp conversations and audio files ??

    • To transfer whatsapp conversations (and attachments) you need this program:

  • Hello does it work with the Samsung galaxy note 3?

    • Si

  • Hello I unfortunately did the backup directly from the samsung s6 edge plus tel and of course I came, now help me to transfer everything to the iphone. I don't know what to do

  • Through SMART SWITCH I have backed up my Samsung S6 on the PC that I no longer have. Now I would like to transfer the backup contents to the iPhone 6 S. I don't know how to do it. I hope for your help. Thanks

    • Unfortunately that backup can only be transferred to another Android device (
      If you can get an Android phone you could first pass the content on it and then transfer everything (contacts, sms, photos, etc ...) to iPhone via Mobiletrans

      • thank you!

  • I have backed up my Samsung S6 on the PC, not thinking that there was this method I no longer have my S6 and I currently have Iphone 6, now I ask you for a really great help how can I take the backup folder and transfer it to my iphone ? maybe I don't say everything but at least the address book, the saving of my games ..

    I just have to wait .. thanks

    • What program was the backup done with? If you have used Kies, then you can use the Mobiletrans program to transfer the content from the Kies backup to your new iPhone

  • Hi, I have to transfer the data to an iphone six but I don't have the nano sim yet so it still doesn't let me start the iphone so I wanted to know if I can do the transfer even now that the iphone is still without nano sim and me from in the hello screen ...

    • Even without a sim you can transfer the data ... these will be stored in the memory of the iphone

  • Hi I unfortunately can't connect my s4 because it broke so I have the backup on the pc what can I do? Thanks

  • The program seems good to me but it costs 25 euros. Isn't there a free program?
    I await an answer.

    Thank you

  • I am using the trial version but the program does not display any contacts in my S3 (instead it displays all the sms, videos etc). I'm afraid to get the full version and find it doesn't work anyway. Can you give me a suggestion?
    thank you

    • Make sure that the contacts are saved on the S3 device, and not on the SIM ...

  • Information please:

    I have backed up my Samsung S6 on Smart switch the problem is that now for a few days I am without it, I can recover the backup and transfer it to iphone 5

  • Excuse the question can I use it anke from iphone4s to iPhone 6? I want to change Apple id as before I had the id both x my tel and x my father so now I would like to split everything but I don't know how to save everything from the old to the new tel….

    • Yes, the program also works to transfer data from iphone 4s to iphone 6

  • I have backed up my samsung s4 so now I have everything on the computer, can I easily move the samsung folders to the iphone or make a mess?

    • If you made the backup using the MobileTrans program reviewed in the article you can then move the backup to the iPhone.
      If, on the other hand, you have used other programs to make the backup then you will not be able to transfer anything from it to the iphone ...

  • mythical thanks

  • Hi, is the transfer to iphone 6 also valid for those who own a Galaxy S2?

    • Yes, it also works for Galaxy S2

  • Can the transfer be done with the SIM active only on one of the 2 smartphones?

    • Yes, it is doable.
      The presence of the SIM is not essential.

  • Hello,
    I can't transfer data from samsumg s3 to iPhone 5, I followed your steps by also activating USB debugging but unfortunately it doesn't work, how can I do?

  • Unfortunately with S4 it does not work for me… .. made the whole procedure to open the Debug but it gives me an error anyway….

  • Hi, does it also work with galaxy s3 mini ?? I just can't connect it and understand why ..

    • It should work with galaxy s3 mini too… try to activate the usb debugging option on it.

  • sorry it also works for s3mini thanks a lot

    • Yes, it works for all android and ios devices.

  • Thanks I guess it also goes well with Samsung Note 10.1 Tablet
    exchange of address book data

  • In addition to the samsung models mentioned, does the system also work with the galaxy note II towards iphone?

    • Yes, of course. It also supports galaxy note II

  • I can not synchronize the Samsung s4 does not allow me to change the usb as indicated by your support. Is there an alternative?

    • 1. Select Applications> Settings.

      2. Tap on More… in the upper right corner.

      3. Scroll down and select About phone.

      4. Scroll down and tap on the build number several times until you see a message saying “Developer mode has been activated”.
      5. You will now also have the option to select developer options.

      6. Check the USB Debugging choice in Developer Options

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