Transfer Content with Samsung Smart Switch™ Mobile App (from iOS)

What you need:

  • Your old and new devices
  • Samsung Smart Switch app installed on new device
  • Your iCloud account info

Note Notes:


Ensure your data is backed up to iCloud

Perform an iCloud backup on your Apple device. For assistance, refer to How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes.


Open Smart Switch on your new phone

If not preinstalled, ensure the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app has been installed on the new phone.

  1. Open Samsung Smart Switch Samsung Smart Switch icon on your new device. There are several methods of accessing the app, depending on your model:
    • From a Home screen, tap the Smart Switch icon.
    • Swipe up or down from the center of a Home screen to access the apps screen, then tap Smart Switch.
    • Open Settings, tap Accounts and backup, then tap Smart Switch.
      Note If not preinstalled, the device prompts to download Smart Switch.
  2. If prompted, review the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service then tap Agree.
  3. If prompted, review the requested permissions then tap Start.


Set up the transfer

From the 'Bring your data to your new phone' screen, tap Receive data.

Bring your data to your new phone screen with emphasis on Receive data


Transfer data wirelessly

From the 'Get connected' screen, tap Wireless.

Get connected screen with emphasis on Wireless


Transfer data from an iPhone/iPad

From the 'What's your old device?' screen, select iPhone/iPad.



Sign in to iCloud

Enter your Apple ID and password then tap Sign in.

iCloud sign-in screen with emphasis on user name and password fields and Sign in button


Enter the code

If prompted, tap Allow on your Apple device, enter the provided verification code on your new phone then tap OK.

Two-factor authentication screen with emphasis on code field and Cancel/OK buttons


Choose what to transfer

From the 'Choose what to import' screen, select the desired data to import then tap IMPORT.
Note If prompted to connect to Wi-Fi or transfer via cellular data, connect to a Wi-Fi network or tap OK.
Note Content transfer is completed in two stages; basic content is transferred first and larger files are transferred later.

Choose what to import screen with emphasis on data selection icons and IMPORT button


You're all done!

Tap DONE to complete the transfer process.

Final transfer screen with emphasis on DONE icon

Helpful Info

  • You can also use one of the following Smart Switch solutions:
    • Samsung Smart Switch for PC
    • Samsung Smart Switch for Mac
      Note For more info on downloading and using one of these options, refer to the Samsung Smart Switch support page.
  • Some downloaded apps may not transfer via this process.
    • Apps downloaded from the Play Store automatically download to the device upon signing into your Google account.
    • If Play Store apps don't automatically download, you can download them from the Play Store.
    • Apps downloaded from other sources must be re-installed manually.


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