When moving to a new phone, particularly from Android to iPhone, text messages are usually abandoned on the former and you just move on with your new phone.
That’s kind of sad or impractical for many, especially if there are sentimental/important messages. Of course, you’d want to keep your conversations with your lover, family, friends, workmates, or even SMS notifications from your bank.
Well, the good news is that you really don’t have to leave your precious SMS. In fact, there are ways to transfer messages from Android to iPhone. And we are going to walk you through them. Just continue reading to see which one works for you.
Method 1: Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS
Considering that you are still setting up your new iPhone, there’s an app called Move to iOS that can do the transfer for you. It’s the official transfer app by Apple that helps Android users move their phone data, including text messages and saved contacts, from Android to iPhone wirelessly.
However, the downside of this app is that it tends to overwrite or replace existing phone data. That’s why we can only recommend this if you don’t have other important files as it could result in data loss.
On your Android phone, open Google Play Store and type in “Move to iOS” on the search bar. Once the app appears, tap on the Install button.
When the app is finally installed, go to your iPhone’s Settings and look for App & Data. There, you will see a list of options. Choose Move Data from Android and tap Continue. Terms of Conditions will appear on the screen. Read them and then Agree.
Right after that, there should be a special code on the screen. When it appears, don’t turn off your iPhone. Proceed to your Android phone and launch the Move to iOS app. Then, hit the Continue button.
Next, you must enter the code from the iPhone. Then, tap Continue and then Connect right after. Both phones should establish a secure connection immediately. Once connected, go to your Android phone and choose Messages.
Finally, just tap the Continue button to start the transfer. Wait until the progress bar on the iPhone is complete before disconnecting. You will know whether or not the process is finished when you see the option “Continue Setting Up iPhone” on the screen.
Method 2: Transfer Text Messages from Android to iPhone with iTransGo
Well, if you’ve been using the target iPhone for quite some time now and there are already important messages there, method 1 isn’t for you. But you’ve not hit a dead end yet. There’s iCareFone iTransGo that can save your day!
It’s an app that’s made for transferring phone data from Android to iPhone. One of the data it can transfer is SMS content. The best part is– that you can do it in just one click!