If you have recently switched from iOS to Android, firstly: Congratulations! It’s a bold move to change from iPhone to Android, and one that can come with a few headaches when it comes to moving your smartphone contents and data.
One of the most common concerns when moving operating systems is how to migrate your WhatsApp history, as neither platforms offer a seamless tool to do so. It seems that both operating systems allow you to backup and restore your WhatsApp chats and messages if you are moving to a new phone with the same operating system, but what’s the quick and easy solution when moving to from iPhone to Android, or vice versa? Well, the answer is contained below. Let’s show you how in a few simple steps.
Firstly, you’ll need four things in order begin transferring your WhatsApp content:
1. Your current phones
2. A laptop or PC
3. A USB to smartphone cable
4. You’ll need to download a handy piece of software called Dr.Fone – WhatsApp Transfer.
Before we show a step by step of how to migrate your WhatsApp contents, here’s a brief overview of the solution Dr.Fone – WhatsApp Transfer.
Features of Dr.Fone – WhatsApp Transfer
Effortless WhatsApp Transfer
Regardless of whether you wish to use the same WhatsApp chats across multiple devices or if you simply need to migrate your chats from your old handset to the new, you can use this program to selectively transfer your WhatsApp chat history between your Android, iPhone and iPad.
This software fixes the known issue that WhatsApp history can only be restored to a device of the same operating system (i.e. Android to Android or iOS to iOS). Dr.Fone – WhatsApp Transfer is compatible with both operating systems and so makes it possible to back and restore chats, attachments and messages from iOS to Android and vice versa.
This Android PC Suite isn’t limited to WhatsApp either, you can even backup all of your LINE/Kik/Viber/Wechat chat history, including personal chats and group chats; text, voice and video chat history; images and stickers. You can preview the LINE/Kik/Viber/Wechat backup file and restore chat history or even selectively export any item to your computer for safe keeping.
OK, that’s the software. Let’s show you step by step how it works:
Step 1. Launch WhatsApp Transfer Software
Launch Dr.Fone on your computer, and select “WhatsApp Transfer”.
Step 2. Transfer WhatsApp Messages to Android/iOS Devices
To transfer WhatsApp messages from an Android device to another Android device or even an iOS device to an Android device, choose “Transfer WhatsApp messages”. Then connect your two devices to the computer. Once the program detects them, you will get the window as follows.
Step 3. Begin to transfer WhatsApp messages
Now, click “Transfer” to begin the WhatsApp message transfer. Since the transfer here will erase existing WhatsApp messages from the destination device, you need to click “Yes” to confirm this action if you still want to move forward.
Step 4. Wait until the WhatsApp message transfer is complete
During the transfer, you don’t need to do anything. Just keep your devices connected and wait for the process to finish. When you see the window below, you can disconnect your devices and view the transferred data on your destination device.
And there you have it! All of your previous WhatsApp chats, messages and data seamlessly migrated to your new device and operating system. Please let us know how you got on in the comments below.