When my iPhone 5 reacts slowly these days, I have decided to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 right after it is released. I see it is smart on the website, and the functions are attractive as well as the configuration. But the problem is the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are running on two different operation systems. So it may be a little hard to transfer data from iPhone 5 to new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. And the iPhone doesn't have a SIM card, which can make the transfer as easy as ABC. Surely, this point also makes the personal information away from stolen easily. Anyway, I don't want to store the data files to my new phone all over again, especially the contacts, which is a painful job.
Then I surf the internet, and finally I have found three different tools to help me transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 5. I don't know if you need this or not. I just want to write it down in case there are some of you wanting the same thing as me.
Although the operation systems are different, the data files they use are almost the same. So it is totally possible to do contacts transfer between iPhone and new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The following article will be divided into three parts:
The iCloud is an appendix of iOS. If you have an iPhone account, you can log in iCloud. It is just like the Gmail, which enables you to transfer contacts via this tool. And you need to save your contact files in the format of vCard too. Let me walk you through this.
Step 1. On your iPhone, log in the iCloud account with the correct password.
Step 2. Then you can start to create a backup for the contacts that you want to transfer. You can choose them all or just a part of them.
Step 3. On your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone, log in the same iCloud account, and click on the icon of settings on the lower left, and choose “import vCard”. This step will help you to store all the contacts on your new Samsung Note 5 phone.
The Gmail is developed by Google, and you can transfer the contacts from your phone to it. Let's see how it works.
Step 1. You need to have an iCloud account to log in the iCloud with your iPhone. Just input the correct account number and password, and you will see the homepage of it.
Step 2. Then, go to contacts on it. Create a backup of the contacts you want.
Step 3. On the lower left, you will see an icon of settings, click on it and choose the contacts that you want to transfer to your new phone.
Step 4. And click on the icon again. This time, you need to tap on the option of “export Vcard”. In this case, you are syncing all the VCF file to your computer.
Step 5. Then, on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone, log in the Gmail account. Choose contacts too.
Step 6. And choose the import button on the top bar, and then you will be led to the VCF files that you have stored on your iCloud. And this means you can get access to the contacts on your new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone now.
The dr.fone – Switch is a professional tool for any phone data transfer. You can use it on the Windows computer as well as the Mac computer. It supports iPhone, Android phones, Symbian phones and some other like BlackBerry. It is said that the phone model it supports are more than 3000 kinds, including newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 5. And you can also use it for tablets.
The main function of it is to transfer data files like text messages, contacts, call logs, calendar, photos, music, video, apps and some other files from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Besides, you can create Samsung Galaxy Note 5 file backup & restore with it. If you want to remove all the data files on your phone, you can do it with this tool too. And the interface of it is friendly and intuitive, so it is easy to use ever for the novices. Here is the brief tutorial for you.
Step 1. Download this tool on your computer and then install it. There are two different versions of this app, both for the Windows and the Mac. So you need to pay attention to this when you are downloading. Make sure that you download a right version for your computer.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone & Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to your computer with this tool via the USB cables.
Step 3. Run dr.fone on your computer. After you see the primary window of it, tap on the blue block on it with the title “Switch“.
Step 4. Now it will lead you to the next screen. Then, the tool will detect your phones. Here you can see both of your phones showed on the interface. You need to make sure that the phone you want to transfer data from is the source phone, and you have to place it on the left. And another phone has to be on the right. If it is not the case, you can click on the “Flip” button to exchange them.
Step 5. On the middle of the primary window, there is a box with a list of data files on your source iPhone. You can select any item that you want to transfer. And it also allows you to select several items once at a time.
Step 6. After you have chosen all the items that you want to get on your new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone, just click on “Start Transfer“. And you can start to wait for a moment.
Step 7. During the whole process, you can also track the progress through the pop-up window.
See, that's it. It's a simple way to transfer all your contacts from iPhone to new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Have a try now.