Switching phones? Transfer WhatsApp chat between phones in the easiest way

Whenever we purchase a new mobile, the problem that we often face is to transfer data from our old mobile to the new one.

Take WhatsApp chat history for example, for most people in a phone switch, it’s becoming necessary to move whatsapp chats from android to iPhone, from iPhone to a new iPhone, or from Android to another Android phone.

I was a user of android mobile, but due to some reasons, I switched to iPhone, as we all know that both have different operating systems so it is really hard to move WhatsApps chat from android to iphone but I will point you to some official alternative methods to achieve the goal. These will allow you to access your chats on the new smartphone.

How you can Transfer Your WhatsApp Data from an Android to another Android Phone.

I recommend Google Drive as it is the official way of transferring your WhatsApp chat history between Android phones.

If you want to move your data from an Android phone to another Android phone.

Newer WhatsApp versions have made it quite easy for you to back up your data automatically to Google Drive at 2. every morning. You can save all your messages and media files to your personal Google Drive account.

First, ensure you’re using the same phone number on your new phone and that you’ve created a backup of your WhatsApp chats. Once that’s done, all you’ll need to do is restore this backup to your new phone.

Here’s how to start the procedure.

Open WhatsApp on your old Android phone and tap the three dots in the right-hand corner.

Navigate to Settings > Chats > Chat backup to view the backup options. Select the backup frequency you want to backup manually. Or simply click on Back Up to back up all of your data to Google Drive.

Install WhatsApp on your new android phone and verify your phone number [same as the one you used for your previous phone].

You’ll be prompted to restore the backup. Follow the prompts and that’s all. Your chats will be made available on your new Android device.

Note: If you’re finding it difficult to back up or restore your WhatsApp data via Google Drive, click here for the possible issues and solutions as listed by WhatsApp.

How to Transfer Your WhatsApp Chats from an iPhone to Another iPhone.

If you are an iPhone user and you want to transfer your chat from your old iPhone to the new one. This guide will fix all your problems.

You just need to make sure that your messages and media files are backed up to your iCloud account before you decide to transfer them from iPhone to iPhone.

But remember, iCloud has limited storage that will make it difficult for you to back up your WhatsApp data if space gets used up. Now you either pay to buy more space or delete some of your valuable data.

You can also face the risk of overwriting the previous WhatsApp data when moving to your new phone.

Note: If you’re finding it difficult to back up or restore your WhatsApp data via iCloud, click here for the possible issues and solutions as listed by WhatsApp.

Transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android using email

Here's how to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android phone using email chat:
  • First, go to your device's "Settings" in WhatsApp from your iPhone, tap "Chat Settings", then hit "Email Chat" from the list.
  • Select the WhatsApp history you want to transfer. A window will appear saying "Attaching media will generate a larger email message". You just have to click on "No media" or "Attach media" according to your need.
  • Enter the email address and select "Send".
  • Log into your email account on your Android phone, you can view your old WhatsApp chats in an email from your new device. However, you cannot sync WhatsApp data with your Android device's WhatsApp application.

  • WhatsApp's email chat feature is very useful. Moving WhatsApp chats from iPhone or Android phone to email allows users to create a copy of the chats. Compared to WhatsApp's backup function, email chat is more flexible.
  • Users can only store their chosen chats, as well as being able to share chats with others if they print their chat history.
If you want to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, the same can apply. But it may take a really long time. If you are in urgent need, you can try some third-party transfer tools online.

How Can You Transfer Your WhatsApp Data Even If You Want to Change Your Number?

If you’re looking to change your phone number as you change phones, then you can still transfer your WhatsApp messages to the new phone.

How to do it?

Remove the old SIM card from the old phone and replace it with the new SIM. Ensure both numbers are active.

Open WhatsApp and tap on Settings > Account > Change Number. Read the instructions and tap "Next."

Enter the old phone number and the new phone number in the fields provided and tap "Continue".

A verification code will be sent to the new phone number for you to enter in the field provided.

After verifying your new phone number, simply back up WhatsApp to the local storage before moving it to your new phone.

Once you’ve inserted the new SIM card into your new phone, all you’ll need to do is to restore the backup.

Note: According to WhatsApp, all your account information associated with your old phone number gets deleted 45 days after its new owner activates WhatsApp.


In the article, I told you how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone, between Android phones, between smartphones. Try it and you’ll see the results.

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