How To Transfer WhatsApp Backup From Android To iPhone

WhatsApp is a free app that is used as an alternative way of calling and texting. A VoIP app technically owned by Facebook, WhatsApp is the most popular and widely used call and chat app nowadays wherein both Android and iOS users are using WhatsApp. Aside from smartphone’s call and text features, WhatsApp also allows you to instantly send photos and messages. 

If you’ve been using WhatsApp from an Android phone and you got yourself a new iOS device that you want to transfer WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone. The steps are very simple and easy, continue to read on below on how to transfer WhatsApp Backup from Android to iPhone. 


If you want to transfer your chat conversations or messages on WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, you can use WhatsApp Backup to do this. 

The steps below are simple and it involves first using your Android Device:

Step 1: First thing to do is to backup WhatsApp conversations using your Android Device

Step 2: Go to Settings after backup has been completed.

Step 3: Scroll down from list of options from the drop down menu, then click on Email Chat

Step 4: this time, you may need to uninstall WhatsApp app from your Android Device. This is very important to uninstall first from your Android device before logging into your WhatsApp Account on iOS . WhatsApp does not allow a single account to log into different devices.  Follow the steps below on how to uninstall WhatsApp on Android

  1. Open Settings from your Android device
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Then from the list of apps, find WhatsApp
  4. Tap on Uninstall
  5. Tap OK to confirm action.

After performing the steps above on your Android, let us now continue with WhatsApp backup on your new iPhone by doing these steps:

Step 1: Download and Install WhatsApp on your new iPhone.

How to download WhatsApp on iPhone:

  1. Go to App Store from the Home Screen of your iPhone device
  2. Tap on  Search. Located at the bottom-right corner of your iPhone device.
  3. Search WhatsApp
  4. Once searched was successful, tap on GET
  5. Scan Touch ID fingerprint if required to confirm
  6. Wait for WhatsApp to completely download. 

Step 2: Once WhatsApp is already installed, log in to your WhatsApp account on iPhone. This means that the phone number you used to register on your Android device should also be used to log into the iPhone device.

Step 3: ‘Messages backup was found’ will appear on the pop up window of your screen, get the backup messages.

Step 4: Next, restore the backup to your iPhone. 

Step 5: Tap on the Restore command to transfer WhatsApp history.

Step 6: WhatsApp conversations and messages will then be transferred from Android to iOs Device. 

The entire backup process can actually take some time and can vary depending on the size of the backup being transferred. Be patient and wait for the backup to completely finished.