Detailed Guide on How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android

Important business and personal messages should be stored for future reference. Learn how to easily transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android.

May 31,2019 • Filed to: iPhone Transfer • Proven solutions

If you do buy a new Android device and have been using your iPhone for all your business transactions and communications, then you need to know how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android. This was a difficult task in the past, but thanks to new tools available today, you can easily transfer the messages within a short period.

This tutorial will take you through some of the best methods of exporting messages from iPhone to Android.

Let’s dive right in and get more information on how to accomplish this task.

Part 1. How to extract iPhone messages file

1.1. How to extract iPhone messages file from iTunes backup

Start off by logging into your iTunes account using your Apple ID and password.

Now connect your iPhone and then create a new backup of all the messages that you have on your iPhone.

When the backup is complete, disconnect the iPhone and access your explorer.

extract iPhone messages file from iTunes backup

All the messages will be found on your computer in a file having the following name - 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28

It is not easy to find this file using normal methods, so here is how you go about accessing it on different operating systems.

Getting iTunes message backup on Windows XP and below

Go to your “C drive”, then access “Documents and Settings”. Click on the “User Name” and then “Application Data”. Now click on “Apple Computer”, followed by “Mobile Sync” and finally “Backup”. You will find the file in this folder.

You may also type:

C:\\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Apple Computer\Mobile Sync\Backup

Getting iTunes message backup on Windows 7 and above

Go to your “C drive” and then navigate to “User Name”. Now go to “AppData”. Followed by “Roaming”. Now click on “Apple Computer”, followed by “Mobile Sync” and finally “Backup”.

You may also type:

C:\\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Mobile Sync\Backup

Getting iTunes message backup on Mac OS X

When you are using a Mac computer, go to your “C drive”, followed by the “Library”. Then get to “Application Support”, followed by “Mobile Sync” and finally “Backup”.

You may also type:

C:\\Library\Application Support\Mobile Sync\Backup

Opening the backup file will give you access to all the messages that had been stored in the iPhone.

access to all the messages

1.2. How to export iPhone messages file from iPhone to PC via iSkysoft Toolbox - Transfer (iOS)

You can export your SMS messages from iPhone to your PC using iSkysoft Toolbox - Transfer (iOS). With this tool, the transfer is simple since it has an intuitive interface that directs you every step of the way.

Step 1 Go to the main window and then select “Messages. You can switch the views using the “View” button at the top right hand side of the application.

Step 2 Now select the messages that you want to export to your PC. If you want to export all the messages at once, click on “CTRL + A” on the keyboard.

select the messages

Step 3 There are two ways in which you can export these SMS messages to your computer.

Method 1. Click on the “Export” button which is located right next to the “Add” button.

Click on the Export button

Method 2. Right click on the messages that you want to transfer and then choose “Export” from the dropdown menu.

choose Export

Step 4 Now you have to select a destination folder for the exported SMS messages.

select a destination folder

Alternatively, you may choose to save the messages as an iTunes backup on your computer.

choose to save the messages

When you are done tweaking the export settings, click on “OK” and the transfer of messages from iPhone to PC will begin immediately.

Part 2. How to convert iPhone messages to Android format

2.1 Use iSMS2droid to convert iPhone messages to Android format

iSMS2Droid is an application that can be used to transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android. The Android device cannot read the SMS message format of the iPhone. So the first step will be to convert the text message into a format that Android can understand.

Go to the Google Playstore and then download iSMS2Droid. Install it and then launch the application.

Once it is launched, click on “Select iPhone SMS database”

click on Select iPhone SMS database

Get the SMS messages file on the iPhone and then click on it to start the conversion.

click on it to start conversion

If you want to convert all the SMS messages, then click on “All Text Messages” in the resultant window. This will now convert all the messages into the Android format which will have an .apk extension. It is also possible to convert single messages at a time, but this will take too long. It is best to convert all messages.

click on All Text Messages

2.2 Use iSMS2droid to restore iPhone messages to Android

Launch iSMS2Droid and go to the SMS backup and restore option

go to the SMS backup and restore option

Proceed to tap on the “restore” button and then look for the iSMS2Droid file. Finally click on “OK” to proceed.

click on OK

Now click on “Restore All Messages” and finally click on “OK”.

Now wait patiently for the restoration process to be completed on the Android device. You will now be able to view all the iPhone SMS messages on your Android device.

2.3 Use SMSBackupandRestore to restore iPhone messages to Android

Start off by launching SMS Backup & Restore from the app drawer or Home Screen

Next tap on “Restore” and then select the checkbox next to “Backups You Want to Restore”. You will then be presented with the option of restoring SMS messages and/or Call Logs. Choose SMS messages.

tap on Restore

Now go ahead and tap on the arrow that is found right next to the “SMS Messages Backups”. There may be several backups of messages so you must know which the latest one is.

Follow this selection by tapping on “Restore”.

Finally tap on “OK”

You will get an information box which will ask you is you want the app to be your default messaging application.

an information box

Now go ahead and tap on “yes” and all your SMS messages from the backup will start being restored to the Android device.

Once the restoration is complete, tap on “Close”.

tap on Close

Part 3. Cross-platform data transfer apps to export SMS from iPhone to Android

3.1 The fastest and easiest program to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android 2019

There are messages that you always want to access, especially if they are related to your business. It is important that you keep an accurate copy of such messages even when you switch to another mobile device.

Thankfully, iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) is a feature-rich application that you can easily use to transfer messages from iPhone to Android with just a few click of the mouse. This data management tool allows you to select the data that you want to transfer, without having to transfer all the content of the iPhone.

toolkit-for-ios

iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS&Android)

Best iPhone to iPhone Transfer Sotware on Mac/PC

  • Full iOS and Android support: moving SMS messages from iPhone to Android using this tool is easy since it supports all Android and iOS smartphone models and versions.
  • Better control of data transferred: iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) allows you to select the type of data that you want to transfer. This makes it fast and simple to perform and transfer operation.
  • Full Data safety: Your messages are important and you want to make sure that they are no corrupted or having missing sections. You get full data safety with this tool.
  • Easy to use: Even if you have a rudimentary knowledge of how to work with computers, the intuitive interface of iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) ensures that you transfer your messages from iPhone to Android with ease.
3,990,885 people have downloaded it

This tutorial will show you how you can move iPhone messages to Android with accuracy and speed.

With just a few clicks of the mouse, you will be able to transfer all SMS messages from iPhone to Android with speed and accuracy. Here is the guide that shows you how to do it.

Step 1 - Run iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) and connect the devices

Browse to the accredited iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) download page. Download the application and then launch it to go to the Home Screen. On this Screen click on the “Switch” module to activate it.

Now take the two devices and using their original USB cables, connect them to the computer. Wait for the tool to recognize them and list them on the “Switch” screen.

Switch screen

Once the two devices have been listed, you need to make sure that they are in the correct transfer order. In this case, the iPhone should be the source device and the Android device and the target.

Sometimes the two devices may be listed in the reverse order. Simply go to the Switch Screen, look for the “Flip” button and click on it. The transfer order of the two devices will instantly be flipped, and now you can proceed with the transfer.

This underscores the ease of which you can use iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) in the management of your data.

click on Flip button

Step 2 – Choose the kind of data to be transferred

This is where the power of this tool can be experienced. You will find a list of data categories which you can transfer using iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android). These include Call Logs, Contacts, Calendar Entries, SMS Messages, Videos, Music, Photos and many other categories.

For your purposes in this case, simply uncheck all other categories and only leave the SMS messages selected. Now go ahead and click on the “Start Transfer” button.

click on the Start Transfer

Step 3 - Finish Transferring data from Android device to iPhone

When you click on the “Start Transfer” button the application will immediately start transferring all the SMS messages on the iPhone to your Android device. Depending on how many messages you have on your iPhone, the process will take some time. Get a cup of coffee or your favorite soda and then wait for the process to be completed.

NOTE: You should not use or disconnect the devices during the transfer process. If you do, you risk corrupting the data that is being copied.

start transferring

When iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) finishes, it will conveniently give you a notification informing you that the transfer of your SMS messages has been completed successfully.

3.2 How to use Wondershare Mobile Trans to transfer text messages from iPhone to Android

Wondershare Mobile Trans is another tool that you can use to safely transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android with a few simple clicks. Here is the procedure that you should follow.

Step 1 Download and launch the Wondershare Mobile Trans from the official download page. Install it and launch it to access the Home Screen. Now look for the “Phone to Phone Transfer” module and activate it.

activate the Phone to Phone Transfer module

Step 2 Using the original USB cables that came with the two devices, connect the iPhone and the Android phone to your computer. The two devices will be detected and listed on the transfer screen.

If the source and destination device order is not correct, click on the “Flip” button to change the transfer order.

Now all the files from the source device will be listed in the middle window. In this case, you will only be interested in the “Messages” category.

Now click on “Start Transfer” and export the messages from iPhone to Android.

click on Start Transfer

Step 3 Give the application some time to complete the transfer process. Once you are notified that the transfer has been completed successfully, you will be able to access the iPhone messages on the Android device.

the transfer process

In conclusion

You now know how to transfer SMS messages from iPhone to Android device using a wide range of tools. Get iSkysoft Toolbox - Switch (iOS & Android) and ensure that such transfers are done safely and quickly in the future.

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