WatsGo Official Guide: How to Transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business between Android to iPhone

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2022-11-25
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    Are you wondering how to transfer WhatsApp between Android and iPhone when upgrading to a new phone? Then iToolab WatsGo is right for you. In this guide, you will learn how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, iPhone to iPhone and Android to Android.

    More, you can also use iToolab WatsGo to backup WhatsApp Android and iPhone, then select any history backup to restore to the target device.

    Part 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business from Android to iPhone

    In this part, you will learn how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with detailed steps, let’s take a look at how to do it right now.

    Step 1. Download & Install, and Launch WatsGo

    Click the download link below and install WatsGo immediately. After successful launch, select WhatsApp from the left panel and then choose “WhatsApp Transfer” .

    watsgo main interface

    Step 2. Connect Your Android and iPhone

    Then, you need to connect your source device and target device to the computer. Also, you can click the arrow to flip the two devices to adjust the source and target device.

    There are different requirements for Android and iPhone to be recognized by the PC.

    1. For Android: the program prompts to open USB debugging, and reminds you to allow USB authorization on your device.
    2. For iPhone: You need to tap “Trust” on your device if the device is firstly connected to the computer. And turn off Find My on your iPhone. Then unlock iPhone passcode on your device.

    watsgo guide - connect android and iphone

    After successful connection, the program reminds you that the target device will be overwritten, please backup it in case of losing data.

    watsgo guide - data overwritten on target device

    Now, select the WhatsApp data you want to transfer to the target device. This is a good chance to decide which kind of data you want to keep or leave. Note: text messages are selected and transferred by default.

    watsgo guide - select whatsapp data to transfer

    Step 3. Enable End-to-End Encrypted WhatsApp Backup and Verify with Password

    After successful connection, the first step is to turn on end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp backup on the Android device. Just follow the prompted structions to backup.

    Note: don’t forget to take a screenshot to save the encrypted WhatsApp backup password.

    watsgo guide - turn on 64 bit encrypted whatsapp backup

    After WhatsApp backup has been generated, you need to verify the 64-bit encrypted backup with password.

    watsgo guide - generate initial whatsapp backup

    watsgo guide - verify encrypted whatsapp backup with 64-bit password

    Note: If you cannot verify the encrypted backup , you can turn to the another workaround to proceed. That is, you can click the way under the Verify button to continue the transfer process.

    watsgo guide - manually backup whatsapp with disabled encrypted backup

    • 1. You need to backup WhatsApp maunally and remember to turn off encrypted backup.
    • 2. Secondly, verify the phone number that you used to backup WhatsApp before.

    watsgo guide - verify phone number

    Step 4. Generate WhatsApp Backup That Can be Restored to iPhone

    Now, you come to the data generation stage. Wait for a while, and the Android WhatsApp backup will be converted to the format that would be applied to iPhone. Then the WhatsApp backup data will begin to be restored to the target device.

    watsgo guide - generate whatsapp backup data

    Step 5. WhatsApp Transferred Successfully

    Finallly, you will see the success interface, which means WhatsApp has been transferred to iPhone totally. Now, your iPhone will be rebooted again, just check if WhatsApp is transferred completely.

    watsgo guide - whatsapp transfer from android to iphone successfully

    Part 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business from iPhone to Android

    If you just accidentally bought an new Android phone and want to switch from an old iPhone, then in this part, you will learn how to transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business from Android to iPhone.

    Step 1. Launch iToolab WatsGo and Select WhatsApp Transfer

    Just install iToolab WatsGo from the link below and after successful launch it on the computer, then select “WhatsApp Transfer”.

    watsgo main interface

    Step 2. Connect Your iPhone and Android

    Connect your iPhone and Android separately to the computer. If they are not recognized successfully, click the “connected but not recognized” at the bottom of the interface to solve your issue.

    watsgo guide - connect iphone and android

    There are different requirements for Android and iPhone to be recognized by the PC.

    1. For Android: the program prompts to open USB debugging, and reminds you to allow USB authorization on your device.
    2. For iPhone: You need to tap “Trust” on your device if the device is firstly connected to the computer. And turn off Find My on your iPhone. Then unlock iPhone passcode on your device.
    3. Data overwritten prompt: before you start to transfer data, you will be reminded the target device’s WhatsApp data will be overwritten. Please backup firstly. If you have done before, just skip this step.

    Now, it’s a good choice to decide which kind of data you want to keep or leave for the sake of quitting some unnecessary data or improving the success rate. Note: text messages are selected and transferred by default.

    watsgo guide - select whatsapp data to transfer

    Step 3. Backup and Generate WhatsApp Backup on Your iPhone

    ① Backup WhatsApp data on source device. Next, you gotta make a backup on your iPhone. It might take a few minutes to do that depending on the whole size of WhatsApp data.

    watsgo guide - prepare to backup whatsapp iphone

    Note: before you backup WhatsApp on iPhone, the program will indicate you to enter iTunes backup password if you once backed it up with iTunes and encrpyted with password.

    watsgo guide - enter itunes backup password

    ② Generate WhatsApp backup data. Next, the program begins to generate WhatsApp backup that can be restored on Android.

    watsgo guide - generate whatsapp backup iphone

    ③ Verify WhatsApp account. After backup is done, the program will prepare to verify your WhatsApp acccount through your phone number.

    watsgo guide - verify whatsapp account

    Then, you need to make sure you’ve turned off two-step verification on your WhatsApp account.

    watsgo guide - disable two-step verification whatsapp

    Step 4. Transfer WhatsApp to Tareget Device Successfully

    After the WhatsApp account is activated, the transfer process will be initiated immediately and soon your WhatsApp will also be transferred without a single data left. Your Android device will be restarted again, just check if all data has been moved successfully.

    watsgo guide - whatsapp transfer from iphone to android successfully

    Part 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business from Android to Android

    In this part, you will learn how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to Android without Google Drive. Sometimes you cannot find Google Drive backup after installing WhatsApp on new phone, if that happens, then this guide is for you.

    Step 1. Launch iToolab WatsGo and Choose “WhatsApp Transfer”

    After you’ve installed WatsGo, open it and go to the main interface to choose WhatsApp Transfer.

    watsgo main interface

    Step 2. Connect your Android and Android Devices

    Now, please connect two Android devices to the computer, and allow USB debugging on your devices. Don’t mistake the source device and targeted device. Or you can click the arrow to flip.

    USB debugging: You need to pen USB debugging on your device and allow it to be recognized by the program.

    watsgo guied - allow usb debugging

    Connected successfully: After your Android devices are connected without any question, the interface will show as below.

    watsgo guied - connect android devices

    Now, you can select the WhatsApp data you want to transfer in order to save space on the target device or reduce the data transfer time. Note: text messages are selected and transferred by default.

    watsgo guide - select whatsapp data to transfer

    Step 3. Backup WhatsApp on Source Device and Transfer to Target Device

    Next, the first step is to back up WhatsApp on your source device, and you will see the progress.

    watsgo guied - backup whatsapp to source android

    Note: the program will guide you how to back up and this is necessary. If not, you cannot finish the next step.

    watsgo guied - backup whatsapp to source android

    Then the program will begin to transfer WhatsApp backup to your targeted Android device.

    watsgo guied - transfer whatsapp to android

    After the transfer process gets past, you need to log into the destination device with the same phone number, and make sure the WhatsApp account is activated succesfully.

    watsgo guied - log into target android device with same number

    Step 4. WhatsApp Transfer from Android to Android Successfully

    If you successfully come to this page, then it shows transfer procedure is totally finished. Now turn to your target Android device, it will be restarted normally, check if WhatsApp data has been migrated successfully.

    watsgo guied - whatsapp transfer from android to android successfully

    Part 4. How to Transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business from iPhone to iPhone

    If you just switch WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone and don’t want to restore your device, then WatsGo will help, let’s take a look at it.

    Step 1. Launch iToolab WatsGo and Select “WhatsApp Transfer”

    watsgo main interface

    Step 2. Connect Two iOS Devices to the Computer

    Now connect your source and destination devices to the PC with branded USB-C lightning cable, which makes them better recognized by the program.

    watsgo guide - connect iphone and iphone

    Note: 1. Please make sure the WhatsApp on your target device has updated to the newest version! 2. Before you get started, you need pay attention to the fact that WhatsApp data on the target device will be overwritten.

    After the two devices are connected successfully, you can select any kind of WhatsApp data including image, video, sticker, doc, etc to transfer. Some years of unuseful data can be abandoned at this time. Note: text messages are selected and transferred by default.

    watsgo guide - select whatsapp data to transfer

    Step 3. Backup WhatsApp on Source Device and Detect Target Device Status

    The following step is to make a backup on the source iPhone, just be patient and wait for a while.

    watsgo guide - backup source iphone whatsapp

    Note: Make sure the WhatsApp account on your target device is successfully logged in or the data won’t be viewed after restoring.

    watsgo guide - make sure whatsapp on target device is logged into

    Step 4. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Successfully

    No less than several minutes, the WhatsApp data on the source device is transferred to target device successfully and you will see the success interface here. Note that your target device will reboot and open your WhatsApp to see if it has restored all deleted WhatsApp messages.

    watsgo guide -  start whatsapp transfer from iphone to iphone

    watsgo guide -  whatsapp transfer from iphone to iphone successfully

    Part 5. How to Backup & Restore WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business on Android/iPhone

    Google Drive backup or iCloud backup not working? Or don’t have enough storage on your device? You can use WatsGo here to backup your WhatsApp to computer hassle-free to totally free up your device space. More, you can restore history backup to any device any time.

    How to Backup WhatsApp Chat Android?

    Step 1. Launch iToolab WatsGo and select “WhatsApp Backup”.

    watsgo guide -  select whatsapp backup feature

    Step 2. Connect your device to the PC, and select the Android device you want to backup. You can choose from the drop-menu.

    watsgo guide -  select android device to backup

    Step 3. Now you need to turn on end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp backup as the guide below. PS: Please remember to save the 64-bit password in case of you forget it.

    watsgo guide -  enable 64-bit encrypted whatsapp backup

    Step 4. After you’ve turned on encrypted backup, the program starts to obtain and generate WhatsApp backup data.

    watsgo guide -  prepare to obtain whatsapp backup

    When the WhatsApp backup has been backed up, the program will ask you to verify backup and decrypt the backup with end-to-end encrypted password.

    watsgo guide -  decrypt whatsapp backup with 64-bit password

    Note: If you’re unable to verify WhatsApp backup, you can try the second workaround. Just click the link below to verify your WhatsApp account via phone number that you used before.

    watsgo guide -  verify whatsapp account with phone number

    Note:Then the program will remind you to turn off two-step verification on your WhatsApp. If you’ve turned it off, you can skip and continue verify the phone number.

    Step 5. Soon WhatsApp will be backed up successfully. And you can click the “View Backup List” to look through all your history backup by WatsGo and iTunes Backup.

    watsgo guide -  whatsapp backup android device successfully

    How to Backup WhatsApp Chat iPhone?

    Step 1. Install, luanch iToolab WatsGo and select “WhatsApp Backup”.

    Step 2. Connect your device to the computer and then select the iOS device you want to backup. You can choose from the drop-menu if you have multiple devices connected.

    watsgo guide -  select ios device to backup

    Step 3. The program starts to analyze the iOS device status and start to back up WhatsApp data.

    watsgo guide - start to backup whatsapp iphone

    Step 4. Finally, WhatsApp data has been backuped to computer successfully.

    watsgo guide - backup whatsapp iphone successfully

    How to Restore WhatsApp Backup?

    Step 1. Insatall, open WatsGo and select “Restore WhatsApp Backup” from the main interface.

    watsgo guide - select restore whatsapp backup

    The WhatsApp backup will be overwritten on the target device after it has been restored.

    Step 2. Select history WhatsApp backup or iTunes backup to restore. Click the “Restore to Device” to continue.

    watsgo guide - select whatsapp backup data to restore

    Here you can view the iTunes backup from the list, showing the backup time and size, which makes you know clearly what backup you really want to restore.

    watsgo guide - select itunes backup to restore

    Now, connect the device you want to be restored. If you have connected Android and iOS devices, you can select from the drop-menu.

    watsgo guide - select device to restore

    After you’ve chosen the device that you want to be restored. Just select what kind of data to restore which can be helpful to save space on the target device and enhance efficiency. Note: text messages are selected and restored by default.

    watsgo guide - select data to restore

    Restore to iPhone:

    If you want to restore to the iOS device before you get started, you need to disable Find My iPhone on your iOS device. After that, the program will generate WhatsApp backup data

    watsgo guide - generate whatsapp backup data

    The last step is to restore WhatsApp backup data to the target device. After several minutes, the backup is restored successfully.

    watsgo guide - restore whatsapp backup to device successfully

    Restore to Android:

    If you want to restore to the Android device before you get started, you need to verify WhatsApp account via the same phone number that you use. And you have disable two-step WhatsApp verification according to the guide.

    watsgo guide - verify whatsapp account when restore whatsapp backup to android device

    After that, the program will generate WhatsApp backup data.

    watsgo guide - generate whatsapp backup before restoring whatsapp backup

    After you’ve verified successfully, the WhatsApp backup will be restored to the target Android device.

    watsgo guide -  restoring whatsapp backup to android with success

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