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Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup: 4 Ways

Myra updated on Aug 29, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

Transferring your files from Android to iPhone is quite tricky, but it doesn't mean you have to leave some behind and take some with you. That's why this guide is important, as it focuses on another file type you may think to leave behind: your text message.

Thankfully, these available methods are easy to navigate and this guide will carefully walk you through how to do that. All you need to do is to go through them, and decide which of them you want to use. 

Now let's dive into these various methods to transfer messages from Android to iPhone after setup.

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup via Droid Transfer

If you're looking for a way to have backups of important conversations stored on your iPhone then you're in luck. The Droid Transfer app allows you to transfer your text messages in a few easy steps we'll be showing you below. They include:

Step 1. Download and install the Droid Transfer app on your PC, and connect both your iPhone and Android device.

Step 2. Open the app on your PC, which will detect your Android phone.

Step 3. Select "Messages" on the app menu and select the messages you want to transfer

Step 4. Click "Export" then select the file format of your choice which can be in HTML, PDF or Text. Save the exported messages to your computer.

Step 5. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 6. On iTunes, click the iPhone icon and select "Info">"Advanced">"Import" and your messages are now on your iPhone.

select messages

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup via SMS Backup+

To use the SMS Backup+ to transfer your messages after set up will require the following steps. They include:

Step 1. Download and Install the SMS Backup+ on your Android phone. Go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP> Enable IMAP> Save Changes.

Step 2. Launch the app and click the "Connect" option to add your Google Account to the app so your messages are backed up to your Gmail account.

Step 3. Download SMS on your iPhone, and log in to your Gmail account.

Step 4. On your Gmail account, you will receive an inbox with your backed-up messages from your Android phone. You can access your text messages here!

backing up

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup via SMS Backup & Restore

This is another method you can use too.

Step 1. Install the SMS Backup & Restore on both Android and Apple phones.

Step 2. On the Android phone, open the app, and go to "Backup" >,"Text Messages">,"BACKUP" and click the "OK" prompt to Back Up SMS on Android Phone.

Step 3. On your iPhone, launch the app to view the Backup Messages on iPhone. The messages will be in XML format and you can only view and not restore them. Select the "View backups" option on the page, then select the backup text messages from the Android phone. You can read them here.

set up a backup

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup via iMobie AnyTrans

The iMobie AnyTrans app is a third-party app that allows for the transfer of various file types easily from your Android to iPhone whenever you want. It involves swift straight forward steps that make it easy and cancels out the hassle of transferring from one OS to another.

With its super fast speed and reliability, it is a good option for you to transfer files. The steps involved in using the iMobie AnyTrans app to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone include the following:

Step 1. Download the AnyTrans app on your PC or Mac, and launch the transfer tool. Proceed to connect both your Android and iPhone devices to your system using a USB system.

Step 2. Select the Phone to iPhone option to allow the app to access both devices.

When AnyTrans detects both devices, select the "Phone Switcher" > and click on "Phone to iPhone" option, then >  select"Migrate Now" to begin transfer.

Step 3. Confirm Android as the Source Phone, and iPhone Target Phone and select next to continue.

Step 4. To transfer messages, select messages on the list of transferable files and click the next button to begin transfer.


Being able to transfer your messages from one device to another is the best news especially if you're switching from Android to iPhone.  With new available methods now, you can easily transfer this information irrespective of the file type and size. As shown in this guide, there are available options with detailed step-by-step methods you can try. They are reliable, simple, and most importantly get the job done.

FAQs on Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone After Setup

Here are some frequently asked questions on how to use transfer messages we are certain will help and their answers. They include;

1. Can I transfer text messages from Android to iPhone 13?

Yes, you can transfer text messages from Android to iPhone 13 through available options like "Move to iOS". Other available apps you can use include "SMS Backup+" and "SMS Backup and Restore".

2. How to transfer messages from Android to iPhone with a SIM card?

When you move your SIM card from your Android phone to an iPhone your text messages don't move. Luckily there are a number of apps that can help you such as Droid Transfer, MobileTrans, as well as Smart Switch if you're transferring from a Samsung.

3. How to transfer messages from Android to iPhone manually?

To transfer messages from Android to iPhone manually, you can use the app SMS Backup & Restore which allows you to backup your messages to your Google Drive from your Android, and restore them on your iPhone through the same account. You can also use the "Move to iOS" app to transfer messages during the setup process.