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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages to a New Phone with 4 Methods

Sofia Albert updated on Jul 20, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Getting a new phone is cool, but it is also a pain. Not only because you have to get everything backed up, but you also have to find ways to transfer all your favorite apps along with their data to the new phone. Of all the mobile apps, WhatsApp is currently the most popular and frequently used one in our daily life. It stores so many useful and important messages and precious photos that are worth transferring to your new device. In this tutorial, we will tell you how to transfer WhatsApp Messages to a new phone. Before you proceed, it's smart for you to back up your WhatsApp since data loss can occur anywhere and anytime.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android
Part 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone
Part 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone
Part 4. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android

Part 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android

There are two options to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android - restoring from a backup or sending messages to Android via Email. Of the two methods, Email is more recommended if you have very small files to transfer. But in this way, you can't open the files you send via Email in WhatsApp on your new device. Restoring from a backup is easy but might take you a long time. Depending on your needs, you can choose your desired method to do it.

Option 1. Using Email

Step 1. Go to the WhatsApp on your iPhone > Tap the individual or group that contains the messages you want to transfer > Slide the conversation and tap on the "More" option.

Step 2. Then, you'll access the Chat Settings. Simply tap on the "Export Chat" to proceed.

Step 3. You'll be asked to choose whether to attach media files or not. After that, you can choose your desired way to transfer WhatsApp messages.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages via Email

Option 2. Restoring from a Backup

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone > Go to the Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now.

Step 2. Uninstall WhatsApp on your iPhone > Install WhatsApp on your new Android device > Sign in the same WhatsApp account with the same phone number on the Android phone.

Step 3. Then, it will require you to select a backup to restore. You can select "Restore" and follow the instructions to restore WhatsApp data to Android.

Notice:
For your data security, we strongly advise you to backup WhatsApp messages regularly. Thus, you can easily restore data from backup when data loss occurs.

Part 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone

If you have ever transferred WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android, you would be familiar with the process of transferring WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone. This method can be used to transfer a few conversations and the chats you transferred can't be viewed in WhatsApp.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android device > Tap "Settings" > Tap "Chat Settings" > Choose "Email Chat" from the drop-down list.

Step 2. Choose the chat history you wish to transfer. Then, a new window with two options - Without Media and Attach Media will appear. You can choose either of them, depending on your needs.

Step 3. Then, you will be asked to input the email number to send this email. After you've completed it, click "Send."

Step 4. Go to log into your email on your new iPhone and download the email. Note that you can not sync these messages to your WhatsApp account on the new iPhone.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone

Part 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone

Both iTunes and iCloud give you a handy, easy, and quick way to transfer WhatsApp messages between two iPhones. Of the two options, iCloud is the preferable choice since it allows you to transfer only WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone. Whereas, iTunes will tranfer everything to a new iPhone and get your data on the new iPhone erased. Hence, we're here focusing on transferring WhatsApp messages via iCloud.

Fist of all, you'll need to backup your WhatsApp data on iCloud using your old iPhone, and then restore them to your new iPhone.

Step 1. Backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud.

Step 2. Once you've backed up WhatsApp, then you can sign in to your Apple ID on the new iPhone.

Step 3. Download and install WhatsApp on your new iPhone. (If you have downloaded one, remember to delete and reinstall it)

Step 4. Then, you'll need to set up your WhatsApp as the first time you install: Enter the same phone number that you used previously and log into the same iCloud account as before.

Step 5. After that, it will automatically detect the existing iCloud backup. Tap "Restore Chat History" to transfer your WhatsApp messages to the new iPhone.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from Backup

Part 4. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android

There are two options for you to transfer WhatsApp messages between Android devices - restoring from a local backup and restoring from Google Drive. Both options require you to back up your WhatsApp messages first and then restore WhatsApp messages from backup.

Option 1. Restoring from a Local Backup

Step 1. Go to the WhatsApp settings on your old phone > Tap on the three dots icon on the top to enter the settings.

Step 2. From the Settings page, tap "Chat" > Chat backup > Back Up.

Backup WhatsApp Messages on Android

Step 3. Install WhatsApp on your new phone, and set up your WhatsApp as the first time you install while entering the same phone number. If you have already installed one, then you need to reinstall it.

Step 4. Then, it will automatically detect the local backup. You can tap on the "Restore" to get back your chats.

WhatsApp Messages Restore

Option 2. Restoring from Google Drive

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp on your old phone > Tap the menu icon(three vertical dots) on the top right of the screen > Tap Settings.

Step 2. Tap Chats > Choose "Chat backup" > Tap "Back up to Google Drive" to choose the frequency you'd like to backup your chats.

Step 3. Choose the Google account you want to back up > Tap "Allow" > Tap "Include videos" if you want to save videos > Tap "Back Up" to finish it.

Backup WhatsApp on Android

Step 4. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your new device > Open WhatsApp and input your phone number > Restore > Next.

Step 5. Then, you can access your WhatsApp chats on your phone.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive

The Bottom Line

That's a wrap! From the above-introduced methods, you can easily choose the ideal method to transfer WhatsApp messages from the old phone to a new phone. Whether you want to switch your phone from iPhone or Android, you can easily find your desired methods to get the job done.