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How to Transfer SMS Messages from iPhone to Galaxy Note20 and Note20 (Ultra)

Peter Rugg Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:25 PM

When you're switching from an iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Note20 (Ultra) phone, it's pretty simple to move your photos, videos, contacts between two devices. You can copy-paste, drag-and-drop, upload to cloud and download again, or use any other equivalent method. However, performing the task of transferring SMS messages is not so easy, you can't access messages database on your iPhone, let alone move them to somewhere you want.

So, if you have a number of SMS texts on your iPhone that you want to copy to new Samsung Note20, How do you manage that? Thankfully, with the right tools and know-how though, you can easily get your iPhone text messages to Note20 phone. Here's how to get it done with three efficient ways.

Transfer texts from iPhone to Samsung Note20 Using One-stop Solution

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The entire iPhone SMS messages to Note20 transfer process does involve a few clicks, nothing complicated. Let me show you how.

  • Open Phone Transfer on your Mac or PC.
  • Connect your both iPhone and new Galaxy Note20 to the computer.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on the Note20.
  • From the main Phone Transfer interface, select Phone to Phone Transfer option.
  • Check Text Messages option on the middle box. You can check other options if you want.
  • Click Start Copy button.

Done! You've finally managed to transfer all your sms messages to Note20 from iPhone.

Transfer SMS Messages to Note20 Using Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch makes it easy to transfer data when switching to the new Galaxy device, including getting texts from iPhone to Galaxy Note20. Here is how to do.

  • Connect your old iPhone to your Mac or PC and make a backup of data on iPhone via iTunes.
  • Download and Install Smart Switch on your computer. Run it.
  • Plug Samsung Galaxy Note20 into the machine using supplied USB cable.
  • Select "Restore" at the bottom center of the Smart Switch page.
  • Select "Change Data to restore".
  • Pick the latest iPhone backup that you just made.
  • Choose what file type you wish to restore to the Galaxy Note20. Make sure Messages is ticked.
  • Transferring...

Smart Switch to restore text messages

Congratulations, your iPhone messages are finally on your Samsung Note20 device. One good thing about using Smart Switch is that even if you've been using the new Note20 for weeks and built up a collection of new SMS conversations, the restored iPhone text messages won't overwrite them, but add to the list.

iSMS2Droid to Migrate Texts from iPhone to Samsung Note20

iSMS2Droid is another way to help you transfer SMS conversations off iPhone and move to your New Samsung Note20. The process is divided into two parts. First, you'll need to back up the iPhone texts locally, and then use iSMS2Droid to restore them to your new Note20.

Back Up iPhone Messages

  • Open iTunes, and connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • Choose File > Devices > Back Up to create a local backup of your iPhone.
  • Navigate to the path where saves your backup file. On Mac: /(user)/Library/Application Support/Mobile Sync/Backup. On Windows: /users/(username)/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/Mobile Sync/Backup.
  • Locate the folder with the most recent timestamp. The file you're looking for will be called 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.

Now you'll have to copy this message database file from computer into either internal storage or SD card of your new Galaxy Note20.

Restore Messages to Galaxy Note20

  • Download iSMS2Droid from Google Play and install it on Galaxy Note20.
  • Run iSMS2Droid
  • Tap the Import Message button.
  • Navigate to the location housing the message database file that you transferred over to your Note20.
  • select Import All Messages.

The app will now start the import process. If you have lots of messages, the process may take a while, so be patient.

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 models: SM-N980F, SM-N980F/DS, SM-N986, SM-N986U1, SM-N986B, SM-N986B/DS, SM-N985F/DS, SM-N986U, etc.

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