How to Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone using dr.fone – Switch


Got a new Apple iPhone and wondering how to transfer SMS from your old Android phone to your new Apple iPhone? dr.fone is your best bet.

Using dr.fone, it is possible to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone in a matter of seconds. This one-click method of transferring text message is way faster and simple than other transfer methods. Follow the steps to learn how to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone with dr.fone – Switch:

Step 1:

Download the dr.fone toolkit and install it on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch the toolkit by double-clicking on the desktop shortcut or from the application directory.

Step 2:

Then connect both the devices i.e. Android and iPhone to the computer with the help of USB cables. You must wait and ensure that both phones are properly connected (e.g, say your Samsung Android phone which is the source, and the Apple iPhone which is the destination)

How to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone

Step 3:

Click on the Switch option on the dr.fone utility home screen and it will take you to dr.fone – Switch interface.

Step 4:

Both the Android and iPhone will be displayed on the next screen. Select the Android device as the Source and iPhone as the destination using the Flip button.

Step 5:

Now, select the data that you want to transfer by checking the respective option. In this case, only check the Text messages checkbox and uncheck everything else.

Moving text messages from Android to iPhone

Step 6:

Finally hit the “Start Transfer” button and it will begin to transfer text messages from your Android to the attached iPhone device.

Depending the quantity of your messages, however, if both devices are properly connected, this should take between 1-5 minutes.

Part 2: Transfer SMS from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS app

Move to iOS is an Android app developed to make it easier to transfer data from Android to iOS devices. This app is most useful when you don’t have a computer PC to use dr.fone. But just like dr.fone, MoveToiOS has it own requirements that you must meet before you can transfer data from Android to iPhone.

MoveToiOS App Requirements

  • The iPhone must have iOS 9/10/11 or later
  • iPhone 5 or later is required
  • Android 4.0 and above
  • The iPhone hasn’t been set up yet or the data has been erased
  • Data doesn’t exceed the storage on iPhone
  • Steady Wi-Fi network is available

How to transfer text messages from Android and iPhone using Move to iOS?

Want to learn how to transfer messages from android to iPhone without USB cables and computer? Just follow the outlined steps below

Step 1:

Click on the “Move data from Android” button on the “Apps and Data” screen during the iPhone setup process. If you have already set up the device, then you need to erase the data from Settings > General > Reset and then go to Apps and Data screen.

transfer messages from android to iPhone using MoveToiOS qpp

Step 2:

On the iPhone, click “Continue” at the Move from Android screen. It will generate the 6-digit or 10-digit code.

Step 3:

Now on the Android device, download and install the Move to iOS app and open it.

Step 4:

Tap on “Continue” and then “Agree” at the terms and conditions screen and then “Next” on the “Find Your Code” screen.

Step 5:

Enter the code generated on the iPhone in the “Enter Code” screen.

How to move SMS to iPhone from Android

Step 6:

On the Transfer Data screen, select the content to transfer and click “Next”. It will start the transfer process and will take some time to complete depending on the size of the data.

Moving your SMS to iPhone from Android

Step 7:

After transfer is completed, finish the iPhone device setup process.

Please Note that this second method is possible only on fresh iPhone devices, that is a brand new iPhone that is being set up for the first time, else you might need to erase the device for it to work.

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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