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[Solved] How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to iPhone

In this information age with rapid development of science and technology, we change our phones more and more frequently. As Android and iOS are two principal mobile operating systems in the market, most people choose their preference between them. For people who get tired of Android, it might be a trouble to transfer the data from old phone to the new iPhone. Here I take text messages for example, showing you the 2 effective methods to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone. They are as follows:

Method 1: How to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone via Move to iOS App
Method 2: How to Transfer Texts from Android to iPhone with SMS Backup+
Extra: Transfer Files from Android to Other Phone with Mobile Transfer

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Method 1: How to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone via Move to iOS App

The first common method is to use Move to iOS. It is an official data transfer app released by Apple for free, which could be used by people who want to switch to iPhone.

However it has a certain restriction. First it only allows transferring limited data categories which means you cannot freely choose what to move to the iPhone. Second, you cannot transfer text messages from Android to iPhone unless you erase all the data in your iPhone and restart it. Want to transfer contents automatically without resetting? Sorry you have to do it manually. However in such a case text messages transfer is not supported while other file categories such as audios, videos, images, and contacts, etc. are manually movable. If you want your messages completely and properly transferred to the iPhone, you'd better not choose this one.

Here is guide for the operation including text messages transfer after erasing your iOS data:

Step 1: Get both your Android and iPhone connected to Wi-Fi. Make sure Move to iOS is installed and launched on your Android phone.

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Step 2: Go to Setup and find "Apps&Data" on your iPhone. Click "Move Data from Android".

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Step 3: Click "Continue" button on both phones. A code will be generated on iPhone and you enter it on your Android.

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Step 4: Select the data you want to transfer (text messages) on your Android, and click "Next" to start transferring text messages from Android to iPhone.

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Method 2: How to Transfer Texts from Android to iPhone with SMS Backup+

SMS Backup+ is also a recommended convenient method to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone. In combination with a different label in Google Calendar and Gmail, it supports SMS, call logs, MMS, etc. backup without a computer. Here are the steps of transferring text messages from Android to iPhone with SMS Backup+:

Step 1: Log in Gmail account on Android.

Well-prepared your Android and log in to your Gmail account. Do the following clicks: tap "Settings" > switch to Forwarding and POP/IMAP > click "Enable IMAP" > click "Save Changes".

Step 2: Backup SMS to Gmail account.

Download from the Google Play and launch the SMS Backup+ on your Android. Follow the hint to connect your Gmail account. Click "Backup", allowing the app to back up the SMS to your Gmail account.

Step 3: Start to transfer sms from Android to iPhone.

Now, your SMS has been backed up to your Gmail account. You can log in to the same account on your iPhone to check your transferred data. As long as your account is secure, you can log in and view the information on any device.

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Note: Your text messages are stored in the email attachment which means they can't be imported to your iMessage app.

Above is how to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone using SMS Backup+ app. If you are wondering how to transfer data from phone to phone, what follows is a great reference.

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Extra: Transfer Files from Android to Other Phone with Mobile Transfer

With high speed and security, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer is a very easy and convenient desktop app for users to switch phones from one phone to another. To transfer files from phone to phone, it is recognized as the best solution, so I strongly recommend it to you. It only takes you several minutes to complete the whole data-transfer task, capable of transferring a series of files and content with a click according to your selective demands between two phones, including contacts, text messages, call logs, photos, videos, music, documents, apps and other types of data.

Besides transferring from Android to iPhone, it also supports the inverse process or transfer between phones of the same operating system, widely compatible with all generations of iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Motorola, etc.

To transfer files from phone to phone, here it takes Android to Android transfer for example. The concrete steps are as follows:

Step 1: Launch the software on computer.

If you are a new user, download and install the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer and launch it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your devices to computer.

Connect your two phones to the computer either with USB cables or via Wi-Fi. When both your source phone and destination phone are successfully connected, you will see the interface as below.

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Note: if you find your phones are in the wrong position, you can click the "Flip" button in the middle of the interface to exchange them.

Step 3: Select data and start transferring.

The items are present on the middle column of the interface. You can select which to transfer according to your needs by ticking the front box. And click the "Start Copy" button to automatically transfer the data from Android to Android.

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Please wait patiently and don't disconnect either phone from computer before the task is complete.

Summary: Comparison among the three methods of transferring text messages from Android to iPhone

Above are the main methods I want to share here to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone. Generally, all these apps are useful and can help you a lot. However, each one of them has its own features. If you want to transfer more file categories automatically without restrictions, Coolmuster Mobile Transfer must be your first option. If you want to transfer text messages only, SMS Backup+ might be better for it has a narrow focus and simple steps. However Move to iOS is not recommended if you want to transfer text messages. It requires you to erase all your data on iPhone, which may not be convenient for some of you. For other transfer purposes, Move to IOS should be included in your consideration.

I hope this article can help you deal with data transfer problems. All of the methods can be applied to contemporary hot Android and iPhone such as Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e and iPhone Xs Max, etc. If you are looking for an effective way to avoid losing data, try the three above methods, especially the Coolmuster Mobile Transfer.

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