Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy?

This autumn we will witness a spate of new android smartphones, and maybe some iPhone users think now might be the perfect time to switch from iPhone to Android. They just couldn’t wait to purchase one, like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But before they making any purchases, one important consideration is data transfer between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

This question has plagued many new Android device users. Especially, now WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app for most of us. And every time we switch to a new phone with different operating system, we have difficulty in transferring WhatsApp chat history. But luckily, we are here to guide you to migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy by using Samsung Smart Switch, or you can do it easily with a One-Click WhatsApp Transfer Tool.

Method 1 : Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to 
Samsung Galaxy via Samsung Smart Switch

1. Run Smart Switch on your computer, and connect both your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy to the computer with USB cables.
2. Tap “Trust” on your iOS device.
3. Run the Smart Switch app on your new Samsung device, select your old device as “iOS device”, and then tap “Start”.
4. Sign in your iCloud account on your new device when prompted.

5. Select the cloud device you want to import data from, choose WhatsApp to move, and tap “Import”.

Note: Make sure that you have backed up your WhatsApp messages on your old iPhone to your iCloud account before transferring.

Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp History from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy with WhatsApp Transfer Tool

Jihosoft WhatsMate can make it super easy to transfer whatsapp messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. Above all, with this tool you can sync your old iOS device’s WhatsApp conversations, pictures, videos and etc to your new Samsung Galaxy’s WhatsApp.

1. Install and launch the program on your computer, choose TRANSFER function.

2. Connect both your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy to your computer.

3. Select WhatsApp data to transfer, and click “Transfer”.

4. When transfer completed, your WhatsApp conversations have been transferred from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy.

1. Enable USB debugging when connect your Android phone to computer.
2. If your iPhone can't be identified by the program, please install the latest iTunes on PC first.
3. Make sure your phones are connected to computer during the transfer progress.


This step-by-step guide describes two methods on how to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. You can choose the appropriate way according to your need.

Little Tricks of WhatsApp

1. Create Conversation Shortcuts

Using WhatsApp constantly to message the same two or three people? You can add a conversation shortcut to your device’s home screen. Just open the app, click on the Chats tab, long press on the conversation you want to create a shortcut for, and select Add Chat Shortcut.

2. Add Formatting to Messages

Bold: Add asterisks to either side of the text (*bold*)
Italics: Add underscores to either side of the text (_italics_)
Strikethrough: Add tildes either side of the text (~tilde~)

3. Hide Last Online Time

Go into Privacy settings, tap Last Seen and you can customize who can see your last online time.


  1. I tried both methods and neither of them showed the whatsapp option. I'm changing from Iphone 4s to Samsung S7. Any help?

    1. Sorry for my late answer! As the above two tools are not professional WhatsApp transfer tool, I strongly recommend you the upcoming Jihosoft WhatsMate for transferring WhatsApp between Android and iPhone, backing up WhatsApp and recovering deleted WhatsApp without backup. You can watch this video to know more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msZJItzW_rY Please wait for our new flagship product.

    2. Now the latest version 1.3.2 of WhatsMate supports iOS devices, and you can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to any Android phones. Please download it from: http://www.jihosoft.com/mobile/whatsapp-manager.html

  2. Also here is a video about this, easily Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android, works with new iPhone X and Samsung S8