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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone and Android Phone

“I would like to continue with my WhatsApp old chat history on my new Android phone. So my question is how to transfer WhatsApp messages from old iPhone to Android? Can anyone else help me dealt with this problem?” — Aaron.


WhatsApp is a smart phone for communication between applications. It is currently available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, WhatsApp Messenger, Symbian mobile phone users to use. You can use the WhatsApp program to send and receive messages, pictures, audio files and video information for free.

Transfer iPhone WhatsApp Messages, Pictures&Videos to Android

2016 has witnessed the release of several Android flagships: Samsung Galaxy S7, OnePlus 3, Huawei P9… With so many options available, some iPhone users may change their iPhone to one of the Android cell phones. When using a new Android phone, you want data in your old iPhone to come with you, especially for WhatsApp picture&videos, messages. Here are three ways for iPhone users to migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S to Android phone. You can choose the one which is the best for you.

Way 1: Using Email Chat

Step 1. Go to “Settings” at WhatsApp from your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S and click “Chat settings”, then select “Email chat”from the showing list.

Step 2. Choose the WhatsApp history that you want to migrate. A window will pop out says that “Attaching Media will generate a larger email message”. You just need to click “ Without Media” or “ Attach Media” according to your needs.

Step 3. Import your email number at the sending interface and click “Send”.

Step 4. Log in your email at your Android phone, you can view your WhatsApp messages at email from your Android phone. But you can’t transfer WhatsApp conversations to your WhatsApp application on Android phone.

transfer whatsapp messages by email chat

Actually, it is not suitable for massive transfer. It could be a trouble-maker to email messages from contacts one by one.

Way 2: Using Backup:Restore Whatsapp Messages to Android from Backup

Step 1. To begin with, you need to back up your WhatsApp messages on your Android phone. And find “Settings” at WhatsApp from your iPhone, click “Chat settings”and“Email chat” from the showing list.

Step 2. Uninstall WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 3. Install WhatsApp app and register your original phone number at Android phone. A window will pop out says that message backup was found. Click “Restore”, and restore WhatsApp messages to Android from iPhone backups will be finished soon.

restore whatsapp history to Android from backup

Tips: Please uninstall WhatsApp first, then install WhatsApp on your Android phone. This is the only way that WhatsApp will restore new messages back up.

Way 3: Transfer WhatsApp Messages iPhone Data Recovery

Recently, iPhone Data Recovery software has introduced a new feature. It works well in transferring WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Android directly on computer. All iPhone WhatsApp messages, photos and videos will be merged perfectly on Android Phone(Samsung Galaxy S7/S6, HTC, Huawei P9/P8, Oppo R9/R7, Sony, etc.), convenient and safe. This WhatsApp data transfer software is suitable for all iPhone devices, including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and more. Moreover, this app supports to recover deleted or lost contacts, sms, photos, videos, call history, WhatsApp messages, documents and more from iPhone iPad or iPod.

Step 1.Select Transfer Mode

After downloading and installation, run iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer. Then select “More Tools” and move the mouse onto “iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore” and click the “Install” button.

When the downloading is complete, select the mode of “Transfer WhatsApp messages“. This will allow you to copy WhatsApp messages from iOS device to Android.

transfer iphone whatsapp messages to android

Step 2.Connect iOS and Android to your Computer

After connecting your iPhone and Android phone to the computer, check the USB debugging on your Android phone.

transfer iphone whatsapp messages to android

Step 2.Transfer WhatsApp Messages to Android Phone

When both devices are connected, click the “Transfer” button. Note that existing WhatsApp chat history on the destination device will be overwritten. If you want to save it, you should make a backup to your computer. Or if you agree to that, click the “Yes” button. The whole process will take some time.

switch whatsapp chat history from iphone to android

Step 2.Restore WhatsApp Chat History to the Android Device

When transfer process is finish, start WhatsApp on your Android phone. Then sign into your account and restore the WhatsApp backup files to the device.

migrate conversations between iphone and android phone

WhatsApp messages have been restored to your Android phone. To preserve WhatsApp data in your Android phone, you can export and backup conversations from Android.

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