How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android (Quick Guide)

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young WhatsApp Published On Mar 17, 2022 Updated On Aug 25, 2022
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One of the biggest problems that most people face when they move from iPhone to Android is how to transfer their WhatsApp messages.

The different operating systems make it very difficult for you to easily move WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android.

But it doesn’t mean that it is completely impossible. In fact, this article will share with you a simple way to do it.

Let’s start with one of the biggest questions in most people’s minds.

Does WhatsApp Official Provide a Way to Transfer from iPhone to Android?

No. There is no official way to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android.

You can move your WhatsApp account information from one device to another, but if the devices are running on different platforms such as iPhone to Android, you will not be able to transfer your chat history.

You can however keep your account information including your profile photo, name, about, individual chats, group chats, and settings.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android in 1 Click

There is, however, a simple and straightforward tool that will allow you to transfer all the WhatsApp chats on your iPhone to your Android in a single click.

This solution is this WhatsApp transfer, a third-party tool that is designed to facilitate the transfer of data from one device to another. The following are its most notable features:

  • You can use it to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android devices and vice versa.
  • The transfer process is very simple and will not affect any of the data on your iPhone or Android device.

To use the program, install it on your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Launch it after installation and then select “WhatsApp Transfer” in the main window.

Step 2: Connect both the iPhone and the Android device to the computer, click on “Transfer WhatsApp Messages” and then wait for the program to detect the device.

Step 3: In the next window, make sure that the devices are in the correct order. The iPhone should be the “Source” device and the Android device should be the “Destination” device. If this order is incorrect, click “Flip” to change it.

Step 4: Simply, click “Start” and keep the devices connected until the transfer process is complete.

When the software notifies you that the process is complete, you can disconnect the devices and your WhatsApp data will now be available on the Android device.

The Solutions That Won't Work

We have shared with you the best way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android, we thought we’d share with you some of the solutions that simply won't work.  

This might help you avoid these solutions and therefore avoid wasting time. These false solutions include the following:

Export Chats Via Email

The only free way to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android is to export the chats via email.

But you can only transfer the messages one by one using this function and you will only be able to access them as log files.

Therefore, if you come across any solution that promises that you can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android for free, you should avoid it at all costs.

You may have seen this solution promoted on a lot of blogs. Here are the steps you might see:

  • Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and locate the chat that you would like to export. Swipe left ion the chat.
  • Step 2: Tap on the More button and then select “Export Chat”.
  • Step 3: Choose Mail and then enter your email address and send the email. Repeat this process with all the messages that you would like to send.
  • Step 4: Now on your Android device, open Gmail and open the email with the exported chat.
  • Step 5: Download the attached chats to the device.
  • Step 6: Now, delete WhatsApp from the Android device and then reinstall it.
  • Step 7: Open it and then follow the on-screen prompts to set up WhatsApp.
  • Step 8: Tap “Restore” when prompted and then tap “Next” when the restore is complete.

Transfer WhatsApp by Restoring Backup

You will not also be able to transfer the messages from iPhone to Android through the backup and restore process or the export chat method because the type of encryption WhatsApp uses is different in the two operating systems.

There is simply no way to use Google Drive/iCloud/iTunes or local backup to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android by simply restoring the backup you made on the old device.

You should also note that you will not be able to transfer WhatsApp messages using Move to iOS.

Wrap Up

We have no idea when WhatsApp will make the Android-to-iPhone transfer process available, but, until then, you can trust the transfer to handle your WhatsApp data transfer needs.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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