So you’ve been an Android phone user and got yourself a new iPhone. Well, the first order of business should be to migrate apps and data from Android to iPhone. And WhatsApp, being one of the most important apps, would be on top of your list.
Unfortunately, though, transferring WhatsApp from Android to iPhone can be quite a hassle because WhatsApp gives you an option to do that; however, you cannot migrate all of your data and account information.
Well, here is an app called MobileTrans that can help you transfer your WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone, including your text/audio messages, media, contacts, and profile information, etc.
Following is a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of transferring WhatsApp from Android to iPhone using MobileTrans.
Let’s take a look.
MobileTrans in a nutshell
Before we get on to explain the process of migrating your WhatsApp from Android to iOS, here is a bit of introduction on what MobileTrans is and what it offers.
MobileTrans is a phone to phone transfer solution by Wondershare. You can use it to transfer, restore, and back up all kinds of data to and from iOS and Android devices, including apps, videos, images, contacts, calendars, and much more. And the best part is, you can do all that within a few clicks.
The data transfer process through MobileTrans is safe as the software never saves any data without the user’s permission. Plus, the app is available for both Windows and macOS, as well as for mobile phones.
How to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
WhatsApp is among the most crucial as well as the bulkiest apps on your mobile device. Therefore it gets a bit complicated when you try to transfer it from one device to another. And this is where MobileTrans comes in handy.
MobileTrans lets you transfer all kinds of data from your WhatsApp on Android to iOS and vice versa. You can easily migrate your messages (textual and voice), photos, videos, and other kinds of data like documents, emojis, stickers, etc.
What’s more interesting is that MobileTrans gives you different options to make the transfer from one mobile OS to another, i.e., via USB cable, QR code, or even through WiFi.
So, without further ado, let’s look into the process of transferring WhatsApp data from Android to iOS using MobileTrans.
- Download and install the MobileTrans app on your Windows or macOS computer.
- Open the MobileTrans app and click on the WhatsApp Transfer option.
- Connect your Android and iPhone with the computer using their respective USB cables. If you have any issues with connectivity, follow the instructions that pop up.
- Once the connection is successful, you can select/deselect the things that you want to be transferred and then click the Start button.
- You’ll be able to see the status of the transfer through the progress bar. Once it is successfully done, you’ll see a message that the transfer was successful.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there a native way to backup WhatsApp data?
A. Both iOS and Android offer their native storage options to create WhatsApp backups. For iPhone, you can back up the chat history in the iCloud by going to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now and even enable Auto Backup with a backup frequency of your choice.
For Android, you can backup your WhatsApp chat in Google Drive. For this, go to WhatsApp > More options > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back up.
For both iOS and Android, you can also export the chat of individual contact or group by emailing it. There is also an option to email chat with or without media.
2. Can I retain my data if I change my WhatsApp number?
A. Either you use WhatsApp on Android or iOS, if you change your phone number associated with WhatsApp to another one, you will be able to transfer everything from chat history, profile information, media, etc. to the new account.
However, your contact will see you as a new account, and you will no longer be able to send or receive messages to and from the older account.
3. What is the best way to migrate WhatsApp data from iPhone to Samsung phone?
A. Samsung gives you an option to transfer all your WhatsApp data using the Samsung Switch app. Just connect your iPhone with the Samsung phone through USB cable, open the Smart Switch app and follow some easy instructions.
4. I have some privacy concerns. What is the safest way to transfer my WhatsApp data?
A. Whichever method you choose to transfer data from Android to iOS or vice versa, WhatsApp mentions on its official page that the app never reads your data.
However, WhatsApp data transfer through a USB cable connection is the safest in terms of privacy as your data does not go to the cloud storage (unless you already haven’t backed up chat history in the cloud).
5. How can I migrate WhatsApp to a new device that already has the app installed on it?
A. WhatsApp data can only be restored on a new device if it is not already installed on it. In case your new device already has WhatsApp, you’ll need to delete it, re-register, and start the transfer.
WhatsApp has some great features that make it the most popular messaging app. This is why people have a ton of data on WhatsApp, which causes a problem when you try to transfer it from one device to another.
Good thing MobileTrans is there to help you out with that. Using the aforementioned steps, you can transfer all kinds of data from Android to iPhone in a few clicks. But no amount of explanation can convince you enough unless you try MobileTrans yourself and see its working for you.