Simple Ways to Transfer Contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S5

After many sleepless nights to read countless articles comparing iOS and Android, I’ve finally decided to switch my iPhone 4 to the new Samsung Galaxy S5. I like it but the problem is that I have hundreds of contacts, can somebody tell me how to transfer contacts from iPhone to S5 blazing fast? Thank you. – Jeniff

Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy series of smartphones are in a big worldwide battle. They have their own share of loyal fanatics as well as devoted followers in all parts of the world. Although, a number of loyal iPhone users are slowly shifting to the more feature-filled and diverse Samsung Galaxy S5. We cannot deny the fact that both phones are indeed technologically advanced – it’s just a matter of personal preference.

iPhone contact to Samsung S5

If you’re one of those users shifting from iPhone to Galaxy S5, one thing that might annoy you is that transferring contacts from iPhone to galaxy S5 requires a bit of a challenge, especially for those with hundreds or even thousands of numbers saved on their phonebook. Luckily, there are easy ways on how you can transfer iOS contacts to Android, see them all after the jump.

Two Ways to Transfer iPhone Contact to Samsung S5

Way 1: With Phone Transfer

Phone Transfer can handle multiple transferring of files from almost all types of handsets. It supports Android, Symbian, iOS, and Blackberry mobile operating systems. You can use it to move or copy not just contacts but also music, photos, call logs, videos, SMS, audios and all others. It comes fully compatible with iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Acer, Huawei, Sony Ericsson, LG, and thousands of different phones.


How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Galaxy S5

Using this software is very easy, thanks to its user-friendly interface that even novice users wouldn’t find it hard to move files. For your perusal, see the guided instruction below:

transfer contacts from iPhone to S5

You can also move text messages, apps, photos and other files at once by simply ticking the corresponding boxes. Additionally, there is an option to clear the data on your destination phone if you want to upload new files. Aside from using this tool to efficiently transfer contacts from iPhone to S5, you can also use it to backup the files on your device to PC and retrieve data on other devices as you like.

Way 2: Using Google Contacts and Gmail

Part 1: Sync contacts on your iPhone by using Google contacts

You also can use your iTunes and Google Contacts to move phonebook contents. But make sure to have at least iTunes 11 running on your PC for successfully going through these steps.

Part 2: Use the Google Gmail account to sign in Samsung Galaxy S5

If you are the first time to use the new Galaxy S, you can follow the steps of initial setup. Here you will know how to sign in your Gmail account. On the other hand, if you have signed in the Gmail ID after the initial setup, you should see the contacts on your Samsung phone once it starts syncing.

If you have not bundled your new device with a Gmail account yet, follow the steps below.

With the above methods to transfer iPhone contacts to Samsung Galaxy S5, it is very clear that the iTunes/Google Contacts/Gmail methods are not for novice users. You need technical skills and high level of patience for these procedures to work out. Also, the Gmail method requires you to have all your current iPhone phonebook entries saved on your account for the process to be successful. On the other hand, using the Phone Transfer software gives a breezy experience. Just connect, select, and tap; then you’re done.


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