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Guide for iOS WhatsApp Messages Transfer, Backup & Restore

Have you ever in a headache about that there are too much WhatsApp messages to hold memory on your iPhone? Or do you have any idea about how to restore WhatsApp backup to iPhone/Android devices? Is there an easy way to transfer WhatsApp to new phone? Or... Is there a comprehensive way to solve all these problems? The answer is yes. Now, let's have a look.

Part 1: How To Backup WhatsApp Chat (iOS)

Have you ever encountered with that there are too much WhatsApp messages to take up a lot of memory? Or do you feel depressed of the limited space of iCloud backup WhatsApp data? Is there a better way for WhatsApp backup without iCloud? Don't worry, here are some concrete details to guide you how to backup WhatsApp iPhone.

Step 1 Download and install iCareFone on your PC/Mac and then connect your device with it (Trust required). After the device is detected, click "Backup & Restore" which on the upper toolbar. Then you'll see the following interface.

whatsapp backup

Step 2 Click "WhatsApp Backup & Restore" which is on the right part of the interface. Next you'll turn to see there are two options of " Backup WhatsApp" and "Restore WhatsApp". Don't be hesitate to click "Backup WhatsApp" on the left to launch the backup process.

backup whatsapp

Note: In this process, please do not disconnect your device. And it will take a few minutes while the speed depends on the data size.

backing up whatsapp

Step 3 After the following interface showing up, it means that WhatsApp messages of your iPhone has been backup successfully on your computer.

backup completed

Part 2: Restore WhatsApp Backup to iPhone

Are you tired of restoring your WhatsApp backup with uninstalling time after time? Is there a simple and effective way to restore them without any uninstallation? The answer is yes. Here is the way to show you how to restore WhatsApp backup without uninstalling to iPhone.

Step 1 Download and install iCareFone software to your PC/Mac, then connect your device which you want to restore WhatsApp backup to with it (Trust required).

trust

Step 2 Move your mouse to click on the "Backup & Restore" on the upper toolbar, then you'll see the following interface. Click "WhatsApp Backup & Restore".

Next tap on the "Restore WhatsApp" on the right part of the interface.

restore whatsapp

Step 3 Select one WhatsApp backup files which you want to restore then click "Restore to iOS"to start the process.

select-a-whatsapp-backup

Notes:

1.Before restarting the restore process, please remember to turn off your "Find My iPhone" on your iCloud settings of your device.

find my iphone

2.Make sure that your iOS device have already installed WhatsApp and logged in before the restore process start.

already logged

3.Notice that your previous WhatsApp data will be overwritten. If there is no problem, then click "Yes" to launch the process.

restore whatsapp to android

Step 4 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 process

Step 5 When the process completed, it means that your WhatsApp backup data are restored to your iPhone successfully.

iphone-whatsapp-restore-completed

Part 3: Restore WhatsApp Backup iPhone to Android Devices

Is there any official way backup restore WhatsApp cross iOS to Android or the other way around?

This is a question that many people have asked recently, and the answer is definitely nope in the past. But now, thing's change, you can reach out WhatsApp backup restore from iPhone to Android with iCareFone. The process of restoring WhatsApp messages iPhone to Android devices is much similar to the steps of restoring WhatsApp messages to iOS device above but there are some details you need to pay attention to.

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

allow required

Tip: If this prompt is not appeared on your Android, then click "OK" which shows as the following picture with the prompt to see how to allow USB debugging.

debug

The concrete steps about how to allow USB debugging are as follows. Please follow the appropriate operations with your Android device version.

usb debug

Step 2 Move your mouse to tap on "Backup & Restore". Next "WhatsApp Backup & Restore>Restore WhatsApp" then you'll see your WhatsApp backup files which you backup with iCareFone before under this catalogue. Select one of them to click "Restore to Android"

select backup

Note: If your Android device is Xiaomi or OPPO, then please click "Enable" to allow to install WhatsApp on your device.

enabble install whatsapp

Step 3 Make sure that you've installed WhatsApp on your Android device and logged in. Then tap on "Already Logged".

log in whatsapp

Step 4 With the prompt showing up, please click "Yes" to launch the restoring process.

Note: The previous WhatsApp data on your Android device will be overwritten if you tap on "Yes" to start the process.

log in whatsapp

restore backup

Tips:

1.Within this process, for Xiaomi and OPPO users, your Android device will prompt the following interface in turn then you can click "Install" to allow the WhatsApp installed via USB on your device. For other Android devices, you can ignore this step.

install whatsapp

Tip: But please remember that if you set a password, then the following prompt will show up on your computer. Enter your previous password you just set then to tap on "OK" to enter next.

enter data

Click "BACKUP MY DATA" straightly if you are not setting a password.

backup data

2. Next, the prompt will show as follow, you have no need to enter any password again. All you need to do is clicking "RESTORE MY DATA" then wait for the process completed.

restore data

Step 5 Restore WhatsApp backup iOS to Android process is successfully when the following interface showed up.

android whatsapp restore complete

Part 4: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone

Are you in headache about how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone or transfer from iPhone to Android when you change a new phone? If you think that the official methods are headachy, then please refer to the followings about the WhatsApp transfer to new phone.

Step 1 Download and Install

Download and install iCareFone on your PC/Mac, then connect your original iPhone which you are going to get rid of and a new device (idevices or Android devices) with it (Unlock screen passcodes of devices required). By default, iCareFone will automatically detect your plug-in devices.

connect device transfer whatapp from iphone to iphone

Note: Unlock device alert prompt will show up if you forgot to unlock your device on the above step.

unlock screen passcode

Step 2 Launch The Transfer Process

2.1 Then click "Transfer" on the lower right corner and you'll see a prompt shows as follows. Once you confirmed the messages on it, then click "Already Logged".

log in

2.2 After the "Already Logged", please notice that your previous WhastApp data will be overwritten. If there is no problem, then click "Yes" to start up.

restore

2.3 WhatsApp data is transferring after you tap on "Yes" button. And the transfer speed depends on the size of your backup files.

trasnferring

Step 3 Transfer Completed

Transfer WhatsApp Messages From iPhone to iPhone WhatsApp Transfer Completed if the following interface shows!

whatsapp transfer

Part 5: 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

Download and install iCareFone on your PC/Mac, then connect your original iPhone which you are going to get rid of and a new device (idevices or Android devices) with it (Unlock screen passcodes of devices required). By default, iCareFone will automatically detect your plug-in devices.

connect device

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android

Step 2 Launch The Transfer Process

2.1 Then click "Transfer" on the lower right corner and you'll see a prompt shows as follows. Once you confirmed the messages on it, then click "Already Logged".

log in

2.2 After the "Already Logged", please notice that your previous WhastApp data will be overwritten. If there is no problem, then click "Yes" to start up.

restore

2.3 WhatsApp data is transferring after you tap on "Yes" button. And the transfer speed depends on the size of your backup files.

trasnferring

Step 4 Transfer Completed

Transfer WhatsApp Messages From iPhone to Android WhatsApp Transfer Completed if the following interface shows!

whatsapp transfer

Part 6: How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone

Step 1: Download and Install

Download iCareFone on your computer and Mac, then open the software and click feature "WhatsApp Transfer" on top.

whatsapp transfer interface

Step 2: Connect Source Device and Target Device

Connect the source device(Android) and enable the USB debugging as below to continue.

enable USB debugging

After the USB debugging has been abled, you need to allow the authorization on your device to continue.

allow the authorization

Then connect your target device (iOS), and unlock it and trust this computer.

trust this computer

Notes:

  • 1. If the Android device is XIAOMI/REDMI, you must turn on "Install via USB";
  • turn on Install via USB
  • 2. If your iPhone has turned on "Find My iPhone", you must turn off it as below to continue;
  • turn off find my iphone
  • 3. If your iOS device has a backup password, you must enter the password to continue;
  • enter device backup password

After both devices connected successfully, click button "Transfer" to continue.

connect successfully

Step 3: Start to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS

Before transfer, please confirm 2 important things:

  • 1. To avoid to data loss, you should follow the below steps to back up WhatsApp data on your Android device.
  • backup WhatsApp data before transfer
  • 2. To avoid to transfer failed, please make sure you have logged into WhatsApp on your target iOS device.
  • comfirm logged into WhatsApp
  • 3. The WhatsApp data will be overwritten in target iOS, you must confirm at this process.
  • confirm

After confirm above 3 notes, the WhatsApp transfer process will be started automatically, during process, please do not disconnect both devices.

Transfering WhatsApp from Android to iOS

In the transferring process, you may encounter the following Pop-up:

  • 1. Your Android device will be restart, and you need to turn on "USB Debugging" and authorize your computer again;
  • 2. If your Android device is XIAOMI or REDMI, in the transfer process you need to click "Install" in your device;
  • Click install on XIAOMI deviceS
  • 3. If your Android device is OPPO, in the transfer process, you need to follow the steps to install after restart as below;
  • Install on OPPO after restart
  • 4. If your Android device is other brand, follow the steps as below to install. How to: Turn on "USB Debugging", Open "Install via USB" option, then click "Re-display" in the program, and Click "Install" on the device to continue.

After click the Pop-up when transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS, you need to click "BACKUP MY DATA" in the Android device so that the process is to continue.

Backup My Data

Notes:

  • 1. If your device haven't received the pop-up messages, please click button ""Show Again;
  • 2. If the button "BACKUP MY DATA" can't click, please enter any password which you can remember to continue;
  • 3. If you have set a password on the process of backup, you need enter the same password to continue;
  • enter backup password

Step 4: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iOS Successfully

A few minutes later, the whole process will be complete, and in interface, iCareFone will show "WhatsApp Transfer Sucessfully". And now you can check the WhatsApp data on your target iOS device.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iOS Successfully

Part 7: How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android

Step 1: Download and Install

After download and install iCareFone on your computer and Mac, choose the feature "WhatsApp Transfer".

whatsapp transfer interface

Step 2: Connect Both Device

1. First connect the source Android device and enable "USB Dubugging".

enable USB Debugging

Notes:

  • 1. If you can't enable the USB Debugging on your device, you can click "Enable USB debugging according to phone brand>>" at the bottom right corner.
  • 2. If you have open the USB debugging but your device won't connect, you can click the button in the lower left corner of the pop-up window and follow the prompts to switch the USB connection mode to MTP mode, then turn on the USB debugging mode. (If the MTP mode still does not work, you may need to switch to PTP mode)
  • use usb to mtp

After the USB debugging has been enabled, you also need to authorize your computer on your device. Click "OK" in the device authorization pop-up window. If the authorization prompt does not appear in the device, click "Show Again" in the program.

allow the authorization

After connecting the target device in the same way, click the "Transfer" button.

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android

Step 3: Start to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to Android

Before transmission, please ensure that the target device has logged in the same account as the source device. Otherwise, the data will not be detected after the transfer is completed.

confirm target android has logged in whatsapp

And you also need to confirm: After the transfer is completed the original WhatsApp data in the target device will be overwritten by the data of the source device.

confirm whatsapp will be overwritten from android to android

Then iCareFone will start to transfer WhatsApp from Android to Android.

trasnfering whatsapp from android to android

During the transmission process, when this prompt popup window appears, please follow the prompts in the pop-up window on the source device to back up, and after the backup is complete, click the "I have aleady backed up" button in the pop-up window.

I have aleady backed up

Step 4: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android Successfully

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.

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android successfully
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