How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from iCloud to Android

by Foneazy WhatsApp Published On Mar 3, 2022 Updated On Aug 25, 2022
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You may be wondering if there is a way to get your old WhatsApp messages from iCloud to Android.

This article will provide you with a simple solution to help you do that.

Is there an official way to restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud to Android directly?

The simple answer to this question is, NO. Google Drive and the iCloud Database are completely incompatible and therefore do not recognize each other.

So, there is no official way for the two databases to communicate in a way that may allow you to transfer a WhatsApp backup from iCloud to an Android device.

The only way to do it, therefore, is to rely on a WhatsApp transfer application that can act as a go-between for the two different operating systems.

But before we use it, you must first restore the iCloud backup to the Android device.

Step 1: Restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud backup to iPhone

The first thing you need to do is restore the iCloud backup back to the iPhone.

Once the all chats are on the iPhone, you can then easily transfer them to your Android device.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, follow these simple steps to restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud to iPhone:

Step 1: Begin by checking if there is an iCloud Backup on your iPhone. To do that, open the WhatsApp Settings and then go to the Chat Settings and look at the backups listed here.

If the backups listed here are too old, we recommend taking a backup to avoid missing out on anything.

Step 2: Now, uninstall WhatsApp from your iPhone and then reinstall it. Log in to your account again and WhatsApp will detect the backup and prompt you to restore it. Select “Restore Chat History” to begin the restore the process.

Step 3: When the restore is complete, check if the chats and attachments are available on the device.

Please note that by restoring the chars on the iCloud Backup, all existing chats on the iPhone will be overwritten.

Step 2: Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android using WhatsApp transfer

Now that all your WhatsApp chats are on the iPhone, you can use one of the best WhatsApp transfer tools to transfer the chats to the Android device.

Follow these simple steps to do it:

Step 1: Open the program on your computer and then select “WhatsApp Transfer” from the main window.

Step 2: Connect both devices to the computer and then select the “Transfer WhatsApp Messages” tab from the left panel.

Step 3: You should now see both devices on the next screen. Make sure that the iPhone is the “Source” device and the Android device is the “Destination” device. Click “Flip” if this order is not correct.

Step 4: When you’re ready, click “Start” at the bottom to begin the transfer process. Keep the devices connected to the computer until the process is complete.

You should now be able to see all the WhatsApp messages on your Android device.

Why WhatsApp transfer is the best choice for you  

A WhatsApp transfer tool is the ideal solution for the transfer of WhatsApp messages across platforms, especially since there is no way to do that directly.

It is particularly ideal since it allows you to keep your WhatsApp history intact.

You can use it to easily transfer WhatsApp and additional data like messages, videos, photos, videos, and attachments to your computer and then restore them to your device or any other device. The data transfer is also very easy and the process will not affect the data on either device.


As experts in managing iOS and Android devices, the entire Foneazy team has noticed the increased need for better support for iPhone and Android usage. This prompted the creation of our own, widely used Foneazy iPhone and Android software suite.
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