In this article, we will learn how to transfer Whatsapp chats from Android to iPhone for FREE. Switching Whatsapp from Android to iPhone has always been a pain. Previously, the only working method to transfer the WhatsApp chat was by using 3rd party paid tools.

After promising it for some time, WhatsApp has finally started to roll out the feature which allows you to quickly and easily transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone. This will come as welcome news for anyone who has been waiting for this functionality. After a similar capability was added last year for transferring data from iPhone to Android devices, it seems that the company is listening to its customers.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

You can use the backup feature to save your account information – including your photo, chats, and data – before you decide whether or not you want to change platforms. You cannot transfer call history or display name though.

Method 1: How to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone?

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

1. Factory reset your iPhone from Settings General Transfer or Reset iPhone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

2. Now, connect both of your devices to the same Wi-Fi network. or connect the Android device to your iPhone’s hotspot.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

3. Open Platstore on your android and download ‘Move to iOS App‘ app. Follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

4. A code will be sent to your iPhone. When prompted, enter the code on your Android phone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

5. Please tap Continue, and follow the prompts on the screen.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

6. Click on WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.

7. To export your WhatsApp data: Tap the “START” button on your Android device, and wait until it prepares the data. You will then be signed out from your android device.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

8. Tap NEXT to go back to the Move to iOS app.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

9. Tap CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide
How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

10. Install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

11. Log in on WhatsApp and open the app using the same phone number used to log in for your old device.

12. Start by tapping “Start” and wait for the installation process to complete.

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How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide
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IMPORTANT!!!!!! The feature is only available on the Whatsapp Beta program which is currently full on the Google Play store. So until there is an update, you probably can’t get the feature to work yet.

If you accidentally deleted any important Whatsapp data, you can use this guide: How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Data: 3 Easy Methods

If this method doesn’t work for you. You can try the following methods.

BONUS 1: You can get AnyTrans by iMobile for FREE Whatsapp transfer using this link. (German). You can then use this guide to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.
OFFER VALID: 15th Jan 2022 (Do check for promotions even after the validity)

Validity checked on 2nd June 2022.

Step by Step Guide to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Method 2 [PAID]: Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone using paid tool: iTransor

iTransor supports transferring all kinds of data including chats, photos, videos, and attachments between iPhone and Android devices. You can transfer WhatsApp Messenger from iPhone to iPhone, iPhone to Android, or Android to iPhone.

NOTE: This method is very simple, all you need is 10 minutes of your time.

Download iTransor

Step 1. Connect your devices

To set up your phone with USB tethering, open the configuration program on your computer and connect the phone with an original USB cable. Open settings on Android phones to allow access when prompted. With iPhone, unlock the screen and turn on Bluetooth before connecting.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

When both devices are connected, click Transfer. You will be asked to choose the type of WhatsApp you want to transfer. Choose the one you want and the transfer will start. The data on the target device will be erased after the transfer is completed.

Step 2. Transfer WhatsApp

If the destination device is an iPhone, you have to turn off Find My iPhone on the target’s iPhone and install WhatsApp on it

It’s also worth mentioning that the WhatsApp Android app will automatically be installed on to your Android device, regardless of whether it is the source or destination. The customized version is almost identical to the official one.

Complete these easy steps and we will transfer your data.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 3. Finish WhatsApp transfer

The transfer time depends on the size of WhatsApp data on your device. Usually, it won’t exceed an hour. Once complete, all messages and their attachments (including photos, videos, and voice messages) can be checked right away on the target device.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Complete video tutorial:

Method 3 [FREE]: Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone: Things Required

  1. A Windows PC with disabled Defender (here is a guide you can use: Disable Microsoft Defender)
  2. Download MoveWhatsapp2iPhone.zip
  3. Your android smartphone
  4. Your iPhone

Step 1: Install and configure MoveWhatsapp2iPhone.zip on your Windows PC

1. Download, Extract (using WinRar) and install MoveWhatsapp2iPhone.zip. After installing, close the program.

2. Go to the installation directory of the software above. (Right-click on the desktop icon and click Open File Location).

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3. Open folder: COPY ME

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

4. Copy paste the file to the installed directory.

5. A pop-up will appear and click Replace the file in the destination.

Step 2: Creating a Whatsapp Backup on Android

1. Open Whatsapp on your android smartphone. Go to Settings -> Chat -> Chat Backup.

2. Select Never on Google Drive Settings and Click Backup. It will now create a local backup of all your Whatsapp messages. [You can also include the videos if required.]

3. Connect the USB cable to your android smartphone and go to Settings.

4. Make sure your developer option is turned on. (To enable developer options, go to About and tap on Build Number 4-5 times.)

5. Go to Settings -> Developer Options -> Turn on USB Debugging. Click Revoke USB debugging.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 3: Creating backup using MoveWhatsapp2iPhone software

NOTE: Make sure you have USB Drivers installed for your device: How To Install USB Driver for Android On Windows PC

1. Open the application: MoveWhatsapp2iPhone that you downloaded in step 1. (Make sure you have disconnected your internet connection on your Windows PC before proceeding) You might get an error on the application, so check your android phone for the notification. Click Allow.

2. On the application, click on Ok and then Retry.

3. When you click on Retry, you will see a popup on your smartphone. Click Allow.

4. You should see something like this-

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

5. Right-click on your phone name and click Backup Messages. Give a name to the backup and click Ok.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

6. It will take some time depending upon the size of your backup. Click Ok when done.

7. Remove your android smartphone.

Step 4: Setting up on iPhone

1. Open Whatsapp and use the same number (as on android) and configure it. Click Skip Restore.

2. Connect your iPhone with the data cable and click Allow.

3. Launch iTunes on Windows.

4. Click on I trust this device and Don’t Encrypt when asked for.

5. Click on the Phone icon.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

6. Click This Computer followed by Back up Now.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

7. Wait for the backup (syncing) to complete.

8. Open MoveWhatsapp2iPhone application again and unlock your iPhone.

9. Right-click on your phone name and click Export Messages to iTunes Backup.

10. Select the latest backup that you created in Step 4 and click Load.

11. The process will take some time.

12. Open iTunes again and click the phone icon again.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

13. Click on Restore iPhone. If asked to deactivate Find my iPhone, please do so.

14. Select the latest backup and click Restore.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

15. Once complete, you will get a notification and your phone will restart. (Do not remove the cable).

16. Once the phone restarts, redownload the Whatsapp app and log in using the same number. You will see all the messages that you just transferred from your Android smartphone.

Method 4 [PAID]: Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone using the paid tool: AnyTrans

You can get AnyTrans by iMobile for FREE Whatsapp transfer using this link. (German).
OFFER VALID: 15th Jan 2022 (Do check for promotions even after the validity)

Validity checked on 2nd June 2022.

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans. Now, connect both your devices using USB cables (Android+iPhone).

Step 2. Once the phones are connected, click on the “Social Messages Manager” mode on the left panel. Now under WhatsApp to Device and click Transfer Now button.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 3. Set the source to Android and target to iPhone, then click the “Next” button to proceed.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to back up WhatsApp data on your Android phone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 5. Install WhatsApp enhanced version on your Android, then click Next to continue.

NOTE: Enable WhatsApp to access your phone storage.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Step 6. When the process of transferring WhatsApp messages to iPhone starts. It may take a while (depending on the size of your WhatsApp backup). But don’t worry – we’ll send you a notification when it’s done!

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Complete Video Tutorial:

Conclusion:

This feature works for all Android phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop later with WhatsApp Android version 2.22.7.74 or above and iPhone running iOS 15.5 or later with WhatsApp iOS version 2.22.10.70 or above.

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How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

Transferring WhatsApp chats between iOS and Android was not possible, but today this limitation is removed.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

How to password protect WhatsApp and hide your chats from prying eyes?

Why is it a moot point? WhatsApp insists that it does not do this for security reasons because when the correspondence is stored in the cloud, it is much easier to access it for third parties. But, apparently, the service developers have found a way to transfer chats in a safe mode.

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Apparently, the transfer function will only be available if the most current WhatsApp is installed on both devices – the sender and the receiver. This is logical, given that during the procedure, some mechanisms are used to ensure a safe transfer.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone [FREE]: 4 Step Guide

This is how the screen for transferring chats to WhatsApp on iOS will look like

At the same time, the technique itself is still unclear. For some reason, the screenshot shows two smartphones tilted one towards the other. The transfer may be possible only if there is a direct connection between them via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, without a cloud, which the developers consider unreliable.

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