How to Transfer Whatsapp Messages From Android to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

How to Transfer Whatsapp Messages From Android to iPhone

Transferring Whatsapp messages from an Android device to an iPhone may seem like a daunting task, but with the right steps, it can be done seamlessly. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring your Whatsapp messages, ensuring that no important data is lost in the transition.

Step 1: Backup Your Whatsapp Data on Android

Before starting the transfer process, it is essential to create a backup of your Whatsapp data on your Android device. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Whatsapp on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  4. In the Settings menu, tap on “Chats” and then select “Chat backup”.
  5. Tap on “Backup” to initiate the backup process. Make sure you are connected to a stable internet connection as this process may take some time depending on the size of your data.

Step 2: Transfer Your Whatsapp Data to iPhone

Now that you have successfully backed up your Whatsapp data on your Android device, it’s time to transfer it to your iPhone. Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that you have installed Whatsapp on your iPhone and have verified your phone number.
  2. On your Android device, locate the folder named “Whatsapp” using a file manager app or by connecting your device to a computer.
  3. Copy this entire folder and paste it onto your computer’s desktop or any other easily accessible location.
  4. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  5. Open iTunes and select your iPhone from the device list.
  6. Navigate to the “Apps” tab in the left sidebar and scroll down to the “File Sharing” section.
  7. Select “Whatsapp” from the list of apps in the File Sharing section.
  8. Click on the “Add..” button and browse for the Whatsapp folder that you copied earlier onto your computer’s desktop or accessible location.
  9. Select the Whatsapp folder and click on “Open” to begin transferring it to your iPhone.

Step 3: Restore Your Whatsapp Data on iPhone

Once you have transferred the Whatsapp folder to your iPhone, you can proceed with restoring your Whatsapp data. Follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect your iPhone from the computer.
  2. Open Whatsapp on your iPhone. You may be prompted to complete the setup process again, including verification of your phone number.
  3. During setup, you will see a prompt asking if you want to restore your chat history.

    Tap on “Restore Chat History”.

  4. Wait for a few moments while Whatsapp restores your chat history from the transferred data. The time taken will depend on the size of your data.

Tips and Considerations:

  • Avoid interrupting or disconnecting either device during backup or transfer processes as this could result in data loss or corruption.

    Delete any existing Whatsapp data on your iPhone before transferring. This will ensure a clean transfer without any conflicts or duplicates.
    Make sure both your Android device and iPhone are running the latest version of Whatsapp to avoid compatibility issues.


By following these steps, you can successfully transfer your Whatsapp messages from your Android device to an iPhone. Remember to back up your data on Android, transfer the Whatsapp folder to your iPhone using iTunes, and restore the chat history on your new device. With a little patience and attention to detail, you can seamlessly continue your conversations on your new iPhone without losing any precious data.

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