3 Methods to Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android

You might need to switch from an iPhone to any Android mobile due to a number of reasons. While trying to transfer messages from iPhone to Android without iTunes, you must have observed that it is bit tricky to let the migration take place. Though, having a Google account might help in few aspects. Well! if you are apprehensive about initiating the process then watch out for this space. In this article, we are going to explain how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android in 3 different ways.

Method 1: Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android (Like Samsung S9/S10) using iSMS2droid

If you want to transfer messages from iPhone 11 to Samsung galaxy S9/S10, then iSMS2droid app is an option for you. But, you need to keep in mind that it only works for unencrypted SMS database. Encrypted databases of SMS are not compatible with this app. It is important to have the iPhone SMS database file on your Android phone prior to this process. For this, you need to backup your iPhone with iTunes (like you usually do) and locate this file on your iTunes backup folder, then transfer it to your Android's local storage.

iPhone SMS backup file: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28

Here is the guide –

  • Download the app from Google Play Store and launch it. Select the 'iPhone SMS to Android importer' option.
  • Click on the 'Import Messages' button from the interface and locate the iPhone SMS database files.

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  • From the popup asking for confirmation, tap on the 'Import All' /'Select by Contact'. Wait a while when the conversation is being loaded.

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  • Select the desired conversations from the list by marking the check boxes against them and tap 'OK'.

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  • The messages will be imported in a while and you will see 'Import done!' message on screen. Click 'OK' and you are done for the day.

Method 2: Can You Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android Using SMS Backup & Restore App?

You can also transfer texts from iPhone to Android using SMS Backup and Restore app. You can also delete all SMS or call logs from your Android with it to empty device space. You can create local backup of SMS and call logs or on Google Drive OneDrive, or Dropbox. As this app only backs up and restores Android SMS, you might need to decrypt the iPhone SMS database files first that we copied to the Android device in the previous method.

Here is how to transfer SMS from iPhone to Android with this app –

  • Download, install and launch the app on your Android phone. Hit the 3 horizontal bars on the top left corner and select the 'Restore' option.

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  • You will be asked to select what you need to restore. Select 'Messages' by sliding the bar to right and choose 'All messages' or 'Selected conversations only' then click 'Restore'.

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Method 3: How to Transfer SMS from iPhone to Android with Mobile Trans

In case you are wondering how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android, Mobile Trans would ease off your burden. It can transfer SMS from iPhone to computer or computer to iPhone without any glitch. So, with power phone transfer tool, you can easily transfer SMS from iPhone to your Android. Being a reliable file manager it can effortlessly organize your iPhone's files.

Here are the prominent features of this phone transfer

  • One click to transfer SMS from iPhone to Android easily and directly.
  • As a phone transfer tool, it also can transfer contacts, messages, music etc. between iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android/Windows/Mac easily.
  • Compatible with all Android and iOS version mobiles, all Windows and Mac.

Here is how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android free with Mobile Trans:

  • Install and launch this phone transfer software on your computer. Connect your iPhone and Android to computer and then click "Phone Transfer" feature.

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  • Your iPhone will show in the left side and the Android is in the right side. Tick file types on "Contents Column" and press "Start" button.

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  • The program is transferring contents to Android. Please don't disconnect iPhone. When the program is completed, you can check the contents on your android.

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Extra Tip: How Do I Backup My iPhone to My Computer

Some users ask "How do I backup my iPhone to my conputer". We all know that Apple support its users to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iTunes/iCloud. But both two ways don't store the data on a computer. So, if you want to backup your data on computer, you can use Tenorshare iCareFone, which tool only keeps data on your computer. The tool is real free, you shouldn't miss it if you want to find an alternative tool of iTunes/iCloud.

Final Verdict

We would recommend Mobile Trans, if you are still unsure about how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android without any trouble. As you have seen that the above mentioned apps have their own set of drawbacks and restrictions for transferring iPhone text messages to your Android phone. But, Mobile Trans is another method to let you securely transfer data and improve the performance of your iPhone as well. as it doesn't need you to bother about any external program to restore or backup the messages. All of the exercises can be easily be done with this single software.

  Updated on 2020-01-14 / Update for  Transfer Message

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