To transfer WhatsApp messages, photos, videos and more from iPhone to Android, there are no official solutions by Apple or Google. This is why users face problem because iOS and Android systems are not compatible with each other. Therefore, in most cases, we have to depend on a third-party software to achieve the WhatsApp transfer between iPhone and Android.
The dr.fone comes with an easy and user-friendly solution to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android with simple steps.
1 Download dr.fone and connect your phones to PC.
2 Click “Whatsapp” and tap on “Transfer WhatsApp Message”.
3 Select the devices and click on "Transfer" to finish process.
1 Transfer WhatsApp selectively without any data loss.
2 Preview the WhatsApp data before restoration.
3 Keep data on the target phone safe without resetting.
If you just want to transfer a few WhatsApp chats, you can export WhatsApp messages to your email address.
1 Go to WhatsApp>Setting>Chats Setting>Chat History>Export Chat.
2 Select WhatsApp messages you need to transfer.
3 Choose to email "Attach Media" or "Without Media".
4 Type the email id and send WhatsApp data.
1 The storage larger than 25MB will not be supported by WhatsApp.
2 You have to transfer WhatsApp chats one by one.
3 This solution is limited to Gmail's space storage.
There are several misleading solutions online on how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android as shown below.
1 iPhone to Android WhatsApp transfer via iCloud.
2 Move WhatsApp from iPhone to Android via iTunes.
3 Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android by Google Drive.
Actually, these solutions do not work because iOS and Android are two different systems and the WhatsApp backups on one system can't be detected or retreived by another system.
When you buy a new iPhone and want to transfer WhatsApp messages and files from old iPhone to new iPhone, it is crucial that your previous and valuable WhatsApp data should be transferred safely without losing any content. Here are some of the tested solutions that you can try.
1 Connect your iPhones to PC and run the dr.fone on computer.
2 Choose "WhatsApp" among social apps and tap on "Transfer WhatsApp Messages".
3 Set the source and target devices and then click on the "Transfer" button.
4 Log into WhatsApp on the target device and finish the WhatsApp transfer process.
1 Transfer all or a part of the required WhatsApp data safely and quickly.
2 It is a safe WhatsApp transfer tool to use without erasing other data on target device.
3 You don't need to factory reset your iPhone during the transfer process.
1 Factory reset your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all data and settings.
2 Click "Restore from iCloud Backup" after iPhone reboots.
3 Enter your iCloud credentials to access the iCloud account.
4 Choose the recent backup and confirm the restoration choice.
1 Factory resetting your iPhone will erase all the existing data on iPhone.
2 You have to backup all data on old iPhone to transfer WhatsApp data.
3 It takes a long time to finish the transfer process depending on the file size and internet connection.
4 The transfer data is limited to 5GB unless you pay for additional storage.
1 Open iTunes on Computer and connect your iPhone to PC.
2 Choose the device and select "Restore Backup" under the Summary tab.
3 Choose the latest iTunes backup and confirm the restoration process.
1 You have to restore all data from iTunes backup on iPhone.
2 After restoring iTunes backup, the existing data on target iPhone will be overwritten.
3 You can only restore data from the latest iTunes backup because iTunes will overwrite the existing backup file.
Presently, there are rare solutions that provides WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone as iOS and Android operating systems are not compatible. However, many people still need a reliable and efficient solution to access their important WhatsApp data when they switch to iPhone. We have listed three solutions here to do the same.
Compared to other solutions, it is relatively easier to transfer WhatsApp data from one Android to another. This is because we don't face any cross-platform transfer issues. You can transfer your data either via Google Drive integration or manually moving the local backup. Let's explore them in detail.
To protect your WhatsApp data, it is necessary to backup WhatsApp messages and files from time to time. This will make sure that your precious and valuable chats from WhatsApp are still accessible when you switch to a new phone or suffer from a data loss. Now let's take a look at some common WhatsApp backup solutions.
1 Download and run the software and connect the phone to computer.
2 Select "WhatsApp" and then click on "Backup WhatsApp Messages".
3 The program will begin to backup WhatsApp on iPhone or Android.
4 You can view the backups and restore it to anohter iPhone or Android phone.
1 The new backup will not overwrite the existing backup content.
2 You can preview the backup data and restore it selectively to another iPhone or Android.
3 It provides three simple steps to finish the backup process.
1 Connect your iPhone to an active WiFi network.
2 Then go to Settings>Account name>iCloud>iCloud backup>Backup Up Now.
3 If you want to sync Whatspp on iCloud, please tap on "iCloud Drive" and choose WhatsApp.
1 iCloud only offers 5GB of free space so backup will fail if the file size exceeds the available storage.
2 If you choose to sync WhatsApp on iCloud, the deleted data on your phone will be reflected on iCloud.
3 You have to restore all data on iCloud from the backup.
1 Connect your iPhone to PC using a lightning cable.
2 Tap on the "Device" icon when your iPhone is detected by iTunes.
3 Go to its "Summary” and click on the "Back Up Now" button.
1 To backup WhatsApp via iTunes, you have no choice but to backup all data on iPhone altogether.
2 You will need to reset your iphone to restore iTunes backup which would erase its existing data.
3 It may take a long time to finish the backup process.
1 Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
2 Then you can tap on "Back Up" or select a backup frequency by going to "Back up to Google Drive" and access a Google account.
3 After that, choose "Back up over" to choose the network.
1 The WhatsApp local backup only lasts 7 days on an Android phone.
2 The new back-up data will overwrite the previous backups.