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How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to iPhone Directly

Want to transfer text messages to iPhone 6/6s or copy all messages from old iPhone to new iPhone 7? This article is intended to show you how to transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone directly. Keep reading on this post to learn more.

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Q: "I plan to buy a brand-new iPhone 7 this September. Meanwhile, I have an old iPhone 5. And all my text messages remains in the old iPhone. Can I transfer text messages from iPhone 5 to iPhone 7, because I don't want to lose the best memories that carried by text messages? Is it possible to transfer only messages instead of the whole backing up and restoring process?"

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How to Transfer Text Messages fom iPhone to iPhone

How to Transfer Text Messages fom iPhone to iPhone

When you get a new iPhone, no matter an iPhone 6/6s or new released iPhone 7, the first thing you need to do is to transfer data from the old iPhone to the new one, and of course the text messages or iMessages are always something you don't want to leave behind.

To sync all messages to the new iPhone, certainly you can back up the old iPhone via iTunes or iCloud, and then restore your new phone from the backup. However, not only messages, some other data that you don't want anymore may be transferred from old device to your new device. Additionally, there is also a great chance that you may suffer from the slow transferring process, and even sometimes, you may be failed in the midway due to lots of unknown reasons. So if you get one iPhone 7, how can you easily transfer only messages to the iPhone 7?

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The Tool We Need

How to transfer only text messages from iPhone to iPhone directly? The easiest and most effective way is getting an iPhone to iPhone data transfer like AnyTrans. It lets you transfer text messages to your new iPhone in minutes. AnyTrans also enables you to preserve important conversations by exporting & saving SMS/iMessages to computer in txt/pdf/html format. Besides messages, AnyTrans takes care of every piece of your iOS data like photos, videos, music, apps, contacts, ringtones, voice memos, notes, etc.

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How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to iPhone

By following the step-by-step guide below, you can copy messages from iPhone to iPhone in just a few minutes after downloading and install AnyTrans.

Step 1. Launch AnyTrans > Connect your two iPhones to computer with USB cable. AnyTrans will detect the two devices automatically. Just select your old iPhone and click "Merge Device" button.

Open AnyTrans and Connect Two iPhones to Computer – Step 1

Open AnyTrans and Connect Two iPhones to Computer – Step 1

Step 2. Make sure the transferring is correct by checking the target device. And then click "Next" on the right.

Select Target iPhone – Step 2

Select Target iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Choose Message among various types of data, and click "Next" to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone.

Choose Messages and Click Start Button – Step 3

Choose Messages and Click Start Button – Step 3

Note: The Merge function of AnyTrans will directly transfer messages, ringtones, music, bookmarks, notes, contacts and more from one iPhone to another without erasing existed data on the target device. It might take a while to finish this process: backup your device > merge data > sync data, please be patient and never unplug your device.

Be mind to keep both of your iPhones connected during the whole transfer process. Once you get text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone, you can delete all the messages from old iPhone by following this guide: How to Remove All Messages and Attachments from iPhone At Once >

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The Bottom Line

This is how easy it is to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone with AnyTrans. Download this powerful iPhone transfer tool for free trial >

Any problems about how to transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone, welcome to leave your comments in the Comments Section below.

Corrinla Member of @iMobie_Inc., is specialized in Mac, iPhone, iPad and iOS, Mac OS, and love to find and solve Apple related daily life problems.

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