How to Sync the Samsung Galaxy S4 with iTunes – music, contacts, etc

Andrei Girbea September 3, 2014 Smartphones 20 Comments

Hey guys, Mike here and In this short video I’m going to show you how to sync your iTunes content with the Samsung Galaxy S4, or in other words I’ll tell you how to easily transfer music, contacts and a couple of others from your iTunes account to the Samsung Galaxy S4.

This can be very useful if you’re moving from an iPhone to a Galaxy S4 and have all your contacts, music, calendar tasks and so on backed-up on iTunes. The solution is pretty simple, but you might encounter errors down the line. If that happens, do not hesitate to leave your questions below, hopefully I can help you out.

First, you’re going to have to install an app called Easy Phone Sync on your Samsung. You can find it in the Google Play store and it’s a free app co-developed by Samsung to help iPhone users transition to their new devices.

Update: If you have a Galaxy S5 or any other Samsung Galaxy smartphone launched in the last two years, this post gives you two simpler methods of syncing them with iTunes or iCloud.

Next, you’re going to have to install the same software on your computer, either Mac or PC. For that, you need to open your browser and go to easyphonesync.com , click Download and just select the correct software version for your computer. I’m using a PC so I will install the Windows version, but the Mac one works pretty much the same.

Once you’ve installed the app on both your devices, you’ll have to plug the USB cable to connect the Samsung to the computer.

Open the Easy Phone Sync application first on your phone and run through the fast wizard, until you get a Finish button. Tap it as well. Now, run the program on your computer and you’ll be taken through the start-up process.

The software will see your Galaxy plugged-in and will detect the internal storage or the micro SD card. You have to select your phone, click next and then you can configure what do you want to sync from your iTunes to the Samsung. You can sync your music, podcasts, calendar events, Contacts, Messages and so on. Once you’ve configured all these options, just make sure that Sync Now is ticked and click Finish.

The application will just start syncing your content and once it’s done, you can disconnect your phone and that’s it. Your music, contacts, etc should be now available on your Galaxy S4.

The app tends to work fine most of the time, but in case the entire process doesn’t run as smooth as I’ve showed you in this video, restart your PC and your phone and try again.

Moving from an iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S4 is actually very easy

Moving from an iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S4 is actually very easy

Ok, that’s about it. Make sure to hit that thumbs up button on Youtube if you enjoyed this clip and if you have any questions, just post them below. Also, if you’re looking for more Galaxy S4 tips and tricks, subscribe to my channel (plus this website) and check out all my other videos. Thanks.

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Andrei Girbea, aka "Mike", Editor-in-Chief at TLBHD.com. I absolutely hate carrying around heavy stuff, that's why I'm fond of mini-laptops and portable computers. I'm primarily using such devices and have been testing them for many years now. Get in touch in the comments section below.

20 Comments

  1. Rachael July 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the info on easyphone sync.
    May I ask you how I turn off email notifications but keep text notifications on Galaxy S4?

  2. jose July 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    My mac still is not recognize ing my phone I have have restarted and still nothing can you please help?

  3. Tracy easton July 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I want to add music to my memory card not the phone memory!
    Help its driving me mad. Wish id stuck with the iphone!

    • Andrei Girbea July 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      the software recognizes the SD card on my S4 and I can transfer the music directly there…

  4. Cheryl December 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I have samsung galaxy s4. Can I sync emails between phone and computer.

  5. shenagh mckiernan December 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    this worked fine for me but I did not want ALL of my music on my phone – is there any way of only synching the music I want on my phone or deleting a full album of music off my phone as at the moment I can only delete individual tracks. For example I want Christmas album on my phone but will want to delete it after Christmas!

  6. al December 26, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Can I import the playlists and will they remain as playlists or will I have to recreate all my playlists

  7. David February 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I am using a s4 and a Mac. I got the application installed on both devices on both devices. My mac doesn’t detect the phone. I don’t have kies installed either on Mac or s4 (easy phone sync support says that might be a problem) . The usb cable is brand new and it is still not working. Please help me!! It is driving me crazy.

    • Charlene May 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      I was having the same issue this morning trying to transfer podcasts from iTunes to my husband’s S4. When I was trouble-shooting, it suggested I install kies and then uninstall it. After I did that, Easy Sync recognized his phone.

  8. Thomas March 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Does this work the other way around too? (From Android phone to Mac desktop?)

    • Andrei Girbea March 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I don’t think so, haven’t tried it though

  9. Ron May 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Will this work on a Galaxy S4 mini (or just the regular Galaxy S4)? Thanks.

  10. mike May 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Hi there, I’ve download easy sync and all tracks have come across. Two things first thing most of my artwork is missing. Also one of my albums only plays the first 4 seconds of every track and I have one album that wont play at all says wrong format

  11. dana June 14, 2014 at 4:22 am

    everything I see if transferring from iTunes to galaxy I want to transfer from galaxy to iTunes can anyone tell me how to do that? thx.

  12. brenda September 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Hi Andrei,

    i m using samsung S4, and i got a ipad mini. can this 2 be sync and used at the same time? please advise. thank u!

  13. Hussain October 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    hi i want to do it the other way round from s4 to Iphone 6 will this way work ? if not which way should i do it for free

  14. Ashlee October 31, 2014 at 3:15 am

    i tried this and its saying it wont download cause my music isnt downloaded in itunes?

    • Andrei Girbea October 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      You need to create a backup of your music with iTunes first.

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