How to transfer SMS text messages from Windows phones to Android devices?
With the coming of so many new Android smartphone devices like the Google pixel, HTC10, Sony Xperia Z 5 premium, LG G5; Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge you may be tempted to get one for you. If you own a Windows phone and now wish to switch to any of the above Android device then you may worry of losing your content and valuable SMS data. While emails and contacts can follow users between ecosystems, SMS really only transfer between devices running the same software – and then sometimes not even then.
Fortunately, there are ways to rescue your precious texts and move them to your new device with relatively little fuss and here is how to do and all you need is an android phone, a Windows 10 PC and access to the Microsoft account associated with the Windows phone and a third party app.
Here is how to transfer SMS text messages from Windows phones to Android device. Just follow the simple steps below
On your Windows 10 PC, open the Store and download the third party app WP Message Backup. This app allows you to view and export all your SMS messages from your Windows 10 device.
Once installed, open the app. sign in to your Microsoft Account and wait for the messages to automatically populate. For someone with over a few thousand messages, this could take a while.
Once it has all loaded up, tap or click on “Select All” to select all messages, then tap export.
Export your SMSs as an “XML” file. This is the format which is used by Android devices and will allow your content to be loaded by the Android SMS Backup and Restore apps. The app’s base form only lets you export 100 messages, so you’ll need to snag the “premium” upgrade to let you export unlimited texts.
Transfer the XML File to your Android phone either via uploading it to your favorite cloud storage service or manually via USB
Using one of several SMS backup and restore apps, import your SMS into your Android phone.
You can also use SMS Backup and Restore by Carbonite app but there are probably other options you can also search them at Google play store. The restore process can take up to half an hour if you have a lot of messages. Once the process is done, you should be able to find them all in your messaging app.