How Can I Transfer My Text Messages From iPhone to Android?

Android, Android Transfer

Are you planning to switch from an iPhone to an Android device but worried about losing all your important text messages? Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring your text messages from iPhone to Android.

Method 1: Using the ‘Move to iOS’ App

If you haven’t already set up your Android device, then during the setup process, you’ll be prompted to transfer data from your old phone. Follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, download and install the ‘Move to iOS’ app from the App Store.
  • Ensure that both devices are connected to a Wi-Fi network and plugged into power.
  • On your Android device, follow the setup process until you reach the ‘Apps & Data’ screen.
  • Select ‘Move Data from iPhone’, and tap ‘Continue’.
  • On your iPhone, open the ‘Move to iOS’ app and tap ‘Continue’. Agree to the terms and conditions and then tap ‘Next’ in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen.
  • On your Android device, enter the code displayed on your iPhone and wait for it to connect.
  • Select ‘Messages’ under ‘Transfer Data’ on your Android device, and then tap ‘Next’. The transfer process will begin automatically.

Note: The entire transfer process can take some time depending on how much data needs transferring.

Method 2: Using iCloud

If you don’t want to use a third-party app like Move to iOS, then iCloud is another option. Follow these steps:

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup. Turn on iCloud Backup if it’s not already turned on.
  • Select Back Up Now and wait for the backup process to complete.
  • On your Android device, download and install the ‘SMS Backup & Restore’ app from the Google Play Store.
  • Launch the app and tap ‘Get Started’.

    Then select ‘Restore’.

  • Choose ‘iPhone’ as the source of your messages, and then select ‘Import Messages’.
  • Select the backup file that you created in iCloud and wait for the transfer process to complete.


Transferring text messages from iPhone to Android is not as complicated as it may seem. You have two options: use a third-party app like Move to iOS or use iCloud backup.

Regardless of which method you choose, make sure that both devices are connected to Wi-Fi and plugged into power during the transfer process. With these simple steps, you can easily keep all your important messages on your new Android device.