How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone

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"Hi, Can anyone please help me on how to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone since I just bought an iPhone 8. I really want my messages transferred to the new device. So, please advice something."

It is a demand for most iPhone users who bought a new iPhone to transfer their text messages to their new device. But since new iPhone models that have just been launched are all the rage now, the query gained great popularity these days, which is what brought us here. In this post, we are going to explain you how to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone using the most efficient way.

1. Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone Easily

An outstanding way to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone is through iMyFone D-Port Pro, a professional tool to backup and restore the data in the iPhone. You can backup and restore your device including iPhone 8 and iPhone X in a flexible way. What’s more, the tool is able to fully support the iOS 11.

iMyFone D-Port Pro iPhone Backup and Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • D-Port Pro is an amazing tool, unlike iTunes or iCloud can selectively backup and restore the data on your device. You can smoothly backup or restore whole iPhone or only messages, WhatsApp or WeChat if you need.
  • All the backup files will be stored on your computer and you don't need to worry that your previous backup will be overwritten.
  • iMyFone D-Port Pro is completely safe and easy to use.
  • The users can selectively restore their device from their iTunes or iCloud backup as well with this program.
  • More that 20 types of data in all the backups you made with iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone D-Port Pro can be extracted using this tool.

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Step 1. Backup Only Messages on iPhone using iMyFone D-Port Pro

Using iMyFone D-Port Pro, as said above you can also backup only messages if you don’t want to backup whole device. If you opt for iTunes, you won’t be able to use this feature. Now, to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone, first there is a need to save them by creating backup. Here is the tutorial.

Step 1 – Make sure you have downloaded iMyFone D-Port pro. Install it thereafter and launch it on your computer. Now connect your iPhone to enter the first interface and tap on "Back Up & Export from Device". Select the preferred data type that you wish to backup, in this case tap on "Backup Messages".

back up messages on iOS device

Step 2 – Click the "Backup" button to begin backing up your text messages.

backing up messages

Step 3 – Wait until the backup finishes. Please make sure that the device should stay connected until the process is completed.

succesfully back up messages

Step 2. Transfer Only Messages from iPhone to iPhone

iMyFone D-Port Pro is very user friendly and offers great flexibility on both backup part or restore part. Whenever talks about partial backup, iMyFone stand out on the front because it can restore only messages (or some other types of data) and never overwrites any other data existing on the device. Since you have just made a message backup of an old iPhone, you can now just restore the backup to your new iPhone or another iPhone. In this way, you will succeed to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone using iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Step 1 – Launch the software and hit on "Restore Backup to Device" and a backup chart will load up. Select the Messages backup you made in the above guide and hit "Next". Now, click on "Next" to proceed

choose to restore a full backup

Step 2 – Next, your messages will load up on the screen for your preview and you can confirm the Messages are what you want to transfer. Then hit "Restore" to initiate transferring messages to your new iPhone.

preview messages in backup

Step 3 – Then hit "Restore" to initiate transferring messages to your new iPhone. Wait for a while and you can check the messages on your iPhone.

restoring messages in backup

2. Transfer Messages from a Backup to Another iPhone

Users, who use iTunes or iCloud to restore their respective backup files, end up overwriting their complete device with the backup data. What if you have the privilege to selectively transfer the data in the backup? With iMyFone D-Port Pro, you can make it. You not just have the power to restore Messages Backup made with iMyFone D-Port Pro, but are also able to restore only the messages from iTunes/iCloud backup file or the full backup made by iMyFone D-Port Pro, without overwriting any other data. Here we show an example to tell you how to transfer messages from a backup to another iPhone.

Step 1 – Open the iMyFone D-Port Pro and tap on "Restore Backup to Device" tab on the left panel. Select the iTunes backup file from the backup chart list and hit "Next".

choose to restore a full backup

Step 2 – Since, we just require messages to be restored to the iPhone, click on "Restore Partial Backup".

choose to restore a full backup

Step 3 – Next, choose the preferred data type "Messages" from the available options and tap "Next" again. The program will then initiate scanning your iTunes backup file.

choose to restore partial backup

Step 4 – Finally, hit on "Restore" after previewing the results.

preview data in backup

As soon as you hit "Restore", within fraction of seconds, your messages will be transferred to your new iPhone easily.

successfully restore data in backup to device


We always focus on providing the useful and helpful information to the users so that they don’t find themselves confused or in trouble in any way. Also, it is our attempt that the users get the easiest tip for whatever problem they are facing. We hope that you learnt this easiest way on how to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone and now going to perform the guide as well. Thanks and we would like to know your experience as well.

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