How to Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung

If you attempt to transfer WhatsApp between Samsung devices, you can refer to this post to find the best tool to get your WhatsApp messages transferred to your new Samsung phone.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 24, 2021

When you want to switch from one Samsung to another, the first thing you’d like to do is to transfer important data from Samsung to Samsung. Samsung official transfer tool – Samsung Smart Switch can help you transfer most types of data between Samsung devices. However, when it come to transferring WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung, the official Smart Switch can hardly make it. Therefore, many Samsung users are devoted to take other measures to transfer WhatsApp messages from Samsung to Samsung. Luckily, we are here to offer you 3 effective ways to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung.

Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung

Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung

Since Samsung Smart Switch cannot help you to transfer WhatsApp between Samsung devices, you may wonder can you transfer WhatsApp messages from Samsung to Samsung in other ways? The answer is yes! In the following section, we will introduce 3 effective methods to help you transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung.

Method 1. Transfer WhatsApp via Google Drive

If you have a Google account, you can transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung via Google Drive’s Backup & Restore feature. The newest version of Google Drive allows you to back up Android WhatsApp data such as WhatsApp messages, photos and videos and restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive. To transfer WhatsApp from old Samsung to new Samsung via its “Backup & Restore” function, you should back up WhatsApp from your old Samsung phone to Google Drive:

Back Up WhatsApp to Google Drive

Back Up WhatsApp to Google Drive

  1. Launch WhatsApp app on your old Samsung > Navigate to “Settings”, “Account and Backup” and “Backup and restore”.
  2. Check out the Google Account you’d like to back up to.
  3. Toggle on the “Back up my data” under the “Google account” option to create a backup for your Samsung phone.

To restore WhatsApp from Google Drive backup to another Samsung, you need to reinstall WhatsApp from the Google Play store. This is because you will be asked whether you want to restore data from Google Drive backup during the setup process:

Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive

Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive

  1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp from the Google Play store to your new Samsung device.
  2. Once you have logged in to your WhatsApp account with the old Samsung phone number, tap on the “Continue” button to give WhatsApp permission to visit data on your Samsung phone.
  3. Choose “Restore” button and you will get your WhatsApp data restored to your new Samsung once the restore process completes.

Method 2. Transfer WhatsApp from via SD Card

Micro SD card is known as one of the most popular memory cards in digital market. You can either move files from your Android phone to SD card or transfer data from SD card to Android phone. Mobile phones’ SD card is like computers’ hard drive, which helps you to store data on your mobile phone.

For Samsung users who have used a external SD card, they will install WhatApp to the external SD card. In this situation, it will be much easier for you to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung:

  1. Pull out the SD card from the source Samsung device and insert it to the target Samsung phone.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your target Samsung.
  3. During the setup process, follow the instructions and click on the “RESTORE” button to restore WhatsApp from the SD card.
Restore WhatsApp from External SD Card

Restore WhatsApp from External SD Card

If your Samsung model only uses a built-in SD card, your device will install WhatsApp there by default. To transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung, you can:

  1. Back up WhatsApp chats by navigating to “Setting”, “Chats and calls” and “Back up chats”.
  2. Connect your source Samsung device to the computer and locate the backup file.
  3. Connect your target Samsung device > Copy and paste the backup file to the target device.
  4. Reinstall WhatsApp on your target Samsung and follow the instructions to restore the backups.

To restore WhatsApp backups, you need to log in with the same phone number as the source Samsung’s.

Method 3. Transfer WhatsApp via Email

Email is another tool you can take to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung. However, you can only view WhatsApp messages under your email instead of the WhatsApp app on your target Samsung phone. To transfer WhatsApp between Samsung devices, you can take the following detailed instructions:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your source Samsung phone.
  2. Navigate to “Setting”, “Chat Setting” and “Email Chat”.
  3. Choose the WhatsApp chats you’d like to transfer to another Samsung phone.You can either attach the media or not.
  4. In the sending window, you will be required to type in your Email address.
  5. Once you have sent the email, you can view the WhatsApp chats at your Email account but couldn’t recover them to the WhatsApp app.

Bonus Tip. Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone

With the release of the iPhone 12 series, more and more mobile users decide to switch from Samsung to iPhone and want to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone. Since Samsung and iPhone belong to different operating systems and have different encoding, you are not allowed to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone via the “backup & restore” feature.

However, PhoneTrans can make it! As a professional phone-to-phone transfer tool, PhoneTrans can help you easily and directly transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone. More importantly, PhoneTrans’ Quick Transfer feature can also cross the OS boundaries and help you transfer important data from Samsung to iPhone,

Now, free download PhoneTrans to your computer and take the following steps to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone.

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Step 1. Launch PhoneTrans > Choose App Transfer > Select WhatsApp > Tap the Start Transfer button.

Choose WhatsApp and Start to Transfer

Choose WhatsApp and Start to Transfer

Step 2. Connect both your Samsung and iPhone to the computer following the instructions > Click on the Transfer button.

Choose Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Choose Android as Source Device and iPhone as Target Device

Follow the instructions on the screen: Back up Samsung WhatsApp data > Install WhatsApp enhanced version > Restore WhatsApp backups to your enhanced WhatsApp.

Step 3. You will see the transferring process as below. After a few minutes, your WhatsApp will be successfully transferred from Samsung to iPhone.

Start WhatsApp Transferring Process

Start WhatsApp Transferring Process

The Bottom Line

Whether you want to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Samsung, or from Samsung to iPhone, you can find the best solutions in this post. If you find this post useful, please leave a comment to let us know.

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