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How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 12 (Pro, Mini, Max)

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

"I am planning to get a new iPhone 12 Pro to replace my old Galaxy Note 5 (64G, Verizon). I don't want to lose my phone number contacts in the Note 5, so is there a way to transfer my contacts list from one phone to new phone. Thanks a lot.

Apple has keep revamping its iPhone lineup by rolling out the eye-catching iPhone 12 (2020).

Every year, quite a few Android users switch to iPhone which is reputable for its smooth and stable iOS. iPhone 12 is finally here and it is justified to get one because of its advanced technology. As you are preparing to trade in your old Samsung Galaxy Android phone for a new iPhone 12 to join the iOS camp (or you have already done so), it is worth figuring out an effective way to transfer text message history from the Samsung Galaxy to iPhone 12. Text messaging is still a primary form of communication among friends and family, you might keep a bundle of conversations on your old device.

There are a number of options out there that can copy your contacts and pictures between two phones, but few are for text messages, especially within different ecosystems. The good news is that you are able to quickly move all your messages to the shiny new iPhone 12 from your old Samsung Galaxy smartphone with right tool. Our favorite is Phone Transfer, an application specifically designed for data transfer across the devices.

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What Phone Transfer can do?

  • Transfer multiple files. You have the option to choose whatever data kinds you wish to copy between any two devices (Android, iOS or WinPhone). These data kinds consist of contacts, SMS, photos, music, videos and calendar events.
  • Back up important content to the computer. It is a good idea to save the data regularly to the computer just in case you lose the data accidently. This application understands this and gives you ability to back up what you want on the computer hard drive or external drives.
  • Restore stuff from different sources. In addition to restore the backups from the computer you created before, it allows you to extract what you save in iTunes, iCloud, Kies and blackberry and export the files to your device.

For your convenience we're listing below a detailed guide to transfer messages from Samsung Galaxy phone to iPhone 12 (Pro, Max, Mini). It's simple and easy to follow.

Step 1: Run the program and connect your two phones

To begin with, Connect your old Samsung phone and new iPhone 12 to the computer, and launch the program. In the opening main interface, pick the green "Phone to Phone Transfer" tab to get into the next data transfer window.

It is worth bearing in mind that you'll have to enable USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung smartphone. And for iPhone 12, just tap trust on its home screen when prompted.

Step 2: Identify both phones and select what you want to transfer

This way, the software will successfully detect the Samsung handset and iPhone 12 and show them on both sides of the window. You can press Flip button if necessary to switch their position to ensure that Samsung is on the left side as source and iPhone 12 as destination.

The middle section presents a list of different types of data: contacts, text messages, calendars, photos, etc. For the purpose of transferring messages from Samsung to iPhone 12, simple put a checkmark in the box near the Text messages. If other items have to be migrated, tick them as well.

Bear in mind that Call logs and Apps is grey out.

Step 3: Start the process

With all the necessary items being chosen, press the Start Copy button to begin migrating the text messages stored on the Samsung Galaxy smartphone over to iPhone 12.

When finished, unlock your iPhone 12 and open Messages app to view your newly added text messages conversations.


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