With these simple steps you can keep your WhatsApp conversations when you go from Android to iPhone, or vice versa.
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 be able to know the existing methods for transfer your chats from the messaging platform from one operating system to another: you can do it through WhatsApp or using third-party apps specialized in this function.
Unfortunately, even if you keep the same WhatsApp account when changing mobile, conversations and files you have shared are not automatically transferred. You must be in charge of carrying out a procedure that exports the conversations to your next terminal. Below, 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 hold very important information, which is why you want to keep them when you go to change your mobile. If you’re going to stay on same operating system, just make a backup WhatsApp and restore it from the new terminal.
Unfortunately, WhatsApp backup is not maintained when switching from iPhone to Android, since they are not stored in the same storage service. While those on iPhone do it on iCloud, those on Android do it on Google Drive. Therefore, if you are going to change the operating system, you will not be able to use backup copies to pass your WhatsApp conversations.
Not all is lost about it, since there is a method offered by the platform itself to preserve your chats even if you are going to go from Iphone to Android, or vice versa. The negative point? You will have to transfer the conversations individually, making the process more tedious.
Before explaining what you should do step by step, we clarify that the example in this guide is to transfer conversations from Android to iPhone, although the reverse is similar.
1º- Open WhatsApp and enter the conversation you want to pass.
2nd- Click on the three point button from the upper right corner.
3º- From the options menu, select More> Export chat.
4th- Select the method To export the chat, we opted for Gmail.
5th- On your new mobile, download the file that you have sent yourself.
6º- Access WhatsApp> Settings> Chats> Backup and restore the conversation you exported from there from the downloaded file. You will have to repeat this process with all the conversations 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 that are dedicated to passing 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 if they are from different operating systems. To do this, you must select the function “Restore WhatsApp messages” and connect the two devices between which you want to transfer WhatsApp conversations. In a few minutes, the process will be over. To get it, you will need a computer with the Dr. Fone program installed.
If you want to transfer WhatsApp conversations from iPhone to Android, you can also use the app WazzapMigrator, which costs 5.99 euros. With a simple procedure, this app will help you keep all your chats when you leave the iOS system to try Android.
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