How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR

How can we transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X//XR in a simple way? This article can show you the answer on how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X//XR. Keep reading to transfer now!

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 24, 2021

With the arrival of the new iPhone this year, you may already switch to the iPhone from Android and get a new experience with the different operating systems. However, while enjoying the brand new iPhone 12, you may find that WhatsApp on your new iPhone doesn’t have the option to restore your WhatsApp messages on Android. As the chatting app we frequently use, WhatsApp contains numerous messages that may be vital for us.

On this occasion, how can we transfer those cherished messages from Android to iPhone? Well, this article offers you a useful way on how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR. Keep reading and get what you want about WhatsApp transfer!

Things You Need to Know Before the Transfer

As you might know, for now, WhatsApp can only allow you to transfer messages from Android to Android or from iPhone to iPhone. Though you can backup your WhatsApp messages to Google Drive, the backup can only be restored to another Android phone. For iPhone users, you can only restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud.

However, there is still a way to help you out. You can view your previous WhatsApp messages on your iPhone. Keep reading to know how to achieve it.

On your Android phone: backup your WhatsApp messages. Open WhatsApp > Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and then click Backup button.

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR via Email

If you simply want to view your WhatsApp messages on your iPhone, then this method can be suitable for you. But you have to know that it can only help you to export messages of an individual chat or group.

Without using other apps or computers, you can directly transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR via e-mail by following the below steps.

Step 1. Open one individual or group chat on your WhatsApp on an Android device.

Step 2. Tap the menu button on the top right corner > Tap More > Export chat/Email chat.

Step 3. Enter your email address > Tap send. Then your messages shall be sent to your email as a .txt document.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/X/XS/XS Max/XR

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/X/XS/XR

Step 4. Log in to the email on your iPhone > Then you can view your WhatsApp messages on your iPhone.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone 11/12 Easily

With the help of third-party tools, you can directly transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to the new iPhone 12/11 with ease. Here we will show you how to do that with AnyTrans and PhoneTrans.

#1. AnyTrans – Android to iPhone Switcher

AnyTrans is a powerful data manager that can help you transfer files from Android to iPhone. Here are steps about how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans.

AnyTrans – Android to iPhone Transfer

Want to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone 12/11? AnyTrans can be a great helper. All your Android files can be transferred to the iPhone simply and seamlessly. Download it now and transfer messages from Android to iPhone now.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your Mac/PC > Plug your iPhone 12/11/X/XS (Max)/XR into your computer.

Step 2. Choose Phone Switcher > Click Social Messages Messenger option > Click WhatsApp to Device.

Choose WhatsApp to Device

Choose WhatsApp to Device

Step 3. Connect the source iPhone and Checkbox Next icon to start the transfer.

Confirm the Source Phone and the Target iPhone

Confirm the Source Phone and the Target iPhone

Step 4. Follow the steps to backup your WhatsApp messages on Android.

Make a Backup of Your WhatsApp on Android

Make a Backup of Your WhatsApp on Android

Step 5.  Log in your WhatsApp on your Android and Tap the Restore the backup you just made to the current enhanced version of WhatsApp > Click Next in AnyTrans > It will start to transfer WhatsApp messages from your Android to your iPhone 12/11.

Restore WhasApp to iPhone Now

Restore WhatsApp to iPhone Now

#2. PhoneTrans – Phone to Phone Transfer

PhoneTrans is quite a great phone switcher. Its powerful app transfer function can transfer WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Apps from Android to iPhone easily and quickly. As a professional data transfer tool, PhoneTrans supports transferring data from Android to iPhone selectively or wholly. Also, it can fluently move everything you want from iPhone to Android phone.

Let’s take a look at how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR with PhoneTrans.

Step 1. Download PhoneTrans and install it on your computer. Also, you need to connect your Android and iPhone to the computer at the same time.

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Step 2. Now choose the App Transfer on the left panel and click on WhatsApp on the right. Then tap on Start Transfer to go on.

Click on WhatsApp and Start Transfer on PhoneTrans

Click on WhatsApp and Start Transfer on PhoneTrans

You need to back up Android WhatsApp data and install WhatsApp enhanced version before transferring WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.

Step 3. Follow the instructions on the screen. You need to restore WhatsApp backups to your enhanced WhatsApp on the Android device. After you clicked on the Next to start the WhatsApp messages transfer, you could see the WhatsApp data transfer screen as below.

WhatsApp Data Is Transferring on PhoneTrans

WhatsApp Data Is Transferring on PhoneTrans

All you can do now is waiting for a while. Minutes later, you will see there is a Successfully Transferred note. You can check your iPhone to find out all the WhatsApp data have moved from your Android to iPhone. That’s it. That’s how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with PhoneTrans.

Try an Alternative WhatsApp Transfer Tool to Move WhatsApp Android to iPhone

Except for the above methods that you can transfer or export WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, here is an alternative way you can also try. This tool is AppTrans, which is a professional app & app data transfer, backup, and restore tool, including WhatsApp data. And you have two tips to get WhatsApp on your iPhone with it: one is transferring directly, and one is transferring using your Google Drive backup. Keep reading and get to know them.

Tip 1. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone Directly

Step 1. Download and install AppTrans on computer > App Transfer > Transfer to Phone, which allows you to transfer apps and app data from device to device.

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Go to App Transfer and Choose Transfer to Phone

Go to App Transfer and Choose Transfer to Phone

Step 2. Connect your Android and iPhone devices and iPhone is the target device.

Connect Device to Transfer WhatsApp or Apps

Connect Device to Transfer WhatsApp or Apps

Step 3. Then you can choose the WhatsApp panel, which enables you to transfer WhatsApp messages, group chats, calls, photos, videos, etc. to iPhone.

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with AppTrans

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with AppTrans

Step 4. Next, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to backup WhatsApp chats on Android > Install a custom version > Allow WhatsApp to access phone storage > Restore data from WhatsApp backup > Head to Transfer Now button.
Step 5. Once finished the above steps, WhatsApp will start transferring process. Wait for the App transfer succeeded page as below.

Transfer WhatsApp Successfully

Transfer WhatsApp Successfully

Tip 2. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone Using Google Drive

AppTrans also allows you to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive on iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR, you can follow the steps below or read the detailed instructions on how to restore WhatsApp Google Drive backup on iPhone.
Step 1. Open AppTrans > App Restore > WhatsApp Backup.

Open AppTrans and Click WhatsApp Backup

Open AppTrans and Click WhatsApp Backup

Step 2. Sign in to your Google account and you will get all the backup lists below > Download the one you need.

Choose One WhatsApp Backup to Restore from Google Drive

Choose One WhatsApp Backup to Restore from Google Drive

Step 3. Then here you can view what data types you can restore using Google Drive. If you need to recover media files, click in and select files to export. If you need to restore WhatsApp calls and messages, connect your Android & iPhone at the same time. And you need to decrypt first and then restore.

WhatsApp Backup Decrypt Succeed

WhatsApp Backup Decrypt Succeed

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 12/11/XS/X/XR. You can transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to the iPhone easily with the help of PhoneTrans and AnyTrans.

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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.