How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone

While WhatsApp is a favorite messenger for many, it comes with one big drawback – there is no way to restore your chats and images if you switch between platforms. So, if you are using an Android and you plan to move to an iPhone, you cannot carry your conversation with you even if you are using the same phone number.

Transfer WhatsApp between iPhone & Android

The primary reason why you cannot switch and still carry your chat is the way the backup system is designed. When on Android, all your conversation is stored in Google Drive connected with your primary Gmail account. When you are using an iPhone, your backup is stored on iCloud connected with your Apple or iTunes account.

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The only available option to move WhatsApp chats from an iPhone to an Android device (and vice versa) is to use third-party software. We recommend dr. fone – Restore Social App. This app can not only do it for WhatsApp but can also backup chats for LINE/Kik/Viber/WeChat.

Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone/Android

First, make sure you have WhatsApp installed on both your phone and your computer. Then, launch the WhatsApp software on your computer and you should see a screen like the one below.

  • Launch the dr. fone toolkit and navigate to Restore Social App.
  • From the left panel, go to the WhatsApp column and select “Transfer WhatsApp Messages.” You have options for another social network as well.
  • Connect both devices to the system. Wait for the system to detect both phones. You will have to choose the source and destination devices. Make your selection carefully.
  • To start the WhatsApp data transfer, click on the “Transfer” button. You will be warned about overwriting the existing WhatsApp data on the target device – agree to the warning and the transfer will start.

Backup WhatsApp Messages using dr. fone

The software does more than just transfer messages; it can back up all your messages locally on your computer. So, if you ever lose your online backup or local backup, you can still use the software to restore deleted WhatsApp messages.

To back up your WhatsApp messages, launch the software and navigate to the social app section. Here, you can select WhatsApp and then click on the backup option. One of the most significant advantages of using this software is that you can keep multiple backups. You can restore messages to any point you want, but you will miss future messages.

View Backed up WhatsApp Messages

One advantage of backing up your WhatsApp chats is that you can view all the messages you have a backup of. The WhatsApp backup software offers a View mode where you can select a substitute, and view individual message numbers by number. If you wish to restore a particular chat, and WhatsApp images, you can do that too.

Dr. Fone’s Restore Social App is a powerful tool that is a savior for many people who are switching platforms. While we really wish WhatsApp can offer the option to choose where the backup is kept, that’s something that doesn’t look like will happen anytime soon. However, you can download Dr. Fone’s Restore Social App from and use it to restore your old WhatsApp messages and chat history.

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