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How to Copy Messages from Google Pixel to iPhone Quickly

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:26 PM

Having been using Google Pixel phone for a long time and gonna to shift it into the latest iPhone? That's great. But when you switch the phone for the first time, you may face a common hurdle that how to have all the text messages moved from Google Pixel to new iPhone. If you have a great number of text messages to be transferred, things can be a bit of tricky.

That's where Phone Transfer comes in. With it, moving text messages in a batch from Google Pixel to an iPhone isn't a difficulty any more. Its intuitive and straightforward interface makes it easy for you to transfer data from one device into another within a few clicks. Not only SMS messages, all other kinds of data in your phone memory are supported to transfer, like contacts, calendar, music, photos, videos, etc.

In addition, The software lets you back up the important data or files on phone to your computer, and restore it back when it's necessary.

To copy text messages from a Google Pixel phone over to an iPhone, please click one of the versions below that suit for your computer to download Phone Transfer first.

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Here tutorial with three steps is to tell you how to migrate Google Pixel text messages to iPhone on Mac. The process in PC is the same.

Supported Pixel Phone: Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and the Pixel XL, etc.

SMS Transfer Process

Step 1: Connect Both Devices to Computer

Fire up the program on the computer. In the program window, there are four options for you to choose from: Phone to Phone Transfer, Back Up Your phone, Restore from Backups, Erase Your Old Phone.

Click the Phone to Phone Transfer option which is for transferring messages and other data between Google Pixel device and iPhone.

Next, Plug your Pixel and iPhone into the machine via USB cable. If attached well, the application will quickly detect both of devices automatically and display them in corresponding phone icons on the interface. Make sure to enable USB debugging mode on your Google phone to access your data inside, and tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select Text Messages

After your Google Pixel and iPhone are well connected, the software will start scanning the source device and present a list of transferrable data in the middle pane of the interface, such as contacts, text messages, calendar, music, photos, videos, etc.

Next, you just check the kinds of file types you are going to switch from Google Pixel phone to iPhone. In this article, you just check box next to Text Messages option.

Step 3: Start Migrating Google Phone SMS to iPhone

After you've text messages selected, click Start Copy button to start the transfer process.

A progress bar will be presented on the screen, showing the status of moving text messages to the new iPhone from the old Google Nexus/ Pixel phone. How much time it takes depends on how much data you choose to transfer. Be patient.

That's it! You can see how simple and efficient the data transfer process is that everyone can do it quickly. The guide also works for data transfer from iPhone to Samsung. If you have deleted some messages on your old Pixel phone and want to restore it, you can refer to our article on how to recover text messages on Google Pixel.

Use Move to iOS App to Import Messages onto iPhone

You will find how easy it is to move text messages from Google Pixel mobile phone onto iPhone using Phone Transfer mentioned above. In addition to it, Apple's Move to iOS app should be a nice choice but the process is a little tedious. (Note: this app only works with new or reset iPhone running iOS 9 or later as well as devices running Android 4.0 or later.)

Here's how to use Move to iOS app:

  • On your Google Pixel phone, install Move to iOS app from Google Play Store. After that, open it, tap Continue, then Agree to the Terms and Conditions. When you get in the Find Your Code screen, tap Next on the top right corner to proceed.
  • Start up your new iPhone and you'll be guided to set up your iPhone. When you are in the Apps & Data section, tap Move Data from Android option then tap Continue and you will get a digital code on the next screen.
  • Enter the digital code on your Google Pixel smartphone, and check Messages and the contents you want to move to iPhone. Tap on Next located at the upper right corner and wait until the transfer is complete.
  • Once the transfer is done, tap Continue Setting Up iPhone to finish the setup process. That's it.

This way you have your messages transferred over to iPhone from Google Pixel handset.

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