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How to transfer your SMS and MMS to a new Android smartphone

How to transfer your SMS and MMS to a new Android smartphone

By  Niki Jones 2019-10-12 4450 0

When switching to a new Android smartphone, it's not always easy to transfer everything, especially things like SMS and MMS. In this quick tutorial, we will show you in a jiffy how to perform this essential operation! 

How to transfer your SMS and MMS to a new Android smartphone 

How to transfer your SMS and MMS to a new Android smartphone with Backup & Restore

One of the easiest ways to save and transfer your SMS / MMS to a new Android smartphone is to use a third-party application like SMS Backup & Restore.

1. Back up your SMS and MMS

 How to transfer your SMS and MMS to a new Android smartphone

● Installez SMS Backup & Restore via le Google Play Store

● Launch  SMS Backup & Restore

● Touch  Save

You can then choose the backup location - we recommend the microSD location rather than the internal memory if you have a microSD port on your computer; it's simply more convenient! Remember to check Include MMS Messages on the Create New Backup screen if you want MMS to be.

2. Transfer your SMS and MMS to your computer

● Connect your smartphone or microSD card containing the backup to your computer

● Copy the backup .xml file to the desktop

3. Restore your SMS and MMS on your new Android smartphone

● Connect your new Android smartphone or microSD card to your computer

● Transfer the .xml  file from your desktop

● Installez SMS Backup & Restore via le Google Play Store

● Launch  SMS Backup & Restore

● Touch  Restore

● Choose the location where the .xml file containing your SMS / MMS is located

How to transfer your SMS and MMS on a new smartphone OnePlus, Huawei, Samsung or iPhone

Several official applications make it easier to transfer your SMS / MMS to some brands of Android or iPhone smartphones:

OnePlus Switch

Huawei Phone Clone

Samsung Smart Switch

Apple Move to iOS

How to transfer SMS via Android 8.0+ built-in backup

It is also possible to back up your smartphone and then restore the backup to your new smartphone via built-in tools. For that :

Go to Settings> System> Backup to start a backup

Restore it on your new smartphone during the configuration step


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