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How to Transfer SMS from Android to Android

-- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"I mean to back up and transfer my text messages from the old Android phone to Samsung Galaxy S8. However, it will be a big task to copy and paste thousands of text messages from Android to PC, and then from PC to another Android! Any shorcut to transfer SMS between Android?"

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  • To transfer text messages to new phones one by one is not a good way to deal with the data. In this article, you will see three methods to copy SMS between phones, which can make things easier.

    Part 1: Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android with Phone Transfer

    Firstly, I will highly-recommend an extraordinary transferring tool, Phone Transfer. As an outstanding Android SMS transfer tool, Phone Transfer helps you to transfer transfer text messages to new phone simply. Now transferring SMS between Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S8/S7, Google Pixel XL, etc. is becoming easier with only 3 steps. You don’t need to ceaselessly copy and paste with the Android phone plugged into the PC.

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    Step 1 Launch Phone Transfer after Downloading
    After downloading Phone Transfer on your computer, launch it and you will see the interface as below.

    Transfer SMS between Andorid Phones

    Step 2 Connect HTC One and Samsung Galaxy to Computer
    Connect the two phones to computer simultaneously with the USB cable. Then, you will see both your Android phones be detected and listed in the interface as the “Source” and “Destination” one. You can just click "Flip" button to change the places of the two phones.

    Copy SMS from HTC to Samsung
    Note: Empty all the data in your destination phone if you like by clicking “Clear data before copy”. The MMS of your HTC will also scanned out and can be transferred to Samsung if you choose the "Text Messages" option.

    Step 3 Start Transferring SMS between Androids
    Marks in front of SMS if you want to move Android SMS only. After choosing all you want, click “Start Copy”. And click “Completed” once the transferring ends.

    Transfer Text Messages from HTC to Samsung

    Part 2: Transfer SMS from Android to Android Using SMS Backup & Restore

    There are so many data transfer apps on the market for your choice to migrate SMS from one phone to another. The SMS Backup & Restore would be one of the most popular tool that users tend to choose for the task.

    Now, I will show you how to move SMS between phones using SMS Backup & Restore below. Please continue to read.

    Step 1 Download and install SMS Backup & Restore app on both Android devices you want to transfer the SMS and then launch it.

    Note: Please make sure you have Wi-Fi enabled on both phones.

    Step 2 Click Transfer button on both phones and choose "Send from this phone" on the device from which you will be sending data, and click "Receive on this phone" on the phone which will be receiving data.

    Step 3 You sending phone will detect the nearby phones. Choose the phone you want to transfer data to. And you may need to confirm a notification on your receiving device to allow paring and receiving.

    Step 4 On your sending phone, choose the files you want to transfer.

    Transfer SMS from Android to Android

    Step 5 On your receiving phone, once the file is transferred, you need to restore it with the app. Please simply choose the "Restore" option on the main pane and follow the instruction to restore your messages on your target phone.

    Part 3: Transfer Text Messages via Smart Switch

    Smart Switch allows users to switch data between Samsung devices or from Android phones to Samsung cellphones. If you own a Samsung smartphone, you can choose this method to transfer text to your new Android. Before you start to transfer, please keep the two devices under the same Wi-Fi connection.

    1. Download and install Smart Switch on both phones and then open it.

    2. Select "Android Device" as old device and set your old phone as "Sending device", which the new one as "Receiving device".

    3. Tap on the "Connect" button on the sending phone.

    Note: If you cannot get the two phones automatically connected, you can connect them manually. Enter the PIN code shown on the sending phone's screen in the receiving device.

    Transfer Text Messages via Smart Switch

    4. Make sure to select the message on your sending phone and then tap "Send" button on this device.

    The above are the three methods to transfer SMS from Android to Android. But for the transfer app, it may be time-consuming to deal with the task to some extent. And for the Samsung Switch, you should note that not all non-Samsung devices are supported. In this way, I would like to recommend you to use Phone Transfer app to move your data from phone to phone. It supports almost all the Android phone on the market and users can transfer data in one click. If you have any question, please drop us a comment below.

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    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.