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Transfer Text Messages from old iPhone to iPhone X/iPhone 8

When we get our new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, there will be nothing in our message app, and we’ll have to check our former messages from our old iPhone, or we will need to transfer them to our new iPhone X/iPhone 8. And now we’ll learn some methods about how to trasnfer text messages from old iPhone to our new iPhoneX/iPhone 8.

To transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone X and iPhone 8, we can restore them from our backups to new iPhone, also we can rely on third-party iOS data recovery software for help, like iRefone.

iRefone can not only help us extract data directly from our iOS device selectively, but also can help us restore data from iTunes and iCloud backup without erasing all content and settings, and it allows us to preview them before restoring. So we can use iRefone to help us transfer text messages from our old iPhone and backups to new iPhone X/iPhone 8.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



Transfer Text Messages to iPhone X with iRefone

When you have no backups, you can use iRefone to help us transfer those text messages directly from old iPhone to new iPhone X/iPhone 8.

Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your old iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, then click “Start”.



Step 2. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Text Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.



Step 3. When finish scanning, connect your new iPhone X/iPhone 8 with PC. And choose the text messages you need, tap on “Recover to Device”. then your text messages will be transferred to new iPhone X and iPhone 8.



Selectively Restore Text Messages from iTunes to iPhone X/iPhone 8

When you have done backups of your old iPhone on iTunes, now we can use iRefone to help us restore text messages selectively from iTunes to iPhone X/iPhone 8.

Step 1. Run iRefone, launching your iTunes. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, then all your backups files on iTunes will show up.



Step 2. Find the backup files you need, and click “Select” at the end of the files. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.

Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose text messages you need. Then connect your new iPhone X/iPhone 8 with PC, and tap on “Recover to Device”.

Selectively Restore Text Messages from iCloud to iPhone X/iPhone 8

Also when you have done backup of your old iPhone on iCloud, now we can restore text messages from iCloud selectively to your new iPhone X/iPhone 8, and it doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.

Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, and log in it with your Apple ID and password.



Step 2. When log in, all your backup files on iCloud will show up. Find and click the one you need, and click “Download” at the end of the files.



Step 3. After downloading, we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.

Step 4. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need. And connect your new iPhone X/iPhone 8 with PC, tap on “Recover to Device”, then your text messages will be transferred to your new iPhone.

Remark: if you don’t need to restore them selectively, you can also restore text messages from your iTunes and iCloud free.
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