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How to Transfer Messages from Sony Xperia Phone to iPhone

Apple's iPhone keeps luring people with its continuous iteration. Among those who get a new iPhone, some of which used to be an Android device user. If you are one of those users and have already replace your old Sony Xperia smartphone with an iPhone, you may be considering some ways to make a smooth transition.

Switching from Sony to iPhone is not only about getting accustomed to a new and different ecosystem, but also about the big task to transfer a slew of text messages in between. Because of Apple's walled garden strategy, it won't be as easy to transfer files directly from Sony to iPhone as transferring from Sony to another Android.

With Phone Transfer, the pains turn out to be less of an issue. Just as the name suggests, it's for users who have a need to migrate text messages from Sony Xperia to iPhone, along with other data types including contacts, calendars, pictures, music. It supports transferring between thousands of different devices which vary in various brands and ecosystems including iOS, Android and WinPhone.

Plus, the program also serve as a data backup and restoration tool. It allows you to back up the text messages or other files to the computer. Meanwhile, it lets you retrieve the backup files to the handset, from the computer, iTunes/ iCloud or Blackberry. Its Mac version even features an extra mode called "Erase your old phone". Before you donate or dispose of the old device, you have a option to make sure your private data including contacts, call logs or text messages has been wiped out permanently.

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Now, get the software installed by clicking the download link above and learn how to copy text messages onto iPhone from Sony Xperia Android phone with just a few clicks.

Step 1: Run the program

Launch the program on the computer after installation and you will get a intuitive interface. Select the green "Phone to Phone Transfer" option to get into data transferring window.

Here comes the step to connect both your handsets to the computer. You are required to enable USB Debugging Mode on your Sony Android phone. Then, wait for the program to detect the devices.

Step 2: Check "Text messages" in the box

After connection is established, both devices will be shown on the both sides. You can use Flip button to switch their position if required. And the software will start scanning your source Sony Xperia smartphone. this might take a while.

When the scan is finished, all transferrable data files inside Sony have been displayed on the middle pane. You are free to tick off whichever file types you would like to migrate from Sony to iPhone. In our case, we're going to copy messages to iPhone, so here we check box next to Text messages and uncheck other boxes.

Step 3: Press "Start Copy" button

When everything is ready, simply press the Start Copy button at the lower-center side of the screen to initiate the process of moving messages from Sony straight to iPhone.

That's all there is it!

Tip: if the data in iPhone was lost, including contacts, messages, call history, because of improper usage, factory reset or other reasons, there is a way to recover the data directly from the iPhone.

Once you've transferred all your messages from Sony Xperia to iPhone, make sure that you factory reset your Sony Xperia phone before selling or ditching it. Overall, the transfer process is fairly easy and there is some value in using Phone Transfer program rather than doing the transfer manually.

Move to iOS App

Of course, you can also bring all Sony Xperia text messages to iPhone by using Move to iOS app, SMS Backup+ app or SMS Backup & Restore app, which are available for download on Google Play Store. But a disappointing facet of the latter two applications is that the exported text messages will be saved in a XML or CVS file so you can only keep it on your iPhone as a piece of file attachment. For that, you need to download some file reader on your iPhone when you need to check the message history. In this tutorial, we just show you how Move to iOS app works in transfer text messages.

To use Move to iOS, you need to erase your iPhone and set it up again provided that you 've already set up your iPhone. To do this, tap Settings > General > Reset and choose Erase All Content and Settings. For another, your iPhone should be running iOS 9 or later, and Sony phone needs to be running Android 4.0 or higher.

The process

  • Power on your iPhone and begin setting it up until you reach Apps & Data screen. From there, choose Move Data from Android.
  • Launch Move to iOS app after installing it on Sony Xperia phone. Tap Continue on the screen and agree the terms and conditions to move on.
  • Tap Next on Find Your Code screen and reach for your iPhone.
  • On iPhone, tap Continue and a digital code should then appears. You need to enter this code on Sony smartphone.
  • Transfer Data screen will appears on Sony handset. Select Messages or together with other types of stuff to be copied and tap Next to begin the transition.

Leave both mobile phones alone and wait until you see "Transfer Complete" notification on your iPhone. Then tap on Continue Setting Up iPhone and you will be normally guided through the remainder of the setup process.

Move to iOS app do you a favor when you tend to move text messages to a new iPhone from Sony Xperia. If you own an old iPhone and want to use it for doing the transfer, you may first back up all the important data on your iPhone in case of data loss.