If you plan on switching from an iPhone (5S, 5 or any other one) to a Samsung Galaxy S5 (and in fact to any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone), you should know that there are two ways of easily moving all the important info on your old Apple smartphone to your new device.
That includes you contacts, calendar details, bookmarks and also your music, pictures and movies saved in iTunes (or on iCloud).
I’ve added two of my clips below and they explain exactly what you should do to sync your iPhone with the Galaxy S5. There are two methods, one involves syncing the Galaxy with your iTunes account and required access to a computer (PC or Mac), the other is even faster and shows you how to sync the S5 with your iCloud backup.
Both won’t take you more than a few minutes and require you to follow a set of easy steps. We’ll start with the first one.
Sync the Galaxy S5 with iTunes
I’m using a PC in the clip, but you can perform the exact same process on a Mac.
- First of all, you need to have iTunes installed on your computer and you need to create a backup of you iPhone;
- Once this is done, go to http://www.samsung.com/us/smart-switch/ and locate the section titled “I’m switching from an iPhone or iPad via iTunes”;
- Now you have to download the Smart Switch software on you computer. Once the download end, just run the file;
- The app will start and will ask you to connect your Galaxy smartphone to the computer, via the included USB to microUSB cable available in the pack;
- Once connected, the app will recognize your phone and will show you the iPhone backup available from iTunes. Select it an proceed;
- You’ll end up on a screen where you can select what do you want to move from the iPhone to the Galaxy and you options include the contact, bookmarks, pictures, calendar details, etc. Once you’ve checked all you want, press next and wait for the files to be downloaded on the computer.
And that’s about it. The next method is even simpler, but will only work IF you’ve synced all your content with iCloud, and that includes your videos, movies and pictures. However, if you only use the free iCloud pack, that includes 5 GB of storage, those might not be enough to backup all that content, so you’ll have to go to this first method, that involves using iTunes.
Sync the Galaxy S5 with iCloud
This process involves using no computer at all, but requires to create an iCloud backup on your iPhone first. So do that before you move on.
- Launch Google Play and search for the Samsung Smart Switch app. Download and Install it;
- Select that you want to migrate from an iPhone and hit next;
- You’ll ne asked for your iCloud credentials, enter them and hit Next;
- Now you’ll have to wait for your iCloud data to be loaded, might take a while;
- Once loaded, select what you want top move on the Galaxy S5. You’ll get all the options that you included in the backup when you created it on your iPhone.
- Hit next and wait for the data to be transferred and that’s it.
Well, that’s how easy it is to transfer all the important data from your iPhone to the Galaxy S5, but actually to any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone for that matter. Hope these clips and this post was useful, and if you have any questions, well, the comments section below is open for them and I’ll be around to reply.