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Guide for WhatsApp & WhatsApp Business Transfer/Backup/Restore/Export

Tenorshare iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer allows you transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone. Aside from transferring, it also allows you backup, restore and export WhatsApp chats, contacts, media files (WhatsApp Business also included).

Before you start, one thing you should know which is the steps to transfer/backup/restore/export WhatsApp Business between iPhone and Android are the same as WhatsApp. In this guide we will use WhatsApp as an example.

Part 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp & WhatsApp Business to New Phone

1. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone

The steps to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone have some requirements, make sure you've followed the guide step by step.

Step 1: Download and Install

1.1 Launch iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer and connect two devices on your computer. And then click "Transfer" to continue.

connect-android-and-ios

Note: On your Samsung device, you may need to enable USB debugging by following the screenshots.

enable USB debugging by following on screen guide of whatsapp transfer with icarefone

1.2 Here you will be asked to confirm the popup. Click "Yes" to proceed to the next step.

overwritten whatsapp data on ios

Step 2: Back up WhatsApp Data

2.1 You need to back up WhatsApp data on your source device by following the screenshot instructions. If done, click "Continue".

create backup on android

2.2 The program is getting data from the source device, please be patient and wait for the completion.

getting whatsapp data from android

Step 3: Verify the Source Device WhatsApp Account

3.1 To keep your WhatsApp data safe, please verify the WhatsApp account you used to create the backup by entering country code and phone number.

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3.2 After entering the information, a window pops up to notify you that you may receive a WhatsApp verification code to your source device. Click "Continue" to go to verification interface.

sure to continue verifying whatsapp account

Note: The WhatsApp account on your source device may be logged out during the verification process. In order to verify successfully, please do not log in again.

3.3 When your source device receives the 6-digit code, please fill in the line and click "Verify".

verifying whatsapp account

Step 4: Generate Data to Your iPhone

4.1 Once the verification is successful, your device will automatically enter the next step to generate data which will be restored on the target device.

getting whatsapp data from the source device

4.2 Before restoring data, please make sure that you have logged in WhatsApp on your iPhone, otherwise the data will not be visible. If confirmed, hit "Logged in".

log in whatsapp on iphone

Note: Make sure there is enough space on the target device.

Step 5: Restore WhatsApp data to iPhone Successfully

Note: You will be asked to turn off "Find My iPhone", please follow the on-screen instructions to turn off "Find My iPhone" to continue.

trun off find my iphone

5.1 The software is restoring data to your iPhone. The speed of restoration will depend on the size of the data, please be patient.

restore whatsapp data to iphone

5.2 When the data is completely transferred to your device, you will see the following interface. Share it if you like.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iOS Successfully with icarefone tool

Note: When the whole process finishes, your target device will restart.

You can also check the video guide:

2. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android

Here is a guide for how to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android. In fact, the most of the process is similar to the one of how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone. But there are still some details are different. Let's check.

Step 1 Download and Install

After installing iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on your PC/Mac, then connect iPhone and Android to the computer.

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Note: By default, the program will automatically recognize your device when you plug in the devices. If not, you may need to unlock screen to get the trust for the computer.

Step 2 Running WhatsApp Transfer

2.1 After clicking "Transfer", you will get a message on the popup. If there is no doubt, press "Yes" to go on.

log in whatsapp on iphone with icarefone guide

Note: Your previous WhatsApp data on the target device will be overwritten once you click "Yes".

2.2 The program is backing up WhatsApp data on your source device. The backup speed just depends on the size of the backup files.

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2.3 To protect your data security, please verify the WhatsApp account which will be logged into the target device. To do that by entering your country code and phone number of the target device, then click "Verify".

verify whatsapp account

2.4 Then, you will get a 6-digit WhatsApp verification code on the target device, please enter the verification code on the horizontal line, and then click "Verify". Just wait for the WhatsApp account to be verified successfully before proceeding to the next step.

confirm your whatsapp account once again

Note: If you can"t get the verification code, you can hit "Resend Code" or "Call Me" to get the verification code. Remember there are limitations on obtaining verification codes, no more than 3 times a day.

Step 3 Transfer Successfully

3.1 When the target device WhatsApp account verification is successful, the program will start to generate data to the target device.

generating data that can be restored

3.2 When the data has been generated, the program will automatically transfer data to the target device.

transferring whatsapp data from iphone to android

3.3 Then all WhatsApp data has been transferred from iPhone to Android successfully, please refer to the screenshot guidelines to restore data on your target device.

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android successfully

You can also check the video guide:

3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone

Transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPhone is quite easy, follow the steps to start the process.

Step 1 Download and Install

Download and install iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on your PC/Mac, then connect two iPhones to the PC/Mac. Then select one as the source device.

transfer whatapp from iphone to iphone with icarefone guide

Note: By default, iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer will automatically recognize your device. You may need to unlock the screen of the iPhone to trust this computer at times.

Step 2 Launch iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer

2.1 Then click "Transfer" in the middle of the bottom and you'll see a prompt showing as follows. Once you confirmed that your previous WhatsApp data will be overwritten, and then click "Yes" to go on.

make sure logged in whatsapp with icarefone

2.2 After you tap "Yes", the program begins backing up WhatsApp data on the source device.

backing up whatsapp data with icarefone by hitting yes

Note: The backup speed depends on the size of your backup files.

2.3 Make sure that the WhatsApp account has logged into the target device. If you have done, then click "Logged in "to continue.

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Note: If you don't log in WhatsApp before restoring data to the target device, the data that has been restored will be invisible.

turn off find my iphone before transferring

Notes: If your iPhone doesn"t turn off "Find My iPhone", you will be required to turn off it. Do as screenshots show.

Step 3 Transfer Successfully

3.1 The restoration process is going on. And it will take a few minutes depending on the size of data. Please wait patiently.

restore whatsapp data to the the target device

3.2 When all WhatsApp data has been transferred from iPhone to iPhone successfully. You will get the following interface.

whatsapp transfer from iphone to iphone completely with icarefone

Note: WhatsApp account will be logged out on the target device when WhatsApp data has been transferred successfully. You need to log in to the WhatsApp account again on the target device.

4. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Anroid to Android is much easier than Android to iPhone.

Step 1: Download and Install

1.1 Open iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on your computer and connect two Android devices, then click "Transfer" in the middle of the bottom to start.

whatsapp transfer between two android devices guide

1.2 A message pops up to remind that the data on the target device will be overwritten. If you agree, please click "Yes" to continue.

whatsapp transfer between two android devices - overwritten

Step 2: Back up WhatsApp Data

2.1 In order to transfer data to the target device, your data on the source device needs to be backed up by the following screenshot instructions. If you have completed these steps, click "Continue".

enable USB Debugging for whatsapp transfer guide

Step 3: Transfer Successfully

3.1 The program is getting the data you just backed up on the source device. Don"t disconnect the devices while getting WhatsApp data.

getting whatsapp data for android device

3.2 WhatsApp data is being transferred to the target device, it may take a few minutes based on your data size.

confirm target android has logged in whatsapp with icarefone

3.3 When you see the following interface, it indicates that the WhatsApp data has been successfully transferred to the target device. You only need to follow the prompts on the target device to see the data.

confirm target android has logged in whatsapp with icarefone

Part 2. How to Backup And Restore WhatsApp & WhatsApp Business

You should backup WhatsApp data first then you can restore the data to your new iPhone or Android. The ways to backup and restore iPhone/Android WhatsApp are different, please keep reading.

1. How to Back up WhatsApp for iPhone

Step 1 Download and install iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on Mac and then connect your device with it (Trust required on your iDevice). Click "WhatsApp" icon on the interface.

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Step 2 Click "Back up" on the side toolbar, and then select the device that you want to back up. Once you have selected, click "Back Up Now" to go on.

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Step 3 The program is backing up WhatsApp data for iPhone. It will take a few minutes depending on the size of backup file. Do not disconnect your device during backup.

backing up whatsapp data on iphone -guide

Step 4 When the following interface appears, it means that your WhatsApp data has been backed up successfully on your Mac. You can also review backup and export it.

backing up whatsapp data on iphone successfully -guide

1.2 How to Back up WhatsApp for Android

Step 1 Download and install iCareFone for WhatsApp on Mac as well as connect with your Android device via a USB cable (Allow USB debugging required).

social apps - guide

Step 2 Move your mouse to go to "WhatsApp" > "Back up". Then you can use drop down arrow to select Samsung device to back up. Hit "Back up Now".

back up whatsapp data on android now

Step 3 You should back up WhatsApp data on your source device by following the screenshots. If you did, click "Continue".

create whatsapp backup file on android

Step 4 Then the program is getting WhatsApp data from the source device. Please wait for all data to be obtained successfully.

get whatsapp backup file on android

Step 5 After it finished, you should verify the WhatsApp backup account through typing correct country code and phone number. Then press "Verify".

verify whatsapp backup file on android

Tips:

A pop-up window to verify your account will prompt you to the country code and number. Click "Continue".

confirm to back up whatsapp backup file on android

Step 6 When you get the verification code from WhatsApp official, please enter them on the blank line. Tap "Verify" again.

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Step 7 After the verification is successful, the program automatically starts to generate WhatsApp backup for restoration.

generating whatsapp backup file

Step 8 You will get the following interface when your WhatsApp data has been backed up successfully.

back up whatsapp backup file successfully

2. How to Restore WhatsApp to iPhone

Step 1 Download and install iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on your Mac, then connect your iPhone which you want to restore WhatsApp data to (Trust required on your iDevice). Hit "WhatsApp" icon.

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Note: Trust required: Please unlock your device and trust this computer.

Step 2 On the left toolbar, click "View & Restore" and you'll see some WhatsApp data that was previously backed up using this tool. Select one which you want to restore, and then click "Restore to iOS".

select backup file to restore to iPhone - guide

Step 3 Once you have chosen the backup file you want, then click "Restore Now".

the program restore now- guide

Notes:

  • The window pops up to remind that your previous WhatsApp data will be overwritten. If there is no problem, then click "Continue" to move on.

    restore whatsapp data will be overwritten
  • Make sure that your target iPhone device has already installed WhatsApp and logged in before the restore process start. Otherwise, that data will be invisible.

    logging into WhatsApp before restoring - guide
  • Before restoring process, please remember to turn off your "Find My iPhone" on your iCloud settings of your device.

    turn off find my iphone before restore backup

Step 3 The process of restoring is launching and please do not disconnect your device during the process. And the speed depends on your data size so please be patient if there is a large amount of your data.

restoring whatsapp data process

Step 4 When the process completed, it means that your WhatsApp backup data are restored to your iPhone successfully.

restoring whatsapp data to device successfully

2.1. How to Restore WhatsApp to Android

Step 1 Launch iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer on Mac. On the interface, go to "WhatsApp" > "View & Restore". Select the Android backup file, then hit "Restore to Android".

select backup file to restore to Android - guide

Step 2 Make sure that you have select the correct Android backup file. If yes, click "Restore Now".

select backup file to restore to Android - guide

Note: The program will overwrite your WhatsApp data on android. If there is no problem, click "Continue".

whatsapp data on samsung overwritten - guide

Step 3 The program will quickly find the backup file for your Android, and then start to transfer data to your Android device.

transfer whatsapp data to android - guide

Step 4 Once the backup data you want has been restored to your Android successfully, you will get the interface below.

resore whatsapp data to android successfully- guide

Part 3. How to Export WhatsApp & WhatsApp Business Chats/Contacts/Media Files

iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer allows you export WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business messages and links to HTML, and contacts, photos, videos, audios can be exported to file format. You can also view the data before exporting.

Note: Before exporting, you should backup your WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business data first.

1. How to Export WhatsApp Chats

Step 1 Launch iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer, click "View & Restore". You will see the backup files, click it.

click backup file icarefone for whatsapp transfer

Step 2 Next, click "View" to select WhatsApp chtas to export.

select whatsapp chats icarefone for whatsapp transfer

Step 3 Then, click the "Messages" icon, all the messages will be listed. Select them and click "Export to computer".

export whatsapp chats to computer icarefone for whatsapp transfer

Step 4 Next, select the folder where to store the WhatsApp chats, then done.

export successful icarefone for whatsapp transfer

2. How to Export WhatsApp Media Files

Here, we will show you how to export photos as example. The ways to export other media files are the same with export photos.

Step 1 Repeat the first and second steps of the previous section, then select "Photos" icon, slect the photos you want to export.

select photos icarefone for whatsapp transfer

Step 2 Next, click "Export to computer" and select the folder to save the photos.

select folder icarefone for whatsapp transfer

Step 3 In the end, your media files will be stored to the folder.

export whatsapp photos successful icarefone for whatsapp transfer
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