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    Just transferred from IOS to android on a note8. They transferred all my stuff from one phone to the other and all my iTunes music has no names or titles..... Just random numbers. Any idea how to fix? Or if it's even possible
     

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    If you used Samsung Smart Switch, that would be a good question for Samsung. If anyone else here has moved from Apple, feel free to chime in...
     
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    Apple does make it more cumbersome for those who need to manipulate their own music library, iTunes generally does not archive music files locally using their actual file names, the names get converted to a coded string of characters. They get converted on-the-fly when you're viewing them using iTunes so the names 'auto-magically' revert back to normal, and the same if you're specifically using the iTunes program to transfer them. But when you're just copying those files directly from the iTunes folder the names will all have those unique names. Best to use the source iTunes application to transfer your music library. There is supposedly ways to manually convert the internal iTunes conversion table, I believe it used to store them as an .xml database file but now it uses an .itl file. Of course when doing it manually if you've got a sizable music collection renaming each file back to it's original name is a lot of work.
     
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    You should be able to go into your carrier's store and have them fix it for you.
     
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    Of course! Apple has to be "proprietary"... once you're in the walled garden, escape is difficult. Look at the iPhone X and the supposed wireless charging that is coming next year: it requires an APPLE wireless charger! Good grief, we can grab any QI-compatible charger off eBay or Amazon and charge our phones! I guess Tim Cook needs a different private jet for every day of the week...
     
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    Hey everyone I just switched from iPhone 7+ and love the note 8. I had android many yrs ago but I need some help. What is the easy way to get the music from my iphone/iTunes to my note 8 and how do I transfer stuff from my wife phone through s beam. She has the LG v20 and we set everything up but we can't seem to send each other stuff. Thanks again
     
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    Samsung Smart Switch is a great transfer app. There are a number of articles online that you can refer to - some methods work better for different types of data. Welcome back to Android!
     
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    Iphone user here before and i use the Send anywhere app transfering files (photos, videos) you should install on both phone to send the files
     
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    S Beam only works for Samsung to Samsung. You'd need a generic NFC connection. Or WiFi direct.
     
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    You're finally free from iPhone chains and from iTunes ! Now you can share and receive music like normal people =) Welcome !
     
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    Not that anyone here would EVER do that...
     
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    Actually, I may only have the contents of my iphone4s Notes and maybe safari bookmarks to transfer to the N8?
    What is simplest way?
    Can you use the SmartSwitch via wifi (if you can download SmartSwitch to old iphone 4s)? Or other way?

    I want to transfer a very few items from my olde iPhone4s to new Note 8.
    Items are just my iPhone Notes, and Safari internet bookmarks.
    What is best way? Including if suggested transfer apps are compatible with olde iPhone 4s.
    Can this be done over wifi?
     
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    Thanks. Seems my old iOS on the iPhone 4s does not support SmartSwitch, so I'll try the an earlier iTunes method suggestion shared earlier by the helpful ChanChan05 (doc who)
     
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    Can someone give me a detailed step-by-step instruction for how to transfer notes within my old iPhone4s Notes app to my new N8 Samsung notes app?
    I have about sixty notes and they are also backed up to the iCloud, so prefer not sixty emails and copy/pastes.
    I may have asked a general version of this question before, but I'm still stuck. SmartSwitch does not install on the iPhone4s.
    Thank you very much in advance.
     
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    @Leob ,

    My friend. you are not the first person to switch from iphone to android. there has to be a way to get your notes synced over.

    i JUST did a cursory search over the internet to attempt to help you.

    do you use an app called notability? well you can use that with icloud to get the notes to your MAC (I ASSUme you have a mac).

    perhaps notability can transfer the notes to gogoles note app (google keep) or another android app.

    you should start your search by inputting " transfer iphone notes to android". I am sure you will get some hits.
     

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