I recently moved from iPhone to Android, now I want to transfer all my WhatsApp chats to my new Android phone from iPhone, but the problem is WhatsApp doesn't have any feature to transfer chats between different platforms, so I was looking for third-party apps which can make this possible, but no luck till now, please share your thoughts and experiences.
You can use a third party app to take the data and migrate it. You can use the following apps:
- Dr. Fone
Alternatively, you can email yourself the backup file from the WhatsApp and import it on the new phone:
On your iPhone, launch the WhatsApp App and then go to "Settings > Chat Settings" on the interface. Select the WhatsApp chat messages you want to transfer from iPhone to Android and swipe the pane to left. Then you need to tap on "More" button and choose "Export Chat". After that, you would be asked Whether to attach media or not. ￼ Choose the e-mail to export and type in your email address as the way you do to send an e-mail, and then please press "Send".
As @Zlatty said you can use those paid programs and I think they should work. But they will cost you 2000+ Indian Rupees. Backuptrans has a limit of 20 messages in the trial version, Dr. Fone does not let you restore in the free version.
I will detail how I managed to successfully shift whatsapp messages from an iphone into an android phone (Nokia 2.1)
So as this video says,
step 1) Back up iphone using itunes without encryption
step 2) use this app (4 files can be extracted for free) to browse to Application Groups -> net.whatsapp.Whatsapp.shared -> ChatStorage.sqlite
This one file has all the chat messages, the texts.
step 3) copy this file to your android phone's internal memory
step 4) get the WazzapMigrator apk and open the sqlite file using it, it will create a local backup for whatsapp android that it understands.
WazzapMigrator is great, it only costs 490 Rupees. You can find the apk for free online too, since it used to be free for download. As of today, the latest whatsapp version being supported by it is (2.18.248),
step 5) Use Droid Info or some other app and find out which variant apk works for your android device and download that particular whatsapp version from a site like apk mirror.
step 6) as you set up whatsapp, it will tell you that it has found the local backup and you will find all the chats in place.
If you want all your media to also be transferred, you need to also somehow copy all the files inside the Media folder into you pc and then into your android phone. This iphone backup browser software I recommended only let's you download 4 for free, so either look for a free browser or pay for exporting all the images and videos you have.
As an example, there might be upwards of 700's of files we need to bring out.
Once you have the media files in the mobile, WazzapMigrator app will incorporate it while building the local backup of whatsapp.