WhatsApp Message transfer (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Transferring data from one gadget to the another is never an easy task and if it’s from iPhones to Androids, then things can get even more complicated. One of the most difficult types of data to transfer from an iOS platform to Android is application data such as WhatsApp messages.
WhatsApp (most of the most used messaging apps) is compatible both on iOS and Android, and often, there are users who switch their smartphones and migrate from Apple's iOS to an Android smartphone. Since there is no direct process via which the user can transfer messages from iPhones to Androids, it often culminates into loss of messages.
However, with a process reported by Android Central, and bypasses Apple's 'walled garden' approach for its app ecosystem, it became possible to migrate the chat history from iOS to Android
To migrate the chat history from iOS to Android, here's how you can go about the process.
-Go to WhatsApp on your iPhone, and swipe left on the chat that you wish to export
-Tap on the More button
-Select Export Chat
-From the share menu, choose the Mail option, and enter the email address linked to your Android device
-Press the Send icon on the top right corner
-Repeat this step for every chat that you wish to restore.
The users must note that the process is not fully seamless and become tiring if you wish to restore many of your conversations. These conversations are retrieved from the mail account, once you set up WhatsApp on Android.
-Open the relevant email on your Android device
-Download all the links directly to your Android phone
-Delete WhatsApp from your Android device, and re-install it from Google Play Store
-Open WhatsApp on your Android device and follow the setup process
-Tap on Restore option that will prompt on the screen in the setup menu
-Wait for WhatsApp to complete the restoration, after which you tap on the Next button at the bottom.
Once WhatsApp restores the backup that you have downloaded, all your chats will appear on your Android phone.