How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android

Passing from an iPhone to Android phone it’s not as hard as you think. The most annoying part is the transfer of everything your personal belongings. We’ll show you how to move your iPhone SMS to Android, including iMessages.

Together with photos and videos, text messaging is probably one of the things that interests you the most when you change your phone. No one wants to lose all their conversations – some of which can be very important. The good news is, you don’t have to.

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Get your iPhone ready

The first thing we need to do is prepare your iPhone for text messaging. To do this, you just need to make sure that you sync your messages with iCloud.

First, open the Settings app.

Open up "Settings" ap.

Tap your account at the top of the screen.

Touch your account.

Select “iCloud”.

Choose "iCloud."

Scroll down and make sure Messaging is on.

Turn it on "Messages."

It is! We are ready to go.

Transfer text messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy

Samsung offers an app called “Smart Switch” that you can use to move text messages (and other things) from your iPhone to Galaxy phone. You will need the small USB-C to USB-A adapter that comes with your Samsung phone. If you don’t have one, you can buy a cheap USB-C to USB-A adapter online.

First, open the Smart Switch app on your Galaxy phone –download hereAnd select “Receive data”.

Choose "Receiving data."

Select “iPhone / iPad” as the source.

Tap "iPhone / iPad."

Plug the adapter into your Samsung phone and then connect it to your iPhone with the USB Lightning cable.

Connect the two phones.

Smart Switch will start “Search for transfer data”. When you’re done, you’ll see a list of things you can transfer from your iPhone. Select “Messages” and anything else you might want and tap “Transfer”.

Choose "Messages" for transfer.

This process may take some time depending on what you are transferring. You can select “Keep screen on” to make sure it is not interrupted.

"Keep the screen on."

When you’re done, you can tap Next.

Tap "The next one."

The next screen will remind you to turn off iMessage on your iPhone to make sure you receive all messages.

Turn off iMessage.

That is all! You can skip the next few screens and see all your conversations – including iMessage – from your iPhone in your default text messaging app.

Transfer text messages from iPhone to Google Pixel

Samsung Smart Switch is a great tool because you can use it at any time. Google Pixel phones do not have this option. You can only transfer data from a secondary phone during the initial setup process. So, if your Pixel is already set up, you are left with the provision of your data in the hands of a third-party application or reset your phone.

Nevertheless, we will show you how to do it. Go through the Pixel setup process and connect to your mobile network or Wi-Fi. Tap Next when asked if you want to copy apps and data.

Tap "The next one."

The next screen will instruct you to turn on your iPhone and unlock the screen. Tap Next.

Tap "The next one."

Now we need the USB-C to USB-A adapter that comes with your Pixel phone. If you don’t have one, you can find them cheap online. Plug it into your Pixel and then connect it to your iPhone with the USB Lightning cable. Tap Next.

Tap "The next one."

Sign in with your Google Account to continue with the setup.

Sign in with your Google Account and tap "The next one."

The next screen will ask what you want to copy from your iPhone. Select “Messages” and anything else you want, then tap “Copy”.

Choose "Messages."

You will be given the option to “Continue” with the setting or leave and finish it later. Tap Continue.

Tap "Go on."

Continue with the setting until you reach the “Your phone is almost ready” screen. Tap Done to finish.

Tap "Done."

The next screen will instruct you to turn off iMessage on your iPhone to make sure you don’t miss any messages.

Turn off iMessage.

It is! All your calls and iMessage will be in your Pixel’s default text messaging app.


Unfortunately, messaging is one of the hardest things to transfer from iPhone to Android. This is easy with a Samsung Galaxy device, but can be annoying for others. The best option in most cases is to do it during the initial setup when you make the switch.

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