How to Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy Phone/Kies Backup to iPhone XR

Summary: This article will tells you how to directly transfer all data like contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music and more from Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhone XR, as well as restoring data from Kies backup to iPhone XR with ease.

iPhone XR is a smartphone designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It is the twelfth generation of the iPhone. It was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook on September 12, 2018, at Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus, alongside the higher-priced iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Pre-orders will begin on October 19, 2018, with an official release on October 26, 2018.

The phone has a 6.1-inch LCD display and is the least expensive device in Apple’s iPhone X line of devices, with a starting price of $749 in the United States. It features the same processor as the XS and XS Max, the Apple A12 Bionic chip built with a 7 nanometer process, which Apple claims is the “smartest and most powerful chip ever” put into a smartphone.

When upgrading from an old Samsung Galaxy phone to a new iPhone XR, the first question you may ask is how to transfer all data from the old Samsung phone to iPhone XR, right? To help you complete this iPhone Transfer task, here are 2 reliable tips for transferring your contacts, photos, videos, text messages and more from your old Galaxy device to your new iPhone XR.

Way 1 Transfer Data from Samsung Phone to iPhone XR with Mobile Transfer

Mobile Transfer is a wonderful mobile transfer tool, which provides a simple effective method to transfer all your data to new phone. It can also transfer contacts, photos, video, music, call history, app and other documents. In two systems like same Android phone, it can almost transfer all file. In addition, its transfer speed is very fast, and the result of transfer is also satisfactory. It won’t reveal your phone data, protect your privacy. Moreover, the operating procedure of the software is very simple.


Step 1. Please download the Mobile Transfer to your computer. And install and run it. Next, select the function “Phone To Phone Transfer” and press “Start”.

Step 2. Connect your both of your old Galaxy phone and iPhone XR to your computer with theirs USB cables. In this process, you need to pay attention to whether the old phone is displayed on the left, if not, please click the “Flip” button.

Step 3. When your phones are recognized, in the middle of the two mobile phones there is a file directory. By default, all files have been checked. Because you need to transfer all the data in your phone, you can click on it to “Start Transfer”.

If there are some data in this directory you don’t need, you can cancel the check. Then, waiting for the transfer of mobile phone data, this process may take some time, if you have a special mobile phone data. Finally, when the process is completed, click “OK”.

Way 2 Restore Data from Kies Backup File to iPhone XR

In addition to directly transfer data from phone to phone, Mobile Transfer can also backup data from your Android and iOS devices, as well as restoring these backup files to any supported devices. So, if you’ve backed up your Samsung Galaxy phone with the Kies, you can easily restore your data from Kies backup to iPhone XR by using Mobile Transfer.

Step 1. First of all, run the program and choose “Restore From Backups” in the main interface, then choose “Kies” in the options presented.

Step 2. Choose a Kies backup file in the left panel, if you can not find the file you would like to transfer, click on “Add Backup File” for additional options. At the same time, please connect your iPhone XR to the computer via its USB cable.

Step 3. When your iPhone XR is detected, select the file you wanting to transfer from the middle panel, and click on “Start Transfer” to begin the process.