How to back up iPhone messages and transfer to a new iPhone

When you buy a new iPhone, like the newest iPhone XR / XSMax, I think most apple phone users have the demand for transferring iPhone text messages to the new iPhone from the old iPhone quickly. Perhaps most of the users have tried many ways but ended up failing because of various reasons. Well, please do not be discouraged! Backup iPhone messages and transfer iPhone text messages to the new iPhone is much easier than you thought! Here are several effective methods that may be helpful for you.

 

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Transfer iPhone Messages to the iPhone with iCloud Backup

 

Does iCloud backup iPhone messages? The answer is YES.  The messages, including SMS, text messages, and iMessages, are all included. To transfer iPhone messages to the iPhone with iCloud just follow the steps below:

Connect your old iPhone to the new iPhone in charge and Wi-Fi connection.

On your old iPhone, go to Settings > type [Your Name] > Tap iCloud.

Turn on iCloud Backup (for iOS 10 & earlier: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup). Tap on the Backup now option to backup iPhone text messages from your old iPhone.

 

On your new iPhone. If it is a new one and hasn’t been activated,  tap Restore iPhone messages from iCloud Backup.

Follow these options go to Settings > click General > go to Reset > Erase All Content and Settings  > Set up and activate the iPhone again > Select the Restore from iCloud Backup option > Select the backup you just created.

Wait for the restore iPhone messages process to finish, and they will be transferred to the new one. Transferring and backup iPhone messages from iPhone to iPhone 12 highly depends on a Wi-Fi connection. If your iPhones are under poor Wi-Fi connection, the iPhone SMS backup process may be quite time-consuming, or worse, the transferring process gets interrupted. 

 

iPhone data transfer from iPhone to iPhone without Backup

 

Besides, since the latest iOS 15.1 was released, Apple has previously brought the Messages in the iCloud feature. This feature enables users to make iPhone data recovery on different devices. So you can also apply this feature to export iPhone text messages from the old iPhone to the new iPhone with the iCloud syncing feature (for iOS 12 and later). Here are steps on how to export iPhone text messages to iPhone without backup: On the old iPhone, go to Settings > then Click on account name > Choose iCloud. Scroll down to find Messages > Toggle it, if it is not able to do then all the iPhone messages on it will be synced to iCloud. On the new iPhone, do the same process as mentioned above. And then both the devices will be exporting iPhone text messages.

 

How to retrieve iPhone text messages from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes

 

Follow these steps to backup and retrieve iPhone text messages with iTunes:

Make sure to use the latest version of iTunes > Connect your old iPhone to your PC via USB cable > Launch the iTunes. Select your iPhone in iTunes > Click on the Backup Now option to back up your old iPhone. After the process completes, you can see if the backup finished successfully and retrieve iPhone text messages on the Summary screen in iTunes. It does the iPhone SMS backup to the whole device and retrieve iPhone text messages to the new iPhone.  Like iPhone SMS backup from iCloud, the files on your target iPhone will be erased first.  To transfer iPhone messages from old to new iPhone with iTunes, you need to backup iPhone text messages from the old iPhone, and then restore your messages to the new iPhone.

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