Iphone sms transferring can be done by two ways.
First method: you take back up of your old iphone to computer by itunes,icloud, dropbox or any cloud storage. Then you restore your new iphone / ipad with old iphone’s back up. In this method you can transfer your sms from iphone to another iphone but this will erase all data of your new iphone. Many time it happen that you bought new iphone and started to use it then after one month you realize that you want to combine sms, mms, imessages and text messages of your old iphone to new iphone. As it is not possible that your carry your both iphone with you. In this method you transfer all of your iphone data to another iphone / ipad.
Second method: you merge sms of two iphone to one iphone. Or you combine sms of two ipad /iphone to one iphone /ipad without restoring your iphone / ipad. This method is used when you want to transfer only sms, text messages between two iphone or you want to copy only sms text messages from one iphone to another iphone. I have created separate post for how to merge combine sms, text messagesof two different iphone / ipad. By that method you can transfer only sms text messages from one iphone to another iphone or you can move sms mms from old ipad to another new ipad.
Steps for how to transfer sms from iphone / ipad to another iphone / ipad. How to move sms text messages of old ipad/ iphone to new iphone / ipad.
This method is applicable for transferring sms text messages from iphone 5, iphone 5s, iphone 5c to iphone6, iphone 6s, iphone se and iphone 6s plus. You can also use for copying sms from ipad pro, ipad air, ipad mini to ipad pro, ipad air, ipad mini and iphone ipod.
Step 1. Connect your old one iphone/ ipad to computer. Ipad / Iphone should appear in this pc or my computer.
Step 2. Open itunes. Itunes found iphone / ipad in device tab.
Step 3. On left hand side column of itunes – select the old one iphone / ipad from which you want to move sms, text messages, mms and data to another new iphone.
Step 4. Now you will make back up of your iphone. You can make backup of iphone by itunes and icloud.
-To take ipad/ iphone backup by icloud:
You need to connect your iphone /ipad to wifi internet.
-Once your iphone connected to internet. Unlock your iphone screen.
- Tap on iphone setting- tap on icloud – turn on icloud backup- then tap on backup now.
After completion of backup, iphone backup will appear in storage – manage device –device name your iphone name.
Take iphone ipad back up by itunes:
-As you have connected iphone to computer and you have opened itunes - on left hand side you will find your iphone / ipad and all connected ios devices. Select iphone / ipad from which you want to copy sms to another iphone ipad.
- Click on summary tab. On right hand side you will find the options as show in below image. Automatically backup on this computer and icloud and manual backup and restore. It also shows that when you have last backed up your iphone ipad.
- Click on backup now.
- you will find all your back up of itunes here- open itunes – click on edit menu – click on preferences – click on device tab – this will provide you the list of all back up on your computer itunes library.
Step 5. Now connect another new iphone / ipad on which your want to transfer sms text messages from your old iphone / ipad.
Step 6. Now open itunes. Select the new iphone on which you are moving sms, mms from old iphone.
Step 7. Now click on summary tab. Now click on restore backup or right click on your new one iphone /ipad on which you are transferring sms from your another old iphone / ipad. Then select restore from back up.
Step 8. This will provide the list of backup. You should select backup of your old iphone and restore the new one iphone with old iphone backup. This will restore contact, calendar, notes, text messages and setting on new iphone and this will not restore firmware.
This will wipe out all data on your new iphone.
Step 9. It will take few minute to restore iphone. Keep iphone connected to computer until it restarts and sync with computer.
Step 10. Disconnect your iphone from computer and check the messaging app. You will successfully transferred sms to your iphone.