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How To Transfer Text Messages From Android to iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7

The advent of smartphones with a variety of applications has provided ease while sharing information. At present, we are using WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, Facebook Messenger application to communicate with each other. But, text messages are still one of the best ways of communication, whether you are using cell phones or smartphones.

Though there are many applications available on my smartphone, I mostly prefer text messages whenever I want to communicate with my family and dear ones. I also use this platform of sharing information whenever I want to discuss important business aspects with my business partners and co-workers. The fact that text messages don’t require the internet makes it a prior reason to use for communicating with others. It is like an orthodox or an old school way of sharing information, and it also satisfies the privacy factor.

Transfer Text Messages From Android to iPhone

I have been an Android device for so many years, and unfortunately, I feel a little tired after using an Android system for so long. In addition to that, my Galaxy S5 is not working as earlier since it became unresponsive for the past few months. Therefore, I needed a change and guess what? I gifted a new iPhone to myself.

Firstly, I was pleased after buying an Apple device, but later, I found one issue with it, not with the iOS though! Actually, I needed to transfer all my text messages from my older android phone to my newly purchased iPhone. Since each data was very important to me, I made a smooth transition by using Android to iPhone Transfer.

Read the following mentioned solutions where I have given three types of option to transfer messages from an Android device to the iPhone. 

Note: Move to iOS can’t help to transfer SMS from Android to iOS

If you ever heard about ‘Move to iOS app’ and many of you have already tried this app in order to transfer text messages from android to iOS. I am afraid to say that your attempts were a waste of time, weren’t they? However, this is an official app suggested by Apple in order to transfer data from another device to the iPhone; you can only transfer selected kind of information with it.  You can only transfer contacts, photos, videos, but text messages. The following image illustrates all possible supported data which you can transfer from Android to iPhone.

transfer SMS from Android to iOS

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We suggest you read the introduction page of Move to iOS app where each limitation is mentioned. Besides, your iPhone must be powered iOS 9 and later and wi-fi network is obligatory. Therefore, it is better to use Phone Transfer, which is an easy and more convenient way to transfer text messages from Android to iOS. You will see step by step guide, which will help you to transfer text messages from android device to the iPhone.

Option 1: Transfer messages from Android to iPhone

Many Android users have been complaining about the issue until they came to know about Phone Transfer. It is one of the most amazing apps available which allows users to transfer respective data from one mobile device to another. You can also transfer data from android device to iPhone by using this app. In addition, it takes only a few minutes and a few clicks to complete the whole process of transferring data.

Moreover, you will be amazed after knowing the fact that this application also allows you to transfer data between smartphones such as contacts, SMS, videos, music, photos, and your entire call logs.

Supported Android devices: HTC One M10/M9/M8/M7, Motorola X/G/E, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Sony Xperia Z5/Z4/Z3, Oppo Find 7, Huawei mate 8/7/, ZTE

Supported iOS devices: iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6S Plus/6/5S, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X/8/8 Plus

Follow the mentioned steps which will guide you about how you can transfer files from Android devices to iPhone

Step 1: Install and launch the program.

https://www.androidphonesoft.com/downloads/phone-to-phone-transfer.exe

https://www.androidphonesoft.com/downloads/mac-phone-to-phone.dmg

As you can see, the above-mentioned links will lead you to download a customized version of the software Phone transfer. This application runs perfectly on both Windows and Mac OS X. Now, you need to complete the installation process as per the built-in instructions. Once you install the application, it will by default launch and you will see the main screen which is shown below. Next, tap Switch in order to download the in-built functions.

Install and launch the program

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Step 2: Connect Android device and iPhone to the computer

Here, you need to connect your respective mobile devices to the computer by using a USB cable. Be sure that you have already installed USB drivers. Otherwise, you will not be able to proceed to the next step.  Once you connect your devices, the app will automatically recognize the device and start scanning the phone in order to bring all the data which are stored in both the devices.

Step 3: Examine and Load the Data on your Android device.

Once the program completes the detection of mobile devices, it will start analyzing the SIM and mobile’s memory. Besides, it will automatically load the data which will be displayed in the window below.

If you are transferring data from android device to iPhone, make sure to select android phone as a source phone and iPhone as a destination phone. If you see the reverse order, then tap the ‘Flip’ button to change the order.

Step 4: Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone

At the center of your computer screen, the program will list down all the data from your mobile device. Now, you need to select the text message and avoid other items mentioned along with the Text messages if you want to transfer only messages. Next, select the “Start Transfer” button in order to initiate the transfer process.

Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone

Option 2: Transfer messages from Android to iPhone without computer 

Apple’s Move to iOS app is an official app which allows users to transfer messages from android device to the iPhone. Note that this application will only work if you are not using newer iPhones. Follow the mentioned steps below to start the transfer process.

  • You need to download Move to iOS application on your android device which is available on Google Play Store
  • Switch on your iPhone, and perform on-screen instructions to set up it.
  • Once you reach to the App & Data Screen, select Move data from Android
  • Launch Move to iOS on your Android device and tap continue
  • Now, you need to wait for a few seconds until 10 digit or 6-digit code appears on your iPhone
  • Put the same code on your Android device and wait until Transfer Data Screen opens up
  • Next, select the data on your android phone which you want to transfer. In our case, select messages
  • Now, select Next to transfer the messages/SMS

Transfer messages from Android to iPhone

 Option 3: Import Android Messages to iPhone using SMS backup+ 

Not completely satisfying but useful, this is another way of transferring messages from Android to iPhone by using SMS Backup+. It allows users to backup text messages on Gmail account which you can later view in your iPhone. Follow the mentioned steps below that will guide you about the complete procedure.

  • At first, you need to login to your Gmail account and then go to Settings > Forward and POP/IMAP.
  • Tick Enable IMAP option and save changes.
  • Next, install SMS Backup+ form Google Play Store on your Android device
  • Launch it and select Connect (As shown below)
  • Next, choose the Gmail account on which you want to back up your message
  • Now, select the Backup option in order to back up messages on the selected Google account.

Import Android Messages to iPhone

Once you complete the final step, you can easily access Google account on your iPhone. The reason that I have said that this method is less satisfying is that you can only view the messages and cannot import those messages on your iPhone.

Final Words 

We hope this article will help you transfer text messages from your Android devices to the iPhone. If you have any queries regarding Android & iOS, let us know! We will provide you accurate solutions for all your questions.

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