5 Android apps that let you transfer text messages from old to new phones

5 Android apps that let you transfer text messages from old to new phones
When getting a new smartphone, if it's a stock Android one, Google lets you seamlessly transfer data from your old device - as long as both the old and the new handset are running Android Lollipop (or later), and you're registering them with the same Google account. However, if you're not using Hangouts as your primary SMS app, Google can't help much when it comes to transferring text messages from one device to another.

Thankfully, there are various apps that will help you with that, and we'll present some of them below (download links included).

The first app that we're listing can be used on most Android devices, regardless of their manufacturer, while the rest are made for specific popular Android brands. Check them out:


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19 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have sms backup and restore. PA, do we have one for IOS and WP?

18. fsmanchies

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 27, 2017

iTunes

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey Florin T., Just a heads up, Motorola Migrate will not work on Android 6.0 and up as Motorola has discontinued development for the app. Which is too bad because it was 100% effortless moving from my Galaxy Nexus to my Moto X. Oh well...

7. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Thanks for useful Apps

10. tyer205

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Here is a third party app for check: http://www.android-mobile-manager.com/mobile-phone-transfer.html which enable users to directly move everything between iPhone, Android, Nokia, BB and Windows phones, but it's not free.

11. Nicole1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 21, 2016

Thanks for sharing, bur except the apps which can transfer text messages from an old phone to a new one, there are software on PC that move SMS from phone to phone too. Gihosoft Mobile Transfer software may be meet your requirements, plus, it's for free!

14. BQ888

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

It's easy to use Move to iOS app to sync contacts from Samsung to iPhone. The new Move to iOS app is used to wirelessly transfer users’ contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and DRM-free songs and books from Android phone to iPhone. But here are some limitations for your devices. For example, your iPhone have to be iPhone 5 or later, and iOS 9 or later. Besides, your android version have to be 4.0 or later. Before You Begin: On your Android device, make sure that Wi-Fi is on. Plug your new iOS device and your Android device in to power. Make sure that the content you’re moving, including what’s on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device. If you want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device. Now you are able to follow the steps below to transfer SMS from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS app with ease. Step 1. Download and install the software on the Android phone after you make sure the Android and iPhone be connected to the stable Wi-Fi and be plugged to the power. Then just start it. Step 2. Run the app and when you choose to transfer the messages, the iPhone will create a private Wi-Fi network. Then iPhone will find the Android device running the Move to iOS and when you enter the security code, the files will be exported to the iPhone. Step 3. Find the SMS you just transferred on the iPhone. This is the whole process.

20. Bthaaky

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Coolmuster Phone Transfer is a great data transfer tool which enables you to easily transfer data from Android to Android . Apart from this,Coolmuster Phone Transfer is fully compatible with thousands of Android devices. And also, the program also supports many kinds of data type,like contacts,messages,photos,videos,apps etc.

22. Bthaaky

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Samsung Data Transfer is a professional phone transfer tool which allows you directly transfer contacts, messages, photos, videos, music from phone to phone without data loss.What’s more,the phone transfer program not only supports transfer all contents from Samsung to HTC.

23. Bthaaky

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

coolmuster.com/mobile-transfer.html

25. Amserty

Posts: 8; Member since: May 25, 2017

Good , but you need to keep in mind , before you transferring data from phone to phone , you need to back up the data to computer from old phone ,

26. Uansker

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2017

I did all the data transfer program , only this app is works of transfer contacts from Android to Android phone , like the Android Phone To Phone Transfer,

28. Amserty

Posts: 8; Member since: May 25, 2017

Oh ,Sometimes, third-party tools need our root phone before transfer data

30. stephanic

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2018

There are several apps nowadays, which you can get to transfer any data from old android device to new one. However though there are several apps but they don’t work effectively and in between you have to suffer from some other problems. So you should check the safe methods to transfer text messages from old to new phones. I would simply recommend you to use Android Transfer software that easily transfer any data from old Android device to new one. See more on: androiddata-recovery.com/android-transfer-data.php

31. henri2398

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Phone Switch is another great tool that not allow users to transfer messages from Android to Android but it also transfer photos, videos, music, call history, calendar and much more. The adavantage of this phone switch is that it transfer data from: Android to Android Android to iOS iOS to Android Windows Phone to Android Android to Windows Phone iOS to Windows Phone Windows Phone to iOS. Learn more about Phone Switch here - iosdevicerecovery.info/phone-switch.php

32. SamKahleah

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Also here is a video for Android user, it can help to transfer text messages from old phone to new Android phone YouTube ID: I4o8z__lDLd0

33. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

An extraordinary transferring tool like Phone Transfer is an outstanding phone to phone SMS transfer tool to help you transfer not only SMS, but also contacts, photos, videos, music, apps and more between Android, iPhone and Symbian devices. It can not only transfer contact, phone numbers and text content, but also can copy sent and received time, and other more information related to text messages.

34. EmilyBaker

Posts: 30; Member since: May 08, 2018

It's time to make things easy by using the third-party software called Android to Android Transfer. It is a professional program that provides an easy way to transfer text messages from one phone to another. There is no damage or data loss incurred during transfer through this software. Android to Android Transfer can make the process of transferring text messages from old phone to another Android phone . You can not just backup SMS you can even choose the messages you want to backup and the SMS you don't really need. It is the easiest way for you to transfer text messages from old phone to another Android phone in record time.

35. tuanhun

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Such Android apps are great. Actaully, if they both in hands, the easy way is using phone to phone transfer from pc. It;s easy and safe. After connecting them to pc via usb cables, the phone to phone transfer will show all data on them. Then you can choose text messages to transfer between them. If you want to try this one, you need a pc.

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