When it comes to sending instant messages, images, audios, videos, or even sharing important document files – one app which springs to our mind is none other than WhatsApp. Being one of the prominent apps among instant messaging and media sharing apps, WhatsApp is available both for Android and iOS platforms in the market. So as to say there is always a constant battle for users to choose in between these operating systems. Often users when moving from iOS to Android or vice versa find it aggressively painstaking to WhatsApp Android to iPhone. So, if you are that user who is struggling to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone and trying to figure out on how to Whatsapp transfer backup & restore, we promise, our guide below can offer to help you with all ease.
Top Ways to transfer WhatsApp chats/Data from Android to iPhone
Basically, we have figured out three ways for WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone, the first method is without the use of a PC by an app called “Wondershare Wutsapper”, the second is “Mobile Trans – WhatsApp Transfer” thirdly being “Wondershare MobileTrans”. All three methods are discussed in detailed steps below.
Way 1: MobileTrans – WhatsApp Transfer
Secondly, we have a software named “MobileTrans- WhatsApp transfer”. This app runs on both Mac Os and PC. This software provides the easiest and hassle-free WhatsApp data transfer. Some of its notable features are mentioned below for your reference.
- Easy transfer of WhatsApp data between two devices running Android or iOS. Hence supports cross-platform data transfer.
- Effortlessly Back up your WhatsApp chats, media, attachments to your PC.
- Restore your WhatsApp backup to devices.
- Also supports WhatsApp Business and Viber, LINE, Kik & WeChat.
- You can easily export WhatsApp messages from the computer to Html/pdf files.
Now let’s dive into the instructions on how to use Mobile trans on Windows PC for WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone by using a PC.
Step 1 – Firstly Download and launch MobileTrans software on your computer and select the “WhatsApp Transfer” module
Step 2 – After clicking on the “WhatsApp Transfer“, please do select the “WhatsApp” tab and click the “Transfer WhatsApp messages” here.
Step 3 – Connect both phones to your computer
Connect both smartphones to your computer. This software will load media attachments and messages before you initiate the transfer.
Step 4 – Start to transfer WhatsApp messages
- Please click on the “Start” button and wait until the transfer in completion.
- Now flip the source and destination phone as you requested. When you transfer the data from Android to iOS phones, it will merge both these chats.
Step 5 – Transfer completed
Please wait till completion patiently and try not to move or touch the phone during the data transfer. After it completes transferring like the following screenshot, you cannot disconnect the phones and check if you view the transferred WhatsApp data on the target iOS device.
With minimum requirements, this piece of windows application lets your data transfer uninterruptedly from Android to your iPhone.
Way 3: Wondershare MobileTrans App
Thirdly, we would like to recommend another app again available on both the platforms which lets you transfer old phone data to a new phone without the need of a PC. “Wondershare MobileTrans – WhatsApp transfer App” has support over 8000 plus devices among Android OS (5.0) or higher and iOS (9.0) or higher.
Step 1 – Choose the devices as new phones or old phones.
Step 2 – Choose a method and pair both the phones.
Step 3 – Once it is connected successfully, Now choose the data to transfer.
Step 4 – Just wait for a few seconds; you will get the “success” notice.
Another Way to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
As WhatsApp is still working on a method for its data transfer from Android to iPhone for other phones there is one official way which WhatsApp recommends only on a certain set of phones mostly the Samsung phones. Yes, you heard it right! After a prolonged feature request for WhatsApp data transfer among the community of users on august 11, 2021; WhatsApp in collaboration with Samsung announced that it will be available for iPhone users who switch to Samsung phones from their iPhone. But the sad part is this feature update is strictly restricted to the Samsung phone and we hope it rolls out to all other smartphones out there and benefit the user in the near future.
Disadvantages of this method
- Your old device will still have your data unless you wipe it or delete WhatsApp completely out of your iPhone.
- You need the type C USB- OTG to lightning cable to connect these both cross-platform devices.
- Not yet available for other Android devices.
Perhaps, there may be other working methods like email backup of WhatsApp chat (only chat) or other workarounds; we intuitively recommend the above methods which have been tested to its perfection in practice! Hope you are able to share and save all your chats and media memories in these ways without any data loss scenarios! In case we find other flawless methods of WhatsApp data transfer we will keep you posted.