Transfer Text Messages from Old iPhone to New iPhone

Summary: From this article, we’ll learn how to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone.

When our old iPhone is badly damaged, or when new iPhone released, many people may think about changing their old iPhone with a new iPhone, then the needs of transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone is increasing. As we couldn’t check our old data from our new iPhone unless we sync those old data to our new iPhone. Now it’s not a big deal now, here we’ll show you how to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone, read it and take some action.


Transfer Only Text Messages from Old iPhone to New iPhone with iCloud

We can restore our iPhone data from iCloud backup, but it will help us restore the whole folder, and as iCloud can only help us backup iMessages, so some messages won’t be synced to our new iPhone, see below steps.

1.Connect your old iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting–User Name–iCloud–iCloud Backup.

2.Then turn on iCloud Backup button, and tap on “Backup Now”, and confirm with “Backup”.

3.When finish backup, set up your new iPhone and choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”, then log in your iCloud with Apple ID and password. And select recent backup to restore.

4.When your new iPhone have been set up before, you will need to reset it. Now go to Setting–General–Reset.

Selectively Transfer Text Messages from old iPhone to New iPhone

When you want to transfer your text messages selectively and directly from old iPhone to new iPhone, you can come to iRefone for help.

iRefone is an excellent iOS data recovery software, it can help us transfer and backup more than 16 kinds of iPhone data as well as recover them, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, call history, WeChat messages ect. It allows us to preview them before restoring, and it’s 100% safe.

Now when you need, you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your old iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, and click “Start”.

Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon.

Step 3. After scanning and analyzing, you can preview and choose text messages you need to transfer to your new iPhone, and now connect your new iPhone to PC. When it’s recognized, tap on “Recover to Device”.

Remark: When you lost some of your iPhone data occasionally, you can also come to iRefone for help. It can help us recover them with three recovery mode, that is Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup.

For detailed steps, you can check below article for reference:

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