No matter how hard we try, Android devices don’t retain their performance after a year or so. As a result, Android users often switch their devices. If that’s the situation for you as well and you wish to know how to transfer WhatsApp from Xiaomi to Huawei or Huawei to Xiaomi, then we are here to help you out. Now you must be wondering why WhatsApp only, during phone exchange, we transfer the entire device data. The answer is because all other data can be transferred directly to the new device, whereas for WhatsApp, doing the same is not possible.

So, today, we will introduce you to a straightforward way to transfer WhatsApp data from across devices. But before that, let’s explore the casual approach that has commonly used by people.

Part 1. Use Google Drive to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Xiaomi to Huawei or Huawei to Xiaomi

The first proposed method is to use Google Drive to create a backup of the device data and then restore that data into a new device. One condition you need to remember for this method to work is that the backup will be linked to the number or your Gmail account. If you use a different number or new Gmail account on the new device, the backup restore option won’t be available. This is how to transfer WhatsApp from Xiaomi to Huawei or Huawei to Xiaomi using Google Drive.

Step 1. Open your WhatsApp application and go to More Option using the vertical dots on the top. Head to Settings > Chat > Chat Backup > Back up to Google Drive.

Step 2. In the Backup settings, select the backup frequency, specify your Google account to which you would like to backup data, and choose the network you wish to use for backup.

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Finally, hit the Back Up button and create the latest backup of your WhatsApp data.

Step 3. Now, uninstall WhatsApp from the old Xiaomi phone and install the app in Huawei. Make sure that the number you want to use is also active, as it will be used for verification.

Step 4. Open the Play Store and install the app on Huawei and set up WhatsApp account. Provide the number that you were using, and the app will prompt you that a backup linked to the account is available. Hit the Restore button and wait while all your data is retrieved.

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While the chat history will be restored immediately, media files will take some time. Wait for a few minutes, and you will have everything back on the new device.

Most users agree that using Google Drive is pretty helpful. However, the entire process is far too lengthy to carry out. And sometimes, the backup is still not available, which is disappointing.

Part 2. Use iTransor for WhatsApp to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Xiaomi to Huawei or Huawei to Xiaomi

A better way to learn how to transfer WhatsApp from Xiaomi to Huawei or Huawei to Xiaomi is using iTransor for WhatsApp. With this application, you will be able to transfer all relevant data to WhatsApp, including chats, photos, videos, and other data.

Other than the transfer feature, you can also use this application to backup, restore and export your WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business data. Unlike backing up on Google Drive, the backup on the iTransor for WhatsApp can be viewed as a real chat anytime you like, even without internet or your phone isn’t here.
The steps you need to follow are simple and effortless. So, here is a guide that will allow you to carry out the transfer.

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Step 1.Install and setup iTransor for WhatsApp and connect both devices with the computer. Launch the software, and it will automatically detect the devices and list them as the source and destination.

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Step 2.Hit the Transfer button and wait as the software prepares for transfer. The data will be processed in a short while, and you will be able to see the progress on the screen.

transferring WhatsApp from one phone to another

Step 3.Once the transfer finishes, iTransor will notify you that the process is complete. Check the target device to ensure that the transfer is successful.

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Apart from data transfer, you can also use iTransor for WhatsApp for backup, data restore, and computer backup as well.

Part 3. Transfer WhatsApp Data via a ZIP File

There is another way on how to transfer WhatsApp from Xiaomi to Huawei. This method is simple but will require some manual operations. We can create an offline backup of the WhatsApp data and transfer it from Xiaomi to Huawei.

Step 1. Get an application from the Play Store to compress the WhatsApp data. RAR will work just fine for this case. Just download the app >open it > locate WhatsApp root directory > zip the file. You can choose rar or zip format both as per preference.

transfer whatsapp via zip

Step 2. Copy this zip file to a system and then connect the Huawei phone with the system. Install the same RAR app on your new phone and paste the zip file in the device.

Step 3. Open the RAR app and navigate to find the WhatsApp zip file. Extract the file to the home directory and start the setup process for WhatsApp.

Step 4. The WhatsApp application will detect the available backup and ask to restore the chat. Hit the Restore button, and you will have all your data on the new phone.