With the release of iPhone 7 and if you are the user of old iPhone 4/4s/5/5c/5s, do you decide to change your iPhone to the new iPhone. The new iPhone 7 comes out with some specific feature which runs on iOS 10. If you are willing to get a new iPhone 7, how to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone 7 is a useful trick to know. This article how you three different ways for you to move iPhone messages from old iPhone to iPhone 7.
Part 1. Transfer Text Messages to iPhone 7 with iTunes Backup
iPhone text messages are contained in iTunes backup when you did the backup of your iPhone in iTunes. So you could use iTunes backup to help you transfer and restore all of your text messages from one iPhone to new iPhone 7. Below is the step to do it.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you are using the latest iTunes version.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone 7 to computer with the USB cable.
Step 3: Click on the Device button and tap on Summary tab. Thereafter hit on Restore Backup option.
Step 4: Pick on Messages you want to recover from the list of files that shows up. Lastly, click on Restore.
Part 2. Transfer Text Messages to iPhone 7 with iCloud Backup
Step 1: Connect the old iPhone to a power source and turn on Wi-Fi.
Step 2: On the old iPhone tap on Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
Step 3: Turn on iCloud Backup and tap on Back Up Now (and wait for the backup process to complete).
Step 4: Turn on your new iPhone. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to go through the setup process. When asked, tap Restore from iCloud Backup and Next. If you have already been through the setup process, you’ll need to reset your iPhone. Tap on Settings > General > Reset and > Erase All Content and Settings.
Step 5: Enter your Apple ID and Password.
Disadvantage of Using iTunes/iCloud to Transfer iPhone Text Messages
Transfer iPhone text messages with iTunes or iCloud is the official and effective way to transfer text messages from old iPhone to iPhone 7, but it has some disadvantages.
-All of the data and setting can be overwritten by your iTunes or iCloud backup
-Apple do not allow you to preview the data in iTunes or iCloud backup, so you can not preview iPhone messages before the transfer and can not selectively move iPhone messages.
-It depends on the Wi-Fi connection for the restore
Part 3. Transfer Text Messages to iPhone 7 with iRefone
iRefone or iRefone for Mac is the professional iPhone data recovery and transfer tool to help you recover, backup and move iOS data. It could support data like Messages, Contacts, Notes, Photos, Call history, WhatsApp, etc. It is compatible with iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, iPod Touch.
Download iRefone and make the iTunes or iCloud backup of your old iPhone to start the process to transfer text message from old iPhone to iPhone 7
Step 1: Run iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” or “Recover from iCloud Backup”. Then it will ask you to choose the iTunes backup you need if you choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”; and it will ask you to log into your iCloud account if you choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”.
Step 2: Once you choose the iTunes and iCloud backup file you need, the software will need you choose the data you want to scan in the backup. Click on Messages icon to start the scanning and analyzing of your iTunes and iCloud backup.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, all of the messages in your backup will be displayed in the software, you could preview these text messages one by one and pick out these messages you need. Then connect your iPhone 7 to your computer and click on “Recover to Device” to transfer text messages to new iPhone 7.
Have you got the tricks to transfer text messages from old iPhone to iPhone 7? Choose the way you need.