How Do I Transfer Text Messages From Android to iPhone 13?

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Transferring text messages from an Android device to an iPhone 13 can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and methods, it can be done seamlessly. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Method 1: Using the “Move to iOS” App

If you are setting up your new iPhone 13 for the first time, Apple provides a handy app called “Move to iOS” that helps transfer data from an Android device. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Prepare Your Android Device:
    • Make sure your Android device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and has enough battery life.
    • On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and download the “Move to iOS” app.
    • Complete the installation process and open the app.
  2. Set Up Your iPhone 13:
    • Power on your iPhone 13 and follow the initial setup prompts until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.
    • Select “Move Data from Android” option.
    • A unique code will be displayed on your iPhone screen.
  3. Transfer Text Messages:
    • On your Android device, tap on “Continue” in the “Move to iOS” app and then tap “Agree”.
    • Select “Text Messages” as the data type you want to transfer.
    • Enter the unique code displayed on your iPhone into your Android device when prompted.
    • Wait for the transfer process to complete. It may take some time depending on the amount of data.

Method 2: Using Third-Party Apps

If you have already set up your iPhone 13 and want to transfer text messages from your Android device, you can use third-party apps like “SMS Backup & Restore” or “iSMS2droid”. Here’s how:

  1. Install a Third-Party App:
    • On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and install a third-party app like “SMS Backup & Restore” or “iSMS2droid”.
  2. Back up Text Messages:
    • In the third-party app, follow the instructions to back up your text messages from your Android device.
    • Make sure to save the backup file in a location accessible by your iPhone 13.
  3. Transfer Text Messages:
    • On your iPhone 13, download and install the same third-party app from the App Store.
    • Open the app and follow the instructions to restore text messages from the backup file you created on your Android device.


Please note that transferring text messages using third-party apps may not always guarantee a perfect transfer. Some formatting or media elements within messages may not be preserved during the process. It’s always recommended to double-check if all messages have been transferred accurately.

With these methods, you can easily transfer text messages from your Android device to your new iPhone 13. Whether you choose to use the “Move to iOS” app or third-party apps, be sure to follow the steps carefully to ensure a smooth and successful transfer.