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Transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy S3?

2nd July 2012, 01:16 AM |#1  
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Hey everyone! This is my first post to xda. I have had an iPhone since it's first release. I've owned every generation up to the 4s. Anyway, I've finally decided to make the switch to Android. I think the Galaxy S3 is an incredible device and I am quickly falling in love with it. That being said, I am having a hard time finding a way to transfer my data from the iPhone to the S3. I would like to transfer my:

Contacts
Pictures
Messages (sms and mms)
Email accounts

I know that Samsung released an app for this named "Easy Phone Sync", but it is only available in the UK to download. Other similar apps only seem to sync itunes music and play lists. And not the contacts or messages. Could anyone please help me on how to make this switch? I'd really appreciate it.

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2nd July 2012, 01:18 AM |#2  
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If you said the Samsung app is only available in UK, google the apk and install it yourself

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2nd July 2012, 01:22 AM |#3  
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Thank you for your fast reply. I did try this and wasn't able to find the apk to install.

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2nd July 2012, 01:34 AM |#4  
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easyphonesync dot com

play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.galaxysync.android.app however it says it cannot be installed in my country. UK only. :/

I use a Mac and had my contacts synced to Address Book, so I ended up syncing that with google. That takes care of the contacts. Could also copy the contacts to the sim, if youre going to use the same sim.

Photos I had syncing with iphoto, so if I want I could just copy the pictures to Dropbox and copy them over to the phone.

Email accounts I just put them in manually. @me accounts can work with imap and is working on my device.

SMS/MMS I lost which isnt a big deal for me.

*edited for the apps not working outside the UK.
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It says it is only available for download in the UK. It won't let me download. Is there a way to be able to download UK apps?

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2nd July 2012, 01:48 AM |#6  
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On your PC do a sync with itunes from your iPhone, and also do a back up in case your iPhone backups to iCloud.

Once you have that done download and install Samsung Kies it should detect you have an apple device backup and it will read that in and allow you to transfer the items you ask for into your Samsung galaxy s3 phone. This is the easiest way. No need to download any other apps.

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On your PC do a sync with itunes from your iPhone, and also do a back up in case your iPhone backups to iCloud.

Once you have that done download and install Samsung Kies it should detect you have an apple device backup and it will read that in and allow you to transfer the items you ask for into your Samsung galaxy s3 phone. This is the easiest way. No need to download any other apps.

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For music its not so good. The transfer speed is slooooooow..lol
2nd July 2012, 03:54 AM |#9  
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Music I would do it through the itunes, air twist in angroid. The contacts I would import them to Gmail account since android is based on google. Pictures can be upload. To the cloud. Other options is that any authorized store can sync everything on your phone

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try out MoboRobo, it performs some sync operations between iPhone and Android - http://is.gd/VvSEDm
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