In this tutorial, we will show you how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android devices. Both of these well-known platforms arrive with their own backup and restore features and functionalities, but these functions are limited to their own operating system. Take this, for example, you take a backup of all your data on your Android device using your Google account. You can easily restore all the data on any other Android phone by signing into it with the same Google account. Talking about iOS devices, you could take a backup of your device’s data using the iCloud backup feature.
But when you try to transfer your data between these two platforms, then the real problem arises. This is because there is no proper way of transferring data across either of these two platforms. As a result of a lack of a native option for cross-platform data transfer, users face a lot of difficulty in this scenario. If you are too, one of those users who are looking for a way, to transfer your data across these platforms, then you are at the right place, because in this guide, we will be showing you the way to transfer messages from iPhone to Android devices. Read along!
How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android Phone
As there is no proper way to transfer messages between these two platforms, some third-party apps exist that are capable of doing so. After trying and testing out some of those apps, we have decided that the Wondershare MobileTrans is capable of getting the job done for us efficiently with a simple user interface. So in this guide, we will be showing you how to use the Wondershare MobileTrans app to transfer messages from iPhone to Android devices. But if for some reason, this app is not able to get your work done, you can look at the alternate method that we have shared as well.
Using Third-Party Software
STEP 2: Once downloaded, launch the setup for the software and follow the instructions given to complete the installation.
STEP 3: After that, you need to connect both your Android device and your iPhone to your computer.
STEP 4: Now launch the tool and click on the Transfer button under the phone transfer section.
STEP 5: In this circumstance, you are transferring data from iPhone to an Android device, so you have to select iPhone as the source of the data and the Android device as the destination.
STEP 6: Under the Content to copy section, you need to select Text messages and after that, click on the Start button to initiate the process. You may select something other than text messages as well if you want more of your data to be transferred.
STEP 7: The transfer process will now be started. This process will take only a few minutes and when done, you can disconnect your device from your PC and close the software if you like.
This was the first method to transfer messages from iPhone to Android devices, i.e by using the Wondershare MobileTrans app. Now let’s get to the second method of transferring messages from iPhone to Android devices.
Transferring using Third-Party Android App
If for any unknown reason, you are unable to transfer messages from iPhone to Android using the Wondershare MobileTrans software, then you can use this alternate method. This method will be utilizing the iCloud backup file and then use a third-party Android app to transfer the messages to an Android phone.
STEP 1: First of all, you need to connect your iPhone to your Windows PC or Mac with iTunes already installed.
STEP 2: Now head over to the Backup section and select the option that backs up files to the PC.
STEP 3: In addition to that, you also need to check that the backup files are not encrypted. You can do this by unchecking the Encrypt local backup option.
STEP 4: Once through the above step, click on the Backup Now button. When the backup file is completed, you can access the backup file through the location given:
Windows: C:\Users[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
STEP 5: Then inside that folder, proceed to the 3rd folder and there you will be able to see your messages backed up under a name similar to this:
STEP 6: Now you need to transfer this file to your Android device. After that, you need to download and install the iSMS2droid app from the Google Play store on your Android device.
STEP 7: Now launch the installed application on your Android device and select the import messages option. For the instance, you will have to use this app as your default messaging application.
STEP 8: Now search for the backup file that you downloaded in the previous steps. Select the file and tap on the Import All button.
STEP 9: Now the process will begin. Once the process is completed after a few minutes, then you shall revert back to using your default messaging app.
So on this note, we end our guide on how to transfer messages from iPhone to Android devices. We hope that you found both of these methods helpful. If you faced any difficulties, you can ask questions in the comment section below.