How Can I Transfer My WhatsApp Messages From Android to iPhone for Free?

Transferring WhatsApp messages from an Android device to an iPhone can be a challenging task. Fortunately, there are some free methods you can use to successfully transfer your WhatsApp messages from an Android device to an iPhone.

The first method you can use is Google Drive. Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to store your important data and documents. To transfer your WhatsApp messages using Google Drive, you will need to ensure that both your Android and iPhone devices are connected to the same Google account. You can then open the WhatsApp app on both devices and go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Chats’ > ‘Chat Backup’. Here, you can select the ‘Back Up Now’ option in order to back up your messages on Google Drive. Once the backup is completed, you can then go back into ‘Settings’ > ‘Chats’ > ‘Chat Backup’ and select the ‘Restore’ option on your new iPhone in order to restore all of your old WhatsApp messages from the backed up file on Google Drive.

The second method is via Email. You can use this method if you don’t want to connect both devices to the same Google account or if you don’t have enough storage space in your Google Drive for backing up all of your WhatsApp messages. To do this, open the WhatsApp app on your Android device and go into the conversation of which you would like to transfer over from Android to iPhone. Tap on the three dots at the top right-hand corner of the conversation and select ‘More’ followed by ‘Export Chat’. Then choose ‘Email Conversation’ and enter in an email address associated with your new iPhone device before finally tapping ‘Send’. After this, open up the email on your new iPhone device, tap and hold on it until a prompt appears asking if you would like to save it as a .txt file or PDF file. Select which one you prefer and save it before going into Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Restore Chat History where you will be able to locate this file and restore all of its contents into your new iPhone.


Transferring WhatsApp Messages from an Android device over to an iPhone for free is possible using either Google Drive or Email methods. Both methods are relatively easy and straightforward but depending on how many conversations are being transferred, one method may be better than another due its speed or data capacity.