13-06-2012 09:46 PM
There maybe information on this but after some google searching and thread search on the eforum i couldnt see anything.
So i thought i would throw in my thoughts on how to achieve this.
It seemed quite tedious at first, a lot of people saying use gmail to export and import but theres actually a much simpler way of doing it.
On iTunes, backup your data and save onto your pc (not the iCloud).
Open Samsung Kies (their version of itunes). Connect your S3, and then make sure you are on Connected Device tab (your phone in left column). And then on main page which displays more options (like in itunes) click on Basic Summary. At the bottom of this page, your will see it says 'Transfer your BackUp data from Non-Samsung Device' - here you can choose either Apple or Nokia.
You'll then get to select your iPhone backup (kies will show your iphone backup as itunes always saves it in a default location).
You then get to choose what you and to transfer from your backup...the contacts, calender, videos, music etc!
Your contacts will be saved on your S3, under contacts setting 'Contacts to Display' > Phone.
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14-06-2012 12:24 AM
Does this approach only end up with your contacts on the phone ?
If so I'd recommend going via the goolge contacts approach. If you do this they are automatically synced to your google account and you can edit them on the pc or the phone and it will sync both ways. ITs also handy if you ever need to change phones (on android) that all you need to do is associate it with your google email and it will automatically have all your contacts.
14-06-2012 10:22 AM
yes im sure google then provides an ideal backup :-)
my issue was needing a gmail account to do it....i dont use gmail, so needed to setup an account to just to backup, and i wont even use it again!
But once doing it the method i suggested in first post, you have option to export to sim, export to samsung, gmail. maybe a few others too.
i love my galaxy s3 :-)
few bugs but sure will be sorted.
15-06-2012 08:42 PM
There is simpler way. Google synchronisation was not working for me - to much hassle. The same with itunes or outlook synchronisation - you have to use cables etc..
On apple store I found free "My contacts backup" app. This free app backup 500 contacts and you can send them by e-mail to yourself.
next on S3 you are openning attached backup and restoring to your Samsung. I think that it is the easiest way.
21-06-2012 03:13 AM
There is now also this app available in the Play Store that is designed to transfer your contacts easily from your iPhone to the Galaxy SIII
21-06-2012 07:18 AM
21-06-2012 09:54 PM
Funny, I had an email from Samsung about this today.
They now propose to use this as a one stop shop.
14-08-2012 11:50 AM
I would say that if you don't mind mixing your email address contacts with your phone contacts to go via Google sync.
If not, indeed, you can manually transfer your iphone contacts to your PC using:
Then, manually drag/drop the contact entries to your G III phone.
Once the vCard files are transferred to your new phone storage, follow through these screens on your Galaxy:
09-12-2012 11:06 PM
Sorry to interrupt this thread, but it's the only way I can figure to get a post sent!
I'm upgrading from an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone4. The latter has a micro SIM card, so I can't fit the SIM from my iPhone 3. I'm a bit worried as to how I will transfer my contacts and other data. Will it work if I simply sync my new phone to my computer (via iTunes)?
12-09-2014 11:03 AM - edited 12-09-2014 11:13 AM
You can using iTunes to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung.
1. On your computer, launch iTunes
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB cable
3. In iTunes, click on your iPhone once it appears
4. In the device's summary page, click the "Info" tab
5. Mark the "Sync Contacts With" check box and choose "Google Contacts" from the drop-down menu
6. Enter your Google account and password if this is the first time doing these steps. If not, then click "Configure" and select a previously added Google account
7. Click "Apply" and let iTunes sync the contacts from your iPhone to your Google account
8. On your Galaxy, sign in with the aforementioned Google account if you haven't done so already. If you need to add the contact, go into "Settings" and tap "Accounts"
9. Allow the Google account to sync the contacts on your SGS.
I hope it works by using the Mobile Transfer.
12-09-2014 01:09 PM
Another useful way to transfer contacts is to export them to a vcard file, which you can then upload to cloud storage or email to yourself. When you get the new device, save the file to it, then choose Import from the Contacts menu and away you go.
It's always a good idea to keep a periodic backup this way, just in case anything goes wrong or (worst case) the service you've sync'd to goes down.