By Nick / Last Updated July 23, 2020

I want to transfer messages from iPhone to Android

I decided to switch from iPhone to Android and today my new Samsung has arrived. I have some messages still on my old iPhone 6s. Is it possible to transfer messages from iPhone to Samsung? If so, I would like to know some ways to transfer these messages or save them to another place.

- Question from Apple Community

Before the invention of instant messaging technology, people often send text messages via the carrier to contact others when they can’t answer the calls. It is very effective to let them know the important things even no one speaks out the news to them. Even at present, sometimes users still send text messages to each other. On iPhone, users are able to send free iMessages via the Internet and it looks the same as SMS.

iPhone Messages Icon

In recent years, Android has attracted some iOS users for its convenient operating system. If you want to use your new Android phone now, the important messages should not be ignored. Many users lost the important data without backing up them in advance.

Transferring messages from iPhone to your new Android phone is a good choice. Because of the different features of iOS and Android, you can’t transfer messages via Bluetooth or SIM card. This passage will let you know how to transfer SMS from iPhone to Android in 2 ways.

If you have WhatsApp messages on the old iPhone, you can try another way to transfer WhatsApp chat history between iPhone to Android.

Method 1. Transfer messages from iPhone to Android with iSMs2droid

Transferring data between iPhone and Android is often difficult because of the different OS. iSM2droid comes as a professional messages transfer and let you move messages to your new Android phone.

iSMs2droid requires you to create an iPhone backup with iTunes on computer, find the messages in that backup, import the file to your Android phone, and then decipher the file into readable messages on Android phone. The process is a little bit complicated, but as long as you follow the steps, all your messages will be successfully transferred.

Step 1. Remove the SIM card from iPhone and turn on Flight Mode on iPhone or iTunes won’t export messages to computer.

Step 2. Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer. Connect the old iPhone to PC with USB cable.

Step 3. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner to have an overview of your iPhone.

Device Icon iTunes

Step 4. Click Back Up Now to make a full iPhone backup to computer. It usually takes more than 15 minutes. After the process is completed, you can disconnect iPhone from computer.

iPhone iTunes Backup

Step 5. Find the iPhone backup on your computer. If you download iTunes from Microsoft Store, the location is C:\Users\[user name]\Apple\MobileSync\Backup; if you download iTunes from Apple Support, the path is C:\Users\[PC name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

Step 6. Locate the file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 in the folder 3d and import it into your new Android phone via USB cable or other network tools.

Step 7. Go to Google Play and install iSMS2droid on your Android phone.

Step 8. Open iSM2droid and select Import Messages. This app will automatically import iPhone messages from the database file into your Android phone. If the file is not be detected, you might need to manually import it.

Isms2droid Import Messages

Method 2. Forward messages from iPhone to Android with Backuptrans

There is another app that could help you migrate iPhone messages. Backuptrans Android iPhone SMS Transfer + could help you directly move text messages from iPhone to Android but it is not free.

You need to do some preparation for this software: installing Backuptrans Android iPhone SMS Transfer + on your computer (you don’t need to open it), turning off iCloud backup, unlocking the home screen of iPhone, connecting the iPhone and Android phone to computer, and enabling USB debugging on Android phone.

Step 1. Open this application on your computer, connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable, and click the device name of iPhone in the window.

Step 2. Select messages you want to transfer by clicking the contact names.

Step 3. Click the icon of Transfer iPhone SMS to Android

Step 4. Select an Android you want to transfer SMS to. Click Confirm to start transfer messages.

Mobiletrans Phone Transfer


Your iPhone messages could include important information. If you switch iOS to Android, you can transfer messages from iPhone to Android phone with iSMs2droid or Backuptrans Android iPhone SMS Transfer +. iPhone SMS Transfer + is easier to use but you need to buy it.

If you want to backup messages to your computer. AOMEI MBackupper is highly recommended. It is totally free and you can view the messages on computer at any time.

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