Transfer Contacts from Your iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S5

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Were you fond of using your previous iOS and have switched to Samsung's Galaxy S5 phone? Do you want to transfer your contacts from your iPhone to your Samsung, but you don't have the time to transfer them all manually? Worry no more! This article will show you how to transfer your contacts, contents, pictures and other stuff from your iCloud to your Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.

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Aside from using the iOS to transfer your contents, you can also do it with a Symbian phone, Windows phone, Blackberry and others. This article will provide some very easy steps to show how to transfer your contacts from your iPhone to your Android Samsung Galaxy S5. Below are many tips and tricks for doing this with the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, on top of the how-to guide.

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Instructions for Transferring Data

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    Google Play
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    Go to your Google Play store then search for the application called "Smart Switch". This is a free application for your mobile phone and was made or developed by Samsung itself.
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  2. 2
    Download Smart Switch
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    Once you find the application in your Google Play store, simply download the app for your phone and install it.
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    After you have downloaded the application on you Samsung Galaxy S5;
     
    1. Go to your iPhone.
    2. Backup all your iCloud (the content you want on your phone).
    3. Log into to your iCloud using your credentials and check what contents you want to be seen on your Samsung Galaxy S5
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  4. 4
    Choose what to transfer
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    Once you decide which contents you want to appear on your Samsung Galaxy S5. Launch the application on your phone.
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    When you are asked what to do, select "Import from iCloud" and enter the same user name and password you used in your iPhone then select the contents you wished to have.
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    The Application
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    Remember that not all apps from iOS are present in Play store. This is due to exclusivity, but the Smart Switch will look for a related application from Play store for you to download. You will see their "Matches and Recommendations" as well.
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    Download the application you want.
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Music & Videos

In the event that you also want to transfer Music and Videos files from your phone's iTunes, you can simply follow these steps on how you can do it:

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    iTunes
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    Make sure that you have the iTunes on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to your computer Via USB cable to back it up.
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  2. 2
    Download Smart Switch
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    Now, download the Smart Switch for your Samsung Galaxy S5 to computer. You can download then at: Select your OS and download
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    On your computer, launch the application on your computer (The Smart Switch) then click start transfer
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    Go to your phone again after the back up on your computer via iTunes.
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  5. 5
    Launch Smart Switch on your phone and download the music and videos you want.
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Blackberry or Symbian?

If you have a Blackberry phone or Symbian, you can also follow steps on how to transfer contents using your Samsung Smart Switch.

  1. 1
    Back up all your contents using your phone's original software
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    Its own PC Suit or companion
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  2. 2
    Install the Samsung Smart Switch on your phone from these links
    :
    You can download then at: Select your OS and download and install
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  3. 3
    Launch the program on your computer then click the start to start the transfer and follow the steps mentioned above.
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Questions and Answers

Smart Switch does not recognize Galaxy S5?

If Smart Switch doesn't work, you'll need to uninstall the app by doing the following:

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    Press your Home button.
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    Tap the Applications icon.
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    Scroll through your applications until you find Smart Switch.
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    Tap and hold the icon and drag it to the trash.
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Then, you'll need to reinstall it:

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    Go to the Google Play Store.
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    Search for Smart Switch.
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    Install it.
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Now that the application is reinstalled, it should work. If it doesn't, you'll need to call Samsung to ask for additional steps.

Smart Switch not working correctly and keeps crashing.

Transferred data from my iPhone 5 to Galaxy S5, but when I clicked transfer, it says the Smart Switch is not working correctly.

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How do I transfer music from my iPhone to Samsung S5?

I am trying to transfer content from my iPhone 4 to my new Samsung S5. There are two options: First is to transfer from computer by using Smart Switch. Second is to transfer through iCloud. Since I have too much storage on iPhone, I had to switch off a few apps in order to make a backup in the iCloud. What to do next? I cannot find the option to transfer my music?

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My transfer keeps failing after 9%?

My transfer keeps failing after 9%. Any suggestions?

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Why doesn't Samsung Smart-Switch see the iTunes backup data?

I backed up the iPhone last night, installed SS-S today, selected the Non-Samsung device option, it see's the file but says there's no data?

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