How to Transfer WhatsApp From iPhone to Android in 2020

Although nowadays many applications offer cross platform data transfer services such as Samsung Smart Switch for iPhone to Samsung transfer and Move to iOS for Android to iPhone transfer, these tools can’t transfer MMS data like WhatsApp due to some safety issues. Yet because of the common use of WhatsApp Messenger, if you are switching from iPhone to Android, it can become a real headache to think about ways to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android without iCloud.

This article examines the available strategies and offers some of the best solutions.

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Part 1 - Recommended Solution: Transfer WhatsApp Directly From iPhone to Android

One of the best methods to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android is to use iTransor for WhatsApp. This third-party program is designed to help you manage WhatsApp messages and data in numerous ways, including direct WhatsApp data transfers from iPhone to Android or vice versa. Here are some of the features that make iTransor for WhatsApp the ideal solution:

  • Directly transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android; also supports WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone, iPhone to iPhone, and Android to Android in a few clicks.
  • It supports all popular mobile devices including the iPhone11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, Samsung Galaxy S9, S10, Huawei P30, and Pixel 4.
  • It has been trusted and recommended by a lot of famous media sites including Make Use Of, Macworld, etc.

trusted by many reputable review sites

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Here is a simple step-by-step guide of how to use iTransor to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android:

Step 1 Install iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and launch the program. Choose "Transfer WhatsApp between Devices" on the left in the main window. Connect the iPhone and the Android device for transfer to the computer with USB cables. The program should detect and display the devices. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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Step 2 Click on "Transfer" to begin the process.

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Step 3 Keep both devices connected to the computer during the process. It might take minutes to hours depending on the amount of your WhatsApp data. Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the WhatsApp messages on your Android device.

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Part 2 - Other Solutions: Flexibly Transfer WhatsApp Data From iPhone to Android without iCloud

While iTransor for WhatsApp provides the best solution to transfer WhatsApp messages from one device to another, here are some of the other ways to do it. We have made a comparison of these solutions and included the solution described above.

Solutions

iPhone to Android Transfer

Android to iPhone Transfer

iPhone to iPhone Transfer

Android to Android Transfer

Direct Transfer

Operation Difficulty

iTransor for WhatsApp

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Easy

Email Chats

yes

yes

yes

yes

no

Complicated

WazzapMigrator

yes

no

no

no

no

Complicated

Restore via Backup

no

no

yes

yes

no

Easy

 

2.1 Transfer WhatsApp Chats From iPhone to Android via Email

You can also transfer WhatsApp messages between 2 devices via email. However, the biggest problem with this method will be the high number of manual actions. You have to export chats one by one, which means that if you have 50 contact chats to transfer, you need to do it 50 times. If you can accept this, or only have a few essential chats to transfer, here's how:

Step 1 Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and click on the chat that you want to transfer. Tap the top of the screen and choose "Export Chat" from the list.

Step 2 A popup will appear to notify you that attaching media may generate a larger email message. You can choose to email the chats "Without Media" or "Attach Media" according to what you need. If you choose "Attach Media", your video/photo messages will be attached to a folder other than the text messages. Click on the Mail icon to export chats.

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Step 3 WhatsApp will start processing your data. Type in the email address you would like to send the WhatsApp chats to and click "Send".

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Step 4 Go to the Android device, log in to that email account, and view the emailed chats. You will not be able to sync these WhatsApp data with the data on your Android device.

2.2 Transfer WhatsApp Backup From iPhone to Android by WazzapMigrator

WazzapMigrator is a third-party app to help transfer WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android. It might be too complicated because this method requires programming skills and will take much of your time to understand the operating processes because you need to prepare three tools for this solution: iTunes, WazzapMigrator Extractor, and WazzapMigrator. We don't recommend this method unless you are a tech specialist. Here are the steps:

Step 1 Make a full backup of your iPhone with iTunes. Turn backup encryption in iTunes off.

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Step 2 Download and launch WazzapMigrator Extractor on your computer. Use this tool to load up your iTunes backup of iPhone.

Step 3 Find net.whatsapp.WhatsApp folder under the menu of the extractor. Locate the ChatStorage.sqlite file and your media files under the net.whatsapp.WhatsApp folder.

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Step 4 Connect your Android device to the computer. Transfer the ChatStorage.sqlite file and your media files to the Download folder of your Android phone.

Step 5 Install WazzapMigrator on your Android device. You can find it in the Google Play Store.

Step 6 Now open WazzapMigrator on your Android device. Wait until the tool detects the files and tap "Select iPhone Archive". Choose the iOS Backup you want to restore.

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Step 7 Follow the prompts on the screen until you see "Conversion Successful". Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and you will be able to see all the WhatsApp chat history from iPhone.

Part 3 - Important Hints

After going through all these solutions you will have some ideas about them. Which one is the best fit for you? There are a few more things to be noted. Many of our customers have been through them, so here we clarify these points to you.

3.1 Wrong Solution: Restore WhatsApp Backup From iPhone to Android Directly via Backup

You might have read that it is possible to restore WhatsApp backup from iPhone to Android directly via WhatsApp auto backup. This solution DOES NOT WORK. Due to WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption for its app data you can only restore WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud, or Android to Android via Google Drive. They don't provide solutions for transfer between Android and iOS devices.

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Other solutions of direct cloud to cloud or device to cloud transfer such as backing up WhatsApp directly from iPhone to Google Drive or transferring WhatsApp directly from iCloud to Android are also NOT possible. However, there are always workarounds. We only need a few more steps. If you are interested in these solutions, check out this post about how to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to Google Drive, and this one about how to transfer WhatsApp from iCloud to Android.


3.2 A Brand New Way to Regularly Back Up WhatsApp Messages

The importance of backing up WhatsApp data can't be overemphasized. It is far too easy to lose the data on your device through accidental deletion, let alone if you lose your device. Having a backup ensures that you can pick up where you left off. Even when your device suffers irreversible damage you can simply restore the backup to a new one.

One of the easiest and most accessible ways to back up WhatsApp is to back up on your computer, because it will not require internet or extra cloud storage. The best way to do this is to use a tool like iTransor for WhatsApp that can easily back up WhatsApp data on any iOS or Android devices. Other backup features that make it one of the best among all WhatsApp backup tools include:

  1. The backup function is totally free to use.
  2. Unlike other official methods such as backup to Google Drive or iCloud, using this tool to back up WhatsApp will not overwrite any previous backups. Each backup file will be saved on your computer separately.
  3. You can restore any Android or iPhone WhatsApp backup to another iOS or Android device whenever you want, which means that you can restore an Android backup to iPhone or vice versa.

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To create a WhatsApp backup using iTransor for WhatsApp just launch iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and select "Backup WhatsApp on Devices" from the options on the left in the main window. Connect the device to the computer and wait for the program to detect it.
Once the device has been detected, click on "Back Up". The backup will begin immediately and be completely automatic. All you have to do is keep the device connected until the process is complete.

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