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Samsung to Samsung: Transfer SMS to New Galaxy S8

-- Thursday, March 30, 2017
You may get thousands of text messages on you old Samsung phone such as galaxy 5/6, and you have no ideas how to transfer the important SMS to your new Samsung Galaxy S8. Not like the other data like photos or videos and you can drag them on your computer and then to new device, it is pretty hard to deal with the large quantity of messages.

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  • I am sure that the three methods in this article, which are all very easy for the process and would save most of your time when compared with the other ways, would meet your demand. Please continue to read!

    Method 1: Transfer Text Messages from Old Samsung to New Galaxy S8

    The first method I want to introduce is to use the Phone Transfer program to move the text messages from your previously used Samsung to the new galaxy S8. Please follow the guide below to see how it works.

    Step 1 Download Phone Transfer
    First of all, please download and install the program on your PC by clicking the download button below. After that, please launch it.

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    Step 2 Connect Old and New Device to PC
    On the interface of the program, please go to "Phone to Phone Transfer" option. Then you need to connect the old phone and the new device to computer via the USB cables. Please note that when you meet the process as the interface as below, the old phone needed to be on the left pane and the new Samsung should be detected on the right pane. If it is not, please click on the "Flip" to exchange it.

    Homepage of Phone Transfer

    Step 3 Transfer Messages from Old Samsung to New Galaxy S8
    Please choose "Text messages" on the middle of the interface and click on the "Start Transfer" button to begin transferring text to your new Samsung Galaxy S8.

    Transfer Messages

    Method 2: Restore Old Android SMS to Samsung Galaxy S8

    You can try to firstly back up the SMS from old Samsung on your computer and then restore them to the new device in one click with Android Backup Restore program. Now, please download and install it on your computer.

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    Step 1 Plug Old Samsung into PC
    After you download the Android Backup Restore program, launch it and go to "Android Backup & Restore" pane. Then you need to plug your old phone into PC using the Matching USB cable.

    Connect Old Phone

    Step 2 Back Up SMS
    Once your device is successfully detected by the program, you can start to back up the data from it. Please choose "Messages" item and click on the "Backup" button to start the process.

    Backup Restore Backing Up

    Step 3 Restore SMS to Samsung Galaxy S8
    After the backup has been done, you can begin to restore it to your new phone. Unplug the old phone and then connect the new Samsung to computer. Click on the “Restore” button and choose the backup copy that is created just now. After that, you can begin to restore the SMS.

    Restore SMS

    Method 3: Copy SMS from Old Smartphone to New Samsung

    The last method I want to recommend is using SMS Backup & Restore app to copy the text from old Android to Samsung Galaxy S8. It is pretty simple and please check it out below.

    Step 1 Download SMS Backup & Restore
    First of all, please download and install SMS Backup and Restore app on both of your old and new phones from Google Play.

    Step 2 Back Up SMS from Old Phone
    Launch the app on your old Android and choose backup option on the interface. In this way, you can copy text messages and call logs to the cloud storage such as Dropbox. Then sign in Dropbox and choose a folder to store your backup.

    Step 3 Restore Messages to New Samsung S8
    Now, please go to your new Samsung and open the SMS Backup and Restore app. Then select the restore option and because you have stored the backup copy on Dropbox location, you can find out it to restore.

    Restore Messages

    So what do you think of the above three methods, or do you have the other way that is even simpler than the recommended methods above? Anyway, please drop us a comment below!

    Ivy Bruce

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