How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android? [4 Easy Ways]

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Summary

Most people fear that when they get a new phone, they will have to lose all the data on their phone. However, getting a new phone does not always have to involve losing valuable data like text messages. Read on to know how to transfer text messages from android to android.

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Here are 4 easy ways for you:

Solution 1: How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android by 1 Clik? - Using Android Data Transfer

Android Data Transfer is a software that makes it possible to transfer data from your Android phone to another android phone with 1 click. With it, you can transfer text messages, contacts, photos, etc. from Android to Android easily. Apart from transferring Android to Android, it allows you to switch data between Android and iOS or iDevices.

Focuses When transferring Android to Android

(1) Supported files: text messages, contacts, call logs, music, photos, videos, apps, and documents.

(2) Supported devices: all of the Android phones, including Samsung Galaxy, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, HTC, OPPO, OnePlus, and more.

(3) Easy to use.

(4) Highly effective.

(5) 100% clean & safe.

Steps to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android with 1 Click

The software is easy enough for users without any background knowledge. In the following, you can view the simple steps and the details.

Brief Navigation:

  1. Connect two Android devices to a computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging on Android phone.
  3. Select text messages and other types of files as you like.
  4. Click "Start Copy" to transfer SMS and other files to your new Android phone.

Details:

Step 1. Connect your Android devices to a computer.

Download and run Android Data Transfer. Connect your Android devices to your computer via USB cables. You need to turn on USB debugging on your Android devices.

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Step 2. Place the phones on the right side.

Once your Android phones are detected, you can see the main interface as below. Make sure that the sending phone is on the left while the receiving phone should be on the right side. To exchange the sides easily, click "Flip" found on top of the contents list in the middle of the interface.

Step 3. Select "Text Messages" and other files as you like.

Choose "Text Messages" and other files that you want to switch to your new Android phone.

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Step 4. Transfer files from Android to Android.

Click on "Start Copy" to begin the transfer.

Notice: To clear your old phone before transferring, you can click "Clear data before copying" on the source phone.

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Solution 2. How to Sync SMS from Android to A New Android Phone Using Google Account Wirelessly?

In this second method, you are going to use the same Google Account on both Android phones and then migrate all the text messages from your old Android device to a new one. Here are two situations you may encounter when using Google account.

The first one is that all of your Android devices are running Android OS 8.0 or above. Since Google includes the SMS to its backup list, you can directly back up all of the text messages to your Google account and then sync them to your new Android phone. Another situation is that both of your Android phones are running Android OS less than 8.0, you have to download SMS Backup+ app for text message transfer.

We post a tutorial for this couple of ways. No matter which situation you encounter, you need to have a Google account at first. If not, please create one.

Sync Text Messages from Android to Android without App - Android 8.0 or Above

#1. Back Up SMS on Your Old Android

  1. Go to "Settings", select "Accounts".
  2. Tap on "Google" and log in your Gmail account.
  3. You can see a list of files that can be backed up. Choose "SMS".
  4. Select "More" (the three-dot icon) and tap on "Sync Now".

#2. Download SMS to A New Android Phone from Google

  1. On the new phone, go to "Settings", select "Accounts".
  2. Tap on "Add account".
  3. Log in your Gmail account that you used to back up files on your old Android phone.
  4. Go to your Google account.
  5. Select "More" (the three-dot icon) and tap on "Sync Now".

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Migrate SMS from Android to Android with SMS Backup+ - Former than Android 8.0

Before transferring the messages, you will first have to back up the messages in your old android phone in the Google account using the SMS Backup+ app. Secondly you will have to enable the IMAP/POP found in Google Mail Settings. Once done, follow the steps below. Please download the SMS Backup+ app on both your Android phone.

#1. Back Up SMS with SMS Backup+

  1. On your old Android phone, open SMS Backup+ app.
  2. Tick on "Connect" to connect the app to your Gmail account.
  3. Enter the Gmail address and password.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to go on.
  5. A "First backup" window will pop up. Click "Backup" to upload all of the messages to your Google account at once.

#2. Restore Text Messages to Your New Android Device

  1. On your new Android device, go to "Settings" and then "Accounts".
  2. Tap on "Add accounts".
  3. Log in the Gmail account that you have used to back up the SMS on your old phone.
  4. Open the SMS Backup+ app.
  5. Connect the app to your Google account.
  6. Skip the first backup.
  7. On the app's main screen, tap on "Restore" to download the text messages on your new Android phone.

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Solution 3. How to Switch SMS from An Old Android Phone to A New One Freely – Using SMS Backup and Restore App

Apart from Solution 2, you can also use SMS Backup and Restore app to move SMS from your old Android to a new one without any cost. With good Wi-Fi connection, you can install the SMS Backup and Restore app on both Android phones. What's more, make sure that the two phones are under one Wi-Fi network.

To do that:

  1. On both phones, open the app and select "Transfer".
  2. On the new phone, select "Receive on this phone" while on the old phone, select "Send from this phone".
  3. On your old phone, select your new phone's name to make a connection.
  4. Once the signals are out, accept the invite on your new phone.
  5. Once the phone is connected, select "Transfer messages and call logs in their current state of your phone".
  6. Accept the transferred SMS on your new phone and the text messages will restore on your device.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to proceed till you complete the process.

Note: Do not do anything with the two phones while the transfer continues. Depending on the number of messages, the process might take a while.

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Solution 4. How to Migrate Text Messages from Android to Android via Bluetooth?

The Bluetooth feature on your android phones is another means of transferring your text messages. However, you are going to need a lot of patience with this technique.

Here's how:

  1. On both phones, turn on the Bluetooth feature.
  2. Once the Bluetooth is on, pair the phones to connect them.
  3. On the old phone (the sending phone), go to "Messages", open a chat, and then choose a single message from the chat.
  4. To share the message, tap on the "Share" icon, and then tap on the "Bluetooth" box.
  5. On the receiving phone, hit the "Accept" icon to get the message.

Note: You can only transfer a single text message at a time.

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Conclusion

With the above four methods of transferring SMS from one android phone to another, you no longer have to stress yourself about losing those messages that are sentimental to you. Besides transferring text messages, you can also use the methods above to transfer other files like contacts, photos, and videos.

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