Every time Apple has released the latest version of iPhone, many people have decided to switch from Android to iPhone. And, the same happened when the tech giant release iPhone 8 and, 8 Plus and, iPhone X. Since these three devices landed with lots of amazing features, many Android users have made their mind to move to iPhone. At that time, their major concern is transferring WhatsApp messages from Android to recently purchased iPhone.

Of course, WhatsApp Data matter a lot for everyone as it contains lots of messages, photos, videos, and other files from their loved one and friends. It is pretty obvious that the person who just moved to iPhone want to backup, restore or transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone. Well, transferring data one-by-one from WhatsApp to PC and then to iPhone would sure take a lot of time. But, there are ways to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive, Email, and through the local backup. Let’s find out the easy one!

How to Backup, Restore and Transfer WhatsApp Data from Android to iPhone: 3 Methods Explained

Method #1: Transfer with Local Backup

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp app on your Android phone.

Step #2. Tap on the 3 vertical dots on the top right of your screen.

Step #3. Tap on Settings.

Step #4. Tap on Chat first and then chat backup.

Step #5. Tap on Backup.

Over here you need to know that everyday WhatsApp takes an automatic backup at 2 AM, no matter which country you live in. So you need to take this backup from your Android phone to your new iPhone when you are changing your smartphones. Once you are on WhatsApp on your iPhone after completing the necessary process, tap on ‘Restore’ when WhatsApp prompts you to restore the data.

Method #2: By Google Drive

Step #1. The process is given in the ‘Method #1’ above should be followed here too but in addition, you need to tap on the green ‘BACKUP’ button and hence your WhatsApp data can be saved to your Google Drive.

Step #2. Now on your new iPhone, you should log into the same Google account in which you have stored your WhatsApp data via Google Drive. When you are logged in you will see a green RESTORE button after you follow the steps given in Method 1, so just tap on that button.

WhatsApp app will automatically start restoring data on your iPhone from the Google Drive.

Method #3: Transfer WhatsApp Data via Email

Step #1. Launch your WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step #2. Tap on the three vertical dots on the top right corner of your screen.

Step #3. Move on to Settings.

Step #4. Now, tap on Chats and then on Chat history.

Step #5. Tap on Email chat.

Step #6. Select the chat you want to email, then select ‘ATTACH MEDIA’ or ‘WITHOUT MEDIA’ option as per your liking.

Note: You can email individual chats only and not all in one go.

Step #7. Now select your email option and write the email address you want to store this data, and then tap on Send.

Step #8. Finish the entire necessary requirement after downloading WhatsApp on your new iPhone.

Step #9. You will be prompted to restore message, including your emails with WhatsApp chats, Tap on Restore.

You’re done!


That was quite straightforward. Isn’t it? If you have followed the methods as mentioned above to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone, do not forget to tell us which method you found very easy and secure. Just drop comments below.