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How to Use AppTrans

Welcome to AppTrans Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to transfer apps and app data from one Android device/iPhone to another phone or computer, back up & restore app and app data including WhatsApp on your Android device/iPhone and install apps to your Android or iOS devices. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive reply within 24 hours.

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Transfer Apps from Phone to Phone

With various apps on the mobile phone, we find the world is rather dynamic. However, switching devices might trouble you because of lots apps installed on the previous one. How to transfer apps between devices without downloading them manually one by one while changing it? Here our AppTrans provides you with the answer. With AppTrans, it can be used to transfer apps along with the app data between devices. Please refer to the following guide to make good use of AppTrans. This guide will take transferring WhatsApp data from Android to iOS device as an example.

Step 1: Preparation.

Do as following:
  • Launch AppTrans on your computer
  • Select App Transfer - Transfer to Phone option
  • Connect your iOS or Android devices to computer
  • Click Transfer Now button

Once you Launch AppTrans on computer successfully, you will see the interface like below.

App Transfer Interface

App Transfer Interface

Please connect the two devices to your computer. And then, please click Transfer to Phone option and Transfer Now button.

Select App Transfer-Transfer to Phone Option

Select App Transfer-Transfer to Phone Option

By default, AppTrans will detect your device automatically once it has been connected. If you don’t connect your iOS or Android device to computer or your device is not recognized, you will see the interface below:

Connect Your iOS/Android Device

Connect Your iOS/Android Device

Once your devices are detected by AppTrans successfully, you will see the main interface as below.

Device Connected

Device Connected

1. If AppTrans is unable to recognize the iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

2. If AppTrans is unable to recognize the Android device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 2: Selection.

Do as following:
  • Click Transfer Now button
  • Select the WhatsApp option and click Next button

After clicking Transfer Now button, you will see the interface below. Please select the WhatsApp option and click Next button to proceed to transfer.

Select WhatsApp Option

Select WhatsApp Option

1. If you want to merge WhatsApp chats between devices, please select WhatsApp function. If WhatsApp chats have been transferred via Other App function, the WhatsApp chats on the target device will be erased.

2. If you want to transfer other apps, please remember to check App box. If you want to transfer the app data, please also check the App Data box.

Step 3: Settings.

Do as following:
  • Back up WhatsApp chats on your Android device
  • Do some settings on your Android device

After entering the next step, please open WhatsApp on your Android device - tap button - Settings - Chats - Chat backup to back up WhatsApp messages on your Android device. Please also select Never for Back up to Google Drive.

Backing Up WhatsApp Chats

Backing Up WhatsApp Chats

Once you click Next button, a message will be popped up, which asks for the request to uninstall WhatsApp Official Version on your Android device and then reinstall WhatsApp Custom Version on it.

Installing the Custom Version

Installing the Custom Version

Due to Android restrictions, WhatsApp Official Version won’t allow the third party software to access its data directly. So AppTrans will help install WhatsApp Custom Version temporarily to get access to WhatsApp data.

After clicking Next button, please go to Settings - App info - WhatsApp - Permissions - Storage to allow WhatsApp to access phone storage.

Settings to Allow WhatsApp to Access Phone Storage

Settings to Allow WhatsApp to Access Phone Storage

Step 4: Transfer.

Do as following:
  • Restore WhatsApp messages
  • Transfer WhatsApp messages from Android device to iPhone
  • Wait for transferring process

After installing WhatsApp Custom Version on your Android device, please log in to your account and then restore the backup.

Restore Data from WhatsApp Backup

Restore Data from WhatsApp Backup

Once you click Transfer Now button, AppTrans will transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android device to iPhone. The time to transfer WhatsApp Messages varies based on the amount of messages. Please keep patient.

Start Transferring WhatsApp Messages

Start Transferring WhatsApp Messages

Once the transferring process completes, you will see the process completed interface. To go back to the home interface, please click Back button.

Transfer WhatsApp Successfully

Transfer WhatsApp Successfully