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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Transfer SMS from iPhone to Android

Ok I have an iPhone 4, and am now (upgrading ) to a HTC Sensation XE.

So, I use a Mac (but have Boot Camp with Windows XP on), and use iTunes for my iPhone backup.

I have managed to get my contacts into Gmail, but I now need my SMS messages.

Is there any way to transfer from my iPhone to my XE?

Please give easy steps, my iPhone isn't Jailbroken, any programs (free) from Mac or PC I will try

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok I have an iPhone 4, and am now (upgrading ) to a HTC Sensation XE.

So, I use a Mac (but have Boot Camp with Windows XP on), and use iTunes for my iPhone backup.

I have managed to get my contacts into Gmail, but I now need my SMS messages.

Is there any way to transfer from my iPhone to my XE?

Please give easy steps, my iPhone isn't Jailbroken, any programs (free) from Mac or PC I will try

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Hmm.. that's an interesting question. Is there any reason you need to keep these SMS messages?

Otherwise, this looks like it might do the trick.

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No real reason I suppose, but I know what will happen if I don't!

Thanks for link, wow that looks complicated!?!?

I've got my photos, contacts, so all I can think of now is my SMS, pity theres no easy way. I noticed on the Android there is a backup/restore for SMS, wonder if I could make a backup, then somehow piggy back on that?
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No real reason I suppose, but I know what will happen if I don't!

Thanks for link, wow that looks complicated!?!?

I've got my photos, contacts, so all I can think of now is my SMS, pity theres no easy way. I noticed on the Android there is a backup/restore for SMS, wonder if I could make a backup, then somehow piggy back on that?
Doubtful. They are built on two different OS'es but hey, anything is possible.
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i'd like to hear about this as well.
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If there is a way to export iPhone SMS to xml files, you can probably restore that file to your Android via SMS Backup and Restore app.
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If there is a way to export iPhone SMS to xml files, you can probably restore that file to your Android via SMS Backup and Restore app.
I think I seen in some googling you could get into an XmL file. But I've heard that SMS program is not free, only for 1st few messages or something?
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want the absolute easiest method? go into your local cell phone store and have them transfer it with a cellebrite machine. Takes about 5 minutes. some places may charge you $10 bucks, but this isn't a carrier-mandated fee. In other words, if you go in the store and be cool with the rep, maybe buy a couple accessories, he/she most likely won't charge you!
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want the absolute easiest method? go into your local cell phone store and have them transfer it with a cellebrite machine. Takes about 5 minutes. some places may charge you $10 bucks, but this isn't a carrier-mandated fee. In other words, if you go in the store and be cool with the rep, maybe buy a couple accessories, he/she most likely won't charge you!
Hmm they can do that with the Cellebrites? That's interesting.. and kind of scary since law enforcement is carrying them now
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Hmm they can do that with the Cellebrites? That's interesting.. and kind of scary since law enforcement is carrying them now
yea we can get contacts, pics, videos, SMS, ringtones, and audio files. Some of the older phones only have an option for contacts and pics though, so it kind of depends on the phone.
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yea we can get contacts, pics, videos, SMS, ringtones, and audio files. Some of the older phones only have an option for contacts and pics though, so it kind of depends on the phone.
Interesting. Ill keep that in mind when i "retire" and open a cell phone shop! (Lol.. if i win the lotto first...)
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HTC phones come with a "Transfer" app that will handle transfer of contacts and SMS from your old phone over bluetooth. No need to use a third-party app or pay someone to do it.
 
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iTunes can copy the messages from your iPhone.
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i tried with itunes but no use...
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any more suggestion... easy and reliable
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there should be some apps that can interact between them and transfer contacts
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Are ther any way to transfer android contact to iphone?

I have buy a new iphone 5,how to transfer or backup my contact to iphone?
Sync with gmail is a good choice.
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You can try a pc program called Backuptrans iPhone SMS + MMS to Android Transfer. Easy to use. Just connect both your iPhone and Android to computer via usb and then click the transfer botton. See the tutorial on how to transfer SMS and MMS from iPhone to Android on computer.
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If you use iMessage, your messages are stuck in your iDevices forever.

The only exception is Sprint users in the U.S. who have their mobile number integrated with Google Voice and have iMessage turned off on their iPhones. They can take their SMS history to whatever device they want, since it's all stored in the cloud.
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After searched via Google, I found this article shows how to copy messages from android to iPhone in a real way. The messages will go into iPhone messaging app and merged with the current messages. This is more better than just sending messages to iPhone as a text file.
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You can try a pc program called Backuptrans iPhone SMS + MMS to Android Transfer. Easy to use. Just connect both your iPhone and Android to computer via usb and then click the transfer botton. See the tutorial on how to transfer SMS and MMS from iPhone to Android on computer.
Thanks for sharing. Quite a handy tool it is.
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Follow these steps:
1) Open SMS. You can reach this from the messages shortcut in your app drawer or home screen, or via the contacts tab in your phone dealer.
2) Press the Menu button.
3) Select Import/Export.
4) Select Export from SIM.
5) Click Select All, or manually tick each contact you wish to copy to the phone.
6) You may be asked where to copy the contacts to; select the appropriate option.
It takes no more than a second or two to copy over a few hundred messages, so you'll be done in less than the time it takes to send yourself just one via SMS.
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To transfer SMS from iPhone to Android please follow these steps:
1) Open SMS. You can reach this from the messages shortcut in your app drawer or home screen, or via the contacts tab in your phone dealer.
2) Press the Menu button.
3) Select Import/Export.
4) Select Export from SIM.
5) Click Select All, or manually tick each contact you wish to copy to the phone.
6) You may be asked where to copy the contacts to; select the appropriate option.
It takes no more than a second or two to copy over a few hundred messages, so you'll be done in less than the time it takes to send yourself just one via SMS.
You can try iPhone to Android Transfer too.
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