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transferring data from iphone to samsung galaxy A50

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by steve_1973, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. steve_1973

    steve_1973 Lurker
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    I just bought my first android phone in over 10 years today. My last three phones have been all iphones. I've been watching various videos on the internet which show the process of transferring data from iPhone to android using smart switch along with a dongle and cable.

    I want to keep my contacts, pictures and text messages so this process would be ideal. Unfortunately there is no dongle in the box and would like some advice or guidance as to what is the easiest and hassle free way to port the important information from my iPhone to my new A50?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    here you go:
    Transfer content from an IOS device with Samsung Smart Switch

    looks like you do not need a dongle to use smart switch. you can do it wirelessly:thumbsupdroid:
     
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  3. steve_1973

    steve_1973 Lurker
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    I ended up doing it wirelessly. There was no dongle in the box to allow me to use the cables with the old phone. The process was pretty straight forward with a few hiccups. I wasn't able to transfer over my WhatsApp account so I lost all my messages, but no big deal.

    Also my SMS didn't transfer over. A bit of searching on t'internet led me to iSMS2droid which allowed me to transfer my SMS over by backing up the iPhone and searching for the relevant folder in the backup which related to text messages. I transferred the folder onto the new phone and used the app to extract the text messages and put them on the new phone.

    The A50 itself is a revelation. Coming from an iPhone 6 the A50 is super fast responsive and a great phone. The customization level of android 9 will take a bit of getting used to.
     
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Does the iOS WhatsApp app not let you do a backup which you can copy over (either by cable or via some cloud)?
     
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  5. steve_1973

    steve_1973 Lurker
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    Googling it after the fact it would seem that it is a simple enough process exactly as you describe. I wasn't too worried about it but I'll know the process in future if anyone is in a similar situation
     
  6. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Now that you escaped the dark side, you can do daily, weekly monthly backups on Whatsapp. I save my backups to Google Drive.
     
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  7. baizhou

    baizhou Member

    Actually, transferring data from iphone to samsung galaxy A50 is not difficult. With the help of phone transfer tool, data like contact, text messages, books(pdf&epub),music, videos, photos can be easily transferred from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy A50 directly from computer via usb cable or wifi connecting.
     
  8. goulissy

    goulissy Lurker

    Google Drive is a good tool to transfer data from iPhone to Samsung.
     
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