Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 15 [Latest]

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2023-09-13 / Update for  iPhone 15

Got a brand new iPhone 15 and want to transfer WhatsApp Android to iPhone 15? No worries! In this in-depth guide, we’re going to explore all the best possible methods for this task.

Want a quick overview of all the methods mentioned in this post? Check out the table below.

Tenorshare iCareFone Move to iOS Email Google Drive Backup 3rd-Party Mobile app
Speed 10/10 5/10 4/10 7/10 8/10
Convenience 9/10 4/10 4/10 5/10 9/10
Requires Reset? No Yes No No No
Success rate 100% 70% 60% 90% 95%
Overall Score 9.9/10 6/10 5/10 7.5/10 9/10

Now, let’s take a detailed look at all the methods to perform an Android to iOS WhatsApp transfer.

Part 1: Official Way to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 15 - Move to iOS

The official way to move WhatsApp from Android to iPhone 15 is the Move to iOS app. However, this method has quite a few drawbacks.

Most importantly, you can’t use it if you’ve already set up your iPhone 15. You’ll need to reset it again to make it work. Even when you reset, the success rate of this method is quite low, as many users complain that some or all of their data simply doesn’t move over.

Plus, this method doesn’t transfer things like your stickers. If you’re fine with these drawbacks, here’s how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone free using this method:

  • Set up your new iPhone 15 and stay on the Apps and Data screen. Or reset your iPhone 15 to get the Apps and Data screen.
  • Install the Move to iOS app on your Android from the Play Store, then open it.
  • On the Transfer Apps and Data screen on the iPhone 15 choose to transfer from Android.

    move to ios
  • Enter the code displayed on your iPhone 15 in the Move to iOS app.

    move to ios code
  • Choose WhatsApp and start the transfer.
  • Wait for it to complete.
  • When your iPhone 15 is set up, install WhatsApp from the App Store and log in with the same phone number.

Related read: WhatsApp Move to iOS Not Working?Fixed!

Part 2: The Perfect Way to Transfer WhatsApp Android to iPhone 15 - No Reset, No Backup

Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer is easily the best method you can use for this task. You don’t need to reset your iPhone 15 to make it work, plus, it transfers all of your data including stickers.

It also has a super high success rate, which means it will always transfer all of your data with no errors. All iPhone models and more than 5000+ popular Android devices are supported.

With iCareFone Transfer, you can transfer your WhatsApp chat messages, WhatsApp gifs, WhatsApp audio, documents, WhatsApp images, WhatsApp stickers, WhatsApp videos and WhatsApp voice notes.

Sounds great? Here’s how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone 15 using iCareFone Transfer.

  • Install iCareFone Transfer on your computer, and open it, then select WhatsApp from the main page.

    social app interface
  • Connect both devices to the same computer. Choose the target and source device.

    transfer from android to ios
  • Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and make a backup using the on-screen instructions.

    create backup on android
  • Choose what you want to transfer.

    select data types
  • Wait for the process to complete, and you’re all set to go!

    restoring data to iphone transfer whatsapp from android to ios successfully

See, it that’s easy to move WhatsApp Android to iOS using iCareFone Transfer!

Part 3: Transfer WhatsApp Android to iPhone 15 Via Email? Not Recommended

You can also use Email to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone 15. But this method has a serious drawback. That is, this method only transfers text files, not actual chats in the WhatsApp app itself.

If you’re okay with that, here’s how it works.

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android.
  • Select a chat you want to transfer.
  • Select “Export chat” from the 3-dots menu.

    export whatsapp
  • Select whether you want to include media.
  • Select your email app from the share sheet.
  • Send the email to yourself.
  • Open the email on your iPhone 15, and download the attached file.

Part 4: Restore WhatsApp Chats from Google Drive Backup on iPhone 15

Even though you can’t use a Google Drive backup to restore chats from Android to iPhone 15, there’s a third-party solution.

You can use Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer to download the Google Drive backup and restore it to your iPhone 15. Here’s how to do a WhatsApp backup from Android to iPhone 15 using this method.

  • Open Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer on your PC or Mac. Connect your iPhone 15 to the computer. On your Android, create a new backup in WhatsApp settings.
  • On iCareFone Transfer, select the Backup tab, then select “From Google Drive”. Press the “Back Up Now” button.

    download whatsapp backup from google drive
  • Sign in to your account. It’s 100% safe.

    log into google drive
  • Select the most recent backup from the list. And iCareFone Transfer will get this backup.

    select whatsapp backup history
  • Choose “View Backup” and choose “Restore to iOS”.

    view whatsapp backup
  • Open WhatsApp on your iPhone 15 and sign in.

    login whatsapp on ios restored whatsapp backup

That’s it! That’s how you transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive.

Related read Restore WhatsApp Backup from Google Drive to iPhone.

Part 5: The 3rd-Party Mobile App to Transfer WhatsApp Android to iPhone 15 Without PC

Don’t have a PC or Mac? No problem! Tenorshare also has a mobile app you can use to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without factory reset.

It’s called iCareFone Transfer to iPhone , and here’s how it works.

  • Download the app on your Android by tapping the button above or download it from the Play Store.

    transfer whatsapp from android to iphone 15
  • Open the app.
  • Select “Android to iOS”.

    transfer whatsapp from android to iphone 15
  • Connect both devices using a USB cable, you will need an adapter for that.
  • Verify the account.
  • Select what you want to move.
  • Wait for a bit, and you’re all set!

Additional WhatsApp Transfer Tips You Might Seek

Tip 1: Does Move to iOS transfer everything?

No. Move to iOS does not transfer your stickers and call history. Plus, it also fails to move some of your chats or media due to success rate issues.

With Move to iOS, you can transfer your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings.

Tip 2: Does iPhone support Google Drive WhatsApp backup?

No. iPhones use iCloud for WhatsApp backups. And Google Drive is used for Android WhatsApp backup.

Tip 3: Can I use Move to iOS after setup?

No, you can’t use Move to iOS after setup. Unless you factory reset your phone.

Tip 4: Does Move to iOS delete WhatsApp data from Android?

No. Your WhatsApp data stays on your Android after you move to iPhone 15. However, you get logged out of your WhatsApp account on Android.

The Bottom Line

And that’s pretty much it! Those are all the methods you can use to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android or Android to iPhone 15.

If you want the best method for the task with the highest success rate, Tenorshare iCareFone Transfer is your best bet.