Want to transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone but do not know how? This guide offers one easy solution to help you get iMessages from iPad to iPhone in minutes.
Q: “I just bought an iPad mini and I am also an iPhone user. My question is – is there any way to get my iMessage history/transcript transferred to my iPhone from my iPad mini? Unfortunately, I don’t remember doing any backups or anything. Is there an app for that? Do I need to do the iCloud back-up thing for that to work?”
— A User from MacRumors
When it comes to transferring iMessages from iPad to iPhone, the first option that comes to your head might be iTunes or iCloud. Yes, you can restore your iPhone from iTunes or iCloud to bring back your messages as long as you have backed up your iPad in advance. However, there are some limitations. It requires a stable network connection, and the restore process will erase other existed data on your iPhone like contacts and messages.
To transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone without hassles, you can try to sync iMessages between iPad and iPhone. But if you want to transfer selected iMessages from iPad to iPhone, an easy-to-use utility would be exactly what you need. In this article, we will introduce both the AnyTrans/PhoneTrans transfer method and the regular iCloud sync method, keep reading to check more details.
To transfer messages from iPad to iPhone is quite easy with a transfer tool. You can selectively transfer messages from iPad to iPhone while also transferring messages wholly at one time. Here are 2 great utilities recommended in this part. Let’s figure them out.
PhoneTrans is a professional phone switcher as it provides several ways to cover the data transfer between iOS devices. So it would be really easy to transfer messages, photos, songs, and files, etc. from iPad to iPhone using PhoneTrans. The following steps will show you how to transfer messages from iPad to iPhone with PhoneTrans.
Step 1. Go get the latest version of PhoneTrans and install it on your computer while connecting your iPhone and iPad to the computer at the same time.
Step 2. You need to make sure there is a backup of your iPad which contains the messages you want to transfer to your iPhone on your computer. Then you can click on the Phone Restore. Here will pop up a window that you need to choose the backup and tap Restore Now to go on.
You can just follow the instructions on the screen and you will complete the message transfer from iPad to iPhone. With the help of PhoneTrans, it has double secured your data safety on the computer. Because you need to back up your iPad first before transferring messages from iPad to iPhone.
As an impressive iOS data transfer tool, AnyTrans is able to transfer more than 20 types of iOS data between Apple devices. Check some highlights of it:
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Step 1. Launch AnyTrans > Plug in your iPad and iPhone > Choose Phone Switcher > Choose Phone to iPhone.
Step 2. Confirm the target device and the source device and then click the Next button to start.
Step 3. All the available content will be listed. Choose the Messages you want to transfer, and click the “Next” button.
Before started, you need to make sure both your iPad and iPhone are using the same iCloud account and the same phone number or email address to send/receive iMessages.
Step 1. Open Settings > Messages > Send & Receive on your iPad. At the top of the page is the Apple ID used on your iPhone for iMessage, and below will be your phone number along with any email addresses you have associated with your Apple ID.
Step 2. You can just pick your phone number to send and receive messages. This will prevent a lot of confusion and avoid inadvertently syncing messages to one device.
Step 3. Then you can choose your phone number or email address to start a new conversation. And then verify the same settings are used on your iPhone.
When you have set up the Apple ID on both your iPad and iPhone, the iMessage on your iPad will be automatically synced to your iPhone once there is a stable WiFi connection.
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Besides messages, you can also transfer other types of iOS data from your iPad to your iPhone like music, photos, and videos. Let us know if you have any problems with this guide or PhoneTrans, and you can leave a comment in the comment section below.
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