How to Do Text Messages Transfer to New iPhone

"Hi, I have recently bought a new iPhone and want to transfer only messages to it. Can anyone tell me how to transfer messages to new iPhone without losing or affecting any other data?"

Well, this is a common problem that many iPhone users have met. This article is going to show you a way through which you can do text messages transfer to new iPhone without any hassle. Moreover, considering your concern, we would again like to tell you that your data will not be affected in any way with the method that we will introduce. So, let’s cut the long story short and learn the process.

1 Do Text Messages Transfer to New iPhone with iMyFone D-Port Pro

In order to do text messages transfer to new iPhone easily and effectively, all you need is iMyFone D-Port Pro which is counted as one of the best backup and restore program. This program stands out because it helps the users selectively backup iPhone data and perform the process smoothly without any overwriting the previous backups. What's more, it is compatible with iOS 11 as well.

iMyFone D-Port Pro iPhone Backup and Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • D-Port Pro is the most flexible tool which allows the users to choose making full or partial backup on their device. In other words, if the users want to backup only certain type of data like messages or WhatsApp, they can easily do that with this tool.
  • Once you create a backup, you can view the data in that backup as well. No backup file will be overwritten using this tool.
  • You can also restore the data selectively. For example, you can smoothly restore only messages or WhatsApp messages, WeChat messages from the backup you made with iMyFone D-Port Pro, iTunes, or iCloud.
  • This tool helps in extracting 20+ types of data from iCloud, iTunes or iMyFone D-Port Pro backup.

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1.1. Transfer Text Messages from iTunes or iCloud Backup to New iPhone

If you have an iCloud or iTunes backup, you can do the text message transfer to new iPhone from iTunes or iCloud Backup with iMyFone D-Port Pro, because iTunes or iCloud has a major drawback that they can only restore full backup to the device and do not allow you to selectively restore data to the device.With iMyFone D-Port Pro, users not only can transfer only text messages from the whole backup to your iPhone but also can preview the data before restoring.

Step 1 – Launch the iMyFone software and get into the "Restore Backup to Device" tab in the left panel and select the iTunes or iCloud backup file from the backup file chart. Hit "Next" after selecting one.

choose a backup

Step 2 – Now that you’ve selected an iTunes backup file from the list, you will be prompted to choose form "Restore Full Backup" or "Restore Partial Backup". Tap on the option "Restore Partial Backup".

choose to restore a partial backup

Step 3 – After that you will need to choose the data type(s) that you want to restore. Here we choose Messages and then click "Next".

choose to restore partial backup

The program will scan the backup and show you the messages in that backup.

preview messages

Step 4 – Lastly, hit "Restore" and with in just fraction of minutes all your messages will be restored to the iPhone easily.

successfully restore data in backup to device

1.2. Backup Only Messages on Old iPhone and Transfer Them to New iPhone

Using iMyFone D-Port Pro is again very useful when it comes to backup iPhone as unlike iTunes and iCloud, it doesn’t overwrite the previous backed up data or any other file on your device upon restoring too. Here is the step guide to backup old iPhone and to transfer messages to new iPhone using iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 1 – Launch the software and connect the old iPhone from which you wish to backup your messages. Get into the "Back Up & Export from Device" tab. You will then be asked to select the data type, i.e. Messages, click on the "Backup Messages" option.

back up messages on iOS device

Step 2 – Next, tap on the Backup button to start backing up only messages on your old iPhone.

backing up messages

After process completes, disconnect the old iPhone and plug in the new iPhone follow the instructions below on how to transfer messages to new iPhone.

succesfully back up messages

Step 3 – Now, get into "Restore Backup to Device" tab and select the Messages backup you made for old iPhone and hit "Next".

choose to restore a full backup

Step 4 – On the next screen, there are some notifications you have to know before restoring. Tap "Next" to proceed.

 start to scan message backup

Step 5 – The program will scan the backup file and load results on the screen, tap on "Restore" to transfer messages to new iPhone.

preview messages in backup

Wait for a while, you will be able to check the messages on your new iPhone.

restoring messages in backup

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2 Do Text Messages Transfer to New iPhone with iTunes or iCloud

Well, if you talk about restoring only text messages from the iTunes or iCloud backup file using iTunes or iCloud, that won’t be possible. It is because they do not offer such functionality to restore data selectively. Users have to restore a full backup to the device which, in turn, overwrites the other data on iPhone and a large amount of unwanted data will occupy space on your new iPhone. Moreover, the restoration process is also time-consuming.

Step Guide to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1 – Launch iTunes and connect your new iPhone to it. iTunes will automatically detect it and you are required to click on your iPhone then.
Step 2 – Now tap on the "Restore Backup" option and choose the desired backup file from the options listed.
Step 3 – Lastly, hit "Restore" and wait for the process to complete.
Step 4 – Your device will then reboot automatically and sync with your computer on boot up. Wait for it to reboot and sync, after which you can use your device.

Restore backup using iTunes

Step Guide to Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Step 1- Go to "Settings" on your iPhone, then click "General" => "Reset" => "Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 2-When the iPhone restart, on the Apps & Data screen, click "Restore from iCloud Backup". Then follow the instruction to choose a iCloud backup to restore.

Restore from iCloud backup

Note

Please kindly note that the other data on your device will be completely overwriten if you choose these 2 methods, so remember to backup your device before restoring. In addition, restoring iPhone from iCloud backup will require good network connection, or errors could occur during the process. Restoring iPhone from iTunes backup requires the latest version of iTunes, or restore errors will occur as well.

Conclusion

Well! We are closing the topic with the expectation that you now well understand the tutorial for how to transfer text messages to new iPhone. Let us know your experience if you have made backup with the tool mentioned above. Many thanks for reading!