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How to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android

The program WhatsApp Recovery by Tenorshare allows you to quickly recover data in WhatsApp messenger. It supports the recovery of messages, photos, videos, and other attachments, and contacts. The utility provides the ability to restore directly from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or from iTunes backup files.

How to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android device

Unfortunately, important correspondence from iOS to Android can’t be migrated automatically. But do not despair! There are several ways to migrate all messages and attachments from WhatsApp to your new device.


Step 1: Launch WhatsApp.

Step 2: Select the chat you want to transfer.

Step 3: Click on the name of a group chat, or the contact name at the top of the screen. Page opens with information about the group chat or contact.

Step 4: Scroll to “Export chat”. Clicking will appear two options: “file”, “No files”. Select the desired option.

Step 5: In the pop-up window, select the appropriate option to transfer messages and files, in this case it will be mail. Enter your email address and click “Send”.

Step 6: Now you need to go to the post office with an Android device is to old chats came to the new gadget.


Step 1: Create a backup of the chats. To do this go to settings of WhatsApp application, find the tab “Chats”, and in it item “Copying”.

Step 2: Select “Create a copy”.

Step 3: Delete the app from your iPhone.

Step 4: Install the app on Android and sign in using your room. A window will appear informing about the detected backup messages. Click on the “Restore”.

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Step 1: backup WhatsApp messages on Windows.

For this you need to connect your iPhone to the computer, but do not start iTunes. If iTunes is opened automatically, close it.

Open an admin command prompt or terminal, navigate to the folder named WhatsApp. Use the command line “dir” to see the contents of the folder “dira” — to see all contents, including hidden and system files, or “cd [folder]” — to change directory.

Copy the contents of the WhatsApp folders using the command “copy [source] [destination]”.

Step 2: Transfer the backup to your Android device.

Connect the gadget to the computer, copy the backup file in the WhatsApp folder.

Step 3: Recover WhatsApp data on an Android device.

Start WhatsApp and register your phone number. A window will appear notifying about the detected backup click “Restore”.

Recovery of lost data

Messages and attachments WhatsApp may disappear as a result of random clicking, in the process of updating the firmware or the app itself, jailbreaking, restoring to factory settings, lockout, damage to or loss of the device. Such cases are not uncommon. But what if a chat contained important information or files? In this case, the help of WhatsApp Recovery.

The program can be used on any existing models of iOS devices, including the iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad mini 2/3/4, and iPod touch 4/5.

Supports iTunes 12.6/12.5/12/11/10 10.3 and iOS, iOS 9.3/9.2/9.1/9, iOS 8, iOS 7. The program is available for macOS and Windows.

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Ease of use

The program is simple and easy to use. There is a preview available or lost text message, images, video, audio and contacts. The user can view the entire list, restore all or individual files, unlike iTunes.

The utility offers two ways to restore conversations from WhatsApp: directly from iOS device or through iTunes backup.

1. The file recovery from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Step 1: connect the gadget to computer and run WhatsApp Recovery.

Step 2: After detecting the device the program will display the chat history from WhatsApp. You can view the entire list, select individual service, or restore all at once. There is also the ability to preview photos, audio and video need to click the right mouse button on the file and selecting “Open”.

Step 3: Click “Export”. You can choose where the files will be exported to the internal memory of the computer or an external drive. Messages can be stored in three formats: .xls, txt and .xml. Media files such as pictures and videos will be exported in their original formats.

2. Recovery through iTunes backup files

With the help of iTunes backup, you can recover chats and attachments, even if the device has failed or was lost.

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp Recovery program to display all available iTunes backup. In the upper right corner, select backup in the drop-down menu.

Step 2: After selecting backup, the program will display the chat history from WhatsApp.

Step 3: Select the files you want and recover them by clicking on the “Export”button.

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After performing these steps, messages and attachments to WhatsApp will be stored on the computer. Access to them will be available at any time. In addition to the files .xls, txt and .xlm, the recovered WhatsApp contacts can be saved as a VCF file for easy export to your Gmail account or Android device.


A basic version of WhatsApp Recovery is available for free download from the official site of Tenorshare. It will perform all the basic functions to restore messages and attached files in WhatsApp chats. Version of WhatsApp Recovery for Mac can be downloaded at this link.

Also offer a more advanced paid option with the ability to restore contacts and round the clock technical support you can contact when problems occur.

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