How to Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy Phone/Kies Backup to iPhone XS(Max)

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 XS(Max), as well as restoring data from Kies backup to iPhone XS(Max) with ease.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the twelfth generation of the iPhone. They were announced on September 12, 2018 alongside the lower-priced iPhone XR at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, Cupertino by Apple CEO Tim Cook, with pre-orders beginning September 14, 2018 and official release on September 21, 2018. The iPhone XS and XS Max succeed the iPhone X as the flagship devices in the iPhone series.

Internationally, the XS and XS Max will support dual SIMs through a Nano-SIM and an eSIM. In mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, the XS Max will come with a dual Nano-SIM tray (and no eSIM) while the XS will support a single Nano-SIM. As the XS does not have a dual Nano-SIM tray, eSIM is supported only in Hong Kong and Macau but not in mainland China.

Switching phone is a common phenomenon when your old phone broken, stolen, lost or you can not resist the temptation of new mobile phone. Why will you choose iPhone XS(Max), not only due to the iPhone XS(Max) more thinner than any other iPhone model, more important is that it adds many new elements and techniques. Many Samsung users have this problem when they switch Samsung to iPhone XS. In most cases, they have to lose some data on their Samsung phones, because they don’t know how to transfer them to iPhone. Next, let me introduce you two simple ways to solve your problem.

Way 1 Transfer Data from Samsung Galaxy Phone to iPhone XS(Max) with Mobile Transfer

Mobile Transfer is a well-known yet effective data transfer program, with the help of this tool, you can transfer all the data including contacts, photos, videos, text messages, call history, music and more between two different mobile phone devices. Mobile Transfer is specially developed for almost all users of different devices including Samsung, HTC, Sony, HUAWEI, ZTE, iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Google, LG, Motorola, etc.. It can perfectly meet almost all your need about transfer.


You may suppose that the program is too complex to use. But I have to say is that you don’t need to worry about, now let’s show you the detailed operation of how to directly sync your Samsung phone to iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max by using this Mobile Transfer. Download and install the Mobile Transfer on your computer ahead of all the steps.

Step 1. The user interface will pop up after you run it. As you can see, it displays four functions. Click on “Phone to Phone Transfer” and press “Start”.

Step 2. Connect your phones to your computer with two USB cables. After the success of the connection, the old Samsung phone will be displayed on the left, the new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max will be displayed on the right. If not, click the “Flip” to exchange theirs position.

Step 3. The program will recognize your devices soon, if done, please choose the data you want to transfer to iPhone XS(Max). Now let us select the data you need, then click the “Start Transfer” button. The transferring process will last for a moments that the time is depend on the number of your data. Please be patient.

Tips: You can check the “Clear Data before Copy” box if you want to erase data on the iPhone XS(Max) before copying the new data.

Way 2 Restore Data from Kies Backup File to iPhone XS(Max)

Mobile Transfer can also be used to create a backup of your data on a third device, as well as restoring these backup files to any supported devices, of course includes your Samsung Galaxy phone and the iPhone XS(Max).

Step 1. Launch the Mobile Transfer and select “Restore From Backups” in the primary interface, then press “Kies” in the options presented.

Step 2. Then program will scan and list all the backup files that created by Kies on your computer, please choose one as you like to extract all the tranferable data. If you can not see the file you would like to transfer, click on “Add Backup File” for additional options. At the same time, please connect your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max to the computer via its USB cable.

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