Real Case: How I Transferred Messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) in Seconds

Recently, I got a new iPhone XS (Max) with so much excitement. But, the one thing that was driving me crazy was, how to transfer messages from my old Android device to this iPhone XS (Max). As I have always been an Android phone user till then. So, I was scared to transfer anything to the new iPhone and ruin it. You can have numerous solutions to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) after setup.

Well! If you are in a similar situation like me, then I would recommend you to go through this article. I have finally opted to import SMS to iPhone XS (Max) from Android.

2 Methods to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) without Computer

How to transfer Android messages to iPhone XS (Max) using Move to iOS

The first method to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) is using the official Move to iOS app from Apple. Message history, call logs, contacts, web bookmarks, apps etc. can be transferred from your Android to any iOS device. Though, I have noticed the app was acting strangely during data transfer. My Wi-Fi got some issues and Move to iOS couldn’t properly complete the transfer.

Guide for Move to iOS to transfer messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max)

  1. Download, install and launch Move to iOS on your Android phone.
  2. Get the iPhone XS (Max) and configure the setup and then connect to Wi-Fi. Browse to the ‘Apps & Data’ option, click ‘Move Data from Android’ thereafter. Click the ‘Continue’ button and note the passcode.
  3. transfer messages from android to iPhone XS (Max) with move to ios
  4. On your Android phone, click ‘Continue’ and then press ‘Agree’. When prompted for passcode, enter the one you got from iPhone XS (Max).
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  6. Ensure that Android phone is also connected to Wi-Fi. Now, click on ‘Messages’ from the ‘Data Transfer’ option. Click ‘Next’ and wait a while to finish the data transfer. Hit the ‘Done’ button afterwards. Once the iPhone XS (Max) gets synched with these messages, set up your iCloud account and view the messages.
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How to transfer Android messages to iPhone XS (Max) using SMS Backup+

You can learn how to transfer messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) without computer using the SMS Backup+ app. It can automatically backup the SMS, call logs, MMS using a different label in Google Calendar and Gmail. Remember that MMS can’t be restored later.

Here is how to transfer messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) with SMS Backup+:

  1. Get the Android phone and sign in to your ‘Gmail account’ and press ‘Settings’. Go to ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’. Now, tap ‘Enable IMAP’ and click ‘Save Changes’.
  2. Download SMS Backup+ on your Android device from Google Play Store and launch it. Tap ‘Connect’ choose the recently used Gmail account. Now, allow the app to backup the SMS to your Gmail account and hit ‘Backup’.
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  4. Now, since you’ve backed up your messages to Gmail, you can simply access and view them from any device. Simply, launch Gmail with same account and you’ll be able to get hold of all your messages right on your iPhone XS (Max).

Note: The messages will be enclosed in an Email attachment. That implies, you won’t be able to import your messages to your iMessage app.

2 Methods to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max) with a PC

How to transfer all messages to iPhone XS (Max) at a time

For transferring messages from your Android phone to iPhone XS (Max), opting for dr.fone – Switch is a great idea. Speak of transferring contacts, photos, music, text messages etc. from Android to iOS devices or vice versa, it has a proven record of credibility.

dr.fone - Switch

One Click Solution to Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max)

  • You can use it across 6000 mobile models from leading brands like Sony, Apple, HTC, Samsung etc.
  • This is a reliable and quick method of data transfer.
  • You don’t lose any data while transferring between Android and iOS devices.
  • It supports multiple mobile platforms and is available on Mac and Windows.
Available on: Windows Mac
4,683,556 people have downloaded it

This is how to import SMS to iPhone XS (Max) from Android –

Step 1:  Download dr.fone – Switch on your PC and then install and launch it. Connect your Android and iPhone XS (Max) using respective USB cables.

export messages from android to iPhone XS (Max) in one click

Step 2:  Hit the ‘Switch’ tab from dr.fone window. Select the Android phone as the source and iPhone XS (Max) as the destination over here. Use the ‘Flip’ button in case you have altered the selection.

Note:    Selecting the ‘Clear Data before Copy’ option completely deletes everything from the target.

transfer messages from android to iPhone XS (Max) - source and target connected to pc

Step 3:  In this section, tap on ‘Messages’ and select the ones you want to selectively transfer. Hit ‘Start Transfer’ button and then wait a while. Click ‘OK’ once the transfer process is over.

confirm to transfer messages from android to iPhone XS (Max)

How to transfer only selected messages iPhone XS (Max)

Alternatively, you can opt for dr.fone – Transfer for selectively transferring messages from your Android phone to your iPhone. Managing your iPhone is easy with such an effective desktop tool.

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Quickly and Selectively Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone XS (Max)

  • Managing your iPhone data got easier by exporting, delete, and add data with this software.
  • It is compatible with the most recent iOS firmware. It requires no internet connectivity to carry out the data transfer.
  • When you are looking for quick transfer of SMS, videos, music, contacts etc. to your iPhone XS (Max), this tool is a gem.
  • The best known alternative to iTunes to connect your PC and iPhone.
Available on: Windows Mac
4,715,799 people have downloaded it

Here comes the guide to import SMS to iPhone XS (Max) from Android selectively:

Step 1:  Get dr.fone – Transfer installed and launched on your PC. Now, press ‘Transfer’ tab.

selectively import messages from android to iPhone XS (Max)

Step 2: Use respective USB cables to connect your Android and iPhone XS (Max) with the computer and then pick Android as the source device. Then, select the ‘Information’ tab displayed on the top.

connect android and iPhone XS (Max) to pc for sms transfer

Step 3:  From the list of messages, choose the desired text messages and hit ‘Export’ button. Click the ‘Export to device’ button consecutively and complete the process with the onscreen guide.

transfer messages from android to iPhone XS (Max) - choose device

Conclusion

I hope, this article brought you answers to your messages and data transfer queries. From my own experience, I found dr.fone Toolkit as the most viable option. If you are looking for a solution that leads to no data loss, then you can go for either dr.fone – Switch or dr.fone – Transfer.

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dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Transfer contacts, SMS, photos, music, video, and more between your iOS devices and computers.

dr.fone - Switch  (iOS & Android)

dr.fone - Switch (iOS & Android)

Copy all data from a phone with one click when switching to a new phone, like contacts, messages, photos, etc.

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Sep 13,2018 17:20 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to iPhone XS

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