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How to Transfer SMS Messages from Android to iPhone

Just bought my wife an iPhone 6S, but she needs text messages transfered over from old android. Is this possible? If so how? how can I transfer text messages from android to iPhone?

The release of iPhone 7/7 Plus are attracting more and more Android phone users to wondering about switching from Android phone to iPhone 7. However, there are plenty of important files like text messages that are still stored in the old Android phone and you want to transfer them to iPhone. Transferring music or contact data is usually easy. You have plenty of options including iTunes, Outlook and even other third-party services. But it's not easy to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone. And you can find the anwser in the guidance below.

Part 1. Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS App

The first method is using Move to iOS app to sync contacts from Samsung to iPhone. The new Move to iOS app is used to wirelessly transfer users’ contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books from Android phone to iPhone. But here are some limitations for your devices. For example, your iPhone have to be iPhone 5 or later, and iOS 9 or later. Besides, your android version have to be 4.0 or later.

Before You Begin:

  • On your Android device, make sure that Wi-Fi is on.
  • Plug your new iOS device and your Android device in to power.
  • Make sure that the content you're moving, including what's on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device.
  • If you want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device.
  • Now you are able to follow the steps below to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS app with ease.

    Step 1. Download and install the software on the Android phone after you make sure the Android and iPhone be connected to the stable Wi-Fi and be plugged to the power. Then just start it.

    Step 2. Run the app and when you choose to transfer the messages, the iPhone will create a private Wi-Fi network. Then iPhone will find the Android device running the Move to iOS and when you enter the security code, the files will be exported to the iPhone.

    Step 3. Find the SMS you just transferred on the iPhone. This is the whole process.

    Move to iOS app

    Part 2. Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer

    Since Move to iOS app has so many limitations, you can also take advantage of the third-party iPhone transfer software to transfer SMS messages from Android to iPhone directly. which is the most quick and safe way. Among all the iPhone transfer programs, Leawo iTransfer is regarded one of the best. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers, and it enables users to transfer various kinds of files without the sync of iTunes.

    But before explaning how to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone, I will first describe how to export Android messages to computer desktop in case you are not clear about this procedure.

    First of all, you need to find and download a reliable third-party program to help you and here I recommend you to use dr.fone developed by wondershare.

    step 1: Launch df.fone and plug your Android phone to computer. dr.fone will detet your phone automatically. Click "Backup&Restore" on the main interface of this software.

    step 2: After the detection ends, all the info of your iPhone will show in the interface. Then you are supposed to click on Information -> SMS -> Export, And selet a destination folder to store the exported SMS file. I suggest you to choose desktop. Done!

    After you have exported SMS messages from Android to the computer, then Leawo iTransfer would be a great help to transfer the SMS messages from the computer to your iPhone. Leawo iTransfer is a powerful and professional transfer program to offer a great solution to the transfer issue between iOS devices, iTunes and computer. Up to 12 types of files are supported to transfer by Leawo iTransfer. Additionally, it also can act as a perfect backup tool for the data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to computer. Besides, this multi-functional transfer program also helps to get the music files well managed in high efficiency. Based on the advanced technology of scanning and transferring, the data can be transferred in a reliable and fast way without data loss.

    The key feature of Leawo iTransfer:
    * It is not only an outstanding transfer program to solve the transfer issue between iOS devices, iTunes and computer, but also it is an excellent backup tool to make the files from iOS devices back up to computer in a simple way.
    * It is a versatile software which helps to make music files well managed and organized. Importing songs into playlists or exporting songs out of playlist can be done easily without limit.
    * It can transfer the files in a rapid and safe way, more than 12 types of files are available in transferring with this software.
    * Intuitive and easy-to-use interface enables to complete the transfer task just with several clicks.

    Now the following guidance will show you how to transfer SMS messages from Android to iPhone, and you can free download the software to have a try.

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    Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable. Connect your Android to computer and open USB Storage as well.
    Step 2. Click the name of iPhone and choose SMS in the left sidebar. The contacts in iPhone will display in the right part.
    Step 3. Click Import at the top middle, and choose VCF at the right bottom in the pop-up dialog. Then select the text messages from your Android phone and click Open.

    Leawo iTransfer will start transferring text messages from Android to iPhone mmediately. When the transfer finishes, you’ll get the SMS in iPhone Contacts app. Certainly you will want to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android when you are in need. Leawo iTransfer will bring much convenience to your daily life, if you are interested, just check it out.

    Bonus: How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone

    To transfer messages from your old iPhone to a new iPhone, which includes iMessages and text messages, there is no doubt that using iTunes to complete this task would be your best selection. That means all data from your old iPhone can be transferred to your new iPhone via iTunes. What you should do is just to back up your old iPhone data via iTunes prior to transfer, then you can start transferring the data from iPhone to iPhone.

    Below we will show you the steps of how to transfer messages between two iPhones via iTunes.
    The first step is to make a backup of the data from your old iPhone by using iTunes.

    1.Plug your old iPhone to the computer via supported USB cable. Then run iTunes on your computer.

    2.Choose File from the top menu and click the option Devices, then select Back Up to sync the data from your old iPhone to iTunes. Or you can click on the device icon on the right upper corner above the left sidebar to enter Summary page, then choose the option Back Up Now.

    3.After a while, the backup of your old iPhone has been finished.

    4.Once the data has finished backing up via iTunes, the updated backup will be displayed on iTunes. Or you also can have a check by choosing Edit and selecting Preferences, then clicking on Device on the menu.

    The second step is to get your messages restored from old iPhone to new iPhone.

    1.Connect your new iPhone to the computer.

    2.If your new iPhone hasn’t been set up, you can choose the option Restore from iTunes Backup from App & Data. If it has been set up, you can press on the button Restore Backup in the Summary page via iTunes.

    3.Choose the backup that you have just created, then confirm it and wait until the backup finishes.

    Restore your message from old iPhone to new iPhone

    Compared to the above two methods of transferring SMS messages from Android to iPhone, it is easy to find that Leawo iTransfer is a multiple-functional transfer program which helps you to transfer SMS messages in a simple and effective way without any limit. Apart from this, the different kinds of files like photos, videos, notes and other also can be transferred between two devices, iTunes and computer. Since Leawo iTransfer can be great help to solve transfer issue in high efficiency, why not have a tray and have a good experience in transferring the data as you need? Go to get one and you may also can prevent any data loss on your device as it can act as a perfect backup tool for your phone data.



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