In this guide, we’re going to show you the two easiest ways t move WhatsApp chats with or without the media content from your old Android device to new iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Two Easy Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Chat History with Media from Android to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X

By: Johanna Parker

Posted In: iPhone Tips & Tutorials


The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is here, and that can only mean one thing: you absolutely have to have it. Even for people who have moved over to an Android phone, or who have never had an Apple phone in their lives, are going to find it difficult not to want the beautiful and stylish iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with the new glass and metal design or bezelsess iPhone X, and that means that you have to start thinking about how you are going to get all of your data and apps over from one type of operating system to another. This is often a lot easier said than done, because the two systems are not designed to be able to operate together – many people believe that the engineers actually created them on purpose to hate working together!


That leaves you in a difficult situation. Many of us now almost exclusively use WhatsApp to keep in touch with our friends and family, and that means that there are often meaningful and important notes from loved ones in your message files. You do not want to lose that pregnancy announcement from your sister on the family chat, or the good exam news from your son after getting his results. There are family jokes and perhaps even information from colleagues that you need to keep when you transfer from an old Android to a new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, but it was always awfully complicated to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iOS because the two operating systems don’t like each other.


Thankfully, it is no longer that difficult. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions below, and before you know it, you will have your WhatsApp chats and media everything transferred over:




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Part 1: How to Forward Your Android WhatsApp Chats to Your Email as Text File

You can also send Android WhatsApp text messages to your email address as .txt file and later download the .txt file on your iPhone 8 or iPhone X. To do so, you’ll have to follow these steps:


Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android phone, and go to the settings section. You should then go to the chats section, and click on ‘Chat History’.


go to WhatsApp chat history option


Step 2: You should see a drop down list, and one of the options there is ‘Email Chat’. Select that one.


tap email chat button


Step 3: Now you have to choose the conversation in WhatsApp that you would like to keep. When you’ve done that, a little pop up will appear telling you that ‘attaching media will generate a larger email message’.


choose Android WhatsApp chat to email


Step 4: Click on either ‘Without media’ or ‘Attach media’, depending on how important it is to you that you keep all of the images that are in that WhatsApp conversation.


forward WhatsApp chats with or without media


Step 5: Now you have to put in the email address that you would like to send the email to. Then tap the ‘Send’ button.


enter email ID to email WhatsApp chats


Step 6: Now put your old Android phone down, and open up your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Open up your email app, and wait for the email to come through. This may take a long time if the email is very large.


Step 7: Finally, tap on the .txt file attachment and download the text file with the WhatsApp chats on your iPhone.


This method is little time consuming because you’ll need to compose multiple mails if you want to forward all the chats to your email address. Another disadvantage of this method is that the chats won't appear on iPhone's WhatsApp Messenger app.



Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone 8/8 Plus/X with an app

There is a third-party app called Android WhatsApp to iPhone Migrator that makes it incredibly easy to transfer WhatsApp chat history from Android to any iPhone, be it iPhone 8, iPhone X or any other iPhone. Before you start the process, ensure that you have the most recent version of iTunes installed onto your computer – it should be version 12 or above. Also, click on the appropriate download button to download the app on your computer.


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Step 1: Connect your old Android phone to the computer with its data cable, and run the Android WhatsApp iPhone Migrator program on your computer. Make sure you have working WhatsApp app installed on your Android device before connecting it to your computer.


Step 2: Your Android phone will have a message appear on its screen asking if you want to back up your data. Click on ‘Back up my data’, and then ‘OK’ on your computer. Be patient, as this part of the process could take a while!


click Backup Data button on Android


Step 3: You should now be able to see all of your WhatsApp messages on your computer screen, and when you can, you need to select your Android device and click "Backup Messages" button at the toolbar. You can also go to File menu and select “Backup Messages” option.


backup Android WhatsApp messages and media to computer


Step 4: Now it is time to connect your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X to your computer with its data cable. This app will recognise your iPhone only if WhatsApp app is installed on your iPhone and your phone number is verified. So feel free to remove SIM card from your Android and insert it on your iPhone.


connect iPhone 8 or iPhone X


Step 5: Finally, click on the WhatsApp messages database you’ve created in the step 3 and click ‘Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone’ button. If you can’t find it on the toolbar, you can also see it under ‘File’ menu.


click confirm button


Step 6: Now you need to tell the computer program where you want to send the messages. Click on your new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, and then click ‘Confirm’ to begin transferring over the WhatsApp messages.


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