Moving from iPhone to Android: How to Move Call Logs and Text Messages

In all candor, moving call logs and/or text messages from an iPhone to Android manually should be considered a best faith effort. With that said:

  1. If not done recently, back up your iPhone to iTunes on your Mac or PC. Do not encrypt that back up. If needed, Apple’s guidance for this is here: How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  2. Upon completion of the back up, the files will be located in one of these two locations:
    a. Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    b. Windows: \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (where USERNAME is the actual username)
  3. Inside the appropriate folder, you’ll see one or more subfolders named with random strings of characters. Locate the folder with the most recent timestamp. Click to open that folder, then look for the following two files:
    a. 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 (your text messages)
    b. 5a4935c78a5255723f707230a451d79c540d2741 (your call logs)
  4. Copy these files to your Android phone or to a cloud location like Google Drive. If you copy the files to Google Drive or another cloud location, you’ll need to make sure to download them to your Android before continuing on.
  5. Install iSMS2Droid on your Android.
  6. Open iSMS2Droid.
  7. Tap Import Messages or Import Call Log as appropriate. If prompted to Change SMS app, tap yes.
  8. Choose Select by Contact or Import All, then when the import is done tap OK.
  9. Tap Yes to change your SMS app back.
  10. Close iSMS2Droid, then open your messaging app (text messages) and/or Phone app (call logs) to see the results.
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