Nowadays people change or upgrade phones every one or two years. If you get a new phone you may want to migrate your existing data from the old phone to the new one, such as photos, videos, music, contacts, messages and more. We have covered this issue in several articles before. For instance, you can follow this guide to transfer data from Samsung to Lenovo mobile phones and this tutorial reveals a simple solution to transfer ringtones from Android to iPhone. Most data and files can be copied over to new phones easily. Some app or app data however can’t be moved easily without a special phone data transfer tool, such as the WhatsApp chat history and files you received through it. Today we will introduce you an easy way to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android.
The New WhatsApp transfer, backup and restore tool
This tutorial was originally published in May 2016 and the WhatsApp transfer, backup and restore tool used in the guide has since been updated several times. Please refer to following article to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android phone to reflect the new features and changes of the New WhatsApp transfer, backup and restore tool.
How to transfer WhatsApp messages and files from iPhone to Android?
iPhone data recovery was firstly designed to help iPhone users retrieve deleted or lost data from iPhone internal storage, iCloud backup and iTunes backup. More and more tools and features are being added to this software. In a recent software update, the iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore tool has been built-in it. You can access it from the More tools >> iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore.
After that you will see it can now help you: (1)Transfer WhatsApp messages; (2)Backup WhatsApp messages; (3)Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device; (4) Restore WhatsApp messages to Android device. Click to run the first WhatsApp messages transfer tool, you can see the consistency in design just like its main program. You are prompted to connect up both source and target phones. When you connect iPhone and Android mobile phone to the computer via USB, this WhatsApp transfer software will automatically detect the connections and your iPhone will be display on the left side, the Android phone on the right side. See below figure.
- On the Android device, you will need to turn on USB debugging option on the Android phone if not yet.
- Not all Android phone models are supported. More and more Android phones will be supported. An easier way to find it out would be download and give a shot to the free trial version above.
Click “Transfer” button at the bottom of the above iPhone WhatsApp data transfer tool to begin the WhatsApp message transfer from iPhone to Android. You will be warning above the data overwriting on the Android phone, it is because when you transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android, if you have existing WhatsApp data saved on Android already, this transfer will wipe out those data first. See this tutorial to save WhatsApp audio, music, voice messages on Android mobile phones and this guide to back up WhatsApp photos videos from Android to PC. Currently you can’t merge WhatsApp data from two WhatsApp accounts or two mobile phones. If you have any important data want to keep, you may consider to backup the WhatsApp data on Android phone first. After that, click “Yes” button to confirm and proceed to next step. The transfer will now begin. When it finishes, you will get a “Transfer completed!” notification in this iPhone WhatsApp data transfer tool on your PC or Mac. Now you can disconnect your iPhone and Android device from the computer. Run WhatsApp on Android phone, and restore WhatsApp messages and media from your phone’s internal storage. After that, you will be able to find and view the transferred data, like chat history, sent and received photos, videos, on your Android mobile phone.
Back up WhatsApp messages and files from iPhone to computer
Sometimes however you may prefer to save a copy of all your WhatsApp messages and those received files from iPhone to computer other than restore them to a new phone. In this case, you should refer to this tutorial to back up WhatsApp data from iPhone to computer using another built-in useful tool, iOS data backup & restore.