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Tips of Transferring Messages from Android to iPhone 14/15

Selena Lee

Jun 03, 2024 • Filed to: Data Transfer Solutions • Proven solutions

Are you switching your phone to the latest iPhone 14 or 15 and wondering how to transfer your important text messages from your Android device? Unlike transferring photos, moving texts poses a unique challenge as the options available are relatively limited.

Transferring your messages allows you to keep your important messages intact, preserving cherished conversations and important information. Be it a heartfelt message from a loved one or crucial details in a business conversation, some of your text messages must hold significant sentimental and practical value.

This article will guide you through effective and easy methods to transfer texts from Android to iPhone. Let's explore together the best ways to transfer texts and overcome the hurdles that come with this process.

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App to Transfer Texts From Android to iPhone

When it comes to seamlessly transferring SMS from Android to iPhone, Apple's official app, "Move to iOS," can be a reliable and straightforward solution. This app is designed to streamline the transfer process, allowing you to move not only your text messages but also other essential data to your iPhone.

To use this Move to iOS app, you need to download it from the Google Play Store first on your Android device. Then, follow the steps to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone here:

  • Step 1: Setup your iPhone. Power up your new iPhone 14 or 15 and progress through the initial setup until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen. At this point, select the option that reads "Move Data from Android."
  • Step 2: Agree to Terms and Conditions. Open Move to iOS on your Android phone. Then, review and tap "Agree" to Terms and Conditions to proceed.
  • Step 3: Enter the Code. On your Android device, a screen will appear, requesting a 6–10-digit code. This code will be generated on your iPhone. Enter the displayed code on your Android device to make a secure connection between the two devices.
  • Step 4: Select Content to Transfer. With the devices now connected, you can choose the types of content you wish to transfer. Select "Text Messages" and any other data you want to move to your new iPhone. Tap "Continue" to initiate the transfer process.

Tip:Keep your devices close to each other and connected to power until the transfer process is completed.

  • Step 5: Once the transfer is complete, you will be prompted to finish setting up your iPhone. Follow the instructions to complete the setup process, and you're done.

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How To Move Text Messages From Android to iPhone Quickly with Computer

If you're looking for a swift and reliable way to move text messages from Android to iPhone, third-party software like Wondershare Dr.Fone can be the perfect go-to solution.

Packed with a user-friendly interface, this software streamlines the process, ensuring a quick and efficient transfer of your messages through its Phone Transfer feature. Dr.Fone Phone Transfer supports seamless data transfer between Android and iOS devices and vice versa. It also regularly updates so that compatibility won't be an issue.

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How to transfer texts from Android to iPhone with Dr.Fone:

  • Step 1: Open Wondershare Dr.Fone from its official website, and find the phone transfer tool.

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  • Step 2: Specify the source and destination devices. After connecting to your devices, Dr.Fone will identify the connected devices and load their data onto the platform. Choose your Android as the Source device and your iPhone as the Destination device to set the transfer path. Use the Flip button if necessary to alter the transfer direction.

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  • Step 3: Choose text messages as data types for transfer. Proceed to select the types of data you wish to transfer. Checkmark the text messages category and click the Start Transfer button. If you want to remove existing data from the destination device, you can select “Clear data before copy.”

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  • Step 4: Monitor music transfer progress. The progress of the data transfer will be displayed in a pop-up window. Once completed, click OK to conclude the process.

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Troubleshoot Why I Can’t Transfer Texts from Android to iPhone

Even with the reliable methods mentioned earlier, there may be instances where you encounter difficulties in transferring texts from your Android to your iPhone. Don't worry; we've got you covered with solutions to common issues that might hinder a smooth transfer.

  • 1. Interrupted transfer

The transfer process may be interrupted if you use other apps, receive a phone call, or navigate away from the transfer screen on your Android device before it completes. So, make sure that both devices are left undisturbed until the transfer process is complete.

If you navigate away from the "Move to iOS" app on your Android or receive a phone call during the transfer, it may disrupt the process. Restart the transfer and keep both devices active until completion.

  • 2. Problems with Wi-Fi connection

Wi-Fi connection issues on the Android device can hinder the transfer process. This may be caused by apps or settings affecting Wi-Fi, such as Sprint Connections Optimizer or the Smart Network Switch.

To address it, you can turn off apps or settings that might affect Wi-Fi on your Android device, forget known Wi-Fi networks, and retry the transfer. It’s important to maintain a stable Wi-Fi connection on both devices throughout the transfer.

  • 3. Partial content transfer or iOS device full message

Users may encounter situations where only some content is transferred, or the iOS device appears full despite an incomplete transfer. This can lead to potential data loss.

For this issue, you can consider erasing your iOS device and starting the transfer again. Make sure that the available space on your iPhone accommodates the Android content. Delete unnecessary data or apps on your iPhone to free up space if needed.

Bonus: How to Back Up Messages with Google Drive

In addition to seamless transfers between devices, backing up your text messages becomes equally important. Fortunately, Google Drive offers a convenient solution by allowing you to back up your messages with ease. Turning on backup on Google Drive ensures that your valuable SMS history remains safe and accessible whenever you need it.

  • Step 1: Open your Android device’s Settings. Start by opening your Android "Settings" and navigate to the "System," "System & Updates," or "About phone" section.
  • Step 2: Select "Backup" or "Backup & Restore". Within the "System" settings, look for the "Backup" or "Backup & Restore" option. Tap to access the backup settings for your device.
  • Step 3: Choose a Google account. Under the backup settings, you'll find the option to select the Google account to which you want to back up your data. Make sure that you are signed in with the Google account you want to use for the backup.
  • Step 4: Turn on backup. Your phone will show you that turning on backup will include backing up your text messages. Tap “Turn on” to proceed with the backup.

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Conclusion

Switching phones to the latest model is an exciting occurrence. However, the challenge of transferring crucial data, especially text messages, from an Android to a new iPhone can be challenging.

Fortunately, armed with the insights from this article, we've delved into two effective methods for seamlessly transferring text messages: using Apple's official "Move to iOS" app and leveraging third-party software like Wondershare Dr.Fone. With these methods, you can bid farewell to any complications associated with message transfers.

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