Can I Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone Using Google Drive

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-06-28 / Update for  WhatsApp Tips

“Hello Folks! I have a question. Can I transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone using Google Drive? You see, I have always loved the iPhone, and finally, I bought one. Now I want to transition everything that I have on my old Android phone to the newer iPhone. I cannot find any way to migrate my WhatsApp chats to iPhone. Should I use Google Drive backup to transfer those chats? Please enlighten me!”

Well, Google Drive is backup storage, but we’re afraid it might not be helpful in your case. Let’s see how Google Drive can help you.

Part 1: Can I Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone Using Google Drive

No, you cannot transfer your WhatsApp chats directly from your Android to iPhone using Google Drive. One good reason for this is that iOS is a different system. It has different encryption types, and it doesn’t match with Google Drive ones.

Moreover, iCloud is the official backup service for WhatsApp inside the iPhone. For Android, it is Google Drive. You cannot migrate your Google Drive backup to iCloud due to their different nature.

You can only export your chats through Gmail and Google Drive to your new iPhone. These exported chats can only be read as a separate text file and wouldn’t show inside WhatsApp chats. These are the reasons it is impossible to transfer a Google Drive backup to your new iPhone. But, there is another way that can help you move your WhatsApp messages.

Part 2: What is the Best Way to Transfer WhatsApp Message from Android to iPhone?

Let’s come to the good part. We have found a tool for you. This tool would make the impossible happen as WhatsApp chats can now be transferred from your Android to your iPhone using this simple utility. Yes, we are talking about iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer, which provides premium quality data transfer between cross-OS devices.

But before going into deep details, let’s explain some thrilling features of this tool that might be useful for you.

Some Highlights You Never Know about iCareFone for WhatsApp Transfer

Here is why iCareFone stands out among other Backup and restore services. These key features wouldn’t be available elsewhere.

  • a. Multidirectional WhatsAppTransfer

    The iCareFone tool by Tenorshare will provide its customers multidirectional WhatsApp transfer. Now the users can transfer their WhatsApp chats and other data from iOS to iOS, iOS to Android, Android to Android, and Android to iOS.

    Moreover, this tool also allows you to backup your iPhone or Android's WhatsApp chats directly into the PC. One-click transfer mode will help users to backup their WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business into PC and Mac.

  • b. Backup and Restore LINE/WeChat/KiK/Viber

    What if you want to move your apps from your older iPhone to the newer one? Tenorshare iCareFone now let’s its users backup applications like Viber, Line, WeChat, and Kik. You can then restore the backup to your newer iPhone without any hassle. This feature is only available for iOS to iOS transfer.

  • c. Easy and Fast to Transfer WhatsApp without Much Techniques

    The iCareFone software is there to provide the fastest and easiest ways to transfer your WhatsApp data to other devices. You can migrate your data like chats, files, photos, music, documents, or any additional important file from your source phone to the destination one through this software. The success rate is 100%, so you need not worry about your lost data during the transfer.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to iPhone?

Let’s see how iCareFone can transfer your WhatsApp chats to your new iPhone.

  • First of all, download the iCareFone tool and launch it on PC or Mac. Connect your iPhone and Android phones to your PC. Select the “Transfer” option to move forward.

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  • Enable USB Debugging on the Android phone. Then click “Yes” on the popup to confirm and proceed further. iCareFone will ask permission here for overwriting on your WhatsApp.

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  • On your source Android phone, go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and start a fresh backup. Ensure that you back up on Google Drive. The backup will take some time, so don’t be hasty.

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  • To ensure safety, verify your WhatsApp account – the one that you used to create the backup. Enter the correct country code and your phone number. You’ll get a verification code for WhatsApp on the number you entered. Enter that 6-digit code into iCareFone and click on “Verify.”

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  • After verification, your new device will automatically enter the data generation model. Before verification, ensure that your new iPhone has WhatsApp installed and logged in with the same account. If it is, then click on “Logged in” to continue. Your WhatsApp data will be transferred within no time. 

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  • Now the WhatsApp backup is successfully transferred.

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FAQs about WhatsApp Transfer from Android to iPhone

Q1: Can WhatsApp messages be restored from email chat history?

No, you cannot restore the text message files from your Email chat history. You can only read them.

Q2: How can I transfer my WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone for free?

If you want to transfer your WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone free of cost, use the Tenorshare iCareFone tool.

Q3: Does Move to iOS transfer WhatsApp messages?

No, “Move to iOS” do not allow you to transfer your WhatsApp messages.


Many customers failed to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android using Google Drive. The transition is tricky, and data loss is inevitable.However, if users use Tenorshare iCareFone, they can seamlessly transfer their WhatsApp chats and other essential data from iOS to Android or Android to iOS.

  Updated on 2021-06-28 / Update for  WhatsApp Tips

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