If you are a Signal user and you have bought a new iPhone, you might want to migrate your Signal messages over to your new device. Once you meet the requirements, you can do the task using the methods in this guide.
One of the many things you would want to do when you buy a new iPhone is to transfer data from your old phone to the new one. This applies to Signal as well if you use this chat app on your phone. Signal allows you to make backups of your messages and restore them when needed on your phones. As long as you have a supported iPhone and you meet the minimum requirements, you can start exporting Signal messages over to your new iPhone.
You cannot transfer Signal messages on all the Apple devices that are out there. There are certain phones that support the export of Signal messages, and those phones are as follows.
You can transfer Signal data from an iPhone to iPhone, an iPhone to iPad, an iPad to iPad, and an unlinked iPad to iPhone.
If your situation does not match any of the variations above, you cannot transfer your Signal messages.
There are certain requirements that your iPhones must match to transfer your Signal messages. These requirements are basically related to the software versions on your phones.
You must have physical access to both your phones at the same time. Also, your old iPhone must have a working camera as you will be scanning a QR code. Keep in mind all your messages will be deleted on your old iPhone once they are moved to the new iPhone.
Transferring your Signal messages from one iPhone to another is going to take a while. Therefore, make sure you do not need to use your phones when you perform this procedure. An unexpected interruption could cause the procedures to fail.
Allow Signal to finish transferring messages from one device to another. You will know when the transfer is complete.
When the messages are all exported, compose and send a message from the new iPhone and this will trigger Signal to delete all your messages on your old iPhone.
There are a few things you need to keep in mind while exporting your messages.
If Signal happens to be one of your instant messaging apps, you can transfer all your Signal messages pretty easily when you get a new iPhone. There are only a few occasions where you cannot export your message, and those are mainly the ones where you have lost your phone or you have formatted the phone along with your Signal messages.
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