Whatsapp has become a primary source of communication. While the platform is reliable and easy to use on iOS and Android, transferring data cross-platform is tedious. However, there are multiple ways to move WhatsApp data through third-party apps.
Moreover, WhatsApp recently introduced an official way, but it allows the data transfer only from Android to iPhone and not vice-versa! Let’s check out these methods.
- How to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone (for free)
- Transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone using Restore Social App
- Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Samsung devices for free
How to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone (for free)
When transferring chat history from Android to iPhone, WhatsApp provides a reliable method to carry out the process.
Note: This method sends the entire chat history to another mailbox that can be accessed on iPhone. It does not actually transfer chats to iPhone’s WhatsApp.
- Open WhatsApp on Android.
- Tap three dots at the top right and select Settings.
- Under this, tap Chats.
- Tap Chat history.
- Tap Export Chat.
- Choose the contact whose chat you want to transfer.
Note: You can select only one contact at a time. To transfer chats of multiple contacts, repeat steps for each.
- Choose an option from Without Media or Include Media.
- Now, select Gmail, and transfer the chat history to your desired email address.
- Next, open the inbox of that email address on your iPhone.
That’s it! You will now be able to see your entire chat history on your iPhone.
There’s no official way to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone and vice versa. However, dr.fone provides an efficient and reliable technique to do that.
- Launch the dr.fone app on Mac and click Restore Social App.
- Click the WhatsApp icon in the left sidebar.
- Here, click Transfer WhatsApp Messages.
- Connect both the iPhone and Android devices to the Mac.
- Once the app detects both, one will be marked as a source while the other will be marked as a destination.
You can change it as per your desired needs by clicking Flip.
- Once done, click Transfer at the bottom right.
- Click Yes on the pop-up that appears to confirm.
Note: The transfer process will then delete all the messages from the destination device.
- After clicking yes, the transfer process will begin.
- Once finished, open WhatsApp on the device to which the chats have been sent, and tap Restore in the pop-up.
Thatis it! The chats will be transferred from one device to another.
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Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Samsung devices for free
WhatsApp recently released the official way to transfer the entire Whatsapp data from iPhone to Android. However, the feature is currently limited only to Samsung devices.
WhatsApp says that it will be expanding the feature to other Android devices soon, along with the ability to transfer data from Android to iPhone.
To transfer data from iPhone to Samsung devices, you will need:
- A USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters depending on the type of port in the Samsung device)
- Samsung SmartSwitch app v188.8.131.52 or newer.
Note: The process will allow for the entire data transfer except the call history or display name.
- Connect the Samsung phone to the iPhone using the cable.
- Follow the on-screen instructions in the SmartSwitch app.
A QR code will be generated on the Samsung phone.
- Scan the QR code using the iPhone’s camera.
- Tap Start on iPhone and wait for the process to finish.
- Now, open WhatsApp on the Samsung phone and log in with the same number in use on iPhone.
- Tap Import when prompted. Now, wait for the process to complete.
That’s it! All the data will now be visible in WhatsApp on the Samsung phone.
So, these are some ways to transfer WhatsApp data cross-platform. We can’t wait for WhatsApp to launch an official way for all the devices to make the process seamless. However, it seems we will have to wait a little longer.
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