The iPhone has become so popular that it is not uncommon to find some Android users seeking to switch from Android to iPhone. But once the decision is made, most users find that it can be quite difficult to move data from Android to iPhone. The main reason why data transfer from Android to iPhone can be difficult is because the platforms use vastly different systems that an Android app doesn’t work on an iPhone.
So, if WhatsApp for Android will not work on iPhone, how can you transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone? Well, there are several ways you can do that and this article will take a look at some of the most effective solutions.
1. Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone via Email
You can essentially email yourself your WhatsApp chats and be able to see them on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: On your Android device, open WhatsApp and then go to Settings > Chat Settings > Chat History > Email chat.
Step 2: Choose the WhatsApp chats you would like to email and the select whether you would like to attach media or not.
Step 3: Send the chats to your email account and open the email on your iPhone.
You will be able to view the chats on your iPhone but you will not be able to open them on WhatsApp for iOS.
2. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone via Backup
You might also be able to use WhatsApp built-in backup function to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: On your Android device, open WhatsApp and then go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and then tap on “Backup”.
Step 2: Now install WhatsApp on your iPhone and go through the set-up process. You should see a popup asking you to restore an existing backup. Simply tap “Restore” to complete the process and successfully transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.
3. Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with Transfer Software
Most methods will prove difficult since iOS and Android devices are so different. But there is a program that can allow you to easily transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone very easily with a single click. This program is iTransor for WhatsApp and it specializes in the transfer of WhatsApp data across devices regardless of the operating system. This essentially means that you can transfer WhatsApp data from Android to Android, iPhone to iPhone or iPhone to Android and vice versa. The following are just some of the other things iTransor for WhatsApp can do:
- It is completely free to backup Android or iOS WhatsApp messages.
- Like we mentioned before, the program is also very useful in the transfer of data between two devices even when they don’t use the same operating system.
- It can be also be used to restore WhatsApp messages to any iOS and Android device.
- It is very easy to use and 100% safe, meaning none of the data on our device will be at risk of loss.
Note:This product currently doesn't support to transfer whatsApp from Android to iPhone. But it will soon be supported after the release of the new version. When the new feature of 'Android to iPhone Transfer' is added, you can follow the steps below to proceed.
Here’s how to use iTransor for WhatsApp to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with iTransor for WhatsApp:
Step 1: Install iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and then launch it. Connect both the Android device and the iPhone to the computer using USB devices and select “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices”.
Step 2: The program will detect the both devices and display them on the next screen. Since we are transferring data from Android to iPhone, ensure that the Android device is displayed as the “Source” device and the iPhone as the “Destination” device. If this order is incorrect, click on “Flip” to change the order.
Step 3: Click on “Transfer” to begin the transferring process. Keep both devices connected to the computer until the process is complete.
You should be able to see your WhatsApp data on the iPhone when the transfer process is complete.
4. Is it Possible to Transfer via Google Drive
As an Android user, you may be wondering why we haven’t talked about Google Drive as a viable way to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone. The reason is simple: you will not be able to transfer data via Google Drive because iOS doesn’t support Google Drive.
The encryption system that Google uses to store and secure data in the Google Drive Cloud is vastly different and an iOS system will not be able to decode the files from Google Drive. This incompatibility makes it very hard to transfer data from Google Drive to an iOS device or transfer data from iCloud to an Android device. The two systems are simply incompatible with one another.
With iTransor for WhatsApp, you can bypass this incompatibility and directly transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. In fact, it is the only way you can continue to use your Android WhatsApp data on your iPhone.