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[5 Methods] How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android?

I guess not many of you have good awareness of the exact functions of an Android phone. According to a professional report, SMS and MMS are available forms of messaging. Android Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is also a part of Android Push Messaging services. These stunning features affect people's communication activities on daily life. And once they switch from their old Android phones to new Android devices, it's necessary to transfer text messages from Android to Android if the text conversations are crucial.

In this guide, you will learn 5 different methods to transfer SMS from Android to Android.

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Part 1: Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android with Mobile Transfer (Recommended)

If you want to complete the SMS transfer between two Android phones unimpeded, please don't hesitate to pick up MobiKin Transfer for Mobile. It is a desktop program that supports all Android devices and enables you to transfer all text messages from one Android phone to another. The following are the reasons why people prefer to choose Transfer for Mobile to transfer their SMS between Android phones.

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It is pretty simple to use Transfer for Mobile to transfer text messages to new phone, no matter your new phone is Android phone or iPhone. You can click the blue icon below to get this tool and following guide shows how.

Related: Sometimes, you may have lost or deleted important SMS on your Android mobile phone by mistake, so you can read this article to know how to recover deleted text messages from Android phone.


Step 1: Run Transfer for Mobile on your computer

Get the Windows or Mac version of Transfer for Mobile installed on your PC or Mac (here we set Windows version as example). To begin with, you need to connect your two Android smart phones to the computer via USB cables.

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Step 2: Connect two Android phones to computer

After the connection between your Android phones and computer, Transfer for Mobile will detect the two phones and show them in the two sides of the interface. Make sure that the left one is the source device you want. If not, you can click "Flip" button to exchange their positions.

connect two android phones to computer

Step 3: Start SMS transfer from Android phone to Android phone

All transferable file types are listed in the middle. Select the "Text Messages" option on the menu and click "Start Copy" button to start the Android SMS transfer. Other data including contacts, music, photos, videos, call logs and apps can be transferred in the same way.

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Part 2: How to Transfer Messages from Android to Android via Bluetooth

If you don't have a lot of text messages to transfer, then you can use the Bluetooth function that comes with your phone without installing additional tools. The premise of using this method is that both of your phones support Bluetooth. Then, you can go with the following steps:

Step 1. Turn on the Bluetooth on both your Android phones and have them paired by confirming the passcode.

Step 2. Once the two phones are successfully paired, you can go to the Messaging app on the source Android phone and choose the text messages that you want to send to the new device.

Step 3. Tap on the share icon and choose the Bluetooth icon, which means you will send the selected text messages via Bluetooth. Simply tap on the target Android device from the list of all available Android devices.

Step 4. You will receive a prompt on your target Android phone, asking you whether you accept the incoming SMS data. Just tap on "Agree" to begin the SMS transfer process.

how to transfer text messages from one phone to another via bluetooth

Part 3: How to Transfer SMS from Android to Android with Google Backup

The principle of using Google Backup to transfer texts to new phone is that you can use your Google account to create a backup of the text message on the source Android phone, and then restore the backed up text message to the target phone using the same Google account. Using this method, you need to connect the two Android phones to a stable Internet.

Step 1. On your source Android phone, go to "Settings" app and choose "Backup"/"Backup and reset" option. Make sure the "Messages" tab has been selected in the section of Backup my data, then, click on the button of "Back Up Now".

transfer texts from android to android with google backup

Step 2. Turn to your target Android phone and go to "Settings" > "Accounts" > "Add Account" > "Google". Log in with the same Gmail account you used on your source Android device.

Step 3. Turn on the "Automatic Restore" option by heading to "Settings" > "Backup & reset" and toggle on "Automatic restore".

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Part 4: How to Use Android App to Transfer Text Messages (SMS Backup & Restore)

There are many SMS transferring applications on the market that can help you migrate your SMS from one phone to another. SMS Backup & Restore is one of them. It allows you to back up your text messages and restore them to any device. It is the best choice for users when choosing an SMS transferring tool. However, some users have reported that the app will cause errors on some versions of Android phones.

Anyway, you can follow the steps in the below to see how to transfer text messages to new phone by using SMS Backup & Restore if you are interested in.

Step 1. Install and run the SMS Backup & Restore app on your source Android phone.

Step 2. Go to the top left corner of the app to click the "3 horizontal bars" and tap on the "Back up now" > "Backup" button from the pop up menu.

Step 3. Find the "SMSBackupRestore" folder on your source Android phone's local storage and move it to your destination Android device.

Step 4. Install SMS Backup & Restore app on your target Android device and click on the "3 horizontal bars" again. Click the "Restore" option from the menu and choose "Local Backup Location" button.

Step 5. Choose the SMS backup file you want to restore and tap on the "Restore" button. Then, the text messages will be restored to the destination Android phone soon.

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Part 5: How to Transfer Text Messages to New Android Phone with Smart Switch

If you are using Samsung phones, you can directly use Samsung's app - Smart Switch, to transfer your text messages from Android phone to Android phone. The app also enables you to transfer pictures, contacts, documents and other files between two Samsung devices over a local Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Download and install Smart Switch on both the Samsung phones and then launch it.

Step 2: Now, you can set your old Android phone as "Sending device" and the new one as "Receiving device".

Step 3: Tap on "Connect" button on the sending device to get the two Android phone connected automatically. If failed, you may need to connect them manually by confirming a PIN code.

Step 4: Select the text messages on your sending device and then click on "Send" button to transfer these SMS to the receiving phone.

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The above are five ways on how to transfer text messages to new Android phone from old Android. But for cloud backup and SMS transfer applications, they can be time consuming to handle the entire transfer process to some extent. Therefore, I recommend that you use MobiKin Transfer for Mobile to move data from one phone to another, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, documents, etc. It supports almost all Android phones and iPhone on the market, allowing users to transfer data with one click and without worrying about data loss. If you have any questions, please leave us a message below.

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