How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5

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The dust and water resistant Galaxy S6 has been in the buzz since the official announcement early in this month. Reports and reviews are featured in mainstream publications, like CNET, Engadget and Computerworld. After reading the first-hand reviews, intro videos and community discussion. You may completely be convinced to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S6 to have some real feel of Android powered device, switching from a long time iPhone active user. The challenge I first came across when I got my Galaxy S6 at hand is how to transfer the existing contacts on my iPhone 4S to the new Galaxy S6. I have nearly 300 phone contacts stored on my iPhone and don't want to be mad typing them manually to get it work on the new device, although it was the only way I could think up. I tried to solve the problem with iCloud backup suggested by some of my friends, but it still didn't work in my case. Fortunately, I found out a simple solution that there is no much work involved to get it done.


The same thing may happen to you, when you got a new Samsung S6 phone, the thing that may annoy you most is how to move hundreds of contacts to your new phone. You are highly suggested to use a professional phone transfer tool for helping you out. Mobiledic Phone Transfer is a time-saving desktop utility that assist you to transfer phone contacts among different mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian. It is well designed program with the simplicity in mind that even ordinary users who don't have much knowledge in computer can complete the task in minutes. No dirty work involved! Besides contact transfer, text messages, apps, photos, media files are also capable for transfer, this makes migration really easy when switching from one mobile device to another. Additionally, 100 brands and 2000+ devices are supported by the software.


This program supports both Windows and Mac OSX with a wide range of previously published versions, including Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and OSX 11/10.8/10.7.

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4 Steps to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S8/7/S6/S5

Step 1 Download and Install Phone Transfer

The customized PhoneTrans is available for download from the above links. Then install the software on the computer by following the built-in wizard. Open the program from desktop short cut or start-up menu. The main screen is as the following.Click "Switch" tab and next.

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Step 3 Attach Galaxy S7/S6/S6 and iPhone on the Computer

Connect your device to the computer via USB cable. If the driver is properly installed, then the device will be recognized by the computer, you can see the device listed on the file explorer. No matter what kind of operation you are preparing to conduct, the first step is to install USB driver for the device to let it being recognized by the computer and other program. Mostly, the operating system will install it automatically when the device is first plugged in. Otherwise, please download Samsung Kies from Samsung's official site.


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Step 3 Analyze Your iPhone and Start to Transfer Contacts to Galaxy S7/S6/S5

By default, when the two devices are recognized by the program successfully, the program start to analyze all data and settings on the original iPhone, once the analysis process is finished; all the data will be displayed on the middle of the software. Make sure the iPhone is the source phone for transfer application; just change the position if it was wrongly placed by clicking the flip button.


Start Transferring Contacts to Samsung S5


Click the Start Copy button located at the main screen of PhoneTrans. The software will automatically scan the content stored on both devices. During this period of time, just follow the instructions the software asks. Usually, it will be done in minutes. Grab a cup coffee and enjoy your new device from then. By far, this is the simplest workable solution I found out for contacts copy. As you can see from the post, there is no much manual work needed. It works for most of people, no matter you are a computer novice or tech guru. With the intuitive user interface, contacts transfer can be done in minutes.

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Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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