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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android?

As a new communicating method, data on WhatsApp is also crucial as our contacts and messages are. And it is may frequently used than traditional messages by most of us. So it is inevitable that lots of crucial privacy info have been saved to the internal memory as the WhatsApp messages or attachments, and how to switch WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android for further using?

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It is known to all that while changing phones within the same ecosystem, iPhone and Android users can use iCloud or Google Drive to finish the WhatsApp moving process. But if you're going to move from iPhone to Android, things could be a little bit complicated because there is no direct way to transfer the data. And iCloud or Google Drive can't be used on both iPhone and Android device at the same time.

In this article, we have picked up 2 different ways to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, you can compare them and decide which one is better according to your own needs.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages Using Email Chat?

Using Email Chat to move WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android is a simple method for every user. You only need to follow the below steps:

Step 1. Find and go to WhatsApp on your iPhone, then click "Settings > Chats Setting > Chat History > Email Chat".

Step 2. Choose the WhatsApp messages that you want to move to Android, then decide send with or without media files in the email message as you like.

Step 3. Type an email address and press "Send" button to begin the process. Then, you can login to your WhatsApp account on Android device, find the email that you just sent.

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Please be noted that, the old iPhone WhatsApp messages can only be viewed on your Android but cannot sync with WhatsApp again through this method.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages Using Backup?

You may not notice that WhatsApp provide users with the chats backup function in its app directly. Below is the detailed steps:

Step 1. Run WhatsApp on iPhone and click "Settings > Chats > Chat Backup". Click "Back Up Now" button to create a backup file of your iPhone WhatsApp messages.

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Step 2. Uninstall WhatsApp application on iPhone and install it on Android device, then sign in with your own WhatsApp account.

Step 3. Here, you'll be required to verify WhatsApp account on the new device, and a pop-up window will appear and inform you "Message Backup Found". You can directly choose "Restore" button, then all chat history will be synced to the new Android device soon.

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For some people, the methods on the above might look a bit complicated, but it could be the most reliable way to migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android. What's more, all of them are free, there is no additional expenses for any other tools. So, just take a free trial on one of them to transfer iPhone WhatsApp messages to Android completely.

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