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Transfer content from an iOS device with Samsung Smart Switch

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Congrats on your new phone! You'll be happy to learn that Samsung Smart Switch lets you seamlessly transfer all your content from your previous iOS phone to your new Samsung Galaxy phone.

Note: Smart Switch allows you transfer content from an iOS devices to Galaxy devices only.

Sync your iOS device to iCloud

To make sure all of your latest content is ready for transfer, first you'll need to sync your iOS phone to iCloud.

On your iOS phone, navigate to Settings and then tap your Apple ID. Tap iCloud, and then select the desired data to sync. The sync will happen automatically.

Note: If you are not familiar with using iCloud, visit the iCloud setup site.

iOS sync data to iCloud screen

Transfer content wirelessly

Now you're ready to transfer all your content from your iCloud to your new phone. Let's get started:

Launch Smart Switch on the new Galaxy phone, and then tap Receive data. Tap Wireless, and then tap iPhone/iPad. Enter your Apple ID and password, and then tap Sign in. Enter the verfication Code, and then tap OK. Select the data you want to transfer, tap Import, and then tap Import again.

Smart Switch app displaying a list of different phones

Note: iTunes music and videos cannot be transferred from iCloud. Use Smart Switch for PC or Mac to transfer iTunes music.

Transfer content via USB cable

Note: If there is a large amount of data to be transferred, use wireless charging to transfer.

You can also use a USB cable to transfer content between your iOS phone and your new Galaxy phone. However, you will need both the iOS cable that came with your iOS phone and a MicroUSB to USB adapter (OTG cable).

Launch Smart Switch on the new Galaxy phone, and then tap Receive data. Tap Wireless, and then tap iPhone/iPad. Tap Connect by cable instead. Connect the two phones using the iOS phone's lightning cable and the USB-OTG adapter that came with your Galaxy phone. Tap Trust on the iOS phone. Tap Next on the Galaxy phone. Select the content you want to transfer, and then tap Transfer.

An old phone and new phone connected through a USB cable

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