Have you made a switch from an iPhone to an Android phone like the hotest Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If you are, one frustrating problem that bothered you is how to get your SMS from the old iPhone to the new Android. Transferring SMS messages from iPhone to Android phone is not as easy as it should be. But no worries! Here we will share 2 different ways about how to transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android phone.

Part 1. Transfer SMS from iPhone to Android Phone using iTunes

Transferring SMS from iPhone to Android phone is not complicated. Plug your iPhone into your computer. Once you’ve plugged your iPhone in, your computer should launch into the iTunes application. Click on your iPhone icon in the top-right corner of iTunes. Then you need to click the “This Computer” checkbox under the “Backup Location” settings. Now, you can click “File” > “Devices’ > “Back up” to backup your iPhone to computer.
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As soon as the backup is stored on your PC; you need to look for the file named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. The file should be located in the following paths, based on the version of the Operting system you are using.
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For Windows XP or lower:

The file should be at Hard drive.Then click to Documents and Settings and then go to username of PC. Then you are required to click on Application Data, then click on Apple Computer. You have to follow MobileSync and then Backup.

For Windows 7 or higher:

The file should be present on the OS hard drive in C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup where you choose your user name for <your username>. In the Backup folder there will be one or more long folder names. Since you just synced your phone, choose the one with the most recent date and time stamp. Then you can search for the file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 in that folder.

For Mac OS X:

For Mac OS X, the file should be present at User file. Here, you are required to go to Library section and then click on Application Support, then go to MobileSync and click Backup.

Part 2. Transfer SMS from iPhone to Android Phone with iPhone Transfer

Among all the iPhone transfer programs, Leawo iTransfer is regarded as one of the best. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers without the sync of iTunes, and it helps users to transfer various kinds of files easily. The following guidance will show you how to transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android phone, 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 USB cable.
Step 2. Click the name of iPhone and choose Messages in the left sidebar. The text messages will show up in the right part.
Step 3. Select the messages you need in accordance with the contacts. Then click Export at the top middle.
Step 4. Choose your android phone as the target folder on your computer to save the messages. Then name the file and click Save. Of course, you need to connect your Android phone to computer with USB cable first.

When the transfer finishes, you will get a file named with .messages extension in your target folder. Apart from transferring sms from iPhone to Android phone, Leawo iTransfer is also helpful for other kinds of files transfer. For example, you are able to sync Gmail contacts to iPhone with ease.