By Nick / Last Updated September 7, 2020

How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android?

I have bought a new Pixel 4 and decide to transfer WhatsApp messages from my old iPhone 8 into it. I have not found a way to do that. Can you tell me the easy way to migrate all my WhatsApp messages?

- Question from Apple Community

WhatsApp has made it easy to communicate with others. Users don’t need to pay for sending text messages or media files because the communication is built by Wi-Fi or cellular data.

Whatsapp Icon

When people used SMS or MMS in the past, there was limited space on the device or SIM card to store the data. At present, the large storage space of smartphone lets users save all the conversations. You don’t have to delete pictures or videos every time when you receive the new messages and it seems that your story could be saved forever.

Even the storage space of iPhone is large enough to store WhatsApp data, sometimes you still need to backup iPhone to computer to make sure the data could be retrieved if data disasters happen. When you switch from iPhone to Android, WhatsApp data is very likely to be gone if you don’t backup them to another place or move WhatsApp chat history to your Android phone.

It might not be so clear for you to know the method of Android-to-iOS WhatsApp data migration because you can't use Google Drive to transfer such data. This guide will give you 4 ways to easily transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android.

#1. Transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android by Email

It is the simplest and fastest way to transfer WhatsApp messages between iOS and Android. This method would be accepted if you want to transfer several necessary WhatsApp conversations and another advantage of this method is that you can permanently store your messages in your mailbox. As long as you still use the Email account, your WhatsApp messages are safe in the server.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on iPhone, select the contacts.

Step 2. Tap Export Chat. Your media files like photos and videos can be exported at the same time. You can select it later.

Email Whatsapp Messages

Step 3. Enter your email in the box and send it to the server.

Enter Email Whatsapp Messages

After these steps are completed, you can receive the WhatsApp conversations on your Android phone. It would be very convenient to share WhatsApp messages with others or read the copy of WhatsApp chat history on any other devices.

#2. Transfer WhatsApp messages from iCloud to Android

WhatsApp messages can be saved to your iCloud backup. It means that you could extract WhatsApp data from a full iPhone backup and then copy it to your Android phone. You need to know that if you have use iCloud to sync WhatsApp data between iOS devices, there might be no wanted messages in the iPhone backup.

The supplier Fonelab has released the product iCloud Android Transfer to help you extract WhatsApp from iCloud and then transfer the data to Android.

If you haven’t made the full iPhone backup with iCloud, connect iPhone to Wi-Fi, and go to iPhone Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Backup > turn on iCloud backup > tap Back Up Now.

Step 1. Download and install iCloud Android Transfer to computer. Select Recover from iCloud Backup File on the left. Sign in your Apple ID.

iCloud Android Transfer

Step 2. Connect your Android phone to computer with USB cable. View all your iCloud backups, select the right iPhone and click Download.

iCloud Android Transfer Select

Step 3. After downloading the backup, you can view the data in that backup. Select the WhatsApp messages and then click Recover.

iCloud Android Transfer Recover

#3. Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android on computer

BackupTrans is the most professional WhatsApp message Transfer. You can use it to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android as you wish. It needs the components of iTunes to import WhatsApp data to your iPhone, so install the latest iTunes on your computer before you run the software.

Step 1. Install WhatsApp Transfer on your computer. Connect both iPhone and Android to computer with USB cables.

Step 2. If your Android phone asks to Back up my data on your Android, just allow it on the phone.

Select Whatsapp Messages iPhone

Step 3. Transfer WhatsApp messages to your Android phone by click the icon Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android at the top.

Transfer Whatsapp Messages from iPhone to Android

#4. Transfer WhatsApp from iOS to Android by one click

Wondershare MobileTrans allows you to copy WhatsApp conversations from iPhone to Android by one click. It could be used to transfer other social app data like Viber, Kik, and WeChat.

Step 1. Install MobileTrans on your computer and select WhatsApp Transfer.

Mobiletrans Whatsapp Transfer

Step 2. Connect iPhone and Android to computer with USB cables and select Transfer WhatsApp messages.

Step 3. Check whether the direction is right and click Start.

Transfer Whatsapp

Conclusion

You might be looking for the way to directly transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android and this passage helps you do that in every way. The above content gives you 4 ways for you to move data to your Android phone.

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