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Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone Without Move to iOS

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

The primary way to move messages and other data from Android to iPhone is via the Move to iOS app. In recent days, however, most people find this app unreliable. This article will discuss other dependable ways to transfer messages from Android to iPhone without Move to iOS.

Tool Effectiveness Difficulty
EaseUS MobiMover Easy and Quick - It is required to connect your Android and iPhone to the computer before seamlessly transferring text messages.



Send Anywhere App Moderate - This app lets you quickly transfer text messages and additional data from Android to iPhone without a computer.



Google Drive Moderate - It is cloud-based, so you won't need a computer to move your files, and you can access Drive on the web.



Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover

🔍What to Prepare
A Windows PC or Mac.
An appropriate cable to connect the source and target phones.
Download EaseUS MobiMover.

When you've just shifted to an iPhone, the most convenient way to transfer your messages from Android is via EaseUS MobiMover Pro. This desktop-based software lets you connect your Android phone and iPhone to the computer before seamlessly transferring text messages.

The software is easy to use and allows you to transfer videos, documents, photos, music, WhatsApp data, contacts, and anything else you wish to move your data from Android to iPhone. With EaseUS, you won't need to jailbreak your iPhone before sending data from Android. The main features of EaseUS MobiMover include the following:

  • Allows you to perform desktop data transfer from Android to iPhone and vice versa.
  • Maintain data quality during the transfer process.
  • It allows you to transfer messages, contacts, videos, music, photos, documents, and many more data types.
  • It has a friendly user interface that allows simple data transfer.
  • You won't lose any of your files during the transfer process.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, choose Phone to Phone transfer mode, and connect your mobile devices to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to trust this computer and enable USB debugging on your Android phone. Switch your Android phone as the source device and your iPhone as the destination.

connect your device to computer

Step 2. Click Next, and EaseUS MobiMover will be downloaded to your Android. Follow the guide to turn off Find My iPhone via Settings. (You need to set MobiMover as your default SMS app temporarily when it is asked, but this software will guide you to set it back to Messages after the transfer.)

install the app to your android

Step 3. Select the files you want to transfer, and from the lower right, you can see whether you have enough space to store the transferred files.

select files

Step 4. Click Transfer to start the data transfer process from Android to iPhone. Keep your devices connected until the whole process ends.

transfer completed

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone via Send Anywhere

🔍What to Prepare
Install Send Anywhere.
Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi.

The second way to transfer messages from Android to iPhone after setup is via a mobile transfer app. Although many such apps exist in the market, you should try the Send Anywhere app. With this app, you can quickly transfer text messages and additional data from Android to iPhone.

Before you get started, you'll need to install the app on both devices. After that, you should connect both devices to Wi-Fi to enable data transfer. In addition to messages, Send Anywhere allows you to move videos, contacts, audio, folders, photos, and apps.

Follow the steps below to start using Send Anywhere to move messages from Android to iPhone:

Step 1. Go to the Play Store and download Send Anywhere on your Android phone. Also, go to the App Store and do the same for your iPhone. Next, install and launch the app on both phones and allow it to access your storage.

Step 2. Tap the "Send" button on your Android device and the "Receive" button on your iPhone. Connect both devices to a Wi-Fi network.

tap send button

Step 3. On your Android, select the files you wish to transfer, i.e., messages. You can also select other data types like videos, photos, audio files, etc.

Step 4. The system will send a one-time code to your Android phone. Type this code on your iPhone to establish a secure connection between both devices.

select files

Step 5. Lastly, tap the "Upload" button to move the selected files to your iPhone. After a while, this process will complete, and you can now view the data on your iPhone.

Although the Send Anywhere app isn't compatible with all Android devices, it provides a very convenient way to move files.

Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone via Google Drive

🔍What to Prepare
Sign into the same Google Account on both devices.
Connect to a stable and fast Wi-Fi or use your cellular data.

Google Drive is another secure way to move messages and files from Android to iPhone. Since this tool is cloud-based, you won't need a computer to move your files. Although moving files using this method may take longer, it's worth the wait.

Below are the detailed steps for transferring messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive:

Step 1. Launch Google Drive on your Android device and sign in to your account.

Step 2. Next, tap on the "Back up Now" button to back up your iPhone data.

back up now

Step 3. Select "SMS text messages." Tap "Start Backup" to move all your text messages to Google Drive.

sms text messages

Step 4. Once you've completed the steps above, open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and sign in using the same login credentials as your Android phone.

Step 5. Once all the files get synced, you can access the messages on your iPhone. You can then select and view each message to your preference. If you find this method time-consuming, try our EaseUS MobiMover.

Bonus Tip: The Downside of Move to iOS

Apple developed the Move to iOS app as the primary way to move data from Android to iPhone. Despite its significance, this app is not always the best choice since it has some downsides. According to user reviews on Play Store and App Store, the Move to iOS app doesn't offer the best speed when moving files.

If you want to move large files to your iPhone, it will take you ages to complete when using Move to iOS. To make it even worse, you may encounter Move to iOS not working. This, therefore, impacts the joy of moving files and data from Android to iPhone. To avoid these downsides, we recommend using EaseUS MobiMover, which is discussed in the previous sections of this article.

The Bottom Line

To easily transfer messages from Android to iPhone without Move to iOS, you can use EaseUS MobiMover, Send Anywhere, or Google Drive. These are some of the options that this article has discussed. With third-party software, you can move different files, including photos, videos, audio, documents, messages, etc.

We, therefore, recommend you use MobiMover since it's more reliable and fast than the Move to iOS app.

FAQs on How to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone Without Move to iOS

Read the following questions to learn more about moving messages from Android to iPhone.

1. Does Samsung Smart Switch transfer text messages?

Once you've set up the Samsung Smart Switch, you can move almost everything from your Samsung Galaxy. This could include text messages, media files, settings, or network configurations.

2. Are text messages stored in the Cloud on my iPhone?

By default, all text messages get stored on your iPhone's local storage. However, if you want them stored in the cloud, you can turn on iCloud for Messages. This will make the messages accessible on any device provided you log in to your iCloud account.

3. Is it possible to retrieve text messages from years ago?

It depends. If you had only saved the messages to your iPhone's local storage, you could only retrieve text messages deleted within the last 30-40 days. However, if you had backed up your messages to iCloud, you can retrieve all of them no matter when they got deleted. It's always better if you have recently backed up your messages to iCloud.