2 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone
According to Nick Statt from The Verge, WhatsApp passed an important milestone on February
this year. Now, it is enjoying up to one billion users, making it become the most popular
communication platform. I'm sure you must be one of that one billion users, just as I am.
However, miserable things might happen that you have to switch to a new phone due to any
reason. Do you know how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone? If not yet,
please scroll down and check out two ways in the following sections. Hope it helps.
- Reasons: Why Do You Want to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone?
- Method 1: Transfer WhatsApp Messages via Email Chat
- Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages via WhatsApp Backup
- Notes: What to do After Transferring WhatsApp Data?
Reason: Why Do You Want to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone?
As for the reasons, different people have their own reason. However, the most reason is that people may switch to a new mobile phone. Though the technology is getting rapid development and the lifespan of a smart phone gets extended, a phone generally won't be used for 4 years.
Some people tend to upgrade their mobile phone every two years according to the statistics from Forbes. Now that iPhone 7/7 Plus is for sale with anticipated design and features, you may be considering giving it a shot. I bet you certainly won't consider a Samsung Note 7 that might blow up here and there.
Each time we got a new phone, we have to move all kinds of data from the old one to a new one. That is sometimes a considerable work. Now, let's see how to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone with ease in 2 way.
Method 1: Transfer WhatsApp Messages via Email Chat
Step 1. Open "WhatsApp" on Android phone.
Step 2. Select "Settings" from the right top of the interface.
Step 3. Tap "Chats" option and choose "Chat history".
Step 4. Tap "Email chat" and choose one chat from conversations.
Step 5. You will be ask whether to contain media files in the email message. Make your choice by choosing "WITHOUT MEDIA" or "ATTACH MEDIA".
Step 6. Choose to send chat via "Gmail" or "Email". Then, please log in your email account and tap "Send".
Step 7. Log in your email on your iPhone and you are able to view the chat.
Actually, this way is kind of troublesome, for it only allows you to send one chat at a time. Thus, if you have a lot of chats on WhatsApp, it's probably not a good idea. However, you may check out the second method below.
Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages via WhatsApp Backup
As is known to all, WhatsApp supports to back up or restore existing WhatsApp data via the app itself. Better yet, you may not know that it also works for transferring WhatsApp conversation from Android to iPhone. For more details, please read on the following steps.
Step 1. Launch "WhatsApp" on your Android phone.
Step 2. From the upper right, tap and select "Settings".
Step 3. Choose "Chats" option and tap "Back up Chats".
Step 4. Download and install "WhatsApp" from App Store.
Step 5. After the installation, please open "WhatsApp" on iPhone.
Step 6. Log in your WhatsApp account.
Step 7. Choose "Restore Chat History" when prompted.
That's easy, right? It's just as simple as "Backup" > "Install" > "Restore”. Otherwise, WhatsApp data on your old phone will not be erased either.
Notes: What to do After Transferring WhatsApp Data?
After you transfer WhatsApp conversations from Android phone to iPhone, please make a backup in case of data loss. You can directly backup WhatsApp by heading to "Settings" > "Chats" > "Chat Backup" > "Back Up Now". Or, choose to make an "Auto Backup" daily, weekly or monthly. Though you can restore WhatsApp data from backup via re-installment. Don't you think it's quite a troublemaker? Why does it need to make things so complicated by uninstalling and installing the app again?
With the assistance of WhatsApp Manager, you can do a backup or restore from a backup via one click in no time. Simply connect your device to the software and click on "Backup" button. Then, a backup is done. That's all it takes.
So now, you can enjoy WhatsApp again with your new iPhone. If you need to transfer data from iOS devices to Android/iOS devices, that's simple with the help of WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore, which is well-designed to manage your WhatsApp data with simple steps.