How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone
Now, it is quite usual for smartphone users to switch to a new phone from time to time, because new flagships keep pouring out one after another, such as the iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and etc. Have you already bought a brand new phone and excited to enjoy its new features?
Though the company behind WhatsApp knows that people do change phones frequently and so they have made it easier for their users to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to Android, and from iPhone to iPhone, it is still a big headache to transfer WhatsApp chats between Android and iPhone. Because all the WhatsApp messages on your old device will not be available with your new device if you switch from Android to iPhone, or from iOS to Android.
So, in the following article, we will show you 4 methods about how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone as well as from iPhone to Android in an easy and fast way. Please read on to learn about it.
Method 1. One Click to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone
Here is Jihosoft WhatsMate, an all-in-one WhatsApp Manager toolkit that can help you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, or from Android to iPhone. Moreover, WhatsApp contacts, call history and all kinds of multimedia files inside the chat conversations can also be transferred with this WhatsApp transfer tool.
Furthermore, this tool allows you to preview all the WhatsApp data, and selectively choose any of them to transfer. In addition to the WhatsApp transfer function, it also help you recover deleted WhatsApp data, and backup & restore WhatsApp on both Android and iPhone devices without downloading any third party apps on your smartphone.
Now follow the simple steps to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone and vice versa:
Step 1. Install and launch this WhatsApp Transfer Software on your Windows computer.
Step 2. Connect both your Android and iPhone to PC via USB cables. Then follow the on-screen hints to make your phones be recognized by the program.
Step 3. The program will set the Android phone as the source device by default in order to let you move WhatsApp from Android to iOS. If you need to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, you should hit the “Flip” button to set the iPhone as the source phone and the Android as the destination phone.
Step 4. Once both phones are connected successfully, under the source phone you will have the option to select chat history, contacts and calls to transfer. After selection, click the “Transfer” button and the program will start to copy WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. When it finishes, all your old WhatsApp messages and media will be merged into the existing WhatsApp history on your new phone.
- This software enables you to backup WhatsApp data to computer without charge. What’s more, after that you can print out Android/iPhone WhatsApp messages and photos as how they are shown on your phone.
- Remember to turn on USB debugging when you are connecting your Android phone to the computer.
- If your iPhone can’t be identified by the program, please install the latest iTunes on your PC first.
- Never try to disconnect your phones during the transfer progress, otherwise data loss accident may occur on your phones.
Method 2. Copy WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone by Using Email
If you just simply want to view and read your old WhatsApp chat history on the new phone, this simple trick must be your best bet to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android and vice versa. With this method, you don’t need to have a computer or use any third-party WhatsApp transfer software. What you need to have is an email address, and then follow the steps below to move your WhatsApp chat history from Android to iPhone and vice verse.
Step 1. On your old phone, find “Settings” >”Chat settings”, and then hit “Email chat” from the showing list.
Step 2. Then select the WhatsApp chats that you need to transfer to the new device. After that, you will see a pop up saying “Attaching Media will generate a larger email message”. Then choose the “Without Media” or “Attach Media” option according to your needs.
Step 3. Type your email address at the sending interface and mail your WhatsApp chat history in .txt format by clicking “Send”.
Step 4. Log in your email on your new device, now you can download and view the WhatsApp messages on your new phone.
- It is not suitable for massive transfer of WhatsApp data, since it is a very troublesome thing to email messages from contacts one by one.
- Regrettably, those WhatsApp messages and media can only be readable on your new phone, and you can’t restore them back to your WhatsApp Messenger. If you want your old WhatsApp history seamlessly merge with the history on the new phone, you should apply to the Method 1.
Method 3. Transfer WhatsApp with Android WhatsApp to iPhone Migrator
Here is the program called Restore Social App, a dedicated tool to transfer WhatsApp messages from any device to any device. And mostly importantly, it supports transferring LINE, Kik, Viber and WeChat as well. Below are the steps to transfer WhatsApp with it:
Step 1. Launch this WhatsApp transfer software on your computer, then connect both your Android and iPhone to the computer. Afterward, select “Restore Social App” > “WhatsApp” > “Transfer WhatsApp messages” on the main screen of the migrator.
Step 2. After the migrator identifies both your phones, you can click on the “Transfer” button to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone.
Step 3. Now wait until WhatsApp transfer completes, then you can then view Android WhatsApp messages on your iPhone. If there is a large amount of WhatsApp data detected on your Android, it will take some time to complete the process.
If you have any WhatsApp data on your new iPhone, it is recommended to backup them up before the transfer, because this program will wipe out all the existing WhatsApp chat history on your destination device.
Method 4. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android
The above three methods all can be used to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, or from iPhone to Android. But the last method we are going to talk about can only be used for transferring WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android.
Furthermore, this method involves two different tools, and the process seems a little complex, so please follow the instructions below carefully.
Step 1. Use iTunes to create a complete backup of your iPhone on the computer, and please remember to disable Backup Encryption in iTunes.
Step 2. Download and run iPhone Backup Browser on your computer and then use it to load your iTunes backup files.
Step 3. Select the backup file that includes the WhatsApp data you want. Then find the net.whatsapp.WhatsApp folder. Under this folder, the file named ChatStorage.sqlite stores all the WhatsApp messages, while the Library/Media section stores all the WhatsApp media data. Just choose which kind of files you want, and then click on the “extract selected files” button.
Note: The free version of iPhone Backup Browser only allows you to pull texts from iPhone backup. If you want to extract media, you should purchase the full version at $2.99.
Step 4. After the extraction, move the extracted files from your computer to your Android’s internal memory.
Step 5. Download and open WazzapMigrator on your Android device. After it automatically detects the text and media folders extracted previously, you can browse them on your Android device. After that, you can tap on the “Play” button to let the app create a local WhatsApp backup for you.
Step 6. Finally, download and run WhatsApp on your Android phone and restore the local WhatsApp backup that created in the previous step.
You now know of the four different methods on how to transfer Whats App history between Android and iPhone. You can choose one that best suits your needs and transfer your WhatsApp messages between Android and iPhone successfully.
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