Do you know how to move WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android? There are 3 methods you can use.
Many iPhone users communicate with family and friends through WhatsApp, so that their iPhone must stores tons of WhatsApp data, like chat history, voice messages, videos and images. For this reason, when they switch to Android device they want very much to copy the WhatsApp data from iPhone to the new Android phone.
Luckily, it is really not that hard to do that. This article offers several simple ways to help you migrate WhatsApp from iPhone to Android. Now read the full text below to choose the one that best fits your needs.
Method 1: Copy WhatsApp from iPhone to Android with Email
Materials: an iPhone, an Android phone, an email account
This is a little trick to help you quickly copy WhatsApp text messages and media from iPhone to Android. However, it is worth noting that you can only view the chats in TXT file and media file in Gallery, but instead of restoring them back to WhatsApp on Android.
Step 1: On your iPhone WhatsApp swipe left the conversation that you want to send, and tap the “More” option.
Step 2: Tap “Export Chat”, and then choose to attach media or not.
Step 3: Tap the Mail icon to copy your WhatsApp chats to your mailbox, then download the TXT files and media on your new Android.
Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android with WhatsMate
Materials: an iPhone, an Android phone, Jihosoft WhatsMate program
You can take the assistance of Jihosoft WhatsMate to transfer WhatsApp messages, calls, contacts, videos, pictures and voice messages with one click. This tool runs on almost every major version of Windows and supports every leading Android and iOS devices (including Android 7.0 and the latest iOS version).
Step 1: Simply choose the WhatsApp Transfer function, and connect both phones to your computer.
Step 2: After the program finishes loading all WhatsApp data on the iPhone, you can choose any file types to transfer, like contacts, calls and chats (media files will be included in the chats).
Step 3: After that, click “Transfer” to migrate your WhatsApp files from iPhone to Android.
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Method 3: Move WhatsApp from iPhone to Android with Multiple Tools
Materials: an iPhone, an Android phone, iTunes program, iPhone Backup Browser program, WazzapMigrator app
There are more tools to be used in this method and the following steps look kind of complicated, but we will guide you through carefully.
Step 1: Using iTunes to make a complete local backup of your iPhone, and please note that not to encrypt the backup.
Step 2: Run the iPhone Backup Browser on your computer and let it loads the iTunes backup file.
Step 3: Click on the (---) sign and find a file named ChatStorage.sqlite which stores all the text backup of WhatsApp conversations, and then extract it to a folder. For media backup, search net.whatsapp.WhatsApp and extract everything under the Library/Media section.
Step 4: Then transfer the extracted files to your Android’s internal memory.
Step 5: Download and run WazzapMigrator on your Android phone and let it automatically detect backup on your Android. Then you should browse for the text and media folder for the app to recognize.
Step 6: After getting the stuff done, you then tap the “Play” button and let the app do the rest.
Note: The free version only enables you to extract text messages. If you want to extract media, you should upgrade to pro version at $2.99.
Step 7: Finally, you just simply install WhatsApp on your Android and restore the local backup that created by the WazzapMigrator in the previous step.
Well, three kinds of methods have been listed above. Which do you prefer? Why? Leave your comment below.