How to transfer chat backup from iPhone to Android phone

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WhatsApp users often face a lot of trouble while switching phones, especially while switching between operating systems. The social media platform is reportedly working on a solution to make that process easier. But till then we are telling you some ways by which you can accomplish this.

At the moment, WhatsApp allows users to keep their account information including profile photo, name, personal chats, group chats and settings when switching from iPhone to a different operating system like Android. But it does not allow transfer of chat history. However, chat history is very important for most users, especially those who use it for business conversations. If you are switching from iPhone to Android, WhatsApp users can use the method mentioned below to backup and transfer their chats.

How to transfer your chat backup on WhatsApp from iPhone to Android

When switching from iPhone to Android, there is no native option to transfer chat history within the app. This is mainly because WhatsApp for iOS stores backups on iCloud for iPhone users, while WhatsApp for Android has backups on Google Drive.
However, users can export their entire chat history via Mail and then restore it on their new device. Each chat needs to be exported individually and hence it is a cumbersome process. But this is what guarantees the restoration of the chat. It is advisable that you choose which chats are important and export only those chats and leave the ones that are not important.
Here are the steps to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android.

Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone and swipe left on the chat you want to export.
Tap More in the menu that appears. Select the Export Chat option.
Select the Mail option from the Share menu. The mailbox will appear with the chat file already attached.
Enter the email address you will have access to on your Android phone. Tap Send.

Get it on your Android phone and open the email. Download the chat file attached in the mail. This process must be done for each chat that you need to transfer from your iPhone to Android. You may likely receive multiple emails depending on the number of chats you export.

If you have already installed WhatsApp on your Android phone, remove it and install it once again. Finish the setup process and when the restore option appears, select the Restore option to complete the setup. Click on Next.
All your exported chats should appear on your Android phone.


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