As one of the most popular messaging apps, WhatsApp holds very important data and is, therefore, a priority when moving data from Samsung to iPhone 11 or other iOS devices. The problem is however that most people don’t know how to transfer WhatsApp data from Samsung to iPhone. If you’ve decided to make the switch from Samsung to iPhone, this article offers you numerous ways to bring your WhatsApp data with you.

1. Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone via Email Chat

This is a solution that you can use to read your Samsung WhatsApp data on the iPhone. But we must admit that that is all it can do. You will not be able to read the chats on the WhatsApp app on the iPhone. To use this solution to transfer WhatsApp messages from your Samsung to iPhone. The following simple steps will show you how;

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Samsung device and then tap “Settings > Chat Settings” and then select “Email Chat” from the list of options.

Step 2: Select the WhatsApp history you would like to transfer and choose whether you want to send the message “without media” or you would like to “Attach Media” depending on what you want.


Step 3: Enter the email address you want to use to send the email and then tap “Send”.

Step 4: Now log into that email on your iPhone and download the TXT attachment to read the messages.

2. Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone via a Professional Tool

Perhaps the best way to transfer WhatsApp data from your Samsung device to an iPhone is to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. With iTransor for WhatsApp, there is no need to create backups of the data and then restoring it to the new device. You can skip this step entirely and simply directly transfer WhatsApp data from Samsung to iPhone. The following are some of the features iTransor for WhatsApp has to offer:

  • You can directly transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone in one click.
  • All Samsung devices and iPhone devices are well supported.
  • You can use it to transfer WhatsApp data from one device to another regardless of the platform they use. This makes it the ideal method to transfer WhatsApp data from iOS to Android or Android to iOS.

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To use iTransor for WhatsApp to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install the program on your computer and then launch it. Select “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” and then connect the Samsung device and the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. To allow the program to detect the devices, unlock the iPhone and allow USB debugging in the Samsung device.


Tip: Make sure that Samsung is the “Source” device and the iPhone is the “Destination” device. Click on “Switch” to re-order the devices if you need to.

Step 2: Once the devices are connected, click on “Transfer” and the process will begin automatically. Please note that the existed WhatsApp data on the destination device will be erased after the transfer. We recommend you to make a full backup of the iPhone WhatsApp data in advance.

transfer whatsapp from samsung to iphone finished

Note. Transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone via Backup (Totally Impossible)

If you have google searched the question "how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Samsung to iPhone", you must be familiar with this so-called solution.

They tell you that you can use WhatsApp’s in-built backup feature to create a backup of your chats on your Samsung device and then transfer them to the iPhone.

Even they will list the steps like what are shown below, but please note that this way is totally wrong and impossible. There is no direct way to transfer WhatsApp messages from Samsung to iPhone using Google Drive.

Step 1: On the Samsung device, open WhatsApp and then go to Menu > Settings > Chat > Chat Backup to create a full backup of all the data on the Samsung device.

backup whatsapp to google drive

Step 2: Now install WhatsApp on your iPhone and then set up using the same phone number you used on the Samsung device.

Step 3: Once you’ve verified your phone number, you should see a message popup on the screen asking you to restore the backup. Simply tap “Restore” and all the chats will be restored on to the iPhone.

restore the WhatsApp backup via Google Drive


The first two solutions above can be helpful when you need to transfer WhatsApp from Samsung to iPhone and we highly recommend the iTransor for WhatsApp.

via Email via iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp
Success Rate 70% 100%
Difficulty Complex Easy
Required Time Long Short

After you got your WhatsApp data completely transferred from Samsung to iPhone 11/11 Pro, you can also fetch the other data types following the relevant articles:

As always we welcome your questions and comments. Post them in the comments section below and we will be glad to get back to you.

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