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How to Transfer Data From One Device To Another

Phone advice | by Charlotte Bolton | Dec 14, 2023

How to Transfer Data From One Device To Another

Usually when it comes to upgrading to a new phone, many users stick with the current brand of phone they have and simply upgrade to a better model instead of completely switching brands, for example from iPhone to Samsung. Often this is because it can be difficult to transfer phone data and photos across to another brand, whereas with the same brand it’s a simple transition. We are here to help crack the simple question of how to transfer data from one device to another brand, specifically focussing on Apple and Samsung.

In this blog, we take a look at the step by step rules for how to transfer data, also including some additional tips to make your life much easier. So let’s get into it!

Related blog: Upgrading Devices For New Year


How do I transfer everything from my iPhone to a Samsung?

  • Firstly, turn on your new Samsung phone.
  • Then, on the welcome page, select iPhone or iPad.
  • Choose a WIFI network, set the google account and SIM card you would like to use.
  • Select Smart Switch. (Smart Switch transfers photos, contacts, messages, files, and other data to your new device.)
  • Connect phones together using USB-C, make sure to confirm your Galaxy as a trusted device.
  • Select the data you want to move across and tap transfer.
  • Import the data over.


(Please note: If you want to transfer something afterwards, select Get iCloud Data in settings and sign into your iCloud account. Then choose the content you want to import.)


Can I transfer everything from my Samsung to an iPhone?

  • To begin, download the ‘Move To iOS’ app on your device.
  • Next, turn on your new iPhone, but don’t complete installation.
  • Open the Move To app on your old phone.
  • On the app, choose the data that you want to transfer. (Make sure your ne iPhone is connected to the app)
  • Finally, select transfer and watch the data move across.


(Please note: Apps will not be moved across; you will have to delete these off your old phone then reinstall them on your iPhone.)


What is an easy way to transfer data? 

  • Data transfer cable
  • WIFI
  • USB cable



Hopefully our top tips will help make that difficult task of transferring over your important information that much easier. Let us know if we missed any other great tricks, we'd love to hear them!

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