Will Texts and Photos in Texts Transfer to a New Phone?

Environment

Answer

Texts and photos in text messages do not automatically sync with Google or transfer to a new device. A photo from a text will need to be saved from the phone to sync with Google or transfer. Texts on phones with Android 7.1 Nougat and below can be backed up and transferred using third-party apps available in the Play Store. If you have a phone that has Android 8.0 Oreo or above, see How to Back up Text Messages with Messages by Google 

Additional Notes

To save photos in texts and emails, see How to Save Pictures from Texts or E-mails

To backup photos saved from texts, see How to Back up Additional Folders to Google Photos

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