If you recently switched from an Android-based phone to an iPhone, you may want to transfer your messages from Whatsapp. But because both systems are completely different, transferring chats is not as simple as copy-pasting the files from one phone to the other. Luckily, there’s an easy solution.
What You’ll Need
- Download and install the newest version of iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.
- Install the latest Windows drivers on your Android phone. They typically get installed automatically when you connect your smartphone to your PC.
- It’s highly advisable that your Android phone is rooted. If your phone is not rooted, have a look at our Android root guide.
- Install WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step 1: Download and Install the Backuptrans WhatsApp Transfer Tool
Step 2: Backup All the WhatsApp Messages on Your Android Phone
Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on Your Android Phone
Step 4: Connect Your Android phone to Your PC or Mac
Now that your phone’s drivers are correctly installed on your computer, the software will automatically detect the phone and your WhatsApp messages will be automatically loaded into the software. If this does not happen, you must root your Android phone and start again.
To backup your WhatsApp messages, click the backup icon in the top-left corner. You can leave the database name unchanged and click confirm. The chats are now backed up on your computer. Note: The trial version of this software allows you to transfer up to 20 messages.