While moving from Android to iOS one of the biggest issues is transfer of WhatsApp chat. Though WhatsApp has recently announced an official way of transferring WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android (with too many limitations though), the vice-versa option is still not available. But this should not disappoint you or revert your decision of changing the iOS, as there are other workable solutions available for WhatsApp Android to iPhone transfer. The article will guide you through some of these and will also suggest the best way to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.
Part 1. What makes WhatsApp transfer between Android and iPhone difficult
Android and iPhone have always been two different territories and when it comes to transfer of data including WhatsApp the gap even widens. The major reason that makes data transfer between the two OS difficult is the incompatibility between their cloud backups. The online chat backup of Android and iPhone are done on Google Drive and Apple iCloud respectively and connecting and transferring the backup directly between these two cloud storages is not possible. There is no integration and support between the smartphones of these platforms and thus the task become even more difficult. iCloud app for the Android devices is not even offered by Apple.
Considering the inability for cloud transfer of WhatsApp data, the only solution left now is the local transfer of the data and the official way for doing the same is also one-way. As per the latest WhatsApp feature, chats can be transferred from an iPhone to Android but the process has too many restrictions and limitations. Presently the option is available only for the Android based Samsung Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 models. The devices to facilitates transfer must use the same number and have SmartSwitch app installed. Moreover, the transfer is more like cloning where iPhone chats are copied to the Android device and any previous chats on Android will be deleted.
Part 2. Quick and trouble-free software to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone
When there are no direct solutions or official methods available for any data transfer or other tasks, third-party software comes to rescue and the same holds true with Android to iPhone WhatsApp transfer. The best software that we recommend here is Wondershare MobileTrans. This versatile feature packed tool will help you transfer, backup and restore all your data between Android and iOS platform in an effortless manner. This means, you can easily do WhatsApp transfer not only from Android to iPhone but also vice-versa. The interface is simple that makes the program apt for all types of users even the ones without any technical experience.
In addition to the desktop version, the software also has its mobile app for Android and iOS devices to facilitate the transfer process.
Key Features of the software
- Transfer WhatsApp chat, images, attachment, video, and other data from Android to iPhone and vice-versa.
- Safe, quick, and hassle-free transfer without any data loss.
- Data transfer without deleting existing data or resetting the devices.
- Support to more than 6000 Android devices and all models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
- In addition to WhatsApp, transfer of data from Line, WeChat, Kik and other apps supported.
- Data transfer supported for WhatsApp Business app as well.
- Additionally, the software also supports taking backup of data and then restoring it as well.
Method 1. WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone using Wondershare MobileTrans Desktop software
Steps on how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
Step 1. On your Windows or Mac system, download, install and run the MobileTrans software. On the main interface choose Phone to Phone tab and then select WhatsApp Transfer option.
Step 2. Using the original charging cable, connect both the phone to your system.
Step 3. Connected devices will appear on the software interface as the Source device and Destination device. You can flip the devices if needed. Data will transfer from the Source device to the Destination device. The interface will also show the data that will be transferred.
Step 4. Clicking on the Start button will start transferring the data and once done, you will get the message of success for the same. Both the devices can now be disconnected.
Method 2- WhatsApp chat transfer from Android to iPhone with MobileTrans Mobile App
Step 1. On your iPhone and Android phone, download and install the MobileTrans from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store respectively.
Step 2. Using an OTG adapter or a cable, connect your Android phone and iPhone and then select the mobile transfer option on the app.
Step 3. Follow the instructions as they appear on your devices and the WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone will be done in no time.
Part 3. New Number and Email method to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone
Android to iPhone data transfer can also be done by using the new number on the new phone. For this method, you can first connect the new SIM into your Android device and also ensure that old and new both the numbers are active. On WhatsApp go to Settings> Account> Change Number and then click on the Next. Enter your new as well as old number and verify the unique code that you will get. A backup of the local storage from the new number can be taken and this can be oved to your iPhone (using the same new SIM on iPhone).
Another way is by transferring the WhatsApp chat from your Android to iPhone through an email. But this method will only see your chats as a text file on your iPhone and will not appear as a usual WhatsApp chap. So, when a few important chats need to be seen, this method can be considered.
Transferring WhatsApp from Android to iPhone devices can be done in just a few steps using Wondershare MobileTrans software. Quick to download, the software is easy to use and supports a number of additional features and transfer from other social media apps as well.