Ultimate Guide on SMS Message Transfer from Any Device to Any Device

Text messages are one of the most common forms of data on our devices. It, therefore, makes sense that sometimes SMS or text messages can contain sensitive data that we may want to transfer text messages from android to pc free to keep them safe.

Exported SMS messages are often in HTML, CSV and TXT format which can make it easier to share or print the messages. You may also want to transfer text messages from one device to another when switching devices.

There are a lot of apps and services that you can use to transfer SMS between devices but many will only tackle one aspect of transfer from device to the computer and never the other way.

If you are looking for a solution that will allow you to transfer SMS messages between devices, dr.fone is the tool to choose.

Part 1: Best Message Transfer Tools to Transfer SMS Across Devices

To safely and effectively transfer SMS from one device to another, you need a reliable Android SMS transfer tool. dr.fone provides two tools to help you transfer data including SMS from one device to another. These two dr.fone-Transfer and dr.fone-Switch are both very useful for message transfer from one device to another. But the one you choose will depend on your specific needs.

If you want to transfer bulk data all in one click, dr.fone - Switch is the best choice. It is ideal for moving all data from one device to another, much like you would do when switching devices.

dr.fone - Switch

Effortless Solution for Message Transfer Between Any iOS/Android and Any iOS/Android

  • Message transfer implemented only in one click between devices.
  • The product is safe, secure and fast. It will not store your information and neither in any cloud.
  • As per the product coding, its algorithm is such that you will never configure with the situation like data loss or hamper the file.
  • With this specialized tool, you can transfer the data in two consecutive devices.
  • You get limitless options to transfer data. It can be contacts, audio, video, photographs and others.
Available on: Windows Mac
3,495,901 people have downloaded it

On the other hand, dr.fone - Transfer can also be used to transfer bulk data. But it is a tool that is more useful when you need to selectively move data from an Android or iOS device to PC.

dr.fone - Transfer

Best Tool Designed to Transfer Text Messages from Android/iOS to PC

  • Transfers files between Android/iOS phone and computer, including photos, music, contacts, SMS and more
  • Transfers files to iTunes and vice versa
  • Manages the Android phone on your computer
  • Fully Compatible with Android versions up to 8.0
  • Powerful file explorer provided
  • Easy to use with guided instructions
Available on: Windows Mac
3,495,801 people have downloaded it

Let's take a look at how these two tools can help you transfer SMS between devices.

Part 2: SMS Message Transfer Between Any Devices

2.1: SMS Message Transfer between Android Devices

To easily transfer SMS from one Android device to another, we will use dr.fone-Switch. Follow along on this simple guide to learn how to use it to transfer messages from one Android device to another:

Step 1: Run dr.fone on your computer and then select “Switch” from the tools displayed in the main window.

message transfer between android devices

Step 2: Connect both Android devices and wait for the program to detect them. The program will take a moment to detect the devices connected.

Once detected you should see both devices displayed on the main interface. The destination device on the right represents the device you want to transfer data to. If this order of devices is not correct, you can click on "Flip" to alter their positions.

select android sms for message transfer

Step 3: All the data on the source device will be displayed on the middle panel. Make sure that "Text Message" is selected and then click "Start Transfer."

If you need to, you can clear the data on the destination device before copying new data on to it. To do that make sure "Clear Data before copy" is checked before you begin the transfer.

Step 4: The program will begin transferring the messages to the destination device. In a few minutes, all the text messages will now be available on the other device.

2.2: SMS Message Transfer Between iPhone Devices

To transfer messages from one iPhone to another, dr.fone-Switch is also the ideal tool to use. Here’s how:

Step 1: Open dr.fone and select “Switch” from the list of tools on the main page.

message transfer from iphone to iphone

Step 2: Connect both iPhones to the computer. They will appear on the next interface with the data from the source device displayed in the middle. If the order of the devices is reversed, you can change that by clicking on "Flip."

select ios message type for message transfer

Step 3: Once you are certain you're transferring data to the correct device, choose “Text Message” as the type of data to transfer and then click “Start Transfer.”

Note: You can choose to erase the data on the destination device before copying any new data on it. To do that simply check "Clear Data Before Copy" below the destination device.

Step 4: In a few minutes all text messages will be transferred to the destination iPhone.

Keep the device connected throughout the entire process.

Useful Tip: You can also use dr.fone - Switch for message transfer between an Android and an iOS device.

2.3: SMS Message Transfer from iPhone to PC

To easily transfer text message from an iPhone to PC, you will need to use dr.fone-Transfer. Follow this simple guide to use it:

Step 1: Open dr.fone on your PC and select “Transfer.” Then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. The program will detect the iPhone in a minute or two.

message transfer from iphone to pc

Step 2: Click on “Information” then choose “SMS” from the left panel. You should see a list of the text messages on the device. To export them to PC, choose the messages you'd like to export and click “Export." Select an export format from the list in the sub-menu that appears and the program will begin exporting the messages.

export iphone sms for message transfer

2.4: Android SMS Transfer to PC

In much the same way, you can also transfer text messages from your Android device to PC using dr.fone-Transfer. These simple steps show you how to transfer text messages from Android to PC for free:

Step 1: Open dr.fone and select “Transfer.” Connect the Android device to the computer. Once the program detects the device, you should see it appear in the next window.

message transfer from android to pc

Step 2: Click on “Information > SMS” to see all the text messages on your Android device. Choose the messages you would like to transfer to the PC and click “Export." Choose the format you want the text messages to be exported (HTML, CSV or TXT) and the program will begin exporting the selected messages.

transfer text messages from android to pc

dr.fone-Switch and dr.fone-Transfer each provide a unique but very capable way to transfer Android SMS messages from one device to another. Considering that they can both be used to transfer just about all types of data, it is easy to see why dr.fone is a must have tool-kit for all smartphone users.

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