As an owner of an old iPhone 6s/7/7s, you may choose to get a relatively new iPhone like iPhone 8s for better using experience. And if you got a new iPhone 8s, how to move text messages from old iPhone to the new one is a useful trick to know. This article will show you how to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone 8s in detail, please have a check.
Part 1. Transfer Text Messages with iCloud Backup
Text messages are contained within the iCloud backup. So you can use iCloud backup to transfer and restore all your text messages from one iPhone to another one. See below steps.
1.Connect the old iPhone to a power source and turn on Wi-Fi.
2. On the old iPhone, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
3. Turn on iCloud Backup.
4. Tap Back Up Now (and wait for the backup process to complete).
5. 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.
6. Enter your Apple ID and Password.
Your new iPhone now displays all your messages from the old iPhone, along with all your other apps, photos, emails and other app data.
: As you see, you can use iCloud backup to transfer and restore all your text messages from one iPhone to another. However, not only texts, but also other content you may need can also be restored. To transfer only messages from old iPhone to new iPhone 6s, we will introduce you an alternative option to go - with iRefone
It is a professional iOS data recovery which can not only recover deleted messages, contacts, notes, calendars, calendars, etc, from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch directly, but extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. If you want to upload text messages from old iPhone to iPhone 8s on Mac OS X, now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.
Part 2. Backup Text Messages from old iPhone to PC
Now you can see how to backup text messages from old iPhone to PC with iRefone selectively.
Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your old iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, and click “Next”.
Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon for example, and it will be scanned by iRefone.
Step 3. After scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need to transfer, tap on “Recover to PC” or “Recover to Device” to transfer them.