How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

Are you switching to an iPhone from an Android device and want to transfer WhatsApp messages to your new iOS device? This guide will share three methods to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone in simple and quick processes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 25, 2020

I just switched from a Samsung Galaxy S9 to an Apple iPhone 11 Pro. But how do I transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iOS now that iOS does not support Google Drive backup? Any ideas?

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp has become an integral part of our life as it allows us to communicate with our friends and families in an easy and secure manner. So, when switched to a new phone, one of the most important things you may need to do is transfer your WhatsApp chat to the new phone.

Since Android and iPhone running two different operating systems, there’s no direct way for users to transfer WhatsApp messages between Android and iPhone. But don’t worry, here are three ways to help you transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone. Keep reading and find an easy way for you.

Method 1: Easily Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is a professional transfer and backup tool, which allows you moving WhatsApp messages from an Android phone to an iPhone with ease.

So when you got a new iPhone, it is recommended by our users and proves to be quite labor-saving and time-saving to move WhatsApp from an old Android/iPhone to a new iPhone (iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max supported). You can follow the steps below to experience this easy function:

AnyTrans for iOS – WhatsApp Manager

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Connect your Android and iPhone to the computer via a USB cables > Click on the “Social Messages Manager” mode.

Click on Social Messages Manager to Explorer WhatsApp Manager

Click on Social Messages Manager to Explore WhatsApp Manager

Step 2. Click on WhatsApp (here AnyTrans for iOS also allows you to manage Line and Viber data)> Then choose the “Android to iPhone” option.

Choose Android to iPhone

Choose Android to iPhone

Step 3. Select your Android to be the source phone and your new iPhone to be the target phone > Click on the “Next” button to transfer WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone.

Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone Using Email

WhatsApp provides you with another option – Email to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone. In this method, it sends your entire chat history to your iPhone.

Here’s how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone using Email:

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app on your Android device.
  2. Go to “Settings” and choose “Chats” settings.
  3. Tap on the “Chat History” option to get to the chat history screen.
  4. Tap on “Export chat” to export WhatsApp chats.
  5. On the following screen, you will be asked to choose a contact whose chat history you want to export.
  6. Select a contact and then choose Email (or Gmail, if you use it) to transfer the entire chat history to an email address.
  7. Open the inbox of the email account you sent your chat history to your iPhone.
  8. You will be able to view your WhatsApp data on your iPhone.
Export WhatsApp Chat from Chat History

Export WhatsApp Chat from Chat History

Method 3. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone via WhatsApp Backup

This is the last method that you can try to do the WhatsApp from Android to iPhone job. According to users’ feedback, sometimes, this method may fail to backup all the WhatsApp chats.

Below are the steps to transfer WhatsApp chats with WhatsApp Backup:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Go to Setting, tap on “Chats”.
  3. Choose “Chat backup” to backup WhatsApp messages on your Android phone.
  4. Uninstall WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  5. Install WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  6. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and log in with the same WhatsApp account.
  7. After registration, you will be promoted a message that shows that “Message Backup Found”.
  8. Click “Restore” to get the WhatsApp chats to your iPhone.
Backup WhatsApp Chats on Android

Backup WhatsApp Chats on Android

The Bottom Line

While switching phones, the biggest headache is to get your data transferred over to the new phone. With the help of the above guide, you should be able to easily transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone without a hitch. Actually, AnyTrans for iOS is the simplest and professional way to help you do that. You can give it a try, since it can also transfer 21+ Android files to iPhone, like photos, contacts, videosmessages, etc.

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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.