You can transfer messages to a new iPhone 14 with 5 proven ways here. You can transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone with or without backup, with or without iCloud/iTunes.
I have a brand-new iPhone. How can I transfer messages from my iPhone 6 to iPhone 14, because I don’t want to lose the text messages? Is it possible to transfer only messages instead of the whole backing up and restoring process?” Thanks for sharing.
— A User from Apple Support Communities
Apple released the new iPhone 14 this September. When you get a new iPhone, the first thing you need to do is to transfer data from the old iPhone to the new one. And of course, text messages (SMS) or iMessages are always something you don’t want to leave behind. In this tutorial, we will share with you 5 ways to move messages from iPhone to iPhone wholly or selectively: including the iCloud & iTunes way, as well as AnyTrans.
To transfer messages from the old iPhone to new iPhone 14, we highly recommend you to give AnyTrans a try. It works on both Mac and Windows PC, and it’s compatible with all iPhone models including the latest iPhone 14 with the updated iOS 16. Check some of its main features on iPhone Messages management.
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Once free download AnyTrans on your computer, please follow the simple steps below to transfer text messages to new iPhone without iCloud/iTunes, or any backup.
Step 1. Launch AnyTrans > Connect your two iPhones to the computer with USB cables. AnyTrans will detect the two devices automatically > Click the Phone Switcher button on the left panel > Choose Phone to iPhone.
Step 2. Make sure the transfer is correct by checking the source device is on the left and the target device is on the right. And then click the Next button to initiate the transfer process.
Step 3. Choose Message among various types of data, and click Next to transfer all messages to your new iPhone 14. (Or you need to update backup first.)
Then you can follow the on-screen instructions to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone in simple clicks. Or you can also watch the video tutorial to complete the rest steps.
Despite transferring iMessages to new iPhone 14, you can also transfer messages from iPhone to computer to make a backup for your important messages. How do I transfer messages from iPhone to computer? For those who want to save iPhone text messages to a computer as a backup, iTunes is helpful. You can make an iPhone backup with iTunes on the computer, and it will include messages. However, it’s impossible to open and view those iPhone text messages from your iTunes backup.
You can also give AnyTrans a try, as it helps transfer iPhone messages to PC or Mac, and in a readable format like PDF, HTML, TXT. With the one-click export feature, all iPhone messages with attachments will be exported to the computer in different folders as you need. Here is a step-by-step tutorial that tells you How to Save iPhone Messages to PC/Mac Computer >
Further Reading: How to Install New iOS 16 on iPhone >
Does iCloud backup messages? The answer is YES. The messages, including text messages and iMessages, are all included. To transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud please follow the steps below:
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Also Read: What Does iCloud Backup Include >
Besides, since iOS 11.4 was released, Apple has already brought back the Message in the iCloud feature. This feature enables users to share messages across different devices. So you can also apply this feature to transfer messages from the old iPhone to the new iPhone with the iCloud syncing feature (for iOS 12 and later). Here are steps on how to transfer iPhone messages to iPhone without backup:
One thing that needs to mention is that iCloud won’t inform you when the sync process is finished, so you need to check the process by yourself.
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Detailed steps below to backup and transfer text messages to new iPhone with iTunes:
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PhoneTrans is a phone to phone data transfer tool. It provides you three modes to quick transfer, clone iPhone, or merge iPhones. And you can full backup or selective backup iPhone and restore them. What’s more, PhoneTrans allows you to transfer WhatsApp/Line/Viber data and more apps to your new iPhone.
To transfer messages to the new iPhone with the phone to phone app:
1. Get PhoneTrans installed on computer > Launch it and tap on Phone Backup > Here you can choose to selectively back up messages only or full back up iPhone, we take full backup as an example to avoid data loss.
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