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How to Transfer Text Messages from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Summary:Get a new iPhone 8/7, and don’t know how to transfer SMS from old iPhone to new iPhone? This guide will show you 2 easy ways to sync messages from one iPhone to another.

Upgrading to a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 7 is exciting. You’ll be able to enjoy a lot of new functions and features. But one of the upgrading issues is the data transfer process,especially the text messages files. You may want to transfer SMS/iMessages from old iPhone to new iPhone. For example:

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I have bought a new iPhone 8 which running iOS 11,however my old iPhone 5S is running iOS 9, are there the best ways to transfer text messages from iPhone 5s to iPhone 8 without any data loss?“—Yahoo apple discussions

When we get a new iPhone 8/7/6S/6/(Plus) or iPhone SE, the first thing we need to do is to transfer data from the old iPhone to the new one, and of course you won’t want to leave your text messages behind. By following the step-by-step guide below, you can copy messages from iPhone to iPhone with 2 easy ways.

Part 1. One Click to Transfer Text Messages(SMS) from iPhone to iPhone 8/7/6S/SE

Certainly you can transfer text messages from your old iPhone to new iPhone with the help of third-part iPhone SMS Transfer tool.Here, we recommend you using this iPhone to iPhone SMS Transfer – Phone Transfer program and iOS Manager tool,both provides you the most effective and easiest way to backup & transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone without data loss. Now,you can free download this tool to quickly transfer SMS from old iPhone to new iPhone.What’s more,the Phone Transfer also can hep you transfer contacts,photos, videos, call history, notes, music,ect from ios to ios, ios to android, android to ios directly.This phone transfe works well with iPhone 8/7S(Plus), iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 4S/4,ect.Click here to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone with it.

iPhone SMS Transfer – Transfer text from iPhone to iPhone and backup messages from iPhone to computer

If you have bought a new iPhone 7,and use old iPhone 5s/5/4s before,you can use this phone transfer to transfer any or all your SMS/iMessage messages to computer or new iPhone 7, as well as transfer photos in Camera Roll, Photo Stream or Photo Library, music, playlists, videos, contacts, notes, call logs, apps,WhatsApp messages etc.

Step 1.Run the Phone Transfer on a PC/Mac

First of all,please download the phone transfer and run on your computer,if you use Mac,please download the phone transfer(mac version) for free.

Run iPhone to iPhone SMS Transfer

Step 2.Connect your two iPhone to a computer via USB

Connect both of your iPhones to the same computer with USB cables. The transfer will detect their models and display in the panel once they’re connected.
There is a box “Clear data before copy”. Check it if you want to remove all the SMS in the new iPhone and only save the SMS from the old iPhone. Keep it unchecked if you have no intention to erase any data. select text messages only.

connect old iPhone and iPhone 8/7/6S to the computer

Note: By clicking “Flip”, you can change the direction of the two iPhones. It means the transferring will be from new one to old one.

Step 3.Copy Text Messages from old iPhone to iPhone 8/7S/7/6S/6 (Plus)/SE Directly

You are able to transfer SMS, videos, contacts, photos and music from one iPhone to the new one. But since all you need to copy is SMS, you need to uncheck the boxes of contacts, music and photos.
When it’s done, click “Start Transfer”. Phone Transfer will start to copy all Text Messages from one iPhone to another. All you need to care is to keep both of the iPhones are connected well.

copy imessages from iPhone to iPhone 7/6s

Only few steps, you can transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone(iPhone 7/8 plus). With the help of Phone to Phone Transfer you can also transfer photos, contacts, videos, call losgs,ect between two iPhone. Download this powerful Phone Transfer tool below.

Part 2. How to Sync iPhone Messages to iPhone 8/7/6S/SE with iCloud

iCloud backup is another solution for you to transfer iPhone messages to another completely. You can restore your new iPhone from the backup and transfer all data to it, including the messages you backed up.

But what you should know is that, restoring from the backup can be a time consuming process and depends on the amount of data contained in the backup and the speed of your Internet connection.

1. Connect old iPhone 4/4S/5/5S to a power source and turn on Wi-Fi.
2. Tap on the Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
3. Turn on iCloud Backup.
4. Click the Back Up Now button.

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5. Turn on your new iPhone 7/6S/SE. Then tap Restore from iCloud Backup and Next.
Note: If you have already been through the setup process, you’ll need to reset your iPhone. Tap on Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
6. Enter your Apple ID and Password.


Your new iPhone 7/6S/SE device now displays all your messages from the old iPhone, along with all your other apps, photos, emails and other app data.

Cons:Sync SMS from old iPhone to the new one with iCloud may be a little complicated of the steps and cost you too mush time to finish.The first solution that transfer SMS between iPhone via Phone Transfer is more easy and efficient than using iCloud.Just three simple clicks,you can complete the data transfer task by yourself.

Free Download the Phone Transfer and watch the video tutorial to sync data from old iPhone to new one with 1 click:

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Tips: If you want to sell your old iPhone,to ensure your important messaes safe,please remember deleted all text messagges on iPhone permanently,so that no once can get your SMS on old iPhone,please read this use guide about delete text messages from iPhone permanently before selling.

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