“I just upgraded my iPhone 5 to Samsung Galaxy S6, iOS to Android, and I could not find a reasonable tutorial to help me transfer my WhatsApp messages from iPhone 5 to Galaxy S6. Anyone knows?”
It is common that someone users want to retain their WhatsApp messages, but we can not directly transfer our WhatsApp data from iOS to Android devices such as Samsung, HTC, LG and other phones. So it is a troubling thing for us to deal with the WhatsApp problem when we upgraded our iPhone to Android phones.
But it is possible to achieve, you still has a chance to complete this without a third-party software, only need to prepare a computer and make sure that your old iOS and new Android devices can be recognized by this computer. Then you can follow the 3 steps below to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to any Android phones.
Step 1: Backup iPhone WhatsApp Messages to Computer
We do not rely on tools, so we need to backup those WhatsApp data to computer first, and transfer the backup files from computer to Android devices on step 2.
1.Connect you iPhone to computer without iTunes(you need to close iTunes manually).
2.Run “cmd” and enter these commands in sequence: “dir” >> “dir\a” >> “cd [folder]” >> “copy [source] [destination]”.
Explanation(search for a “whatsapp” folder and storage it):
- “dir” – See visible contents of the current folder.
- “dir\a” – See all contents of the current folder.
- “cd [folder]” – Change directory.
- “copy [source] [destination]” – Copy the folder you need to your computer.
Step 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages to Android Phone
You need to install WhatsApp on your new Android phone first, and then connect your Android phone to computer, open the WhatsApp folder and create a “Databases” folder in it, copy the backup file into this folder.
Step 3: Restore Backup Files on Your New WhatsApp
Now you can launch the WhatsApp on your Android phone, and it will remind you there is backup files, you just need to chick on “Restore” to get your messages in the new Android phone.
Up to now, you’ve successfully transfer WhatsApp messages from iOS to Android, which is very easy and does not require any tools.