By Dylan / Last update September 4, 2021

How to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone SE?

I have many old messages on my old iPhone, so anybody could tell me how to transfer these messages to my iPhone SE?

- Question from Apple Communuty

Apple has released another cost-effective iPhone. iPhone SE has come.

The most attractive point is that the new iPhone SE is equipped with the A13 Bionic Chip, which is also used on iPhone 11. It seems that the new iPhone SE could be compared with iPhone XR, but is sold at the starting price of $399. It is the first time for Apple to use small display, 4.7 inch, when it’s designing the bigger-than-bigger display.

Your new iPhone SE might have been delivered to you and you can’t wait to use it. You should know that there are still many useful data on your old iPhone, so transfer data from old iPhone to iPhone SE first. You might find the chat history many years ago when you were very upset and your friends were soothing you. Besides, there could be useful proofs in the conversation, which you might need in the future.

iPhone Messages Icon

If you have used WhatsApp on your Android phone, you might need to know how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone.

Your messages could be needed for different purposes, so you need to save them in different ways. This passage would introduce the most acceptable method for you.

#1. How to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone SE swiftly?

Your messages should be fully controlled by yourself, so you need a professional tool to help you. AOMEI MBackupper is a free iPhone backup software. You could use it to transfer all the text messages from old iPhone to iPhone SE.

  • Preview all the messages on old iPhone and filter the unnecessary messages like Verification Code

  • Save all the messages on PC and view them anytime

  • Restore messages to another device with no conflict

  • Support the latest iPhone 12/11, iPad 8/Air 4

  • Support the latest iOS 14

Step 1. Connect the old iPhone to a computer, and download AOMEI MBackupper.

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Step 2. Run this software and click "Custom Backup" > choose "Messages" and click the message icon.

Step 3. Then you select which messages you want to transfer. Then hit "OK".

Select Messages

Step 3. Click "Start Backup" to save the selected messages to computer. Disconnect the old iPhone and then connect iPhone SE to computer.

Backup Messages


Select the task in Backup Management and then select Restore. You could still click the message icon now to preview and select messages one more time. Click Start Restore to transfer all the message to iPhone SE.

Restore Messages to Device

Tips: If you need to preview the saved messages on computer, you could select the task in Backup Management, and then click the eye icon to view them via AOMEI MBackupper.

#2. How to sync messages from iPhone to iPhone SE with iCloud?

Apple has really considered users’ needs of transferring data between iPhone, and that’s why iCloud is added to iPhone. It makes you transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone without backup. Just need to turn on Messages in iCloud and you could download these messages to another device.

You just need to go to Settings on the old iPhone > [your name] > iCloud to toggle on Messages. You should make sure that your iPhone has been connected to the Internet. After that, toggle on Messages on your new iPhone SE in the same way. Wait for several minutes to transfer all the messages from the old iPhone to new iPhone SE.

Turn on iCloud Messages

It seems very convenient to transfer messages to your new iPhone SE in this way, but there are also some disadvantages. iCloud would sync messages on all your devices, if you don’t need any messages on one device and delete them, they would be also deleted on the other devices.

#3. How to restore messages from iPhone to iPhone SE with iTunes?

If you want to save all the data on the old iPhone, you could use iTunes. Before that, you should know what iTunes backup includes because if you save iPhone messages to iCloud first, iTunes would not save these messages one more time. Follow the steps to import messages to your new iPhone:

1. Just download iTunes to computer, and connect iPhone to iTunes with USB cable.

2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner. Click Back Up Now

3. Disconnect the old iPhone and connect iPhone SE to computer.

4. Click Restore in the window.



Can you transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone SE? Your iPhone messages are important and you could use the 3 ways in this passage to move every message to your new iPhone.

AOMEI MBackupper is recommended because you would know everything about your messages and view them any time as you wish.

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