How to Transfer SMS Messages from One Android Phone to Another
Getting new phone is really an excitement, till when we don’t think about our old data like messages, images and all. When you get new phone you initially lose almost everything you had in your phone.
Where something like pictures and all will come automatically when you sync with the Google account, but what about text messages? It will not sync automatically right?
So here is the solution in this post How To Transfer SMS Messages From One Android Phone to Another Mobile.
So finally you can take backup of your messages and transfer it to any android phone with the easy app called SMS Backup & Restore.
So here is the catch, the first thing you need to do is install SMS Backup & Restore. In both android phones. And make sure both phones are in the same wifi network, It won’t work in cellular or different WiFi network.
It is very simple like other sharing apps e.g. Shareit, Xender etc. open the app on both phones, and tap “Transfer” button from the main screen. A new detail box will open with how to stuff.
Select the appropriate option from the phone “Send from this phone” from the old phone and “Receive on this phone” for your new Android phone.
Both phone will start looking for each other on the Network. When it shows on your phone tap it in list and it will start transferring.
Now accept and decline popup will come, obviously you need to choose Accept.
When they made connection, sending phone will show some options:
“Transfer texts and call logs from the current state”, or “Use the most recent backup”. You need to choose the first one, because we really don’t have backup or our messages right ?
Wait for a while, it won’t be long. Once its done with transferring, you will get a notification on the receiving phone that you want to accept and Restore, of course you do.
Now you will get some popup regarding that starting with android 4.4 (Kitkat), only the Default app can Restore Messages. SMS Backup & Restore is currently not the Default SMS app, so you have to set SMS Backup & Restore as the Default SMS app. At least until the SMS transfer finished, so Tap OK.
In the next step you can change the default app, “yes” to make SMS Backup & Restore as your Default app.
Now the transfer begins, Stay back and let it do its work.
After finishing you will get a notification that how much messages and call history you have got on your new phone.
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