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How to Transfer WhatsApp From Android to iPhone in 3 Easy Ways

Shaun M Jooste


While it may be easy to transfer WhatsApp chats between similar operating systems, such as Android to Android, chat history might pose an issue if you have to move between an Android device and an iPhone.

As you will see, moving the account between phones isn’t tricky, but you’ll need some magic in case of the chat history.

  1. The official version

    How to Transfer WhatsApp From Android to iPhone

    WhatsApp help center notes that there’s no option to save the chat history if you’re moving from Android to iPhone. However, you can keep your phone number and the profile as it was on the old phone. You’ll just need to log into the system using the same phone number.

    – Download WhatsApp on your iPhone
    Register your Phone number

    Alternatively, if you’re changing the phone with a phone number, you can start everything from scratch:

    – Download the app
    Register your Phone number
    – Delete the account registered on your old phone number

  2. Using the email chat feature

    How to Transfer WhatsApp From Android to iPhone

    If you want to keep WhatsApp messages, but not necessarily in the WhatsApp interface, you can use the “Email Chat” feature to send them to yourself or a friend. It lets you keep the .txt files of your conversations. You just need to:

    – Access the conversations you want to keep one by one
    Tap on the three dots on the top right
    – Choose “Email Chat”
    – Select the option to include or exclude media from the conversation
    – Input the email you want to send the file to

  3. Using a third-party solution

    How to Transfer WhatsApp From Android to iPhone

    The market has a few paid programs that let you connect your old and new phones to a computer or each other and parse WhatsApp data. Dr.fone, Mobiletrans, and Bacuptrans are only a few of those programs that could be helpful.

Why is it so hard to transfer chat history?

As you might know, Android natively saves WhatsApp backups on Google Drive, and iPhone saves it to iCloud. The difference between storage locations wouldn’t be an issue if the formats of the saved files were compatible.

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