When you switch to a new iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 from the old Android phone, the most troublesome thing is to transfer data, especially messages from Android to iPhone. Don’t worry, you can find the solutions in this guide.
We all know that exporting data from an old phone to a new phone is a headache. Especially in the information age, smartphones store a lot of important data, such as messages, which are equivalent to a miniature mobile computer.
While it becomes tedious work when it comes to two phones with different operating systems just like transfer messages from Android to iOS devices. This article explains how to transfer messages from Android phones to the new iPhone 12/13 in 6 ways.
The first way to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone is using the Apple official app “Move to iOS“. With this app, you can transfer important data such as email accounts, web bookmarks, contacts, messages, and media files, etc. But there are some prerequisites that you have to fulfill before you can transfer SMS from Android to iPhone.
To use this app for free, your Android phone needs to run Android 4.0 or later. A steady Wi-Fi network is also needed. And do note that you can only use the app to handle the text transferring when you are setting up your iPhone. If you’ve already used your iPhone, you’ll need to erase it and set it up again. You may follow the instructions below.
Since Move to iOS can only transfer Android messages when you first set up your iPhone, if you want to move messages to an already in-use iPhone, it is useless. In this case, AnyTrans can meet your demand.
AnyTrans is an all-in-one manager for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and iCloud content. With this app, you can transfer, manage, and back up iOS data with ease. More importantly, it supports cross-platform data migration. Only simple clicks are needed for it to transfer Android messages to your iPhone.
Main Features of AnyTrans:
Steps to move text messages from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans:
Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your PC/Mac, and launch it to connect both your Android phone and iPhone.
Step 2. When your devices are detected, choose “Phone Switcher”, tap on the “Phone to iPhone” button, and click “Migrate Now” to start transferring.
Step 3. Choose the source phone(Android) and target phone(iPhone), click the “Next” button to continue.
Step 4. Choose “Messages”, and click the “Next” button to start the transferring process. If you want to transfer other data, just choose that category and click “Next”.
Email your messages from an Android phone to the iPhone is an easy way for those people that have only several messages to transfer. But it is a time-consuming task if there are lots of messages that need to be transferred. What you should know is that you can only move or send one message at one time. Just follow the detailed steps below to transfer messages from Android to iPhone via Email:
Step 1. Open the message app on your Android phone and tap one message that you want to move.
Step 2. Hold this message for two seconds until you see the more options shows as the picture below > Tap on Share option.
Step 3. Then, choose the “Gmail” option > Choose or tap in your email address and click on send.
Step 4. Log into your Gmail address on your new iPhone 12 and then you can review the messages that you just sent and download or copy it to your iPhone.
Since iPhone and Android phones are based on different systems, it is not possible to transfer data between them directly. Instead, you may employ the SMS Backup & Restore app to sync messages to your Gmail account over the web, then access the saved messages file on your iPhone.
After syncing, you can view Android messages by signing in to the same account or by using some program that can read them. Download SMS Backup & Restore on your Android phone from Google Play, and follow the guide below to add Android text messages from Gmail to iPhone.
Now, you can set up a Gmail account on your iPhone and access the messages transferred from Android.
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There is another app that can move messages from Android to iPhone, it is called Send Anywhere. This app is available on both Android and iOS devices. Since the app supports a cross-platform transfer of data, you can easily download it respectively from Google Play Store and App Store to your Android phone and iPhone.
After that, just connect both the devices with the same WiFi. And it can transfer text messages from Android to iPhone and can also move your photos, videos, and contacts as well. Follow the tutorial below and start exporting Android messages to iPhone.
As its name indicated, PhoneTrans is a phone data transferer, which can switch across iPhone, iPad, and 20,000+ Android devices freely. It bridges the gap between iOS and Android systems and makes it one-click easy to transfer messages freely from Android phones to iPhone.
Features of PhoneTrans:
Steps to move text messages from Android to iPhone with PhoneTrans:
Step 1. Download PhoneTrans and launch it on your computer. Connect your Android and iPhone to the computer.
Step 2. You need to firstly backup your Android messages with PhoneTrans, and then restore the message to your iPhone (No data erase). Choose “Phone Backup” >”Selectively Backup” > Click “Back Up” > Choose “Messages” > Click “Back Up Now”.
Step 3. Go to “Phone Restore”, click “PhoneTrans Backup”, and select the backup you just made with PhoneTrans.
Step 4. Choose “Messages” > “Confirm your iPhone” > Click “Restore Now”. Wait for messages to transfer to your iPhone.
All the methods above can help you transfer messages from Android to iPhone 12/13 with few clicks. However, some of them have limits. For example, Move to iOS can transfer messages from Android to iPhone only when you first set up this iPhone. Among the other four applications, AnyTrans and PhoneTrans are more comprehensive. Download AnyTrans or PhoneTrans that can transfer data on both iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 now and start move messages to your new iPhone!
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