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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android

Apr. 26, 2018 05:45 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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WhatsApp is one such messaging app that is being used by a huge mass of people around the world. Since WhatsApp now becomes the primary means of text-based chat and there are chat messages which we cannot think of losing because they are very important. How to Migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android is one of the most talked topics when changing  phones. And, thus, there comes the requirement of moving the data from older to newer phone. In this article, we’ll show you 2 free ways to move WhatsaApp messages from iPhone to Android.

Method 1: Transferring WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone to Android using Backup

Step 1: Take your iPhone and Launch WhatsApp on it.

WhatsApp on iPhone

Step 2: Now, navigate to Settings >> Chats >> Chat Backup

Chat setting

Step 3: Tap Back Up Now.

Step 4: Uninstall WhatsApp on the iPhone, and leave it. Now, take your new Android phone, and install WhatsApp on that, and sign in with your number. It will prompt you “Message backup Found ”. Just tap on Restore, and in few minutes, your WhatsApp messages will be migrated to Android phone.

Whatsapp message restore Android

This is the first and the easiest method to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android without iCloud.

Method 2: Using Email Chat to Move WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android

This method allows you copy WhatsApp messages from iOS to Android free of cost, but you won’t be able to sync those messages in running WhatsApp on Android. However, you can read those chat messages.

Step 1: On your iPhone, go to Settings >> Chat Settings >> Chat History >> Email Chat and select the chats you want to email.

Step 2: As you select the chats, there will be a pop up come that says “Attaching media will generate a larger email message”. You can choose either with or without media.

Email WhatsApp Chat

Step 3: Now proceed, and enter the email address to which you want to send the selected chat messages. Possibly, enter the email address that you are going to use on your Android phone.

Step 4: leave the iPhone, and on your Android device, access that email account. You will see the email that you just have sent. The iPhone WhatsApp text messages that are attached to the email will be in the TXT format which is readable.

So, technically you can read those emails, but they won’t be visible within the WhatsApp app on your Android phone.

However, you will still have the backup of those chat messages that you can read whenever you want in your email.

Currently, there are only these two ways that somehow migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android.  There are third-party tools available online that can do this task efficiently.

Note: If you lost WhatsApp messages on Android phone, you can try Tenorshare Android Data Recovery to get back lost WhatsApp chats as well as other information easily.

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Conclusion

This blog post is for those who switch from iPhone to Android, and needs to export WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android free of cost. We hope this how-to guide will help you when there is a need.

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