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Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to Nexus 4, and could not find on Google a reasonable answer to this question. Is there any good app that does this? Or, what should be the process?

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I made the switch from iPhone 5S to Nexus 6 three days ago. I transferred WhatsApp conversations including attachments from my old iPhone to new Nexus 6 with the help of BackupTrans, the desktop utility mentioned in this article. Here are the steps to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android with this software:

  1. Launch the program on your Windows PC or Mac and then connect both your Android device and iPhone to your computer via USB cable.

  2. Click 'Back up my data' when a message pops out on your Android phone’s screen. Now the software will read WhatsApp messages from your Android and iPhone and show them on its main interface.

  3. Finally go to the top tool and click "Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android" button.

Note: You will need enable USB debugging before connecting your Android phone to this program and also make sure you have iTunes 11 or above installed on your computer.

It's a paid program but I couldn't find any other software or app that can migrate WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android. There are some apps on Play Store but none of them worked for me.

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there is no simple way of doing so, you have to do a lot of technical mumble-jumble for this.

Caution :: Do not install whatsapp on your android device beforehand.

if you are ready then:

[I have not tried this with MAC, this works fine in PC(Win) and Linux]

  1. connect your iPhone to the system (PC)

  2. do not start iTunes. If starts automatically then close it.

  3. open command prompt (RUN : cmd) or terminal.

  4. now here is the tricky part, you have to search for a folder named "whatsapp". You have to use command line

  5. "dir" - to see visible contents of the current folder.

  6. "dir\a" - to see all contents (including the hidden and system) of the current folder .

  7. "cd [folder]" - change directory (change folder to).

  8. copy the folder "whatsapp" to your system by using copy [source] [destination].

  9. Now simply connect your android phone and copy that folder in the primary usb storage (memory card).

  10. Now install whatsapp, authorise it and it will ask you to restore backup. Do it and you are done.

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This works between two android devices, but not from iphone to android – Sergio Oct 10 '13 at 3:30
yes it does, tried and tested – Manan Merevik Sharma Oct 17 '13 at 12:39
Downvoted this answer for the above reason: "This works between two android devices, but not from iphone to android" – yurkennis Apr 28 '15 at 14:14
Says the trick part is to search por folder name, but dont' show how (see But still could find the folder. – Joao Leme May 6 at 21:10

You can take a look at WazzapMigrator (free). It's an Android app that moves your Whatsapp history from iPhone to Android.

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And? What makes this a good solution? – Al E. May 28 '13 at 14:09
While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Peanut May 28 '13 at 23:06
@NicolaBeghin: That information should be in your answer. Answers should be self-contained. If you're offering a link, there should be no mystery why someone would want to click the link. – Al E. May 30 '13 at 23:47
Worked perfectly for normal one-to-one chats. Unfortunately it doesn't support/convert group chats yet. – Sergio Oct 10 '13 at 3:28
It seems the site is down, rendering this answer useless as of current writing. – Andrew T. Jun 5 '15 at 1:39

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