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How to Transfer Messages from Huawei to iPhone

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

For a frequent smartphone switcher, it can be quite a big task to move a large array of files from one phone to another, especially between different operating systems. While users can make use of a USB connector to seamlessly transfer most types of data between Android phones, transferring content between an iPhone and an Android phone can be a little tricky. In this article, a guide will show you how to make a quick transfer of text messages from Huawei phone to iPhone.

Huawei is a great mobile phone to use, but now you're planning on switching to iPhone. As you are preparing to abandon your old Huawei Android device for a brand-new iPhone, it is worth considering how to transfer all your text messages from Huawei's inbox to iPhone.

There's a number of ways that let you migrate text messages between the two platforms, but perhaps the easiest way is use a professional data migrating app like Phone Transfer. It provides a quick way to migrate all your data between Android and iOS, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, tracks and more. What's more, you can use it to back up your data to the computer and restore them to your device when necessary.

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If you plan to sell your old Huawei to get some cash for the new iPhone, the best bet is to wipe out the data permanently. Its Mac version has another feature called "Erase your old phone", which is used to rid your device of anything private to protect against information leakage.

The following guide will show you the general steps you'll need to transfer messages from Huawei over to iPhone and vice versa. We're using a Mac in this article, but the operation in Windows computer is actually the same. Let's begin.

The Complete Guide: Migrating Texts from Huawei to iPhone

Step 1: Run Phone Transfer on computer

Launch the program on computer. Run it and choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode on the interface to proceed.

You will be prompted to connect both Huawei and iPhone to computer via USB cables. Meanwhile, enable USB Debugging mode on Huawei phone to get access to its internal storage. This is the step that most folks don't know about, and where Android/Mac users typically find themselves in trouble.

Step 2: Scan the Huawei phone and select "Text messages" option

Once detected by the program, the two devices will be showed on the both sides of the interface. If necessary, use Flip button to place Huawei on the left side and iPhone on the right side.

Then it will begin scanning the source Huawei memory and finally return all data files on the center panel. See the following screenshot for a clearer picture of what you are supposed to do.

Next, place a checkmark in the box next to Text messages and other files you want to transfer to iPhone from Huawei.

Step 3: Hit the "Start Copy" button to begin process

Press Start Copy button at the lower-center area to begin the process of moving Huawei text messages to iPhone. You can simple leave the software handle the task in the background, sit back and have a cup of coffee.

Wait for the software to tell you the messages has finished transferring. Please don't disconnect either phone during the process.

That's it! As you can see, this software is easy to use and the steps are easily understood. If you take your content seriously and don't want to leave a bit of data behind, then Phone Transfer is a great choice.

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Other Ways to get Messages from Huawei onto iPhone

Method 1: Move to iOS App

Move to iOS app developed by Apple moves Android user's messages, contacts, photos, email accounts and more across to the new iPhone over the air. You can download this app from Google Play Store and install it on the old Huawei device. Important! Make sure both handsets are adequately charged and connected to Wi-Fi network.

  • On iPhone, head over to the Apps & Data window and select "Move Data from Android" and tap Continue. Wait for a moment until a six-digit or ten-digit code appears on the screen.
  • On Huawei device, fire up Move to iOS app and tap Continue. On the Find Your Code window, tap Next button and you will be presented with a field to input the code provided by iPhone. Type the code to enable connection.
  • Wait for the connection to be established until the transferrable data shows up on Huawei phone. Select "Messages" and other types of files. Tap the Next button at the top right to begin the transfer.

Method 2: Using SMS Backup +

SMS Backup + can back up your Huawei messages to Gmail so that you can access the texts on iPhone using the same account. You can install this app on the Huawei handset from Play Store.

  • First, enable IMAP in Gmail. Log into Gmail on the computer, click the gear icon at the top right corner > Settings. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP and navigate to IMAP Access and mark "Enable IMAP".
  • Run SMS Backup + on Huawei and tap Connect button to connect your Google account. Tap Advanced settings, tap Backup settings and select what kinds of SMS you want to save to Gmail. Then, save the changes and go back to the main interface.
  • Click Backup button and the app will add the messages found on your Huawei phone to Gmail. After that, you can view the messages via attachment on iPhone with Google account.

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Supported Huawei phones: P40 Pro, P40, P40 Pro+, Mate 40, Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate XS, P30 Pro, P30, nova 7, nova 5T, P smart, Y9a, Y7a, Y8p, P20 Pro, P20, P20 lite, P10, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 RS, Mate 10, P9, P9 Plus, P9 lite, and more.

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