(a). How to Transfer Android WhatsApp Chats to iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
Before transferring WhatsApp messages from Android to your new iOS device, make sure you have iTunes 12 or later installed on your computer and USB Debugging enabled on your Android device. To enable the USB Debugging mode on your Android, go to “Settings”, tap “About Device”, tap on the “Build Number” 7 times to unlock developer mode and then again go to Settings > More > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging. Now download the Android WhatsApp to iPhone Transfer software and follow the steps below:
- Step 1: Connect your Android device to your computer
- After installing the software onto your computer, connect your Android smartphone to your computer using the USB cable.
Note: Make sure the WhatsApp app is installed on your Android device and that your mobile number is verified as well.
- Step 2: Tap “Back up my data” on your Android
- A small message will appear on your old Android smartphone’s screen. You should choose ‘Back up my data’ without entering any password. You should then go back to your computer and select ‘OK’. The software will now be able to access all of your WhatsApp messages on your old Android smartphone, and you will be able to look through them in the window.
Note: If your Android device is running on Marshmallow 6.0.1 or later and you see a “can’t read pre-installed WhatsApp Messenger data on your Android” error, please check this article first before you follow the next steps.
Step 3: Connect your iPhone to your computer
Install WhatsApp on your iPhone 7/7 Plus and verify it using your number. Now unlock your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and connect it to your computer. The software will instantly recognize your iPhone and you’ll be able to see it on its main interface.
Note: If you have single SIM card for both Android and iPhone, keep the SIM card in your Android device and receive the verification SMS/call with the verification code on your Android. Now you can use this verification code on your iPhone when WhatsApp asked you to verify your number while installing the WhatsApp on your iPhone. But, make sure that you don’t uninstall the WhatsApp app from your Android device at any point.
Step 4a: Transfer your entire WhatsApp chat history from Android to iPhone 7/7 Plus
To transfer all of your WhatsApp messages from your old Android smartphone to your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you will need to click on your Android in the Devices list in the window. Then click the ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’ button, or, if you cannot see it, go to File and then choose ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’. Another option is to right click on the Android device in the Devices list, then click on ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’
Step 4b: Transfer selected WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone 7/7 Plus
To transfer the WhatsApp messages between yourself and a particular contact, click on that contact’s name, and then click the ‘Transfer Messages with this Contact to iPhone’ button on the top toolbar. If you cannot see it, simply right click on the contact and then click ‘Transfer Messages with this Contact to iPhone’
Step 5: Click the ‘Confirm’ button to begin the transfer
Now all you have to do is choose the iPhone to which you want to send the messages, and click ‘Confirm’ for the transfer process to begin. You will soon be able to disconnect both phones with your WhatsApp messages now on your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
Video Guide: How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone 7
Check this quick YouTube video tutorial and learn how to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from Android to your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus within few minutes: