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Going from having an iPhone to an Android mobile, or vice versa, does not mean giving up taking your WhatsApp conversations with you. In this guide, you will know the existing methods to transfer your chats from the messaging platform from one operating system to another: you can do it through WhatsApp or by resorting to third-party apps specialized in this function.
Unfortunately, even if you keep the same WhatsApp account when changing mobile, the conversations and files that you have shared are not transferred automatically. You must be in charge of carrying out a procedure that exports the conversations to your next terminal. Next, we explain the methods you can use to transfer conversations from iPhone to Android and vice versa.
How to transfer WhatsApp conversations from iPhone to Android and vice versa
WhatsApp conversations can contain essential information. Hence you want to keep them when you go to change mobile. If you stay on the same operating system, it will be enough to make a backup of WhatsApp and restore it from the new terminal.
Unfortunately, WhatsApp backup is not kept when switching from iPhone to Android as they are not saved in the same storage service. While those of iPhone do it in iCloud, those of Android do it in Google Drive. Therefore, if you are going to change the operating system, you will not use backups to pass your WhatsApp conversations.
All is not lost in this regard since the platform itself offers a method to preserve your chats, even if you will go from iPhone to Android or vice versa. The negative point? You will have to transfer the conversations individually so that the process will be more tedious.
Before explaining what you should do step by step, we clarify that the example in this guide consists of transferring conversations from Android to iPhone. However, the other way around is similar.
1º- Open WhatsApp and enter the conversation you want to pass.
2º- Click on the three-point button in the upper right corner.
3º- In the options menu, select More> Export chat.
4th- Select the method to export the chat; we opted for Gmail.
5º- In your new mobile, download the file that you have sent.
6º- Access WhatsApp> Settings> Chats> Backup and restore from there the conversation that you have exported from the downloaded file. You will have to repeat this process with all the conversations that you want to pass from one operating system to another.
Apps to pass WhatsApp conversations
In addition to the previous method, in the Google Play Store, you can find several applications dedicated to transferring your conversations from Android to iPhone or vice versa. One of the best known is Dr. Fone, which we already recommend to recover lost files on Android .
This free program allows you to transfer data from one mobile to another, even from different operating systems. To do this, you must select the “Restore WhatsApp messages” function and connect the two devices you want to transfer WhatsApp conversations. In a few minutes, the process will be over. To achieve this, you will need a computer with Dr. Fone installed.
If you want to transfer WhatsApp conversations from iPhone to Android, you can also use the WazzapMigrator app, which has costs 5.99 euros. With a simple procedure, this app will help you keep all your chats when you leave the iOS system to test with Android.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.