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Easy Ways to Transfer SMS/Text Messages to iPhone X or iPhone 8

If you are going to replace your phone with iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, you are recommended to transfer the messages to your new phone for the reason that you may lose some significant information. To help you copy the data more quickly and securely, this article will introduce two ways to transfer your messages from computer or previous phone.

How to Transfer Messages from Used Phone to iPhone X or iPhone 8?

Usually, users may store the messages in their phone and would not like to backup them to other devices. Therefore, it is essential for them to know how to copy the desired messages from their previous phone to the new phone. To achieve this goal, you can use Phone Transfer to speed up the transferring process and guarantee the security.

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Before using this tool, do not forget to install the latest iTunes on your PC.

Step 1. Run the program and connect your devices

You will need to install and launch the software and then connect the two devices to the computers via 2 different USB cables.

Step 2. Select the "Phone to Phone Transfer"

After the two devices have been connected, you can then click on the option "phone to phone transfer". The program will detect the two phones and show them side by side on the interface. If your used phone is the source device, just go on. If not, you should click on "Flip" to change their position.

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Step 3. Transfer SMS from your previous phone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus

You will see that all transferable file types are displayed. Just select the "SMS" categories and click the button of Start Transfer to begin the transferring process.

Learn more:

How to Transfer Files from Computer to iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/6S/6 Easily

What Can I Do to Copy SMS from Computer to iPhone 8 Plus/8/X?

If you have backup the wanted messages on your personal computer before, you can transfer them from computer directly. Also, in this case, using a third-party program as your helper would be more effective. Here iPhone Messages Transfer is recommended. With it, you can import the SMS which have stored in your computer to your new iPhone. The operation is easy to understand and the steps are as below:

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Step 1. Link your iPhone to the computer

Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, then launch the iPhone Messages Transfer program on your computer, then the program will start detecting and recognizing your connected iPhone.

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Step 2. Select the correct folder

Once the recognition finished, you can see several folders are listed on the interface. Tap on the SMS category on the top menu, then you'll enter it and preview the whole contents under the file types.

Step 3. Import SMS from computer to iPhone 8/X/Plus

Finally, click on "Import" button on the menu then you can select the messages on your computer and copy them to your device.

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