As Samsung continues to create better, more efficient devices as evidenced by the Samsung S9 and S10 releases, more and more people, some of them are iOS users are finding solutions to switch to Samsung. The problem that these people encounter however is the cross-platform data transfer. There is a reason every app developer makes two versions of their application: one for Android and another for iOS. These two platforms are vastly different which can make data transfer between them very difficult.
So, you’ve bought a new Samsung S9 and you want to continue your WhatsApp conversation with your friends, how do you transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung S9? In this article, we are going to look at the various ways you can do that.
- Part 1: Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Samsung via Email
- Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Samsung Via Local Backup
- Part 3: Wirelessly Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung
- Part 4: Best Way: iTransor for WhatsApp
- Part 5: Transfer WhatsApp Messages with an App
- Part 6: Using Backuptrans
1. Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Samsung via Email
One of the ways you can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung is via email. This method allows you to see the messages on your Android device although you may not be able to sync them on to the device.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp application on your iPhone and tap on “Chats” at the bottom. Select the messages you would like to transfer and then tap on “More > Export Chat”.
Step 2: Choose whether you would like to attach media or not and then tap on “Mail” as the chosen method of export.
Step 3: On your Samsung, open the email and you should be able to see the messages.
2. Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Samsung Via Local Backup
You can also use the WhatsApp backup feature to back up the WhatsApp messages on your iPhone and then restore them on the Samsung S9. Here’s how:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and then go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and tap “Back up Now” to create a backup of your WhatsApp messages.
Step 2: Once the backup process is complete, exit the app and uninstall it from the iPhone. Now install the app on your Samsung S9 and sign with the same account you used on your iPhone.
Step 3: Once you have verified the account, WhatsApp will ask you to restore an existing backup. Simply click on “Restore” to sync the messages from your iPhone with the new Samsung device.
3. Wirelessly Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung
Samsung provides an effortless and wireless way to transfer data between device and you can use it to copy data from the iPhone to the Samsung device. It is important to note that it you are running iOS 9, you may only be able to transfer certain types of data partially.
Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and then tap “Back up Now” to create a full backup of your data.
Step 2: Now open the Smart switch app on your Samsung device and then tap on the “Wireless” button. Tap “Receive” and select “iOS” to begin the process.
Step 4: Sign in to your Apple account and select the content you would like to import. Wait for the process to be completed.
4. Best Way: iTransor for WhatsApp
So far we have seen 3 methods that may allow you to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung, but we are yet to look at a method that allows you to actually transfer all the WhatsApp messages and data to the new device, until now. Apart from being one of the easiest ways to transfer WhatsApp data from one device to another, iTransor for WhatsApp is also the most effective tool to overcome the cross-OS problem. Some of its features include the following:
- You can use iTransor for WhatsApp to create a full backup of all the WhatsApp chat history on your iPhone and Android without any cost.
- It is also useful in the transfer of WhatsApp from an iPhone to another device including Android, iPhone and iPad.
- You can also flexibly and selectively restore a WhatsApp backup to an iOS or Android device.
- It is very easy to use and supports all versions of iOS and Android as well as all models including the iPhone XR, XS and Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, etc.
The following is a guide to show you how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung S9 using iTransor:
Step 1: Download iTransor for WhatsApp on to your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” and then connect both devices to the computer using USB cables. The program should detect the devices and display them on the next window.
Step 2: Click “Transfer” and the process of transferring the WhatsApp messages from the iPhone to the Samsung device will get started.
Step 3: Keep both devices connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the transfer process is complete.
5. Transfer WhatsApp Messages with an App
You can use an app known as the WazzapMigrator to transfer WhatsApp messages from an iPhone to your Samsung device. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Begin by creating a backup for the data on your iPhone to iTunes.
Step 2: Once the backup process is complete, use the iTunes Backup Extractor to get the WhatsApp Backup file from the main backup.
Step 3: Now connect the Samsung S9 to the computer and go the Google Play Store to install WazzapMigrator on to your device.
Step 5: Launch the app and click on “Select iPhone Archive” and tap on the iPhone backup file.
The app will convert the backup file into a format that Android can understand and you’ll have your messages on the device in no time at all.
6. Using Backuptrans
Another great program to use when transferring data between devices is Backuptrans. Here’s how to use it to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung S9:
Step 1: Install Backuptrans on to your computer and then launch the program.
Step 2: Connect both devices onto the computer with USB cables and ensure that the program can detect the 2 devices.
Step 3: Select the device you would like to transfer WhatsApp messages from (in this case the iPhone) and right-click on the Samsung device and select “Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android”.
Step 4: The program will immediately begin transferring the data to the device.
The above are some of the ways you can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S9. Every one of them can be useful under certain circumstances, but iTransor for WhatsApp is perhaps the only way to guarantee 100% success rate.