How to Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone

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.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 19, 2020

Q:“I just bought an iPad mini and I am also an iPhone 5 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 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.

Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone

Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone

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, AnyTrans for iOS is exactly what you need.

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Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone with AnyTrans

As an impressive iOS data transfer tool, AnyTrans for iOS is able to transfer more than 20 types of iOS data between Apple devices. Check some highlights of it:

AnyTrans for iOS – iOS Messages Transfer

  • Directly transfer iMessages/SMS to iPhone without data missing.
  • Enable to export iMessages from iPhone to PC/Mac.
  • Offers multiple transferring directions: iDevice, computer and iTunes.
  • Work well with all iPhone models & iOS (iPhone 11 & iOS 13).

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Free download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and have a try.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans for iOS > Plug in your iPad and iPhone > Choose Phone Switcher > Choose Phone to iPhone.

Choose Phone to iPhone

Choose Phone to iPhone

Step 2. Confirm the target device and click Next button to start.

Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone via AnyTrans – Step 2

Transfer Data from iPhone to iPhone via AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the messages you want to transfer, and click the “Send to Device” button.

How to Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone via iCloud Sync

Before the start, 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.

Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone via iCloud Sync

Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone via iCloud Sync

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The Bottom Line

Besides messages, you can also transfer other types of iOS data from your iPad to iPhone like music, photos, and videos. Let us know if you have any problems on this guide or AnyTrans, and you can leave a comment in the comment section below. Try AnyTrans now!

Joy Taylor

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