Whilst we are mostly Android here, we understand plenty of people are involved in the Apple Ecosystem. As such, moving your text messages from Android to iPhone may be a necessity.
Unfortunately, there’s no native way of doing so and it does require some third-party intervention. So, if you’re big on security, you may be left without an option to move these text messages over. However, if you’re not too fussed, keep on reading!
As Apple devices are in a closed ecosystem, they do not have access to the Google Play Store, this means you can’t simply import your Google Account to bring everything over as you would with an Android device.
You will need to do this whilst your iPhone is in its “Setup” phase, which means it’s a factory reset phone which hasn’t go through the configuration already.
Both of these methods do not require a computer but will require an active WiFi connection on each of the devices.
For moving from Android to Apple, you will need to download an app from the Google Play store called “Move to iOS“, this app is great for moving pretty much everything over from your contacts, bookmarks, photos, text messages and even app data, once the app is installed on your Android follow these steps:
If you’ve already set up your iPhone, you’re not going to be able to use the app “Move to iOS”, however, there are some other third-party options like “Send Anywhere“. However, this app does have an incredibly high amount of unskippable ads and the user interface isn’t great.
Send Anywhere allows you to send not only text messages but application data, files, media, contacts and more.
You’ll likely find more options to transfer over from Android to iPhone than you would vice versa, however, this does not mean it’s all entirely compatible.