As one of the most popular cross-platform apps for communication purposes, WhatsApp is one of the top apps that users聽may need to move when switching devices. Yet, transferring聽WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone is not very easy, especially without the right tool or processes.

If you are trying to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, you may have heard that you need to root your Android.

Q. Is It Possible to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone without Root?

Like we mentioned before, with the right procedure and the right tools, you can transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone without root. That means you do not need to root your Android to perform the WhatsApp transfer.

In this article, we attempt to debunk this belief聽and provide you with various ways to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone without root.

1. Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without Root via Software

Perhaps the best way to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone is to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. This third-party professional tool is regarded as聽the best solution for WhatsApp data transfer. It has numerous functions, made possible by the easy to uses interface and fast technology.

  • With iTransor for WhatsApp, you can easily move all your WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone in a single click.
  • There is no need to root your Android device.
  • All Android devices and iOS devices are well supported.
  • WhatsApp Business data can be transferred as well.
  • A lot of specialized media sites have recommended this tool highly.


Step 1: Install iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and then launch it. Connect both the Android device and the iPhone to the computer using USB devices and select "Transfer WhatsApp Messages". You may need to enable USB debugging on the Android device and unlock the iPhone to allow the program to detect the devices.

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Step 2: The program will detect both devices and display them on the next screen. Since we are transferring data from Android to iPhone, ensure that the Android device is displayed as the "Source" device and the iPhone as the "Destination" device. If this order is incorrect, click on "switch" to change the order.


Step 3: Click on "Transfer" to begin the transfer of WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. Keep both devices connected to the computer until the process is complete.

transfer WhatsApp successfully

You can download the free trial version of the program here聽and have a try now.

2. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone via Email

WhatsApp messages can also be transferred to another device as an attachment in the email. This method may not be too reliable especially if you have too many WhatsApp messages to transfer聽and it will take a lot of time to perform the transfer.

Step 1: On your Android device, open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Chat Settings > Chat History > Email chat.

Step 2: Choose the WhatsApp chats you would like to email and when prompted choose if you would like to include the media (this may result in higher data charges and make the process take longer).

Step 3: Send the chats to your email account and open the email on your iPhone.

transfer whatsapp via email

You will be able to view the chats on your iPhone but you will not be able to open them on WhatsApp for iOS.

Reviews of the Above 2聽Methods

While all the methods above may prove to be useful when transferring WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone聽without rooting, they all have their advantages and disadvantages.

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

Tip. 2 Wrong Ways You Need to Prevent

There are two common wrong ways in the market and you'd better prevent them in order not to waste your time on them.

1. You can transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone via Move to iOS app - WRONG!

Move to iOS can only transfer Contacts, Camera photos & videos, Mail accounts, Message history, Bookmarks, and Calendar.

Some people may also encounter problems like "Move to iOS taking forever""Move to iOS transfer interrupted""Move to iOS being stuck in preparing or transferring", or "Move to iOS could not communicate with device", which are really annoying while using the app.

2. You can transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone via backup feature - WRONG!

Google Drive and iOS use different encryption protocols, so you cannot transfer the Google Drive backup to iPhone directly.


As you can see from the solutions above, you don't have to root your Android device to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. Choose one of the solutions above to help you transfer the messages and then let us know in the comments section below if you are able to do it. Any other questions or comments regarding the transfer of WhatsApp data or any other WhatsApp-related issue are also welcome.

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