“Hi, I’m an iPhone user and I’m planning on switching to Android. I’ve got a lot of WhatsApp messages on my iPhone and I’d like to trasnfer them to my new Android phone, but I dont’ know much about smartphones, not to mention how to transfer my WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android. Any idea?”
Transferring data between different platforms could be complicated, but there’s always a way to make it happen. In this post there would be instructions as to how to transfer Whatsapp Messages from iPhone to Android.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android with Leawo iOS Data Recovery
The first way to transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android is to extract the WhatsApp Messages from your iPhone first and then transfer them to your Android device. Here I would recommend to you Leawo iOS Data Recovery for extracting WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer.
Leawo iOS Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery program capable of retrieving data for iOS devices from the device itself, iTunes and iCloud backup. In this case, you can also use it to extract the WhatsApp messages from iPhone. And then you’ll be able to transfer the extracted WhatsApp messages to your Android device.
Here’s how to use Leawo iOS Data Recovery to extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to your computer hard drive.
Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC. Open it and you should see 3 tabs on the interface. To extract WhatsApp Messages from your iPhone, click on Recover from iOS Device.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone to PC with USB cable that came in with the device. And then select your iPhone on the device list. Click Start button and the program would start to scan your iPhone thoroughly.
Step 3: When the scanning process completes, click on WhatsApp on the left column to check out all the WhatsApp messages on your iPhone. Select those you’d like to transfer to Android and then click the Recover button on the bottom left.
Step 4: On the following popup, set the directory for the WhatsApp messages you’ve chosen and they would be saved to the folder you choose. When you complete setting the directory, click “Go” button and the program would start to save the messages you’ve chosen to the folder you select in CSV and HTML formats.
Open the folder that you selected to store the WhatsApp messages, you should see the CSV and HTML files in it. And the Media folder contains the media files in your messages like videos and photos.
You can now transfer the CSV files to your Android device. Also you can transfer the HTML file to your Android phone so that you can view the messages with a web browser on your Android device but you might not be able to import them to WhatsApp.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android with WhatsApp
Other then seeking help from third-party apps, you can also transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android using WhatsApp itself. There’s a backup feature built-in that we can take advantage of to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android.
Here’s how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android using the backup feature of WhatsApp.
Step 1: Backup your WhatsApp messages first within WhatsApp. Open WhatsApp, tap on Settings, navigate to Chats>Chat Backup and tap Back Up Now.
Step 2: Uninstall WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step 3: Install WhatsApp on your new Android device, and then sign in to WhatsApp with the phone number you used on WhatsApp on your iPhone. And there should be a message saying that “Message backup found”. click Restore and the old messages on your iPhone would be transferred to your Android device.
If you are making the switch from iPhone to Android and want to transfer your WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, my advice is make a backup first because once you lose them, it’s hard to get them back.