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TOP 3 Effective Methods to Transfer Texts from iPhone to Android

iPhone is always a crush for everyone in today's world. The dependability of the brand and the security of its every product are always accepted undoubtedly. But sometimes we face some issues while using the iPhone due to the very carefully built up technical codes. For instance, sometimes we face problems to transfer texts from iPhone to Android. This is because both the system works on different file operating systems. But here in this article we have brought to you various measures to help you effortlessly transfer messages from iPhone to Android. Let's now waste no more time and discover the step by step tutorial on how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android with/without a computer.

Method 1: How to Transfer SMS from iPhone without iTunes

To transfer texts messages from iPhone to Android is not a cake walk. To get this done either you should have to be a tech-savvy person or you may have to go through long and time consuming processes. But not to worry, we have brought to you a reliable tool that will make your required job done at ease.Tenorshare iCareFone is a powerful that can help you to transfer texts from iPhone to android along with other data (if the need be) flexibly. This tool works very smoothly on both the computer variants i.e. Mac and Windows. Whether you wish to transfer all your data from one device or other device in one go or you wish to selectively transfer data, Tenorshare iCareFone is there to make your job done. Tenorshare iCareFone you all round support for almost all iOS devices and also enables you to fix almost all of the iOS related issues prevailing on your iOS device.

Let's now discover how to transfer texts from iPhone to Android using Tenorshare iCareFone.

Step 1 – Get the Tenorshare iCareFone downloaded and installed on your computer, then launch it. Then hit on 'Backup and Restore' tab.

icarefone main screen

Step 2 – Now, select the desired data types, i.e. 'Messages & Attachments' in this case. And then, hit the 'Backup' button at the bottom.

backup data

Step 3 – The software will now start scanning your data and will load the results on the next page. Select the data that you wish to export and then hit on 'Export to PC' button. You can then simply choose the Android device's path on your computer to transfer all your exported messages easily.

export to pc

Method 2: Transfer Texts from iPhone to Android Using iTunes

A yet another way to transfer your files or texts from iPhone to other devices like Android or to your PC is iTunes. Here is how to transfer texts from iPhone to Android using iTunes.

Step 1 – Open iTunes application on your computer and then make a connection between your computer and iPhone. Now, get into the Summary tab and hit on Backup Now button to backup all your iPhone data to your computer.

backup iphone in itunes

Step 2 – Next, depending upon your Operating System, locate the iPhone SMS backup file using the following location paths.

  • For Windows XP/Vista or lower: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
  • For Windows 7/8/10: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • For Mac users: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Step 3 – Now, you need to locate the an encrypted file named as "3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28" and then copy this iPhone SMS backup file and paste it on your Android mobile's storage.

Since, this is an iOS encrypted file and is not readily accessible with the Android OS. Hence, you would require an app to decrypt the file and restore the iPhone SMS backup data to your Android device. For the remaining tutorial of transferring messages from iPhone to Android jump to the next section.

Method 3: App to Transfer Texts from iPhone to Android - iSMS2droid

iSMS2droid is the app which we mentioned just recently in the previous section. Using this app we are going to decrypt the iPhone SMS backup file and transfer the texts from iPhone to Android within a few simple steps. Here we have brought to you the step by step process of it.

Launch the iSMS2droid app on your Android device and then tap the 'iPhone SMS to Android importer' option from the main screen.

Now, hit the 'Import Messages' button and then locate the iPhone SMS database files on your Android's local storage.

isms2droid main screen

Next, you need to hit on the "Import All/Select by contact" button available on the popup asking for confirmation.

import messages

You are then required to mark the desired conversations from the list and then tap the 'OK' button.

select conversation

Once the transfer of texts from iPhone SMS backup file to Android is done, you will be notified with a message 'Import done!' on your screen. That's it.

Final Comments

After going through all the aforementioned methods, it can be said that Tenorshare iCareFone is the most reliable and easy to use method to transfer texts from iPhone to Android. With this powerful tool users can easily resolve the iOS related issues of their devices with a few simple clicks. Moreover, the app offers full compatibility with almost all of the iOS and Android devices. Furthermore, unlike iTunes or any other software it enables you full flexibility to transfer your data from one device to other devices be it completely or selectively.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Transfer Message Follow @Jenefey Aaron