Transferring data from one device to another especially across platforms can be difficult. This is because the two platforms (iOS and Android) are vastly different in the way they use. This is clearly demonstrated in the fact that app developers have to develop a version of the app for both platforms. This is also why it is very difficult to transfer app data like WhatsApp data from an iPhone to a Samsung device. At the same time, it may not be easy to transfer WhatsApp from an Android device to a Samsung Galaxy, especially when you don’t have a backup.
But this doesn’t mean that it is impossible and that you should just give up. There are ways you can easily transfer WhatsApp messages to Samsung S8/S9/S10. This article outlines some of the most effective ways to do it.
Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Samsung
The following are just some of the ways to transfer WhatsApp messages to Samsung from iPhone:
1.1 Directly Transfer (Recommended)
While it may not be easy to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Samsung device, the process can be dramatically simplified when you use iTransor for WhatsApp. This tool is designed to bypass all the problems associated with cross-OS data transfer and make it very easy for you to transfer your WhatsApp data in the shortest time possible. Some of the program’s main features include the following:
- It can transfer both WhatsApp messages and media files like videos, photos and music from iPhone to Samsung and other brands of Android devices.
- Besides iPhone to Samsung, WhatsApp transfer from iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone and Android to Android is also supported.
- Freely back up only WhatsApp messages & attachments from iPhone and Android device to computer and then restore the WhatsApp backup to any devices.
- It is fully compatible with all iPhone models including the iPhone 11 and all Samsung devices including Samsung Galaxy 10.
Here’s how to use iTransor for WhatsApp to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung:
Step 1: Install iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and then launch the program. On the main window, click on the “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” option.
Step 2: Unlock the iPhone, enable USB debugging on the Samsung device and then connect both devices to the computer using USB cables. The program should detect the devices.
Since we are moving WhatsApp messages from your iPhone, it should appear as the “Source” device and the Samsung should be under “Destination”. Click on “Switch” to change the devices if they are in the wrong places.
Step 3: Now click on “Transfer” to initiate the transfer process. Keep the devices connected to the computer until the process is complete.
The program will notify you when the process is complete and you’ll be able to see the WhatsApp messages on the Samsung device.
1.2 Via email
You may also be able to transfer WhatsApp messages from to Samsung from iPhone via email. The process involves simply send your WhatsApp messages on your iPhone to an email address and then opening the messages on your Android device. Here’s a step by step guide to help you do that:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and then go to “Chats”. Select the WhatsApp messages you would like to transfer, hold the messages and slide it to the left side.
Step 2: Tap on “More > Export Chat”. In the popup that appears, choose whether you would like to attach media or not and then tap “Mail”.
Step 3: After sending the messages via email, open the email on your Samsung device to download the messages from the email.
Part 2. Transfer WhatsApp Messages to Samsung S8/S9/S10 from Android
You may find it easier to transfer WhatsApp messages from any other Android device to your Samsung Galaxy device. The following are just some of the ways to do it:
2.1 Transfer WhatsApp from Android to Samsung without Backup
If you don’t have a backup of your WhatsApp messages, you may find iTransor for WhatsApp to be very helpful in this instance as well. Here’s how to use iTransor for WhatsApp to transfer WhatsApp from Android to Samsung:
Step 1: In the program’s main window, select “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” to begin.
Step 2: Now enable debugging on both Android devices before connecting them to the computer. The program should detect both devices. The Samsung device should be under “Destination” and the other Android device should be the “Source” device. Click on “Flip” if this order is incorrect.
Step 3: Click “Transfer” to start transferring WhatsApp messages to the Samsung device.
Keep the devices connected until the process is complete and you should now be able to see WhatsApp messages on your Samsung device.
2.2 Transfer WhatsApp from Android Backup to Samsung
If you have a WhatsApp backup on your old Android device, all you have to do is restore it on the Samsung device to transfer them. Here’s how:
Step 1: Begin by backing up your WhatsApp messages on the old Android device. To do that go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Chats > Chat Backup > Backup.
Step 2: Now install WhatsApp on the new Samsung device. Remove the SD card from the old Android device and insert it into the new device. If the SD card is an internal one or the backup is in the device’s internal memory, connect both devices to the computer and transfer the folder named “/sdcardWhatsApp/folder” to the Samsung device.
Step 3: Follow the on-screen prompts to set up the WhatsApp app and when the app detects the backup file, click “Restore” to restore your WhatsApp messages to the Samsung device.
2.3 Via Google Drive
You can also transfer WhatsApp messages to Samsung from Android via Google Drive backup. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your old Android device and then go to Settings > Chat > Chat Backup and select “Google Drive”.
Step 2: Click “Back Up Now” since you want to include all messages in the app. You can choose a backup frequency but it may be unnecessary if you don’t plan to continue using the device.
Step 3: Now download WhatsApp to your Samsung device and after you verify your phone number, you will be prompted to restore chats from Google. Tap “Yes” and all WhatsApp messages will be restored on to the new device.
So now that you know how to transfer WhatsApp messages to Samsung device, you can easily switch devices when you need to. Let us know which method works best for you in the comments section below.