Smart Switch: iOS to Galaxy phone using USB connector

Last Update date : 2022-05-19

The easiest way to move data from your old device to your new device is with Smart Switch. Smart Switch gives you the freedom to move your contacts, music, photos, calendar, text messages, device settings and more to your new Galaxy device. Check out the guide below to see what you can do with Smart Switch.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:


1 Go to Settings > Software update.
2 Tap on Download and install
3 Follow the on-screen instructions

What can Smart Switch do?

You can use Smart Switch to back up phone data to a PC or SD card, restore the backed up data to a phone, or transfer data from an old phone to a new phone.

Galaxy models come with the Smart Switch app installed by default, and there are three ways to transfer data. Transfer data from your old phone to your new Galaxy phone via USB Cable, Wi-Fi or computer. Choose the method you feel most comfortable with. Everything else comes easy.


What can be transferred?
  • From an Android device: contacts, schedule, messages, memos/voice memos (Galaxy device only), photos, videos, music, alarm settings(Galaxy device only), call log, Home screen/lock screen image (Galaxy device only), Wi-Fi settings (Galaxy device only), documents, email settings (Galaxy device only), settings (Galaxy device only), download app installation, app data (Galaxy device only), and Home layout (Galaxy devices only).
  • From the iCloud: contacts, calendar, memos, photos, videos, documents (You can import data being synced from your iOS device to iCloud).
  • From iOS devices using OTG USB: contacts, schedule, messages, memos, photos, videos, music, voice memos, alarm settings, call log, bookmark, Wi-Fi settings, documents, app list recommendations.
  • From Windows Mobile devices (OS 8.1 or 10): contacts, schedules, photos, documents, videos, music.
  • From BlackBerry devices: contacts, schedule, memos, photos, videos, music, voice recordings, call log, documents


  • Transmission of some items may be restricted depending on the device manufacturer and the OS version.
  • DRM (Digital Rights Management) applied content cannot be transferred to Smart Switch.
  • Transferring data increases the battery power consumption of your phone.
  • Ensure that your device is sufficiently charged before transferring data. If the battery power is low, data transfer may be interrupted.
  • This feature may not be supported on some devices or computers
  • Only transfer content that you own or have the right to transfer.

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