Transfer Pictures, Videos and Music from iPhone to Galaxy

It is very common that we use our phone to take pictures, enjoy movies and listen to music, and as a result, many people have a large collection of photos, videos and music saved on their phone. Suppose you are now changing your phone from iPhone 6/6s to the latest release – Samsung Galaxy S8, I bet the first thing you will do is to transfer the previous media files to your new phone, music, photos or videos will not be excluded. Since maybe there are hundreds and sometimes thousands of photos, videos and music stored in the old iPhone, plus iPhone and Samsung are not supported by the same operating system, will you feel complex or time-consuming to transfer pictures, videos and music from iPhone to Galaxy? Don’t worry. In the following, I will share easy solutions respectively through using Samsung Smart Switch and Phone Transfer.

Method 1: Transfer Photos, Videos and Music Through Samsung Smart Switch
Method 2: Move Photos, Videos and Music Through Phone Transfer

Method 1: Transfer Photos, Videos and Music Through Samsung Smart Switch

Photos, music, videos, contacts, calendar events, SMS and more data type could be moved from iPhone to Galaxy phone with ease via Samsung Smart Switch. Moreover, it enables both the files stored in internal storage and SD card to be transferred effortlessly. I would hasten to add that it is available in both desktop version and mobile app, and the steps showed below are related to mobile app version. With the help of Samsung Smart Switch, transferring pictures, videos and music from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy phone and table can be done in two ways. If you ever use iCloud to backup your needed data, please refer to way A, if not, skip to way B.

1. Through iCloud Backup

Step 1: Tap Setting > Backup and Reset > Open Smart Switch on your Galaxy phone. If this option doesn’t exist, download and install Samsung Smart Switch from Google Play.
Step 2: Run the app, tap “WIRELESS” and “RECEIVE”.

Samsung Smart Switch iOSStep 3: Choose the option “iOS” and sign in your iCloud account.

Samsung Smart Switch Sign in Step 4: Basic contents in your iCloud backups are presented, tap “SKIP” to import other contents.

Samsung Smart Switch Import Contacts

2. Through USB OTG

Step 1: Connect an USB OTG adapter to your Galaxy device and connect the lightning cable to your iPhone’s port. Then, connect the USB side of the lightning cable to the OTG adaptor.
Step 2: Start Samsung Smart Switch on your Galaxy phone, select Samsung Smart Switch option in the pop-up menu, and tap “Trust” in your iPhone’s pop-up menu.

Samsung Smart Switch OTG iphone Step 3: Select the contents such as pictures, videos and music that you want to transfer, and then tap the “import” button on your Galaxy device.

Samsung Smart Switch OT Transfer

Method 2: Move Photos, Videos and Music Through Phone Transfer

If the two methods mentioned above are not workable, I recommend strongly using this powerful tool named Phone Transfer that many users trust. Transferring images, videos and music from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy phone in real time is no longer a difficult task with the assistance of it. Once you plug your two devices into the PC, the transfer process can be nearly complete within just a few mouse clicks. Get ready two USB cables, one for iPhone and one for Samsung Galaxy phone and we can start the tutorial now!
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Detailed Steps

Step 1: Go to Phone Transfer, click “Switch” on the dashboard.

Phone to Phone Transfer Step 2: Connect your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy to the PC via USB cables, and you will see your two devices showed on the window after automatically detected. The iPhone should be recognized as source device on the left, and the Samsung Galaxy should be on the right. If this is not the case, you can click on “Flip” button to exchange the position.

Switch iPhone to Android



1.Your iPhone should be in a mode of unlocked if you set a security code, or the process will be unable to proceed normally.

2.Don’t forget to enable USB Debugging on your Android phone.


Step 3: Select “Photos”, “Music” and “Videos” by ticking in the small box, pay attention not to tick the option “Clear data before copy” for the security of the data on your Samsung Galaxy before you click the blue button “Start Transfer”. When a pop-up window turns up to tell you that the transfer is completed, you are free to view your previous images, videos and music on your Samsung Galaxy.

Transferring from iPhone to Android


Note: Supposing that a mass of data on your iPhone need transferring, keep patient because the transfer process may cost you more than ten minutes.

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The methods introduced above can all realize the transfer from iPhone to Samsung of photos, videos and music. Nonetheless, if the receiver is not a Samsung phone, Samsung Smart Switch can’t function at all. So that’s why I suggest you make use of Phone Transfer, which instead, is fully compatible with almost all phones and more importantly, is pretty convenient. Hoping that the methods introduced above is of great help and if you have any question in practice, welcome to leave a comment below.

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