Transfer SMS/Texts between phones

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by realitymonkey, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. realitymonkey macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2010

    I've just purchased an iPhone 6 plus and would like to start from scratch again as I've been using the same backup since my iPhone 3G and had various remnants of old systems show up. However I really need to keep all my messages active as I've got a lot of work stuff in there as we tend to text a lot. Does anyone have an easy
    way to do this transfer ?

  2. EveTsaka macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2014
    Hi, does your iPhone 3GS still work and with all these messages on? if this you can try to transfer sms from iPhone 3G to iPhone 6 Plus directly!
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    as long as you are running up to date iOS this is something that itunes will do for you when switching phones

    connect old iPhone and back up
    connect new iPhone and restore from old phones backup

    itunes will copy all the text message to the new iPhone

    i don't know of any other way using itunes or other utilities to copy messages
  4. EveTsaka macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2014
    some third party program can do that, and you can choice only messages or all files likes contacts, songs, photos.
  5. EveTsaka macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2014
    There is a video named "Transfer Everything between Symbian, BlackBerry, iOS and Android Phones" on YouTube Channel "". You can have a try.

    Best wishes!

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