With a Gmail address in tow, it's time to getting started with moving over the data you have stored on your iPhone. Samsung makes ditching your iPhone easier than ever with its Smart Switch app using a USB cable or via Wi-Fi. You'll see the "transfer from iOS device" option when you first set up your new Galaxy phone, or you can access the app once you've completed the setup process. Search for the Samsung Smart Switch Mobile app in the Google Play store on your Samsung device and hit update. Once you're able to open the app, tap through until you see the two transfer options on screen.
For the first option (the most reliable of the two) you'll need a Lightning cable and the small USB-C to USB adaptor that comes with your new S8, Plug the adapter into the Samsung phone, the Lightning cable to the iPhone and then connect the two, You should immediately see a message pop up on your iPhone, Tap Trust on the iPhone, and then Next on the Galaxy to continue, then wait a few minutes gold foil evil eye in blush iphone case while it searches for data to transfer, Once this is done, you'll see a list of content available for transfer from the iPhone to the S8: contacts, text message history, call log, music, photos and even Wi-Fi settings are fair game, Select all the categories you want to transfer and tap Transfer on the Galaxy..
Now take a coffee break because this may take a while, depending on how much baggage you plan on bringing along with you. The phone will display an estimated wait time on the top of the screen. When it has completed the transfer you'll have a few more download options to choose from. There's even a list of all your old iOS apps, with links to manually reinstall their Android counterparts. Make your final selections and then welcome to your old phone. Even the wallpaper should look familiar if you transferred that too, but on a sexier screen.
If you don't have the adapter, you can also chose the wireless option, as long as you have your iPhone backed up to iCloud and a solid Wi-Fi connection, You'll need to sign in to your iCloud account on your Galaxy phone to continue, but the remaining steps should be similar, Or, if you'd rather not give Samsung complete control over the content you're transferring, there are content-specific apps you can download to help you transfer everything individually, If gold foil evil eye in blush iphone case you are already using a Gmail account for your Contacts, Calendar and Mail on iOS, then you're all set; just sign into the Galaxy S8 with the same account you use on your iPhone and make sure sync is enabled for Mail, Contacts and Calendar, Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts and tap your Gmail account and then toggle on Mail, Contacts and Calendar..
If you're all-in on iOS and are using an iCloud account, you can still transfer your contacts and calendars but you're going to need the help of an app. On the Galaxy S8, install SmoothSync for Cloud Calendar to grab your calendar appointments and reminders and SmoothSync for Cloud Contacts for your contacts. These two apps will add your iCloud account to the Galaxy S8, letting you continue to use your Mac or iPad and keeping your calendar and contacts in sync. If you need to take your texts with you, give free app iSMS2droid a try. I haven't used it, but the app gets positive marks online, has a good rating in the Google Play store, and has been updated somewhat recently. It requires you to make an unencrypted backup of your iPhone to iTunes, locate and copy the backup SMS database file and then import it from the Galaxy S8. Take a look at the developer's step-by-step instructions.