3 Methods to Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Huawei

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If you have decided to discard your old Samsung device for a new Huawei model, the first thing you have to do is to figure out how to transfer data from the old device to the new one. One of the most important types of data you may want to move is WhatsApp. But since both devices run on the same platform, the process of transferring data from your Samsung to Huawei is relatively uncomplicated.

In this article we are going to share with you several ways to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Huawei. Let’s begin with the best way to do it.

Method 1: One Click Transfer: Using iTransor for WhatsApp

The best way to transfer WhatsApp from one device to another is to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. This tool is exclusively designed to help you manage all aspects of your WhatsApp data needs, making it very easy for you to transfer WhatsApp data between devices. The following are some of the features that make iTransor for WhatsApp the best tool for WhatsApp data transfer;

  • It is useful in the transfer of WhatsApp data from one device to another regardless of platform. This means that you can transfer WhatsApp data from an iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone, Android to Android and iPhone to Android.
  • It is also the perfect tool to backup (FREE) and Restore WhatsApp data to your Android or iOS devices.
  • It supports all iPhone models and all Android devices as well as all versions of iOS and Android OS, including iOS 13, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, etc.
  • It is very easy to use, allowing you to manage WhatsApp data in a single click.

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To use iTransor to transfer WhatsApp messages from your Samsung device to Huawei device, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Install the program on to your computer and launch it. In the main window, click on “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” and then connect both devices to the computer. Enable USB debugging on both devices to make it easier for the program to detect the device.

choose transfer whatsapp between devices

Ensure that the Samsung device is the “Source” device and the Huawei is the “Destination” device. If this order is incorrect, click “Switch” to change it.

choose transfer whatsapp between devices

Step 2: Click “Transfer” and the transfer process will begin immediately. Keep the devices connected to the computer until the process is complete.

transfer whatsapp from samsung to huawei finished

Method 2: With Google Drive Backup

Since both devices are running Android OS, Google Drive makes the solution to transfer WhatsApp messages from Samsung to Huawei. There are however some requirements that you must meet to use this process. These include the following;

  • You must have installed Google Play Services and Google drive on both devices.
  • You must have a Google account.
  • Your Google Drive must have adequate storage space to store the WhatsApp backup.

Having met these requirements, follow these simple steps to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Huawei with Google Drive Backup;

Step 1: On your Samsung device, open WhatsApp and then tap Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Backup to create a backup of the messages on Google Drive.

backup whatsapp to google drive

Step 2: Now on the Huawei device, sign in to the same Google account used to create the backup.

Step 3: Install WhatsApp on the device and proceed to set up the App. Once you have verified the phone number, WhatsApp will detect the Google Drive backup and prompt you to restore the backup.

Step 4: Tap on “Restore” and the process will begin. When it is complete, tap on “Next” to see the chats on the Huawei device

restore the WhatsApp backup via Google Drive

Method 3: With Local Backup

WhatsApp will also often backup your chats on the device’s SD card. You can use this local backup to transfer WhatsApp data from the Samsung to the Huawei device. Here’s how to do it;

Step 1: Begin by backing up WhatsApp messages on the Samsung device. To do that, open WhatsApp and tap on Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up. Click on “Backup to Google Drive” and select 'Never' to stop the google drive backup. The WhatsApp will soon be backed up to local SD card.

Backup WhatsApp to Android internal storage or SD card

Step 2: On the Huawei device, install a file manager app and go to the folder “WhatsApp/Databases”.

Step 3: Rename the backup file named msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.

Step 4: Now uninstall the WhatsApp on the Huawei device, tap “Restore” and the chats will be restored to the new Huawei device.

restore the backup from sd card to your device

The procedures above can all be useful when you want to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to Huawei device. Choose a solution you can trust and then follow these simple steps to implement it. Use the comments section below to share your thoughts or questions on this subject.