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How to Copy Text Messages from an iPhone to an Android Phone

Although the continuous upgrades of smartphones, SMS is still the essential part that many people use to communicate with others. However, most people consider that it will be a regret if they change their phones between iOS and Android without the text messages come along with them. As it is known to all that iPhone and Android devices are running on both two quite different operating system and thus it is impossible for people to migrate messages between iPhone and Android devices through a USB cable. So, how can you grab the text messages off an iPhone and transfer to an Android phone or Android to iPhone?

Well, if you are a person who is not afraid of tedious tasks, you can type the contacts manually and copy SMS one by one to your new iPhone. But here, I will recommend you a one-click and time-saving text messages transfer program for you, which is named Phone Transfer.

This program is a quite simple and efficient program specialized in transferring text messages, videos, photos, contacts, calendar, call logs and more between your iPhone and Android phones like HTC, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Samsung, Motorola, Sony, Google, etc. All you need to do is just connect your phones and once the program recognizes the devices, select text messages and press "Start Copy".

Moreover, it has a backup tool that can be used to back your data to your computer & external hard drive, and retrieve it back whenever you want, and restore from backup files you created previously in iTunes, iCloud, OneDrive.

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Start by downloading the tool from the link above onto your computer and follow the guide to accomplish the text iPhone messages to Android transferring task. It supports a huge number of Android handsets and tablets.

The Transfer Process

Step 1: Run the program and connect your iPhone & Android phone to the PC

After installation, launch the program on the desktop of your computer. Then, you can see a main interface of the program. In order to migrate text messages on iPhone to Android, you should click the green Phone to Phone Transfer option.

Then, you will be presented with a blank screen, as image shown below. You connect your both iPhone and Android handset to computer via two standards-compliant USB cables, and enable USB Debugging mode on your Android device, and tap "Trust" on your iPhone when prompted to confirm the connection with computer.

Step 2: Select text messages option in the scan list

In this step, the program will scan your source phone on the left side automatically and display its content in the middle pane. Make sure that your iPhone is on the position of "Source" phone if you want to transfer sms from an iPhone to an Android phone. If you want an inverse transfer, you can click Flip button to put your iPhone in the "Destination" place.

As you can see in the pane, the transferrable list includes multiple types of data: text contacts, messages, calendars, videos, photos, music, call logs. In our case,  we check the box next toText Messages and remove the other marks.

Also, you can check the Clear Data before Copy option located on the lower right corner of the window if you want to erase the destination phone's data before transferring messages.

Step 3: Start copying messages from iPhone to Android smartphone

Finally, hit Start Copy button to start the messages transferring from iPhone to Android phone (and vice versa) process.

There is a progress bar in the processing window, telling you how the transfer is going. When the progress bar gets into 100%, it means the SMS transfer is completed and you can disconnect both iPhone and Android phone from the computer.


That’s all. As you can see, with only three simple steps, you can transfer all your text messages from one device to another. If you need, you can also try to switch your contacts, photos, videos, etc from your iPhone onto your Android smartphone.

Before you ditch or sell your old iPhone, you'd better turn the iMessages service off so that your messages don't continue getting redirected there. To do this, go to Settings > Messages, and toggle "iMessage" to off.

Besides text message and other data transfer, Phone transfer also has the characteristic of security and safety, allowing users to back up content from device to the computer and retrieve files from your backups that in iTunes, OneDrive, iCloud, Kies.