How to Transfer Messages from Android to Android [5 Ways]

Have you just switched to a new Android phone? The first thing you may want to do is transfer files, like contacts and text messages from your old Android to the new one. This article provides you with five effective solutions to transfer messages from Android to Android.

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Updated on Feb 29, 2024

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Messages are widely used in communication, from personal chats to commercial events. It is one of the most commonly used applications on our mobile phones. Therefore, when you switch to a new phone, messages might be your priority to transfer.

If you acquire a new Android phone, you may be looking for solutions to migrate your text messages between the Android phones. This guide will discuss multiple effective ways to help you transfer messages from Android to Android. Some of these methods require you to use a computer and some support wireless transfer. No matter which one you prefer, keep reading!

🔭Solutions at a glance:

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
1️⃣EaseUS MobiMover High - It helps transfer all messages and other data from Android to Android with 1 click. Super easy
2️⃣Google Account High - It helps back up messages and sync them on another Android. Easy
3️⃣SMS Backup & Restore High - It is an app designated for SMS and MMS backup and restore. Easy
4️⃣Bluetooth Moderate - It is a wireless way to transfer a small amount of data. Super easy
5️⃣Smart Switch Moderate - It helps transfer files from any Android/iOS phone to a Samsung phone. Easy

🏷️Transfer Messages from Android to Android in One Click [Bulk]

While there are some other ways to transfer messages, what is a quick method to accomplish this that also saves a lot of time? The most convenient and efficient way is to use a data transfer tool -- EaseUS MobiMover. This professional software is aimed at data transfer between phones, including Android devices, iOS devices, Android and iPhone. MobiMover supports different file types, like photos, videos, messages, contacts, music, and more.

🔥Why MobiMover is our top recommendation:

To use EaseUS MobiMover, you need to prepare suitable cables to connect your phones to a computer. Follow the steps to transfer messages from Android to Android:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and select "Phone to Phone" from the homepage. Connect both your Android phones to your computer via USB. Follow the on-screen steps to allow USB debugging and other required authorizations on Android phones. Switch one Android as the source device and another as the target.

connect your devices to computer

Step 2. After the two devices are connected, click "Next." EaseUS MobiMover will be downloaded to both Android phones to access and transfer data. (You'll need to follow on-screen instructions to set MobiMover as your default SMS program temporarily for accessing files.)

install mobimover to your android

Step 3. View all file categories that can be transferred and select the types you want to move. In the lower right, check the available storage space on the target phone to determine how many files you can transfer.

select files to transfer

Step 4. Click "Transfer" to start the transfer process from Android to Android. Keep your devices connected during the whole process. After it is completed, you can see how many files you have transferred and click "Transfer More" if you need.

transfer completed

🏷️Copy SMS from Android to Android Through Google Account

The next solution to copy text messages or SMS is by using Google Backup. You can back up your messages with the same Google account. Once you have backed up these messages, you can access them on another Android phone by signing into the same account. This method requires a stable internet connection. Leveraging Google Backup helps transfer data from Android to Android wirelessly.

To use Google Backup to copy messages, you need to turn on the backup option first. The detailed steps are shown below:

Step 1. Head to the Settings app to find "Accounts" on the old Android. Click "Add Account" to add your Google account. You need to sign in to your Gmail account.

add google account

Step 2. In the Settings app on the source Android, go to "Backup & reset" and tap "Back up my data." Then tap "Back Up Now."

Step 3. On your target Android, go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Add Account" to sign in to the same Google account.

Step 4. Go to "Backup & reset" to turn on "Automatic Restore." This will restore your backup to the target Android.

automatic restore backup

🏷️Wirelessly Move Messages Between Android Phones Using SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup & Restore is a practical app from the Google Play Store. It facilitates message transfer by backing up SMS and MMS or creating a copy of them. SMS Backup & Restore can back up all your messages and restore them on another phone. So it is a convenient way to move text messages from one Android to another by SMS Backup & Restore.

📒Tips: SMS Backup & Restore can help back up your messages to cloud services, like Google Drive and Dropbox.

Here is an example of how to transfer messages with SMS Backup & Restore.

Step 1. Download SMS Backup & Restore on both Android phones.

Step 2. On the source Android, open the app and go to "Back up now" from the menu. Click the "Back up" option after you select the messages. (You can also choose the location for saving your messages.

sms back up

Step 3. On the target Android, open the app and go to "Restore" from the menu. Choose the location that stores your messages and tap the "Restore" option.

sms restore

🏷️Share Messages Between Android Devices via Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology supports short-range wireless information exchange between mobile phones. It is easy to use Bluetooth to transfer files between Android devices with the same operating system. You can transfer messages from Android to Android via the Bluetooth feature, which requires you to put two devices close before transfer.

📝Note: It is relatively slow to use Bluetooth to transfer files. So this is really a time-consuming way to transfer a large amount of messages.

Here are the instructions for sharing messages via Bluetooth:

Step 1. Enable Bluetooth on both Android phones and pair the two devices in Bluetooth Settings.

Step 2. Open the Messages app on the source Android phone and select the messages you want to transfer.

Select Messages to Transfer

Step 3. Click the Share option and find "Bluetooth" Select the recipient device from the list of available Bluetooth devices.

Share via Bluetooth

Step 4. From the coming devices, choose the target Android.

Select the device

Step 5. Accept the Transfer on the target Android. Then you can access the transferred messages.

🏷️Use Smart Switch to Transfer Messages from Android to Android [For Samsung]

As for the last method, let us discuss together: if you are using a Samsung mobile phone, what other ways can you use to transfer messages? In fact, there is an official app that simplifies data transfer from Samsung to Samsung -- Smart Switch. It can also help transfer files from any Android/iOS phone to a Samsung phone. For example, with Smart Switch, you can also transfer messages from iPhone to Samsung.

Follow the steps to transfer messages from Samsung to Samsung

Step 1. Download the Smart Switch app on both Samsung phones.

Step 2. On the source Samsung, select a transfer mode. (with cable or wirelessly)

smart switch connection

Step 3. Choose "Messages" as the transferred data and then tap "Transfer."

smart switch selects messages

Step 4. On the target Samsung, tap "Accept" to receive the transferred messages.

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There are many ways to export your messages from one Android device to another. This guide expounds on the five methods of migrating message transfer between Android phones with or without a computer. The most effective way to do this task is by using EaseUS MobiMover. This data transfer tool performs well in transferring messages with 1 click and it will keep the data safe.

In addition, you can also choose wireless transfer like Bluetooth, Google Backup, SMS Backup & Restore. If you are a Samsung user, it is convenient to transfer data through Smart Switch. Having a variety of accessible options aids you in selecting the ideal fit.

If you have any further queries or worries concerning this guide, you're welcome to get in touch with me on Twitter. To share this post with your friends, click the button below if you find it helpful.


🏷️FAQs on How to Transfer Messages from Android to Android

1. Where are the Text Messages Stored on Android?

Android SMS are often kept in a database in the data folder found in the phone's internal memory. So you can find all your text messages on your phone in its database.

2. How do I transfer text messages from Android to iPhone?

It is recommended you use EaseUS MobiMover to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone. It can quickly move all the text messages between Android and iPhone at once with 1 click. MobiMover supports data transfer between different phones, including Android devices, iOS devices, and Android and iPhone.

3. Can I use Email to transfer text messages?

Yes, it is feasible to transfer text messages via Email. You can hold the message you want to transfer, then click "Forward". In the "To" field, enter your email address and send it.

Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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