[Things You Must Know] Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive

You may need to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone if you are switching devices. Yet like you may already know, the process of switching devices especially across platforms is not very easy. This is especially true when it comes to app data like WhatsApp messages.

The question we get most from users regarding this topic is whether you can transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive or not. This is the main issue we wish to address in this article. Keep reading to find out how this can be done.

Q. Can I Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive Directly?

You may be wondering whether it is possible to simply transfer the WhatsApp messages from your Google drive directly to the iPhone.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive directly.

The reason is that the encryption system that Google uses to protect the WhatsApp backup is very different from the iCloud encryption system and therefore an iOS device may not be able to detect or read a Google Drive backup.

The Wrong Sample: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone via WhatsApp Backup

Like we've seen above, you may not be able to restore a Google Drive backup to an iPhone because the backup is incompatible with iOS. There are many articles from the Google search result that tell you that you are able to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone with a regular WhatsApp backup.

However, this kind of method is totally wrong! They always describe the steps like this:

Step 1: On your Android device, open WhatsApp and then go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and then tap on "Backup".

Step 2: Uninstall WhatsApp on your Android device.

Step 3: Now install WhatsApp on your iPhone and go through the set-up process (ensure that you use the same phone number).

Step 4: When you see a pop-up asking you to restore an existing backup, simply tap "Restore" to complete the process and successfully transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.

Note

Here we need to inform you again that you cannot transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone via google drive. But luckily, you can go to the next part to check the most feasible way.

The Best Alternative: Move WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone in One Click

As you can see, there are no viable solutions to easily transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using backups. But there is a tool you can use that will allow you to easily move messages from one device to another regardless of the platform.

This tool is iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp and it is designed to be the ultimate WhatsApp transfer tool, allowing you to sync WhatsApp data between devices very easily.

  • It can transfer WhatsApp between iPhone & Android directly.
  • It can transfer WhatsApp messages without Google Drive.
  • It can transfer WhatsApp messages without uninstalling WhatsApp.
  • It is very easy to use and 100% safe.

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Step 1: Download and install iTransor for WhatsApp on to your computer and launch the program after a successful installation.

Step 2: Click on "Transfer WhatsApp between Devices" and then connect both the Android device and the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

You need to enable USB debugging on the Android device to allow the program to detect the device and you may also need to unlock the iPhone before the program can detect the device.

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Note: Now you are transferring data from the Android device to the iPhone, so please make sure that the Android device is the "Source" device and the iPhone is the "Destination" device. You can also click on "Switch" to change the order.

Step 3: Once the program detects the devices and they are in the correct order, click "Transfer" and iTransor for WhatsApp will begin transferring WhatsApp data from the Android device to the iPhone.

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All you have to do is to keep the devices connected until the process is complete. The program will notify you when all the messages have been transferred successfully.

Apart from transferring data between devices, iTransor for WhatsApp can also help you easily back up WhatsApp totally free and restore WhatsApp backups to your device. Download a free trial version of the program today!

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Conclusion

While it may not be possible to transfer a WhatsApp Google Drive Backup to an iPhone directly, iTransor for WhatsApp easily bridges the gap, giving you a solution to make it easy to move data between the two devices.

If you have any questions regarding this process or any comments on WhatsApp problems and solutions, we'd love to hear from you. Just enter your feedback in the comments section below to get in touch with us.

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