How To Transfer Your WhatsApp Chats Between iPhone and Android

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WhatsApp holds the chats that most of us never want to lose. In fact, WhatsApp also values the importance of our chats and provides us the option of making regular chat backups. Those backups are easily restorable to a new phone running on the same operating system. However, when you switch from iPhone to Android or vice versa, you cannot use WhatsApp’s backup to restore chats in the other OS device. But don’t worry, you can still do the transfer using other methods. Today, we are going to discuss two methods, i.e., the official Google method to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android 12 and then the click-based iCareFone¬† Transfer solution to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone. So, let’s get right to it.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android 12 Device

Back in 2021, Google introduced an official solution to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android 12 devices using USB-C to lightning cable. So, if you are switching from iPhone to one of Android 12 devices (such as Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 5, Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, etc.), then you can use the Google official method to transfer WhatsApp.

Just to be clear, this solution is only available for Android 12 devices and also requires to be executed while setting up the Android device for the first time.

Follow the below steps to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android 12 device:

  1. Turn on your Android phone and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the device for the first time. When the screen displays “Copy apps & data”, then connect your iPhone with the Android device via USB-C to Lightning cable. Click “Next” once the connection is successful.
  2. Sign in to your Google account from the Android device and wait till the device completes the scan of all the transferable data from the iPhone.
  3. Once you see the data types you can transfer, go to the “Apps” section, tick the “WhatsApp Messenger” checkbox, and untick all other checkboxes. Once done, click “Copy”.
  4. Open the camera app on your iPhone, scan the QR code displayed on your Android device, and then click “Start”. It will initiate the transfer process.
  5. After the transfer process is completed, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the remaining initial Android setup process. 
  6. Once the Android device is all set, open WhatsApp, log into your account, and then click “Start” once it asks to import chat history.

This way, you can quickly and securely transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android 12 devices.

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How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone with iCareFone Transfer App

The Google official solution to transfer WhatsApp is only applicable for iPhone to Android 12 devices. There is no official solution available to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. So, the big question is how to move WhatsApp from Android to iPhone? This is where the Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer app comes to the rescue.

iCareFone Transfer app provides the easiest and simple click-based approach to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without computer. It accurately transfers all WhatsApp data types, including text messages, images, videos, files, emojis, audios, etc. All you have to do is connect Android and iPhone with USB-C to Lightning cable and use the iCareFone Transfer app to make the transfer.

Follow the below steps to learn how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using the iCareFone Transfer app:

Step 1. Install iCareFone Transfer app from the Google Play Store on your Android device. Launch the app and connect Android and iPhone with OTG cable. Make sure you have created a WhatsApp backup on your Android device.

Step 2. Select “Android to iOS” transfer mode from the app and click “Authorize” to give the app access to the media files. Also, ensure that you have also installed the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.

Step 3. Complete the phone number verification process and then click “Next”.

Step 4. The app will now show you all data types that you can transfer. You can pick what you want to transfer, such as WhatsApp videos, photos, files. This will help you save storage space for your new iPhone.

Step 5. The app will extract the backup. Once done, click “Next”. 

Step 6. Lastly, you have to log into your iPhone’s WhatsApp using the same number and turn off “Find My iPhone”. Afterward, the app will initiate the transfer process.

Wait till the transfer is completed. Afterward, open WhatsApp on your iPhone. You will see all the chats migrated successfully. This way, you can use the iCareFone Transfer app to quickly move WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.

If you want to transfer WhatsApp via computer, you can download Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer software to migrate WhatsApp between Android and iPhone.

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Final Words

WhatsApp is one of the core apps that all of us like to migrate to our new phones. In this article, we have discussed two best ways to easily and quickly transfer WhatsApp between iPhone and Android. So, if you want to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android 12, then the Google official solution is for you. However, if you are looking for how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, then iCareFone Transfer App is the ideal app to complete the transfer without using a computer. 

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