On the setup screen, there are too many options to transfer your data, including your text messages. But if you've already finished the setup process, then it could be confusing to figure out how to transfer data to new iPhone after setup, but let me assure you, it isn't difficult.

Continue reading this article to learn how to transfer messages to a new iPhone after you've setup your iPhone and the different solutions there are to doing that!

How to Transfer Messages to a New iPhone After Setup via EaseUS MobiMover

EaseUS MobiMover is a data and text message transfer program built for the iPhone. This software is surely a good and efficient assistant that helps you with the transfer process. To be more specific, you can transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud or iTunes, or even from an Android to your new iPhone by using EaseUS MobiMover as an alternative.

You can also backup or learn how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone using this program.

Additionally, you can also transfer the data, including your WhatsApp data, to your PC. Convert videos and photo formats, download videos from over 1000+ popular websites, and so much more. You can then follow the detailed steps below to get it downloaded and installed:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and run EaseUS MobiMover > Click "Trust" on your iPhone to trust this computer > From the main screen of EaseUS MobiMover, choose "Content Management" > Choose "Messages" from the right pane.

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. In "Settings," you can choose a location to save the messages you're going to transfer. Otherwise, the default location is on your computer Desktop.

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Select the messages you want to transfer and click the "Transfer to PC" button. When finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the messages. (The items will be saved an HTML file on your computer, thus you need to open it with a browser to view its details.)

How to transfer messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Also, EaseUS MobiMover is available on both Mac and Windows, so no matter what operating system you use, you can use this program effortlessly.

Restore Messages to a New iPhone with iCloud Backup

If you've enabled iCloud backup on your previous iPhone, then your text messages should have backed up. You can easily restore your messages from iCloud on your new iPhone. But before you enable iCloud, make sure there is enough storage space on it, or you'd better free up storage on iPhone first. And connect to your Wi-Fi to ensure the transfer process goes smoothly.

Here are the exact steps you can follow:

Step 1. Open "Settings."

Step 2. Select "General," followed by "Transfer or Reset iPhone."

Step 3. Tap on "Erase All Content and Settings."

Step 4. Enter your iPhone's passcode and follow the on-screen instructions until your iPhone resets.

Step 5. After your iPhone resets, select the "Restore from iCloud Backup" option.

Step 6. You'll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID. Enter your Apple ID credentials and login to your Apple ID account.

Step 7. Select the backup that you want to restore.

Step 8. Now your iPhone will begin to restore messages to your new iPhone from iCloud.

select Restore from iCloud Backup option after resetting

If your iCloud can't work well at once, you can also transfer data to new iPhone after setup without iCloud.

Transfer Messages to a New iPhone Using iCloud Sync

This is another way to transfer data to new iPhone after setup with iCloud. By using iCloud, you can easily transfer your messages to your new iPhone. As for Android users, don't worry either, you can refer to the guide on transferring data from Android to iPhone after setup.

Follow the below steps to transfer the messages by syncing your iCloud data:

Step 1. Unlock your old iPhone and open "Settings."

Step 2. Tap on your name and select "iCloud."

Step 3. Tap on "Show All" under the "APPS USING ICLOUD" section.

Step 4. Select "Messages" and tap on the toggle "Sync this iPhone."

Step 5. Now allow some time for the data to be backed up to iCloud.

Step 6. Now unlock your new iPhone, and then follow the above steps to start syncing your iCloud data. After some time, you'll see all your text messages transferred to your new iPhone from your old iPhone.

select Show All under APPS USING ICLOUD section

Sync Messages to the New iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is another software that Apple users know well. You can also initiate the transfer process using it, one thing to note is that by using iTunes, there is a risk of data loss. So, before you use it, you'd better backup your iPhone and you can check the guide on how to backup iPhone then. The following are provided tutorial on how to transfer messages from iTunes to your new iPhone:

Step 1. Download and install iTunes on your PC. If you already have iTunes, check if there are any updates available and update to the latest version.

Step 2. After installing/updating iTunes, connect your old iPhone to your PC.

Step 3. Now select your iPhone and select the "Back Up Now" option.

Step 4. Allow some time for the backup to be completed.

Step 5. Now reset your new iPhone and go to the "Apps & Data" window.

Step 6. Select "Restore from iTunes Backup" and connect your iPhone to your PC, then choose your new iPhone in iTunes.

Step 7. Click "Restore Backup" and select the backup you want to transfer.

Step 8. Now allow some time for your messages to be transferred.

select Restore Backup button and choose the wanted backup


It's darn easy to transfer text messages, but our favorite method was to use EaseUS MobiMover. It's pretty easy, and the fact that I can also transfer my WhatsApp data makes this our favorite tool and choice to transfer text messages.

And also, the fact that it can convert file formats, among many other things, makes it sound like a tool built for convenience for iPhone users.

However, the other three methods are equally good, but you're required to sometimes reset your iPhone, which can be inconvenient and especially time-consuming.

FAQs on How to Transfer Messages to a New iPhone After Setup

Here are a few questions about how to transfer text messages to the new iPhone after completing the setup process.

1. How do I transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone without using iCloud?

You can use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer text messages from your old iPhone to a new iPhone, and in fact, it's the best method to transfer text messages in our experience.

2. What are the apps to transfer messages from one iPhone to another?

EaseUS MobiMover is the app that's used to transfer text messages from one iPhone to another.

3. Can I AirDrop messages between iPhones?

No, you can't AirDrop messages between iPhones, unfortunately.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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