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Android SMS Transfer - How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android?

No matter messages contain important info like business or privacy info, or simply make you wish to read again and again, you may always save them on your mobile phone. So when you upgrade your Android phone to a new one, you may wish to move these saved messages to the new phone for further reading, right? But how to achieve it? It seems impossible to transfer Android text conversation from one to another since the SMS is stored in the phone's internal memory other than external or SIM card, but actually you can do it easily!

How to make it? In this article, we will show you five simple ways to transfer text messages from Android to Android.

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♦ Part 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android with 1 Click

♦ Part 2. How to Transfer Messages from Android to Android via Bluetooth

♦ Part 3. Transfer SMS from Android to Android via Google Backup

♦ Part 4. How to Transfer Texts from Android to Android via Android Apps

♦ Part 5. Transfer Text Messages to New Phone via Smart Switch

Part 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android with 1 Click

To complete SMS transfer from phone to phone easily and quickly, you need to have a tool like Mobile Phone Transfer at hand. With it, you can directly transfer data like text messages, contacts, photos, music, apps, etc. between Android devices without any restrictions. And if you wish to transfer data from Android to other operating system like iOS, this tool also can help you. What's more, this Android to Android Transfer requires no professional skills for every users, so you can use it to reach your goal as easy as 1-2-3. Now, just click the below icon to get the free trial version and then follow the instructions to start the transferring process.

You can finish the whole process within 3 simple steps, but you should be sure the Android phones have been linked into your computer, now let's download and install the Mobile Phone Transfer on your computer and then follow the steps below:

1st step - Connect two Android phones to computer

Run the program after you downloaded and installed it. Then, connect two Android phones to the computer with 2 USB cables. You must make sure that USB debugging should be enabled on the two Android phones.

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2nd step - Select the file type for transfer

Once detected by the program, your old Android phone should be placed on the left and new Android phone on the right. All transferable file types on your old Android phone will be displayed in list for you to choose.

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3rd step - Start to transfer messages from Android to Android

Tick off the data categories you want, here you should choose "Text Messages", you can then hit the "Start Copy" icon in the program to start the whole SMS transfer process between two Android devices.

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

If you don't want to install additional software, you can use the Bluetooth feature on your Android device to transfer texts from Android to Android. This method is simple and easy to understand, but its main drawback is that the transfer speed is quite slow, and sometimes problems occur when you pair the two devices. Even more troublesome is that Bluetooth can only transfer one text message to another phone at a time. Therefore, if you only have a small amount of text messages to transfer, you can try transferring messages from Android to Android via bluetooth.

Step 1: First, put the two Android phones in close proximity to each other. Turn on the Bluetooth function on both phones separately and pair them successfully by confirming the verification code.

Step 2: Now, go to the old Android phone, open the "Messaging" app, then find and select the text messages you want to transfer.

Step 3: Go to its Settings and select "Send the selected SMS threads" or "Share the selected SMS threads". Then, select "Bluetooth" as the transmission method, and then all the receivable Android devices will also be displayed.

Step 4: Click on the target device - your new Android phone, the new phone will receive a prompt to receive SMS data. You only need to select "Agree" and the SMS message you selected will be transferred to the new phone immediately.

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Part 3. Transfer SMS from Android to Android via Google Backup

Next, let's see how to transfer messages from Android to Android by using Google Backup. Google Backup allows you to back up your text messages to your Google account, and you can later restore them to any Android device using the same Google account. This method requires a stable Internet connection. The following shows how to do the task:

Step 1: Go to the "Settings" app on your source Android phone and select or "Backup and reset" option.

Step 2: Click "Back Up My Data" and make sure the "Messages" option is selected. Then, hit on "Back Up Now" button.

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Step 3: Go to the target Android phone, open the "Settings" app, and then click "Accounts" -> "Add Account" -> "Google" and enter the same Google account credentials to sign into it.

Step 4: Next, head to "Settings" -> "Backup and Restore" again and toggle on "Automatic restore". Then, the backup data will be restored to the target Android device instantly.

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Part 4. How to Transfer Texts from Android to Android via Android Apps

There are also many data transfer applications on the market that can help you back up your Android phone text messages and restore them to any device you need. SMS Backup & Restore and SMS Backup+ are two popular programs. Below, we take SMS Backup & Restore as an example to explain how you can use it to transfer messages to a new phone.

Step 1: Download and install SMS Backup & Restore app on both Android phones and then launch it. Turn on WiFi on the two devices.

Step 2: Touch on "Transfer" from the app on both the phones. Then, tap on "Send from this phone" on the source Android phone and tap "Receive on this phone" on the target Android phone.

Step 3: The source phone will begin to detect the nearby phones. You should choose the target Android phone now and confirm a notification on it to pair the two phones.

Step 4: Navigate to your source phone again and choose the text messages you want to transfer.

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Step 5: When the SMS transfer is completed, you can go to your target Android phone and choose the "Restore" option to restore the messages on this phone.

Part 5. Transfer Text Messages to New Phone via Smart Switch

If you are using Samsung Android phone, there is a great app at hand, Smart Switch, to help you transfer texts to new phone. This app is specially designed for Samsung users to transfer data to Samsung phones from any iOS/Android phones. Before you start with the following steps, please make sure the two devices are under the same WiFi connection.

Step 1: Download and install Smart Switch app on both your phones. Launch it to get ready.

Step 2: Set your old phone as sending device and the new phone as receiving device.

Step 3: Touch the "Connect" button on the sending device to make the two phones connected. If the connection is failed, you can try to connect them manually by entering the PIN code that displayed on the sending phone in the receiving phone.

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Step 4: Go to the sending phone to choose the text messages and then tap on "Send" button to let the Android app transfer text messages to new phone.

Final Words

These are the five solutions for how to transfer text messages from Android to Android. By comparison, we found that transferring applications and Bluetooth take a long time to process tasks. Samsung Smart Switch in the last method only supports transfer to Samsung devices. Therefore, I recommend that you use the Mobile Phone Transfer mentioned in the first method. It supports almost all Android phones on the market, and allows users to complete the entire transfer process with one click. It is more secure than other methods.

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments.

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