As Samsung continues to create better, more efficient devices as evidenced by the Samsung S10 and S20 releases, more and more people, some of them are iOS users looking for 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, if you’ve bought a new Samsung and you want to continue your WhatsApp conversation with your friends, how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung? In this article, we are going to look at the various ways you can do that.

If you are switching to other Samsung models or Android phones, check out this detailed guide about how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android. We also figure out the ways to transfer other data like notes from iPhone to Android, so you can just search our website for more solutions.

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Question: Does Samsung Smart Switch Transfer WhatsApp Messages?

Nowadays, Samsung offers another best way to transfer the data from your old mobile phones to your new Galaxy S and Note series, and it is known as Samsung Smart Switch.

It enables you to transfer data via USB cable or Wi-Fi, even if your old phone is not a Samsung Galaxy device. Other than Samsung Galaxy S9, S10 and S20, Smart Switch is available on all variants of Note10, Note9, Note8, S8, and S7.

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So, now you might be thinking about what type of files you can transfer using Smart Switch? Whether it’s your contacts or your SMS messages, photos and videos or previously installed apps from Play Store, and even your old mobile phone setting preferences, you can smoothly transfer all this data to your new phone.

But unfortunately, you cannot transfer WhatsApp messages from your old phone to your new device through Smart Switch. According to Samsung, as WhatsApp messages are based on end-to-end encryption system of communication, so it cannot be transferred through Smart Switch. It is not just for WhatsApp, but all the devices that support end-to-end encryption, their data cannot be transferred using Samsung Smart Switch. And sometimes it might even pop up a message saying "Samsung Smart Switch not enough space" while using it.

The good thing here is that we’re coming up with some other ways through which you can transfer WhatsApp data even from iPhone to Samsung. The most suitable alternative and the one that we recommend is iTransor for WhatsApp. It allows you to transfer your all WhatsApp data in just a few clicks.

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Method 1. Using iTransor for WhatsApp (Recommend)

We are now looking at this method that allows you to actually transfer all the WhatsApp chats and data to the new device. 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 backup and restore WhatsApp messages without OS restriction. Some of its features include the following:

  • Supports both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business data.
  • Fully transfer all the WhatsApp data (including images, videos and files) from iPhone to Android, iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone and Android to Android.
  • Create full backup the WhatsApp chat history on your iPhone and Android, save them to computer without any cost and data erased.
  • Flexibly restore any WhatsApp backups made by iTransor to your new iPhone or Android, within few steps.
  • Easy to use with clear instructions.
  • Supports all models of iPhone and Android devices including the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, etc.
  • It is trusted by reputable review sites such as iPhone Life, Tech Advisor, MacWorld, etc.

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Now I will show you the way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung S9/S10/S20 using iTransor for WhatsApp:

Step 1: Open the program. On the main menu, click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices”. Connect both devices to the computer using USB cables. The program will detect the devices automatically.

choose transfer whatsapp between devices

Step 2: Click “Transfer” and the process of transferring will get started.

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Step 3: Keep both devices connected to the computer until the program notifies you that the transfer is complete.

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Method 2. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung S9/S10/S20 via Email

One more way you can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung is via email. This method allows you to see the WhatsApp messages on your Samsung 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, tap on the top, and then choose “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. You can also choose other apps you like, WhatsApp will send a compressed file including all the chats to the app.

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Step 3: Open the email and you should be able to see the messages on your new Samsung S9/S10/S20.

Method 3. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Samsung Using WazzapMigrator

You can also use an app known as the WazzapMigrator to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to your Samsung device. However, some users complain that the chats are not fully transferred to the destination device, some of them are garbled/lost. Also, the process of this method might be a little complecated, it requires two third-party tool to finish.

Here’s how to do that:

Step 1: Begin by creating a backup for the data on your iPhone to iTunes.

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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 to the computer and go the Google Play Store to install WazzapMigrator on to your device.

Step 4: Launch the app and click on “Select iPhone Archive” and tap on the iPhone backup file.

transfer whatsapp via wazzapmigrator

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.

Method 4. Backup and Restore WhatsApp via Backuptrans

Another great program to use is Backuptrans. The interface might be confusing so here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Install Backuptrans on to your computer and then launch the program.

Step 2: Connect both devices to 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/S10/S20. Every one of them can be useful under certain circumstances, but iTransor for WhatsApp is perhaps the only way to guarantee 100% success rate.

Here are some guides you may need for transferring more data from iPhone to Samsung: