Transitioning from Android phones to iPhones requires moving some essential files and data. While some people find it wise to transfer contacts, photos, and documents, others need to move text messages. However, how to transfer messages from Android to iPhone remains a mystery to many.
Unlike photos, contacts, and pdf documents, text messages cannot be moved by connecting the phone’s Bluetooth. Moreover, there is no magic way to copy and paste the text messages from Android to iPhones. However, technological advancement has brought about apps that form the best and quick methods to transfer messages.
Therefore, this article will highlight three quick methods you can apply when you need to move messages from your Android to your iPhone. Further, we will give step-by-step guides on using each method. So, without much ado, let’s begin with the first method.
- Method #1: Move to iOS
- Method #2: Using MobileTrans – Phone Transfer
- Method #3: Using Send Anywhere
Method #1: Move to iOS
A few years back, people changing from Android were having a hard time transferring their documents from Android to iPhones. The Apple Store recognized the problem and came up with a handy app called “Move to iOS.” The app is built-in to iPhones and helps quickly transfer files, images, contacts, and text images from one phone to another.
Therefore, if you use iPhone version 4.3 and above, you can use the Move to iOS app for free. The following are steps on how to use the app.
Step #1: Download Move to iOS App on Your Android Phone
Android phones don’t have a built-in “Move to iOS” app. So, download and install the app from the Google Play Store on your Android phone.
Step #2: Set Up Move to iOS on Your iPhone
As we have stated, the Move to iOS app is built-in to iPhones. So, open the app to perform initial settings. Click to open the “Apps & Data” screen and then select “Move Data from Android.”
Step #3: Connect the Android Phone and iPhone
While the “Move to iOS” app is running on the iPhone, launch the app on your Android phone. Make sure WiFi and Bluetooth are open on both phones to establish a secure connection. Click “Continue” on both phones.
Remember to place the two devices close to each other to establish the connection faster.
A unique code displays on the iPhone while the Android phone requests you to enter the code. Please copy the code from the iPhone and paste it onto the Android to connect the two phones.
Step #4: Transfer From Android to iPhone
Once the two devices are connected, you will see different options on the Android phone that you can transfer including bookmarks, camera roll, google account, contacts, and messages. Please select “Messages” in this case and tap “Next.”
A loading bar appears on the iPhone. After the bar completes loading, transferring text messages from Android to iPhone is successful. But you can try the following method as well.
Method #2: Using MobileTrans – Phone Transfer
If you are ready to switch from Android to iPhones, Wondershare has designed the MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app to help you move all your important documents. The app supports the transfer of music, photos, calendar, contacts, and text messages.
Unlike Bluetooth and other apps, the MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app offers a faster transfer speed. Moreover, you can transfer as much as you want, and your data is secure. So, if this fascinates you, you can use the app in simple steps as follows:
Step #1: Download the Mobiletrans – Phone Transfer App
Visit the Wondershare official website to download and install the MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app on your PC or Mac.
Step #2: Connect the Android Phone and iPhone
Use USB or Lightning Data cables to connect your Android phone and iPhone to the PC or Mac. The MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app previously installed on the PC automatically detects the two devices. Consequently, the app marks one device as the “source” and the other as the “destination.” Ensure the Android phone is the source and the iPhone is the destination. If not, click the “Flip” button to correct the order.
Step #3: Start Transferring
After the connection has been well established, select the messages you need to transfer. Next, click the “Start” button and wait. All the selected messages will be moved to the iPhone (destination) from the Android (source).
Unfortunately, the MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app requires a subscription that may cost money. But you can consider our third method of transferring messages from Android to iPhone, which is free of charge.
Method #3: Using Send Anywhere
“Send Anywhere” is a free software tool that helps transfer files between devices. It can transfer SMS, contacts, photos, etc., from iPhone to iPhone, Android to Android, and Android to iPhone.
Unlike other free tools, Send Anywhere is highly effective and protects your data. Moreover, the app is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
The Send Anywhere app uses WiFi to transfer files. So, keep the two devices close with the WiFi connection on.
The procedure to use Send Anywhere app to transfer text messages from Android phones to iPhones is as follows:
- Download the “Send Anywhere” app from Google Play for the Android phone. Also, download the app from the App Store and install it on your iPhone.
- Launch the app on your Android phone and select “Send.” Open it from your iPhone and select “Receive.”
- Choose the text messages that you want to transfer from the Android phone. The app creates a six-digit code. Enter the code on the iPhone to connect the two devices.
- After the connection, hit the “Upload” button. Wait for a few minutes, and the file you selected will be moved into the iPhone.
Transferring text messages from Android to iPhone is not as tough as people think. You can try the Move to iOS method, which is our preferred method. In addition, it is free, and the Apple Store recommends it.
Further, third-party software tools such as MobileTrans – Phone Transfer app can help move text messages from Android to iPhones but for a fee. However, the Send Anywhere app is a free tool that beats even the tools that cost money. Moreover, you can find other free tools, but beware that not all of them will work as they claim to.