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Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android [2023 New]

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Sofia Albert updated on Aug 29, 2023 | Home > Mobile Transfer

Android and iOS (iPhone) are two operating systems mutually incompatible. Usually, switching from Android iPhone is a fantastic experience. However, due to compatibility concerns, transferring important information, such as photos, videos, contacts, messages, etc., are daunting.

It's indeed easier to transfer photos and videos from Android to iPhone, but transferring text messages can be a little troublesome. This article will help you by suggesting various methods to transfer text messages to a new iPhone from an Android phone. After reading up this article, you'll have no problem on this issue.

Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android via Move to iOS

Move to iOS is an application developed by Apple for users looking to move from Android to iPhone. Using this application, individuals can securely transfer their contacts, messages, photos, videos, compatible apps, and other essential data from their Android device to their new iOS device.

Here is how to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS;

Step 1. Install and launch Move to iOS on Android, and accept all the terms and conditions to proceed further with the data transmission.

Step 2. Turn on your new iPhone and continue the setup until you reach the "Apps and Data" page. Under this page, you are offered multiple options for transferring apps and data to the new iPhone, from which you need to tap "Move Data from Android."

Step 3. Enter the six-digit code on the Android. The code must be entered on the Android device to establish a connection between both devices.

Step 4. Choose the data you wish to transfer. Make sure to tap on "Messages" before proceeding further, as you need to erase your iOS device and start over, which is annoying and a waste of time.

Step 5. Tap the "Continue" button to start the data transfer.

Ensure you're connected to a strong Wi-Fi network for uninterrupted data transmission. Once the transfer and setup are completed on the new iPhone, you can see all the text messages of Android on the iPhone.

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Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android via SMS Backup+

SMS Backup+ allows users to back up SMS, MMS, and Call logs via Gmail and access them on iPhone.

This app has turned legacy, and multiple users found it inefficient. However, it works well with older versions of Android. So, if you have an old Android that is incompatible with "Move to iOS," give it a try, and here are the steps to transfer text messages via SMS Backup+.

Step 1. Install SMS Backup+ on Android. Open the settings and check the box inside the "Backup SMS" section to make the app backup text messages.

Step 2. Modify settings to start back up. Once you have modified all the settings associated with Backup and Restore, head to the home screen, and you will notice that the backup starts.

Step 3. Once the backup is successfully done, open Gmail on your iPhone and sign in with your Google account used for backup. On signing in successfully, you can see all the backed-up messages as a mail in the Inbox section.

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Open the mail containing the backed-up messages to read them. Unfortunately, this method doesn't involve restoring the messages to the iPhone's local storage, and accessing the text messages is possible only through Gmail.

Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android via SMS Backup & Restore

SMS Backup and Restore can be considered an upgrade to SMS Backup+ as it comes with an intuitive interface and offers more flexibility in terms of backup. Using this app, an individual can back up text messages and call logs to the cloud or local storage.

SMS Backup and Restore are not compatible with iOS. However, iPhone users can access the backed-up XML files using XML extractors available on App Store.

Step 1. Install SMS Backup & Restore on Android, and make sure to provide access to the necessary permission to make the application work as desired.

Step 2. On providing access to all permission, the app is ready to backup. On the home screen, click the "Set up a backup" button. Make sure to toggle "Messages" as we try to backup text messages, and proceed further by tapping "Next."

Step 3. Choose "Google Drive" and tap on "Next." "SMS Backup and Restore" provides support for cloud and local backup. You're required to sign in using your Google account, and once you're signed in successfully, tap on the "Save" option to proceed further.

Step 4. As setting the backup frequency, start backing up the text messages by tapping on the "Back up Now" option.

SMS Backup and Restore provides the flexibility to schedule the backups, and if you need constant backup, enable this feature and set the backup frequency according to your requirement.

Step 5. Access these backed-up files from your iPhone using XML extractors through the Google Drive app or web version. The files are stored as XML files on Google Drive upon successful backup.

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With this method, you have successfully backed up text messages on Android and accessed them on the iPhone.

Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android via Wondershare MobileTrans

Wondershare MobileTrans is an application that transfers contacts, messages, call logs, photos, music, videos, and other data types between smartphones featuring different operating systems. It also comes with backup, restore, and reset features are welcome additions.

With an intuitive interface and support for around 8000 devices, it is considered as one of the best apps to transfer data from Android to iPhone.


Usually, people worry about data transmission between iPhone and Android devices, fearing data loss and corruption. However, with the right tools and steps, one can easily transfer different types of files, including text messages.

In this article, we have provided different methods to transfer text messages to the new iPhone. All the methods mentioned above provide seamless and stress-free data transfer, and there is no need for data loss or corruption. However, we advise you to create a backup of the data to be on the safe side.

FAQs on Transfer Text Messages to New iPhone from Android

On reading the article, you might face a few questions. Here are some common questions regarding transferring text messages from an Android device to iPhone.

1.  How do I transfer Whatsapp messages to iPhone from Android?

You can transfer Whatsapp messages using the Wondershare MobileTrans. However, you can skip using the PC with the Move to iOS application. Considering Whatsapp data is so important, Apple has included support to transfer total Whatsapp data, including messages, images, audio, video, GIFs, etc.

2.  Can I transfer text messages from Android to iPhone with my SIM card?

You cannot transfer text messages from Android to iPhone via a SIM card. However, you can transfer contacts using a SIM card.

3.  How to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone 13?

All the methods listed in the article are compatible with iPhone 13. For ease of use, prefer Move to iOS or Wondershare MobileTrans, as they support secure and fast data transmission with data loss or corruption.