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How to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Phone contacts are important to everyone, even if nowadays smartphones can do almost everthing you want, but the primary functions for smartphones are calling and messaging. It's neccessary to keep your contacts come with you when you switched to a new phone, like the new released Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. However things never come easy when you switched to an Samsung Andriod from an idevice, since the two phones are running different systems. And in this article we'd like to introduce you some great options to make it easier. So if you have purchased an new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus and looking for a solution to switch your contacts from an iPhone to the new Samsung Galaxy S8, simply read on this tutorial to make a difference.

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Before we started, in order to effortlessly transfer the contacts, we need a third-party tool to help us. Syncios Data Transfer, a great handy tool that not only supports transferring all your contents such as contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, music, videos, etc from one phone to another in one click, but also allows you restore contacts to your Android phone from iTunes or iCloud backup. So with this tool, no matter you still keep your old iPhone besides you or not(sold, broken, stolen, etc), you can move your contacts to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 as well.


Part 1. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8 directly.

If your iPhone still works, then we can simply transfer all contacts from iPhone to your new Samsung Galaxy S8 directly. You should be noted that iCloud contacts need to be turned off, otherwise it may cause some conflicts. Then follow the steps below:


Step 1 Install and run Syncios Data Transfer

Download and install the compatible version on your computer from below, then launch the program. To transfer your contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8, click "start" under "Phone to Phone Transfer" section on the homepage.


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Step 2 Sync all contacts to Samsung Galaxy S8.

Connect both of your phones to Syncios via USB cables, and the Android Samsung Galaxy S8 can also be connected via WiFi. To move contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8, simply check the Contacts on the middle panel after Syncios successfully loading your data. Then, click Start Copy.

The iPhone would be showed in left panel and Samsung Galaxy S8 could be detected as target phone, otherwise, you can click on "Flip" button to exchange the source and target device .

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Step 3 Transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8

The transferring process would be launched automatically and after the transfer progress is done, click "OK" to end it. Please make sure both of your phones's connection are active during the whole process in case of some unknown errors.

Now, you can see the iPhone contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8. Download the handy tool now and follow the steps to transfer contacts from iPhone to your Samsung Galaxy S8.

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Part 2. Transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8 Via iCloud or iTunes.

If you unfortunately lost your iPhone, no worry, you can also get your contacts back with Syncios as long as you backed up your contacts via iCloud or iTunes. iCloud could backup your data on iPhone automatically when it was connected to WiFi network and the charger, so does iTunes, when you connect your iPhone to computer and launch iTunes, it will backup your iPhone unless you changed the settings. So simply follow the steps below to restore contacts from iCloud or iTunes.


Step 1 Install and run Syncios Data Transfer

Download and install the compatible version on your computer from below, then launch the program. To transfer your contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8, select "Restore from iCloud Backup" or "Restore from iTunes Backup" section.


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iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8 transfer

 

Step 2 Restore contacts from iCloud to Samsung Galaxy S8

if it's your first time to restore contacts from iCloud with Syncios, you need to login your iCloud account and select a backup to download to your computer. After that, you can simply check Contacts on the middle of the panel to restore them to your Android device.

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Step 3 Restore contacts from iTunes to Samsung Galaxy S8

Similarly, if you have backed up iPhone via iTunes before, Syncios would analyze the iTunes backup on the computer for you, before long, you can check Contacts on the middle of the panel to restore them to your Android device.

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FAQs:

Q1: What to do if my devices are not being detected by Syncios Data Transfer?

For iOS devices: Click here.

For Android devices: Click here. Android devices can also connect Syncios via WiFi.

 

Q2: Why some options are not able to be selected?

Currently, due to cross-platform, Apps, Notes, Calendar, E-books are not supported being transferred. You can learn more from here.

 

Q3: Why Syncios Data Transfer can't load my Contacts or Notes?

Please navigate to Settings>>iCloud on your iOS device, turn off iCloud Contacts or Notes option, then re-connect your iOS device to Syncios.

 

Q4: What are the differences between free version and paid version of Syncios Data Transfer?

The free version supports transferring/backing up/restoring five items of each category, paid version supports transferring all data.

And for more questions, please feel free to contact our support via Email: support@syncios.com. We are glad to hear from you.


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