How Do I Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iOS?

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Many Android users change from Android phones to the latest iPhones. However, it can become extremely frustrating to make this change because of WhatsApp messages.

As a communication tool, WhatsApp is a messaging app that allows its user to instantly send messages, pictures, videos, voice notes, and other media files. No one wants to lose their WhatsApp chats which probably hold years of memories or some critical documents.

Transferring these chats from an Android to an iPhone can be tricky because the two phones have different operating systems. The data formats are different, and so the transfer is not an easy task.

Since we all want to make the upgrade to the latest iPhones, this post includes a couple of safe methods that can help in transferring WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone.

First Method: Transferring Messages from Android to iPhone Through Google Drive

WhatsApp has a feature that backs up messages through the Google Drive of the user. All you have to do is associate your WhatsApp account with your Gmail account and keep entire conversations backed up on the Google Drive. So, when you purchase a new iPhone, you can sign in to your Google Drive account to restore your chats. You can follow these steps to accomplish this task:

STEP 1: Open the WhatsApp Messenger App on your Android mobile. On the top right, there are three dots indicating options sign. Click on this icon and then choose the Settings option.

STEP 2: After clicking on Settings, go to ‘Chats’ and then Chat Backup. There, you will see an option to back up your messages and media. However, your WhatsApp must be linked to your Gmail account for this backup to be successful.

STEP 3: You may want to choose the “Backup over Wi-Fi” option because doing it with cellular data will consume more of your bandwidth and take more time depending on the network.

STEP 4: Install WhatsApp on your iPhone device and verify the account with the same phone number you used on your Android mobile. You will see the backup file immediately you start the app, and so you can just click on “Restore” to retrieve the messages from your Android device.

Second Method: Transferring Messages from Android to iPhone With Email Chat

STEP 1: Launch WhatsApp on your Android mobile and then go to click on the three dots menu sign. Then go to Settings > Chats > Chat History > Export Chat.

STEP 2: After tapping on “Export Chat”, you can then click on the person’s chat that you want to export. WhatsApp will then initialize the data.

STEP 3: Following this, a couple of options for you to pick from will be brought out. Click on “Email or Gmail”. The WhatsApp chat file can then be saved as a draft.

The downside to this method is that you can’t save your all WhatsApp chats at once and so you might have to upload one chat after the other to your email account. Read this post: how to spy on whatsapp messages using NEXSPY