How to Transfer Text Messages from Android to Android?
As time passes, people tend to change their smartphones and keep up with the trends and adopt newer technology in the form of newer models. They mostly focus only on contacts, pictures, and videos and have them transferred into the new smartphone, forgetting to import the messages from their previous phone. You might realize that you forgot to transfer the messages but it can be too late for that. So what can you do?
Messages contain very important information, whether personal or from work. You don’t want to lose such information, which might be of need in the future. That is why you should always transfer your messages from the old Android phone to the newer one. Here we have listed a few ways to import your old messages in the new android device.
Option 1: Transfer Messages via Bluetooth:
It’s almost obsolete now but you must have used android’s Bluetooth feature for sharing files between different devices at some point in life. Thankfully, you can use it to transfer your SMS messages too. Using Bluetooth is the easiest way to transfer the messages as you won’t be requiring any third-party applications to do the work but it does have a few limitations. The first one is the time, transferring using Bluetooth is a slow process as compared to Wi-Fi direct and other options. Secondly, a few of the devices don’t support Bluetooth as it is becoming obsolete with time. Here’s what you need to do if your devices have Bluetooth:
- Place both devices nearby and turn on Bluetooth.
- Pair both devices by entering the correct passcode.
- On the source android phone open the Messages application.
- Select the messages you want to share by doing a long press. If you want to select all you will see an option on the top right after selecting one message saying “select all”.
- Once you have selected your desired messages click on the share option and select Bluetooth.
- You will see different devices, select the one you paired with in the second step.
- On the new device, you will get a popup of an incoming file, click on “Agree”.
- Your messages will be transferred to the new device successfully.
Option 1: Using a third-party application:
Different third-party applications can ease the load off your shoulders. These apps will be more efficient than Bluetooth and you can easily transfer all the messages in a few moments, all you need to do is download one from the Play Store. These applications work by making a backup of all the messages present on your source smartphone. This backup is then stored on the SD card of the old Android phone. Once the file is received at the new phone, you need to install the same application you used to make the backup. The application has an option of “Restore”. Upon clicking this option, you would need to specify the path to the backup file you just transferred to this phone. The transfer process will begin and in a few moments, all the messages will be present on your new phone. Third-party applications are always fast and reliable, you can choose any from the Play store.