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How to Transfer WhatsApp Chat Backup From iPhone To Android (2020)

Just got a new Android phone? What is the first thing that will be striking the neural chords? Yes, It's getting on with Whatsapp!

When you are switching your Whatsapp account from the iPhone to the Android, you want all your chats, videos, images, and other stuff back.

As of March 2020, there were more than 2 billion monthly active users for WhatsApp.

The Facebook-owned platform has a separate app for business and also offers online payments for contacts.

So, here we are going to discover some ways to do that. We will also discuss some softwares and apps that can help you transfer your WhatsApp chat backup to Android from iPhone.

Transfer WhatsApp Chat From iPhone To Android (2020)

Method 1: Chat Backup

Your WhatsApp always backs it up for you. You can even set the backup for chats in different periods like weekly, daily, and monthly. It is the same backup that we will use to transfer the data from iPhone to Android.

Chat Backup
  1. 1
    Open the app on your iPhone and log in
  2. 2
    Go to the settings and open the chat setting
  3. 3
    Next, select the chat backup option
  4. 4
    Select the Backup Data Now option for backing up the data
  5. 5
    Now download the app on your Android phone
  6. 6
    It is simple and you just need to go to a play store to download and install WhatsApp
  7. 7
    As you install WhatsApp and try to log in on the app, there will be a popup asking for restoring the data
  8. 8
    Click on the restore and you will have your data fetch from the WhatsApp iCloud
  9. 9
    You can store the data on Google drive, local SD card, or even in the internal storage of the phone

Pros

  • No need for extensive software or an extra app for your data transfer

Cons

  • It will take more time than an app or software
  • WhatsApp is not counted in the Google Drive quota so, it will block your drive -space
  • If your data is more than a year old the Google Cloud automatically removes it from the drive storage

Method 2: Email Chat

Let’s know the process of transferring the WhatsApp messages through email chat from iPhone to Android.

Email Chat
  1. 1
    Go to the settings on your WhatsApp on the iPhone, then tap on the chat settings option
  2. 2
    The next step is to choose the option of email chat from the settings
  3. 3
    Now select the WhatsApp history you want to transfer
  4. 4
    A window will pop up, asking you to “Export Chat”
  5. 5
    Once you click on the same there will be an option for attaching the media to the mail
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    Based on your requirement, you can add media or go without media
  7. 7
    Just type the email address and send the mail
  8. 8
    Login to your email account on the Android phone and find all the WhatsApp messages in an email format

Pros

  • It is a very easy process with just an email for getting all the messages from WhatsApp on iPhone

Cons

  • The biggest problem with the methods is that the WhatsApp messages that you get in your email account, are just read-only basis and you can’t view them in your WhatsApp
  • The chat history from WhatsApp can be close to half a gigabyte of memory, which is not easy to load and takes time
  • The link in the email expires within a month and that is why you need to download the file immediately
  • If you are to compare both of the methods we saw, you can see that email chat transfer has good flexibility as it helps users to save a copy rather than the Google storage.  You can even get a physical copy of any WhatsApp message you want

Method 3: WazzapMigrator

It is software for data transfer. WazzapMigrator helps the transfer of WhatsApp chats from an iPhone to an Android phone. It allows the data transfer on Windows/Mac with support for both desktop OS.

It is a software that allows the transfer of all the WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, gifs, and even contact information. The best feature about the software is it can help transfer documents and GPS information if you wish to share it on your new Android device. Here are the steps:

WazzapMigrator
WazzapMigrator
  1. 1
    Select the Summary, then uncheck the encrypt backup option on the menu. Now you can choose back up now to start the whole process of backing up the data on your iPhone
  2. 2
    Now open the WazzapMigrator on your browser then find the iBackup viewer program and download it on your PC
  3. 3
    Now install the software and run it. Then select the iOS device and select the raw files section right at the bottom of the menu. When the next screen arrives, you need to click on the free view and then surf a file named-AppDomainGroup-group.net.whatsapp.WhatsApp.shared
  4. 4
    Now select the file chatstorage.sqlite
  5. 5
    Then select the export option in the same menu
  6. 6
    Open the messages folder and select the files that you need
  7. 7
    Just click on export and then save the exported file in the same SQL file
  8. 8
    Pick up your new Android phone and connect it to the PC
  9. 9
    Locate the device storage from the file manager on the desktop
  10. 10
    You need to set the desktop to view exported files and drag all the data folder with ChatStorage.sqlite file to the download folder on your Android phone
  11. 11
    If you want to view all the files that you have downloaded on your Android phone from the computer, the WazzapMigrator Lite app needs to be downloaded and installed on the device
  12. 12
    The app will automatically scan all the files you downloaded and you can access it through the play option in the app
  13. 13
    Now you have the data but not in WhatsApp
  14. 14
    So, either uninstall the app and reinstall it or if not already installed, carry out the process from scratch
  15. 15
    To view all the messages you need to add contacts from your iPhone

Pros

  • Any software you use may crash or sometimes have technical glitches that can be resolved with some support from the development team and that is where this is the best software
  • It allows the transfer of audio, images, videos, and GPS data to the Android device from the iPhone

Cons

  • The storage needs to be the Android phone and that blocks your phone's internal storage
  • Many users have faced issues like missing data and even whole messages during the transfer from software to the device
  • No support for Google Drive
  • Large file transfers take more time and often some data gets lost
  • Some of the issues with the latest versions of the Android application, but, you can get support for the issues

3 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android 2020

Method 4: BackupTrans Software

There are some prerequisites before you can use the software. You need to install iTunes12 or higher. Though if you are on the latest version of iOS, iTunes is now Apple music.

You also need a USB debugging option enabled on your Android phone. Also, get the iCloud backup turned off on your iPhone. Now let’s get started with this method.

  1. 1
    The first step is to install WhatsApp on your Android phone and attach both the devices(iPhone and Android device) to the computer through a USB cable
  2. 2
    As you connect to the Android device a message will appear asking you for backup of the data. Just go on with it and then click ok on the software and the data from the Android device will be archived
  3. 3
    Similar to the Android device, it will fetch data from the iPhone on the software and show them with the chat backup from Android
  4. 4
    Now you have WhatsApp messages from both devices on the software. So, you can easily transfer the messages
  5. 5
    Just find the iPhone in the device list and choose all the WhatsApp messages
  6. 6
    If you don't want to go through the hassle of finding your iPhone in the list, you can right-click on the Android device on the software and find the option to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android device
  7. 7
    There is another way too, where a user can click on the contact name in the device to transfer the WhatsApp data
  8. 8
    If you don't want to find your device and then choose a contact name. Just right click on your contact name and you will get an option for the backup data transfer
  9. 9
    We saw how you can opt to transfer the data. but, now you need to choose the Android device you want the data to transfer. Just select the device on the software and click on confirm to start the transition of data
  10. 10
    Once the transition is complete, you will be able to see all the chats on your Android phone's WhatsApp

Pros

  • The data transfer is quite easily achieved through the software

Cons

  • There might be some data loss during the transition
  • You need to have iTunes 12.0 or higher to connect the iPhone and as the Apple music has almost deprecated iTunes, the process becomes long and tough
  • The process becomes a little complicated with too many menus and submenu systems

Method 5: iTunes Backup

This method will need you to have iTunes on the phone and a desktop application as well. If you are using the macOS on the PC then you can easily use a Finder on the system for backing up the data from iOS.

Let's start with this method.

  1. 1
    We will start with a precaution. Don't back up the data from your iPhone to iCloud, if you are to use this method. Now, start the iPhone Whatsapp transfer to Android device software on your desktop. You can use any software free or paid available in the market.
  2. 2
    Next, you need to find the option called local database and with owner click, you can download the entire iTunes backup through the import option. You can also click directly on the file and import all the data.
  3. 3
    Once you are done with the import of the backup, choose that file and load them on the software. So, you can see that the software has all the WhatsApp backup messages. Here, the difference is that you don't physically need an iPhone all the time for transfer as iTunes backup does it for you.
  4. 4
    The last piece to your puzzle is the Android device. Just plug in the device into your PC, right-click on the local database of software and click on the transfer option to see all your files on the WhatsApp of the phone.

Pros

  • It allows the transfer of files without the need of both the devices. So, if you are to sell your iPhone or exchange it for the new device, this is a great option

Cons

  • The biggest issue stands to be iTunes as it works perfectly fine if you are on a Mac, but, on other desktops OS, it can get complicated.

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