How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Photos from iPhone to Android

“I would like to copy WhatsApp chat history from my old iPhone 6 to new Samsung S8. I recently have iPhone 6 for three years and get a new Galaxy S8. How do I transfer WhatsApp messages from my iPhone to Android?”


transfer whatsapp messages from iphone to android


WhatsApp is such a popular app that both iPhone and Android users all over the world love to use it to chat with friends. WhatsApp Messenger, to some extent, becomes an indispensable app when using mobile devices. But transferring WhatsApp chats could trouble you if you want to switch from iPhone to new Android. You will need a WhatsApp transfer software to help you clear this tough mission.


Thus, this article will show you 4 effective methods to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android with several steps. Now read the WhatsApp transfer solutions and follow the step-by-step guide to migrate your WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android.

Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android with Backuptrans

Part 2. Merge WhatsApp Data (Texts, Photos, Videos) from iOS to Android with Dr. Fone

Part 3. Copy WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android with WazzapMigrator

Part 4. Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Android with Email

Part 5. Why Can’t Migrate WhatsApp Messages with the Usual Backup Method

TransferBackuptransDr. FoneWazzapMigrator
WhatsApp iOS to Android

Yes

(All and Selective)

Yes

(All)

Yes

(All)

WhatsApp Android to iOSYesNoNo

WhatsApp between

Computer and Phone

YesYesNo
Other dataNo

Yes

(Photos, Music, Contacts,

Messages, Kik, etc.)

No


3 WhatsApp transfer software introduced in the following part can transfer your iPhone WhatsApp chat history to Android. You can normally read the messages in WhatsApp on Android device after your finished. Besides, you may also need to transfer contacts from phone to phone when you switch to the new phone running different OS.


But using Email to copy WhatsApp messages, you can not restore the chats to Android. You can only read them in the e-mail.

In case of any unexpected mistake or crash, you’re recommended to backup your WhatsApp data to iCloud before doing this transfer.


1. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android with Backuptrans

Backuptrans Android iPhone WhatsApp Transfer + works perfectly in migrating WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android phones or tablets. This WhatsApp transfer tool can smoothly transfer WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, and emoticons etc. between different OS devices without data loss. Not only does it allow you to copy all WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android, but also migrate the items selectively by contacts. Let’s see how to use this WhatsApp manager in the following part.


download on Win    download on Mac


Step 1. Connect your iPhone and Android to computer via USB cables

After you download Backuptrans on your PC or Mac, you need to install and run it by double-clicking. Besides, you need to ensure iTunes is updated on your computer as well as enable the USB debugging setting on your Android phone.

usb debugging 4.2 or later

Note: Please know that you need to install and verified WhatsApp on your Android device.


Now you can plug your iPhone and Android device into computer with USB. Go to your Android and tap on “Back up my data” without typing password on screen, and then turn back to computer and click “OK”. After that, this software will automatically detect your two phones and access the WhatsApp data on device.


Step 2. Transfer all or selected WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android

1) Transfer all WhatsApp data from iOS to Android.

In the device list, find and click your iPhone. Next, go to top toolbar to click “transfer Messages from iPhone to Android”. Or you can right-click the iPhone and hit “transfer Messages from iPhone to Android”.

backuptrans copy all whatsapp messages from iphone to andorid


2) Transfer selected conversations from iPhone to Android

Click your iPhone and view the WhatsApp contact names, choose any of them, and then go to top toolbar clicking “transfer Messages from iPhone to Android”. Or you can just right-click the contact name and choose “Transfer Messages with this Contact to Android”.

backuptrans copy selected whatsapp messages from iphone to andorid


Step 3. Confirm your destination Android phone

A “Confirm to transfer to this device?” window will pop up asking you to confirm your target phone. Choose the Android device name and then click on the “confirm” button


Now you can check your iPhone WhatsApp chat history on your Android. If you still can’t see your WhatsApp chats, go “Setting > Apps > WhatsApp > Clear Cache and App Data” on your Android phone. You may receive a warning that it will deleted all your messages, but it will not erase your WhatsApp data. Instead, doing this will let WhatsApp chats flood in on Android when you open WhatsApp again.



2. Merge WhatsApp Data (Texts, Photos, Videos) from iOS to Android with Dr. Fone

WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore can easily transfer WhatsApp Data from your old iPhone to new Android. Besides, you can use it to backup and restore WhatsApp between phone and computer. Not only does it support WhatsApp, Dr. Fone Backup & Restore iOS but also can backup photos, messages, contacts, voice memo and other app data like Kik, Viber, Lines.


download on Win    download on Mac


Step 1. Choose backup featured mode to manage WhatsApp data

Firstly, download and launch this software on your PC or Mac, and then double-click the icon to run it. Now click “Backup & Restore” in the interface and the firmware will start downloading. When it completes, click again to open “Backup & Restore”, and click “WhatsApp Backup & Restore” in the control panel on the left.

dr fone choose backup and restore


Now you can hit “Transfer WhatsApp messages” in the main windows.

dr fone choose transfer whatsapp messages


Step 2. Connect both iOS and Android devices to computer

Plug your iPhone and Android phone into one computer with USB cables. You will need to enable USB debugging on Android before connecting to computer. And then this tool will automatically detect and recognize your devices. You should confirm that iPhone is labeled as “Source” and the Android is as “Destination”. You can swap the transfer direction by clicking “Filp” in the middle.

What’s more, please notice that the previous WhatsApp chat history on your device will be wiped out. Dr. Fone Data Backup & Restore is quite safe with a high success rate.

When everything is ready, you can click “Transfer” to begin the WhatsApp transferring process.

dr fone transfer whatsapp data from ios to android


Step 3. Transfer your WhatsApp messages from iOS to Android

It will take a few minutes to complete moving your WhatsApp data like messages, photos and videos from iPhone to Android. As soon as it finished, a pop up windows will appear telling you “Transfer Completed”. You can click “Skip” to close it, and then go to your Android phone and open WhatsApp, you can see your WhatsApp chat history flood in on the screen.

dr fone whatsapp transfer completed


Done! It only takes 3 simple steps to migrate your WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android crossing the different platforms. Why not download and try it by yourself now? If you can’t see the chats, please restart WhatsApp.



3. Copy WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android with WazzapMigrator

This method will restore your iPhone WhatsApp backup to the new Android device instead of transferring WhatsApp from phone to phone directly. If you don’t have your iPhone at hand, you can use WazzapMigrator to copy WhatsApp chats to Android phone in www.wazzapmigrator.com.


But make sure you have an unencrypted iTunes backup and you will need iTunes backup extractor to get off your WhatsApp from a big iTunes backup file, obtaining the required ChatStorage.sqlite.

itunes unencrypted backup


Step 1. Download and install WazzapMigrator App from Google Play Store on your Android phone.

Step 2. On computer, transfer ChatStorage.sqlite to your Android phone in the specific WazzapMigrator folder.

For Windows PC Computer:

windows wazzapmigrator folder


For Mac:

mac wazzamigrator folder android


Step 3. And then you can open WazzapMigrator on Android, and tap “Select iPhone Archive” and choose the iOS WhatsApp backup from your phone.

wazzapmigrator select iphone archive


Step 4. Follow the steps on your Android phone with Wazzap Migrator until you see a window showing “Conversion Successful”.  Now open WhatsApp on your Android phone and check your chat histories.

wazzapmigrator conversion success


Though this WhatsApp transfer method is a little bit complicated because programming skills are required, it can copy and convert your iPhone’s WhatsApp backup to Android device successfully.


4. Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Android with Email

This is a free method, but you can only see your WhatsApp chats in Email. You won’t be able to restore your iPhone WhatsApp messages to Android device.


Step 1. On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and tap “Settings > Chat Settings”.

Step 2. Choose anyone of the WhatsApp conversations, and then tap on it and swipe to left. You will see a “More” option. Now tap it and select “Export Chat” from the list. You can attach media with email if your need.

Step 3. Select or type an e-mail address and press “Send”.

Step 4. On your Android phone, go log in the e-mail and see your iPhone WhatsApp messages.

email transfer whatsapp data iphone to android



5. Why Can’t Migrate WhatsApp Messages with the Usual Backup Method

Want to transfer WhatsApp from iCloud to Android? The usual WhatsApp backup and restore method just won’t work when you try to migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android. It is simply because WhatsApp on iPhone is backed up with iCloud while WhatsApp on Android with Google Drive. Android can’t recognize the WhatsApp backup, let alone restoring it. Let’s see how it won’t work step by steps.


Step 1. Backup WhatsApp Messages to iCloud on iOS

On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and go to "Setting > Chats > Chat backup", and then click “BACK UP”.

backup whatsapp messages iphone


Step 2. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on Android

After you uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp from Google Play Store, you need to sign in your WhatsApp account that your used on iOS Device.

uninstall whatsapp android


Step 3. Fail to restore iPhone WhatsApp chats to Android Phone

A pop up window shows up with “Message Backup Found” and asking you to restore one backup. But you just can’t see the backup that you just created on iPhone. Because the backup file stores in iCloud with Apple service but WhatsApp on Android uses Google Drive to detect and restore backup. Therefore, you will be stuck here and can’t continue any more.

whatsapp android restore backup


The Bottom Line

4 effective methods are listed in this post to help you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, including Backuptrans Android iPhone WhatsApp Transfer +, Dr. Fone Backup & Restore, WazzapMigrator app, and Email. And the features of each WhatsApp transfer tools are illustrated in detail. Now you can choose the one that feats your target goal and start transferring your WhatsApp chat history from iOS to Android within simples. You will need to download WhatsApp transfer software for help because you can’t transfer WhatsApp backup from iCloud to Google Drive directly.


Author:Daniel  |  TIME:December 28, 2017



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