If you are switching to a new Samsung phone and you wish to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone over to your new Samsung Galaxy device, this article should help you do just that.
Nowadays, more and more people use WhatsApp as a communication tool with family and friends in their daily life. So, the chat history becomes a precious memory and is valuable to move to a new place when you change to a new phone.
Thus, you may have the same questions as those people who want to change to a new Samsung phone: How do I transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy? Is there a free way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to android? Fortunately, the following guide teaches you how to go about transferring the WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone to your Samsung device.
Although WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app, it does not support transferring chat history between different platforms freely such as iOS and Android. Even iCloud and Google Drive can not help either. So, if you want to move WhatsApp messages from your iPhone to your new Samsung phone, you have to send them one by one via Email.
Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, and find the “Email Chat” option by clicking Settings> Chat Settings> Chat History> Email Chat.
Step 2. Then, you can select the WhatsApp conversation you want to transfer to Samsung, and then a pop-up window will appear, prompting “Attaching media will generate a larger email”. You can select “no media” or “additional media” according to your needs.
Step 3. After selecting the file, you need to enter the email address and then click the “Send” button to send the message.
Step 4. Next, you can log in to your email account on your Samsung phone and find the email you just sent. You will see that iPhone WhatsApp messages are stored in TXT format. But here, you can only view the messages, not sync with WhatsApp on Samsung phones.
The above method is time-consuming if you have a lot of WhatsApp messages that need to transfer. Since you just can transfer one message at one time. Luckily, AppTrans is an iPhone WhatsApp to Android transfer software that provides you to transfer WhatsApp messages between iPhone and Android easily, including messages, all attachments like photos and videos. Besides, you can backup WhatsApp data to your computer to avoid data loss. It supports almost all the models of the Samsung phones including Samsung Galaxy S21, S20 and S10, etc. Furthermore, it allows you to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone or Android.
Following the steps below to use this iPhone WhatsApp to Samsung transfer software:
Step 1. Get AppTrans installed on your computer > Launch it and click App Transfer at the left control panel > choose Transfer to Phone option.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone and Android, and select Android as the target device.
Step 3. Choose WhatsApp and head to Next button.
Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to give AppTrans authorization. Backup WhatsApp on your Samsung phone first.
Step 5. Install WhatsApp Custom Version to your Samsung device > Go to Settings and click Apps > Find WhatsApp > Tap on App Permissions > Toggle Storage on.
Step 6. Log into your original WhatsApp account on the custom version > Restore backup data.
Step 7. Once you finished the on-screen steps above, you can click Transfer Now button to start transferring.
If you have a lot of WhatsApp messages that need to move from iPhone to Samsung phone and think the method above is time-consuming then the BackupTrans will help you solve this trouble. It lets you transfer WhatsApp chats to Android from iPhone on computer easily without root or jailbreak.
Step 1.Download BackupTrans (Windows/Mac) on your computer and launch the app > Connect both your iPhone and Samsung phone on your computer.
Step 2.When the app asks you to backup data, just back up your WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to the application.
Step 3.And then select the icon of the iPhone from the left sidebar and right-click on it. In the context menu, click “Transfer messages from iPhone to Android” to move the entire backup data.
Please make sure you have installed iTunes 12.0 or above on your computer, your Android device has USB debugging enabled and iCloud Backup needs to be turned off on iPhone before you run the Backuptrans to move WhatsApp chats to Android.
You will be happy to learn that the Smart Switch app allows you to seamlessly transfer all content from your previous iOS phone to your Samsung Galaxy phone. You can also use iOS Smart Switch for Mac or PC to create backups of iOS devices and synchronize data. The data supported by Smart Switch are:
Personal data: contacts, calendars, notes, call logs and bookmarks.
App data: photos, real-time photos, videos (only DRM free content), documents, recommended apps and voice memos.
Settings: Wi-Fi and alarms.
Smart Switch allows you to only transfer content from iOS devices to Galaxy devices. And some users complained that the Smart Switch transmission success rate of WhatsApp chat history is not high, and some data cannot be successfully transmitted. However, the success rate will vary between different devices.
Here are the detailed steps about how to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Samsung phone：
Step 1. Download and install the Smart Switch app on your Samsung phone > Choose an appropriate method to transfer data wirelessly or via USB. (If you choose the USB option, please make sure you have a USB to Lightning adapter to connect two devices)
Step 2. On Samsung phones, select the iPhone storage option and a window will pop up on the device. Just click the “Trust” button to safely connect to Samsung phones.
AnyTrans is a professional iOS data management tool that could let you backup and restore WhatsApp chat history. Although it does not support transferring WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android device yet, you can use it if you want to back up the WhatsApp on iPhone.
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Below are the detailed steps:
Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your Android and iPhone to the computer via USB cables > Click on the “Social Messages Manager” mode > Click on Back Up WhatsApp > Then tap on the “Back Up Now” option to go on.
Step 2. In this step, you can choose Enable Password Protection option or not. You can also change backup path by clicking Change Path option > Then click on the Next button, AnyTrans will back up WhatsApp Messages at once.
That’s all about how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung devices. Hope this guide can help you to move WhatsApp messages to the New Samsung successfully. If you are interested in AppTrans, just download it to have a try!
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