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How to Transfer Messages on WhatsApp from iPhone to Android

author Lois Green
date Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 has witnessed the release of several Android flagships: Samsung Galaxy S7, OnePlus 3, Huawei P9… With so many options available while iPhone 7 is coming out until September, some iPhone users may change their iPhone to one of the Android cell phones. This situation also occurs in 2017. When using a new Android phone, you want data in your old iPhone to come with you, for example, your WhatsApp messages. So this tutorial is going to share with you two methods to transfer messages on WhatsApp from iPhone to Android.

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# Method I Transfer WhatsApp Messages Using Email Chat

Step 1 Find Email Chat on WhatsApp

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, find Email chat option by clicking"Setting>Chats Setting>Chat History>Email chat".

Step 2 Choose Chats to Email

Choose the WhatsApp messages that you want to transfer from iPhone to Android. There will be a pop-up window saying "Attaching Media will generate a larger email message". You can choose either email "Without Media" or "Attach Media".

Email iPhone WhatsApp

Step 3 Transfer WhatsApp Messages

In the sending page, type an email address and press sending button. Log in the email account on your Android device, you will find the email that you just sent. The iPhone WhatsApp messages should be stored in TXT format. You can view the old WhatsApp messages, but are unable to sync the message with WhatsApp application on your Android device.

Email Chat with iPhone

# Method II Transfer WhatsApp Messages Using Backup

Step 1 Backup iPhone WhatsApp Messages

Run WhatsApp application on your iPhone, go to "Setting>Chats>Chat backup". You can view the latest backup or manually backup the WhatsApp messages by clicking "BACK UP".

Backup Whatsapp Messages

Step 2 Install WhatsApp on Android Device

Uninstall WhatsApp application on iPhone. And install WhatsApp on Android device and sign in with the same WhatsApp account that you use on iPhone.

Uninstall WhatsApp

Step 3 Transfer WhatsApp Messages to Android Phone

When you try to verify WhatsApp account on the new Android phone, there will be a pop-up window informing that "Message Backup Found", click "Restore". The WhatsApp messages on the old device will be synced to the WhatsApp application on your new Android device.

WhatSapp Android Restore Backup

If you need to transfer more than just WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, FonePaw iOS Transfer (opens new window) can be a big help for you. The program is capable of transfer iPhone files from the device to computer, including contacts, photos, music, videos, etc. After that, you can easily transfer iPhone files to your Android device.