How to Share Messages on iPhone 6s/7/8/X/XS(Max)/XR

If you have messages on your iPhone that you wish to transfer to another iPhone, this guide will show you a few methods to do so. Once you have followed all the required steps, the messages of your first iPhone will appear on your second iPhone in a few moments. Read on to find out how.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 12, 2020

While most users prefer to have a single iPhone to send and receive messages, there are users who use multiple iPhones to be in touch with their colleagues. If you are one of those users and use two iPhones, you have likely come across a situation where you need to share your messages between your iPhones. If you don’t already know how to do it, you’d want to learn how to share messages on iPhones.

It’s actually pretty easy to share messages between iPhones as these phones run the same operating system called iOS. Apple does allow you to share content including messages between two iOS devices and the following guide shows how you can use these methods to get your job done.

Let’s check out how to share messages between iPhones:

Way 1: How to Share Messages on iPhone via iCloud

When it comes to sharing content on iOS devices, the first thing users think of is iCloud. iCloud has actually been built to help Apple users share content between their devices. It supports a number of file types to be shared including your messages. However, one should keep in mind that it does not share your text messages but only shares the iMessages that you send and receive on your iPhone.

If you use iMessage as the primary messaging feature on your iPhone, the following steps will teach you how you can get the messages of one iPhone on another using iCloud. Just check how it works:

Step 1: On both of your iPhones, open the Settings app and tap on Messages.

Launch the Messages settings panel on your iPhone

Launch the Messages settings panel on your iPhone

Step 2: When the messages panel opens, you will see an option that says iMessage. Turn the toggle for the option to the ON position on both of your iPhones.

Enable the iMessage feature on your iPhone to share messages

Enable the iMessage feature on your iPhone to share messages

Ensure that you use the same Apple account on both of your iPhones and your iMessages will start to sync. Shortly, you will find that all the messages on your first iPhone are now available on your second iPhone, all thanks to iCloud that enabled messages sharing features on your devices.

Way 2: How to Share Messages Between iPhones with AnyTrans for iOS

If for some reason, the iCloud method did not work for you and you could not share your messages between your iPhones, you still have one more method available for you to transfer your messages from one iPhone to another.

This method uses a third-party app called AnyTrans for iOS that enables you to share a number of file types including messages between your iPhones. It is a feature-rich app that lets you transfer almost all kinds of content from one device to another without any hassle on your computer.

The following are the steps for sharing messages between two iPhones using the app:

Step 1: The first thing you will want to do is download and launch AnyTrans for iOS on your computer. Connect both of your iPhones to your computer using suitable cables and click on Phone Switcher in the app to begin the process.

Fix Move to iOS Not Connecting – Use AnyTrans

Choose Phone Switcher to share messages on your iPhones

Step 2: On the following screen, you will be asked to choose a source and a target device. Make sure they are correct and then click on the right-arrow icon in the app to move forward with the process.

Select the Source iPhone and the Target iPhone

Select the Source iPhone and the Target iPhone

Step 3: Then the app will ask what you would like to share from one iPhone to another. Choose Messages as that’s what you want to transfer and click on the right-arrow icon.

The app will start sharing messages from one iPhone to another and soon your second iPhone will have all of your first iPhone’s messages. What’s more, it won’t erase any of your existing messages as it just merges the new messages on your device.

The Bottom Line

There are times when you need to share messages between two iPhones and our guide above should help you do it quickly and efficiently on your devices. You have got both official and unofficial methods to do the job and it is up to you to choose the one that you think is the most suitable for you.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.