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 several methods to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone in a simple and quick process.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2019

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 worry not. If you are one of those users who switch from Android to iPhone, here’s how to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone.

Method 1: How to 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 you can transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Email:

Export chats from WhatsApp Chat History firstly

  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.
Export WhatsApp Chat from Chat History

Export WhatsApp Chat from Chat History

Move WhatsApp chats with Email

  1. On the following screen, you will be asked to choose a contact whose chat history you want to export.
  2. Select a contact and then choose Email (or Gmail, if you use it) to transfer the entire chat history to an email address.
  3. Open the inbox of the email account you sent your chat history to your iPhone.
  4. You will be able to view your WhatsApp data on your iPhone.
Transfer WhatsApp Messages with Email

Transfer WhatsApp Messages with Email

Method 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone with 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

Bonus Tip: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans

Moving WhatsApp messages from an Android phone to an iPhone is currently not supported by AnyTrans, our developer working on it. But, if you want to transfer WhatsApp messages from an iPhone to an iPhone, then you can give AnyTrans a try. It is recommended by our users and proves to be quite labor-saving and time-saving to move WhatsApp from an old iPhone to a new iPhone (iPhone 11).

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

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 1

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Click on WhatsApp > Choose the “iPhone to iPhone” option.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 2

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Select your old iPhone 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.

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 can help you transfer 21+ Android files to iPhone, like photos, contacts, videosmessages, etc.

Joy Taylor

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