How to Transfer Messages From iPhone to iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Transferring messages from one iPhone to another can be a daunting task, especially if you have a large number of conversations and important information stored in your messages. However, with the right tools and steps, you can easily transfer your messages from one iPhone to another without any hassle. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring messages from iPhone to iPhone.


Before we begin, there are a few things you need to ensure for a smooth transfer of your messages:

  • iCloud Backup: Make sure that both your old and new iPhones are backed up to iCloud. This will ensure that all your messages are included in the backup.
  • iOS Version: Check that both iPhones are running on the latest version of iOS. This will help prevent any compatibility issues during the transfer process.
  • Stable Internet Connection: Ensure that you have a stable internet connection on both iPhones throughout the transfer process.

Step 1: Backup Your Old iPhone

The first step is to create a backup of your old iPhone’s data, including your messages. To do this:

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi: Connect your old iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open Settings: Go to “Settings” on your old iPhone and tap on your name at the top.
  3. iCloud: Tap on “iCloud” and then select “iCloud Backup”.
  4. Create Backup: Tap on “Back Up Now” to initiate the backup process. Make sure you have enough storage space available in your iCloud account.
  5. Wait for Backup to Complete: Wait for the backup process to complete. This may take some time depending on the size of your data.

Step 2: Restore Your New iPhone

Once you have successfully backed up your old iPhone, it’s time to restore that backup onto your new iPhone. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn On Your New iPhone: Power on your new iPhone and follow the setup instructions until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.
  2. Select Restore from iCloud Backup: On the “Apps & Data” screen, select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
  3. Sign in to iCloud: Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  4. Select Backup: Choose the latest backup of your old iPhone from the list of available backups.
  5. Wait for Restore to Complete: Wait for the restore process to complete. This may take some time depending on the size of your backup and internet speed.

Step 3: Verify Message Transfer

To make sure that all your messages have been successfully transferred to your new iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open Messages App: Open the Messages app on your new iPhone.
  2. Browse Conversations: Browse through your conversations and check if all your messages are there. You should see all your conversations as they were on your old iPhone.


If you have enabled Messages in iCloud on both iPhones, your messages will be automatically synced across devices and you won’t need to perform a separate transfer.

With these simple steps, you can easily transfer your messages from one iPhone to another. Now you can enjoy your conversations and important information on your new device without any hassle!

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