How to Transfer Text Messages/iMessages from iPhone to Android?

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Summary

Android and iOS are two of the most commonly used mobile platforms today. While Android has a variety of OEM manufacturers, iOS only runs on Apple's iPhone and since both the platforms have quite a lot of differences, trying to transfer text messages from an iPhone to an Android device can be a difficult task. This article will give you the two best possible ways.

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Method 1. Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Android Effectively with 1 Click

The best possible way to transfer all your text messages from iPhone to Android phone is by using a professional mobile transfer tool. With a 3rd-party program, you can switch files from iPhone to Android with 1 click. Samsung Data Transfer is a software designed for transferring data from one phone to another phone.

Overview - Key Features of Samsung Data Transfer

(1) Transfer contacts, call logs, text messages, photos, music, videos, documents, and apps from Android to Android.

(2) Transfer contacts and documents from iOS to Android.

(3) Transfer contacts, text messages, books, music, photos, and videos from Android to iOS.

(4) Transfer contacts, notes, calendars, books, and bookmarks from iOS to iOS.

Supported iOS Devices (iOS 5 to iOS 12): iPhone XR/XS/X Max/8/7/6, iPad, iPod touch, etc.

Supported Android Device (Android 2 to Android 9): Samsung Galaxy, LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, OPPO, Motorola, OnePlus, Google, and more.

Tutorial - How to Move Text Messages from iPhone to Android Device with 1 Click

It is a powerful mobile transfer that allows transferring all of your text conversations from iPhone to an Android device within a couple of minutes with just a 1 click. To do that:

  1. Connect your iPhone and Android device to a computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging on your Android phone.
  3. After data scanning, select text messages and other files you wanted.
  4. Click "Start Copy" to activate the process.

For details:

Step 1. Connect both your Android device and iPhone to your computer.

After installing the software, connect your Android device and iPhone to a computer via the respective USB cables.

connect iphone and android device to a computer

Step 2. Make the program recognize your phones.

You need to turn on USB debugging on your Android device. Also, on your iPhone, follow the on-screen prompts to make the program detect your iOS device. Once done, you can see the main interface as below:

how to transfer text messages from iphone to android with 1 click

Note: Adjust the positions of both the devices by putting the iPhone as the source on the left side and the target Android device on the right side. You can do this by simply click on the "Flip" button located at the top of the middle of the screen.

Step 3. Select text messages and other files you like.

Check on the "Text Messages" from the list of files shown on the screen. You can always check on more than one if needed.

Step 4. Start to move all text messages from iPhone to Android.

After selecting files, now, click on the "Start Copy" button to initiate the data transferring process. wait for a couple of minutes and all your text messages will be transferred from your iPhone to your Android device.

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Method 2. How to Sync Text Messages from iPhone to Android Using iTunes

You can also use iTunes to sync the text messages from iPhone to Android for free. Compared to using professional mobile transfer, utilizing iTunes involves more steps and requires more time. What's more, in this way, the text messages from iPhone can not be imported to Android, unless you download another 3rd-party app - iSMS2droid on your Android phone.

Here's how:

#1. Transfer Messages from iPhone to Computer via iTunes

  1. Connect iPhone to a computer via USB cables.
  2. Launch the iTunes.
  3. Select your device icon.
  4. Turn to "Summary".
  5. Click on Back Up Now" under the "Manually Back Up and Restore" section.

backup messages from iphone to itunes

#2. Find Out the Location of iTunes Backup

You need to find out the location of the backup that created via iTunes and then transfer the files from computer to an Android phone.

  1. On a PC, the location is C\Users\User name\App Data\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  2. On a Mac, you can find from ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  3. Now, go to the URL on the computer and find iTunes backup for text messages, which is called: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.
  4. Drag the file to Android phone via a USB cable.

locate the itunes backup

#3. Import iPhone Messages to Android via iSMS2droid

  1. On your Android phone, download the iSMS2droid app.
  2. Launch the app. On its main interface, tap on "Import Messages".
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
  4. Select the text messages backup that you downloaded from the computer.
  5. Choose "Import All Messages".

Note: iSMS2droid allows transferring call logs as well. The call logs has its own file from iTunes backup: 5a4935c78a5255723f707230a451d79c540d2741.

transfer sms from iphone to android with isms2droid

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The Bottom Line

Transferring SMS from iPhone to an Android device might look difficult at the beginning, but it is an extremely easy task when proper methods are deployed. If you are facing any problems with transferring all your text messages, you should consider any of the above methods.

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