When you change a new phone but want your WhatsApp messages located in another phone, you may raise a question that can WhatsApp Messages be transferred from iPhone to Android phone, for example, Samsung Galaxy S8? This article is going to tell you about the WhatsApp Messages transmission problems.
Part 1: Can we cross platform restore WhatsApp messages directly on Samsung Galaxy S8?
Part 2: How to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Part 3: How to enable WhatsApp Google Drive backup feature on Samsung S8
It’s painful that crossing platform to transfer with WhatsApp built-in chat backup restores is impossible because WhatsApp on iOS uses iCloud Drive to backup chats, while on Android they use Google Drive. In general, there is no link between them.
So when you set up WhatsApp on an Android device, you can only restore your chat from local backup file or Google Drive backup, while the WhatsApp cannot detect your iPhone’s chat history which is backed up in iCloud.
In other words, it’s quite easy to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud sync, or from Android device to Android device with Google Drive chat backup. But you can’t see any restore option on your brand new Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ when you attempt to restore your chat backup history from your iPhone.
But don’t be panic when it comes to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Since the WhatsApp messages could be backed up and iPhone’s WhatsApp chat history could be synced in iCloud, we can try to extract the data from iCloud backup file and transfer to Android device by a WhatsApp Transfer, Backup& Restore toolkit. Learn how in part 2.
With the iOS WhatsApp Transfer tool, you are supported to transfer WhatsApp Data from iPhone to iPhone or iPhone to Android, or backup and restore WhatsApp messages with the software, it means that you can transfer WhatsApp across platform. How does it work? The software will extract WhatsApp messages and media files from iPhone and convert to the format for Android, next transfer the messages and media to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
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Step 1: Connect your device to computer
Download and install the WhatsApp Messages Transfer toolkit. Launch the toolkit and select “Backup & Restore” feature from the main interface by your first sight.
Step 2: Next connect your iPhone to computer using data cable.
Step 3: After the software detects your phone, click on the “WhatsApp Backup&Restore” option present on the left side.
Then you will see the below window that lists the four features of WhatsApp messages transfer, Backup & Restore. In this case, you should choose the first one “Transfer WhatsApp messages” to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Then connect your iPhone and the Android phone to your computer. The toolkit will detect them automatically. See the next steps to start the transfer.
Step 4: Start to transfer WhatsApp messages
Once your two phones have been detected by the program, click “Transfer” to begin transferring your WhatsApp messages.
The toolkit will make a confirmation that the chats history on your destination device Samsung S8 will be wiped out. For brand new Samsung phone, just click “Yes” to continue.
But if there is some chat history on your Samsung phone, please connect your Samsung phone to computer and back up the WhatsApp local backup folder “internal storage/whatsApp/Databases” and “internal storage/whatsApp/Media” to your computer. Of course, you can restore your WhatsApp messages from these two folders if you need.
Step 5: Wait for the transfer complete
Do not cut down the transfer during the process. What you need to do then is to wait with patience and pleasure until it is finished. After you can see the pop-up window of transfer completed, you have the freedom to disconnect the devices. The WhatsApp messages have already been transferred to your Samsung S8. Go check the chats history on your Samsung S8.
It’s quite easy to transfer your WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy with the help of iOS WhatsApp Transfer toolkit. The whole process is safe that you don’t need to worry about the data loss during transfer. Someone may ask a question that what about the existing WhatsApp data on your Samsung S8 if you have some chat history on it? If you want to recover the original chat history on Samsung S8, You can restore from the local backup file we just backed up to your computer in step 2.
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If you never enable the WhatsApp Google Drive backup feature on your new Samsung S8, read the next part and get the tips, it’s very helpful when you want to restore or transfer your WhatsApp messages.
Backing up WhatsApp Chats to Google Drive should be done under these following preconditions. Your Samsung S8 has logged in a Google account. Your Samsung S8 has installed Google Play Services. And there is adequate storage space for your WhatsApp backup on Google Drive.
Those are basal requirements for doing WhatsApp Google Drive backup.
Enabling Google Drive backup to backup your WhatsApp can help you restore all your WhatsApp chats from Google Drive once you lost your phone or WhatsApp local files are not found. It also supports you to transfer your WhatsApp data to another phone. So, how to enable the Google Drive backup feature on Samsung S8?
Step1: Launch WhatsApp. You will be prompted to configure Google Drive backup settings when installing a WhatsApp never associated with your Google Drive backup. You can configure on the prompt screen or go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup, where you can view the backup options under Google Drive settings.
Step 2: Next you will be asked to choose the backup frequency as per your need. You can back up WhatsApp automatically to Google Drive by choosing Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Or you can back up manually by checking “Only when I tap “Back up”. If you set “Only when I tap Back up”, you should click “BACK UP” button each time you want to make a backup. While if you don’t need Google Drive to back up your WhatsApp chats, you can choose “Never”.
Step 3: Choose the Google account you want to back up to. Select the network you use in backup in”Back up over”. Select “Include videos”, which enable the Google Drive to back up video files.