How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from an Android Device to an iOS Device

Today, most of us use WhatsApp for communicating with others easily and securely. So it has become an important part of our lives. So when you replace your current phone with a new one, it is important to transfer WhatsApp conversations to the new phone.

Since the operating systems of Android and iPhone are different from each other, you can not directly transfer WhatsApp conversations between Android and iPhone devices. But don’t worry. In this article, we are going to cover some simple and quick methods to transfer your WhatsApp messages from your Android device to your new iOS device.

Method 1: Using Your Email Address

Using this method, you can transfer your whole chat history to your iPhone. Follow the below steps.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Go to “Settings->Chats”
  3. Tap on the option named “Chat history”.
  4. Now you get the “Chat history” screen. From there, tap on the “Export chat” option.
    Select a contact you want to export the chat history from the “Choose chat” screen.
  5. Select Email (if you use Gmail then select it) to transfer the chat history of selected contact to an email address.
  6. Now move to your iPhone and go to your email account that you sent the chat history. Open the inbox of that email account.
  7. Now you can view the transferred WhatsApp data on your iPhone.

Method 2: Using WhatsApp Backup option

We can not guarantee 100% success with this method. Because sometimes you may fail at backing up all the WhatsApp conversations. Follow the below steps.

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Go to “Settings->Chats”.
  3. Tap on the “Chat backup”.
  4. Uninstall WhatsApp from your Android phone.
  5. Now move to your iPhone and install WhatsApp on it.
  6. Now open WhatsApp on your iPhone and log into the same WhatsApp account.
  7. After logging, a message saying “Message Backup Found” will appear.
  8. Tap on “Restore“. Now you will get the WhatsApp chat history to your iPhone.

Bonus Point – Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Your Old iPhone to a New iPhone

If you want to transfer WhatsApp messages from your current iPhone to a new iPhone, then you can use AnyTrans for that. It is a time-saving and labor-saving process. But AnyTrans still does not support transferring WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone. In the near future, you can have that feature also with AnyTrans. To move WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to another iPhone then follow the below steps.

  1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer.
  2. After the installation, open AnyTrans for iOS.
  3. Connect both iPhones to the computer via USB cables.
  4. Click on the “Social Messages Manager” option from the left side menu in the AnyTrans for iOS app.
  5. Take your mouse over the WhatsApp option. Now you can see several other options. From them, click on the “iPhone to iPhone” option.
  6. Select the old iPhone as the source phone and the new iPhone as the target phone.
  7. Click on the “Next” button. Now your WhatsApp chats will be transferred to the new iPhone.


When you buy a new phone, the real headache is to transfer your data from the old phone to the new one. With this guide, you will be able to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to your new iOS device without any obstacle. Feel free to comment on any other methods that you have tried in the comment section.

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