How to Take WhatsApp Backup from iPhone to Android

One of the best things about having a backup of WhatsApp data but for all types of data is the ability to use the backup to restore the data back on to the device or another device when you have this need. But the process of switching app data like WhatsApp data from one device to another can be complicated, especially when you have to switch data across platforms.

Because iOS and Android are very different in the way they organize and encrypt data, making it almost impossible to move WhatsApp backups from iPhone to Android. But notice that we said "almost impossible" and not "impossible".

There are some ways to take WhatsApp Backup from iPhone to Android and this article will focus on these ones.

Q. Can I directly take WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android?

We get this question from users a lot and we can understand why you want it to be as simple as restoring an iCloud backup of your WhatsApp backup to your Android device and going about your day.

But this is simply not possible and the reason is simple: iCloud uses a vastly different form of data encryption than Google Drive backups and as such an Android device is unable to read data in an iCloud backup or even the Google Drive WhatsApp backup.

This is the reason why there are two versions of WhatsApp: one for iOS and another for Android. Therefore transferring data between the two requires specialized tools.

1. Take WhatsApp Backup from iPhone to Android  (Complex & 70% success rate)

The Wazzap Migrator app is a tool to take your WhatsApp backup from your iPhone to your Android device. With this tool, you will not need to connect the iPhone to the computer for the transfer, all you need is the iOS backup with the WhatsApp messages you need.

Here's how to use Wazzap Migrator to transfer a WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android. Please note that this method is a little bit complex.

Step 1: If you don't have a backup of the WhatsApp data on your iPhone, take a moment to create one. Connect iPhone to the computer and then go to Summary > Back up Now (don't encrypt the backup).

Step 2: Now download the latest version of the app. Launch it on your computer and then select the iPhone.

Step 3: Choose the "Raw Files" icon and then switch to the "Tree View" mode.  Find the file named "WhatsApp.Share" and export it. If you need the media files as well, open the WhatsApp folder and find the folder "Media" and export it as well.

Step 4: Connect the Android device to the computer and then move the exported folders to the device's "Download" folder.

Step 5: Go to the Play Store on your Android device to install Wazzap Migrator. Launch it after installation and tap "Select iPhone Archive" and select the folders imported into the device.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen prompts until you get to the "Converting Messages" page. When all messages are converted, choose if you would like to move the messages to the device.

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Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the WhatsApp messages on your Android device and continue using WhatsApp as before.

2. Take WhatsApp Backup from iPhone to Android (Easy & 100% success rate)

While Wazzap Migrator can help you transfer a WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android, it is fairly complicated with too many opportunities for things to go wrong.

If you just want the WhatsApp data in that particular backup file, you are allowed to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. This way is pretty simple compared with the one in Option 1.

Well, this advanced tool is designed to make it easy for WhatsApp users to manage their WhatsApp data, even making the transfer of data between devices as simple as connecting both devices to the computer and then moving the data to the target device.

We will take a look at this process in detail below. Here are some of the program's best features. They include the following:

  • It can take WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android.
  • It can transfer all messages as well as media files associated with your WhatsApp account from iPhone to Android with a 100% success rate.
  • It is fully compatible with all iOS and Android versions, including the latest iOS 13 and Android 10.
  • It is trustworthy because it has been tested by a lot of professional websites.

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Now download and install this program on to your computer and then follow these very simple steps:

Step 1: Restore your iCloud WhatsApp backup to an iPhone first.

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Step 2: Open iTransor for WhatsApp after successful installation and then connect both devices to the computer using USB cables. You may need to unlock the iPhone and enable USB debugging on the Android device to allow the program to detect the devices.

Once both devices are detected, you will see them displayed in the next window. Take a moment to make sure that the devices are in the correct order. Ensure that the iPhone is the "Source" device and Android is the "Destination" device. Click "Switch" to change the order if you need to.

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Step 3: Now simply click "Transfer" and the transfer process will begin immediately. Keep the devices connected until the process is complete.

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Once the transfer is complete, you will be able to see the WhatsApp messages on your Android device. You can download the free trial version of the program here. If you need to back up your WhatsApp data, iTransor for WhatsApp can help you for free.

Tip. Take WhatsApp from iPhone to Android Directly without Backup

Wouldn't it be better to actually just connect both devices to the computer and then easily move all messages to the Android device without creating or dealing with backups?

If you want to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android devices without any backup, you can only follow the Step 2 and Step 3 in Option 2.

Reviews of The Two Methods

Here's how all the three methods above compare with one another.

Success Rate Difficulty Required Time
Wazzap Migrator 70% Complex Long
iTransor for WhatsApp 100% Easy Short

Conclusion

The methods above all represent different but effective ways to take WhatsApp backup from your iPhone to Android device. Choose a solution depending on your needs and then share your experience with us in the comments section below.

windows version    Mac version