How to transfer SMS from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5

How to transfer SMS from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5?

Have an iPhone 4 and will get the latest new iPhone 5. How to transfer SMS from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5? This guide explains how to replace your current iPhone 4 with a newly iPhone 5 using Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer. You can follow these steps to copy SMS from iPhone to iPhone directly or back up your previous iPhone 4 first, and then restore the backup to your newly purchased iPhone 5. iPhone 4S to iPhone 5 SMS transferring is also supported.

 

Step1: Run Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer on computer and connect iPhone
Free download Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer to install on computer and connect both iPhones to computer with USB cable. Then the software will find devices connected and show them on the Devices list.

Note: Before you run the software, please make sure you have installed iTunes 10.0 or above on your computer and turned off "iCloud Backup" on your iPhone. Also, you need to enter correct passcode on iPhone if your iPhone is protected with a passcode.

Step2-A: Transfer all SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5
1) Click the iPhone you want to transfer SMS from.
2) Turn to top toolbar and press "Transfer iPhone SMS to other iPhone" button or go File -> Transfer iPhone SMS to other iPhone.

    Tip: Or you can right click the iPhone in Device list and then choose "Transfer iPhone SMS to other iPhone".

transfer SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5

Step2-B: Transfer only the SMS with a single contact to iPhone 5
1) Click your wanted contact name under iPhone.
2) Turn to top toolbar and press "Transfer iPhone SMS to other iPhone" button or go File -> Transfer iPhone SMS to other iPhone.

    Tip: Or you can right click the contact name and then choose "Transfer SMS with this contact to other iPhone".

transfer SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5

Step3: Select a target iPhone
Select the iPhone 5 to transfer SMS to, and then click Confirm to continue.

transfer SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5

Transferred successfully

transfer SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5

Step4: Waiting for iPhone to restart and refresh messages itself
You will see all your messages saved on your iPhone 5 after restarting it.

transfer SMS from iPhone 4/4S to iPhone 5

Done! Besides, you can also transfer SMS from your old iPhone to computer database first and then restore those SMS messages from database onto iPhone 5 any time you want.

Note: This software is a windows version. If you are using Mac, please use Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer for Mac.

 

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