Easy steps to move chat history from an Android device to an iPhone

One of our audience asked this question on Facebook and I have decided to write about it today. We already published a similar content specifically for WhatsApp but in this content we will focus on the general aspect, read How to transfer WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS.

My name is Joy Nwebonyi let us go straight to it. Moving chat history from an Android smartphone to an iPhone can be a bit of a difficult, but with the right tools, techniques and steps, it can be done easily. In this content we will discuss the step-by-step guide involved in moving your chat history from an Android device to an iPhone:

Backup your Android smartphone: It is very important to backup your Android device to ensure that you do not lose any important data during the transfer process before you begin. You can use a third-party application like Titanium Backup or Helium to backup your chat history.

Download and install the Move to iOS mobile app: The move to iOS app is available for free on the Google Play Store and is particularly designed to assist users move data from an Android smartphone to an iPhone. Once you have downloaded and installed the application from Playstore, open it on your Android device.

Connect the two smartphones to the same Wi-Fi network: This is important for the Move to iOS app to work. Once your iPhone and Android smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network, a code will appear on the screen.

Enter the code on your Android device: Input the code on your Android smartphone, the Move to iOS app will begin transferring your data, including your chat history, to your iPhone.

Allow the transfer process to complete: The amount of time taken for the transfer process to complete depends on the amount of data being moved. When the transfer is complete, you will be prompted to set up your iPhone.

Restore chat history from backup: After you have set up your iPhone, you will need to restore your chat history from the backup you created in the first step above before we started with the entire procedure. You can use iTunes or iCloud to restore your backup.

Download your chat applications on your iPhone: You have to download the chat applications you were using on your Android smartphone (like WhatsApp, Telegram, and so on) on your iPhone. Once you have downloaded the apps, sign in with your account and your chat history should be restored properly.


There are some other third-party applications that can help you move your chat history from an Android smartphone to iPhone. Some of them includes:

dr.fone – Switch: This is a third-party mobile application that can help Android users transfer chat history to an iPhone. It supports a wide range of chat apps, including WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, and many more.

iSMS2droid: It is a bit more complicated than the Move to iOS app, but it can be of a better help if you are having trouble getting the Move to iOS app to work. Maybe you should try it first 😁

Chat backup: Some chat apps have built-in backup feature like WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. You can use this feature to backup your chat history on android, and then restore it on your iPhone. So simple 😜

Be aware that moving chat history from an Android device to an iPhone can be a bit of a difficult, and there’s every probability that something can go wrong. However, by following these steps I outlined above, you should be able to move your chat history from your Android device to your iPhone without too any trouble.

It’s also worth noting that some apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and a few others have end-to-end encryption, which implies that the chats is protected. In this situation, you will not be able to move chat history directly, but you can use the built-in backup feature of these apps to backup chat history on Android and restore it on iPhone. It is easier than using a third-party application.

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