Just a few days after Samsung announced the Galaxy S9, iPhone users are already considering a change. For years iPhone users have stood their ground and defended the different iPhone generations. But, with the Samsung Galaxy S9, many iPhone users have changed their mind. One major factor in this change of mind is that the Samsung Galaxy S9 isn't nearly as expensive as the iPhone X, but performs just as well. As a result, a lot of iPhone users want to sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 or transfer WhatsApp to new Galaxy S9 phone.
Fortunately, transferring data from iOS to Android isn't impossible. Neither iOS or Android directly support this ability, but there are third-party programs that make it a possibility. In this article, we're going to show you the most effective methods for transferring contact information from iPhone to Android and walk you through each of them.
Why You Should Sync Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9
The odds are that if you're reading this article, you have an iPhone and want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S9. Now, keeping in mind that one of the first things we do when buying a new phone is transferring our contacts, knowing how to sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 is crucial.
Sure, you could spend hours manually adding each contact to your new phone and removing it from your iPhone. However, not only is this time-consuming, it leaves the risk of human error. Nobody's perfect, and all it takes is one mistyped number to lose contact forever. Instead of leaving it up to chance, use a program like Dr.Fone switch to sync your contacts. While iOS data isn't directly compatible with Android devices, Dr.Fone can convert it, transfer it, and make it accessible on your Samsung Galaxy S9 in no longer than a few minutes.
At the top of our list is Dr.Fone – Switch. This reliable and effective program can be used to transfer data directly from your iPhone over to your Samsung Galaxy S9. Not only that, but you can transfer data between each of the most popular smartphones. One concern that most people have is compatibility but, with Dr.Fone, this isn't a problem. If any of your data is incompatible, then Dr.Fone will convert it prior to the transfer.
Some of the key features of Dr.Fone – Switch are:
- Compatible with the most used versions of iOS and Android.
- Text messages, notes, videos, music, photos, and many other data types can be transferred.
- Easy to use, fast transfer speeds, and your privacy is ensured.
- Directly transfer your device's data over to your Samsung Galaxy S9.
- No risk of data loss or corruption occurs.
We could go on and on about how great of a program Dr.Fone – Switch is. These are just a few of the best features that it has to show and now that you have a better understanding of this program, we're going to explain how you can sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9.
Part 1. How to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 with Dr.Fone – Switch Directly
Using dr.fone – Switch to sync your contact information is a very easy task. We've listed some of this tool's best features above, and if you follow the steps below, we'll show you how to transfer your contacts. Before following these steps, install Dr.Fone – Switch on your computer.
Step #1 – Open Dr.Fone and once the program has loaded, click on the “Switch” option.
Step #2 – You'll be prompted to connect your smartphones. Connect both of them using the appropriate USB cables and wait a few seconds for them to be detected.
Step #3 – From the list of data types that are listed, select “Contacts” and any other data types that you want to transfer.
Note: if you have stored data on the Samsung Galaxy S9 that you want to be removed, click “Clear data before copy“.
Step #4 – Once you've selected the data types that you want to transfer, click the “Start Transfer” button.
Step #5 – Your contacts will now be synced. You can track the progress using the window that appears, and after a few minutes, the process will be complete.
These steps are very easy, take only a few minutes, and will transfer your contacts easily. The best part about this method is that you can transfer other data types as well. Dr.Fone is clearly easy to use and is definitely the best program for transferring your contacts.
Part 2. Using Samsung Smart Switch to Sync Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9
Next, we'll be showing you how to use Samsung Smart Switch. This is a computer program that has been developed by Samsung specifically for transferring data to another Samsung device. Using this program to sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 is incredibly easy.
Step #1 – Download and install the Samsung Smart Switch application on your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S9.
Step #2 – Two transfer options will be shown. While selecting “USB Cable” is faster, “Wireless” is more convenient; tap on either option.
Step #3 – On your Samsung Galaxy S9 you'll be prompted to select the type of device you are transferring data from. Tap on “iOS Device” and then on “Start” to proceed.
Step #4 – Two more options will now be shown. Tap on whichever option suits you to continue.
Note: importing via iCloud requires an internet connection whereas importing via USB requires an OTG cable.
Step #5 – A PIN will now be shown on your device. Open Samsung Smart Switch on your iPhone as well and enter the PIN that is shown to connect them.
Step #6 – After a secure connection has been made you'll be able to select the data to transfer. Swipe through the list and select your contacts (and any other data types that you want to transfer) and tap on “Finish”.
Step #7 – The transfer process will now start, and after a few minutes, the data will be available on your Samsung Galaxy S9.
One disadvantage is that unlike Dr.Fone, Samsung Smart Switch is very limited. Although a useful tool, it can only be used for one thing – transferring data. For that reason, using Dr.Fone is a more appealing option.
Part 3. Sync Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 Using iCloud
Finally, you can sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 using iCloud. There are two different solutions regarding iCloud, and we'll be looking at both of them. Before using either of these solutions, you must make sure that your contacts are synced with your iCloud account. All you have to do to enable this option is go to “Settings > Apple ID > iCloud” and enable the “Contacts” slider. Once this is done, you can use either of the methods below.
Transfer Contacts via vCard
First, you can try by exporting and importing a vCard. While a little complicated to do, we're going to show you how to use a vCard.
Step #1 – On your Samsung Galaxy S9, open a browser application and go to the iCloud dashboard.
Step #2 – Sign in using your iCloud account and from the main menu, tap on the “Contacts” option.
Step #3 – Tap on the settings icon followed by tapping on “Export vCard…”.
Step #4 – You can now save the vCard to your phone and import it easily.
Transfer Contacts via App
Alternatively, you can use a third-party application to sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9. This is easier than using a vCard for most people.
Step #1 – Download and install the Sync for iCloud Contacts Android app on your Galaxy S9. You can find this application here.
Step #2 – After installing it, launch the app and sign In using your iCloud account.
Step #3 – Your iCloud storage will now be synced with the app, and you'll be able to download your contacts freely.
Both of these iCloud options are relatively straightforward. The obvious downside is that you are required to have both devices connected to the internet. Not only that but if your contacts aren't already synced with iCloud, it could take a while for them to be uploaded. Nonetheless, these are suitable methods to sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9.
Now that we've explained some of the best ways to transfer your contacts to a Samsung Galaxy S9, you don't have to worry about manually entering them. For years this has been the first step for new smartphone owners. But, with the help of dr.fone – Switch, you can sync contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S9 in a matter of seconds. As well as your contact information you can also transfer photos, videos, text messages, and much more data.