How to Transfer WhatsApp History from iCloud to Android Phone
Last Updated on April 25, 2023 by Jason Ben
Both iOS and android platforms offer fantastic features to the smartphone world. It is arguable that these platforms will always coexist and users may find the need to switch between devices from time to time. Your iOS device may also get damaged, stolen or simply grow old and android for a change is never a far-fetched idea. However, crossing over from iOS to android and vice versa comes with its set of challenges. One particularly daunting process is migrating app data, photos, text messages and contacts.
Transferring WhatsApp history from iCloud-to-android should not be an overwhelming experience especially since there are several programs available to solve that problem. However, not every program that promises to effortlessly help you transfer WhatsApp from iCloud-to-android will actually work. It is still very important to review and compare your options before installing apps on your new android device. Here is a brief look at two safe and effective methods used to restore WhatsApp-backup from iCloud-to-android.
Transfer WhatsApp History from iPhone to Android with iCloud
One great thing about WhatsApp is you can always backup your history including chat messages, contacts, profile pictures and media sent through the platform. It allows you to backup every day, every week or even monthly. You can also choose not to backup. In order to restore WhatsApp-backup from iCloud-to-android, you must have first allowed WhatsApp to periodically backup your data on iCloud. This requires the following steps.
Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iOS device then Setting.
Step 2. Proceed to Chat and then Chat Backup.
Step 3. Click on Back Up Now to allow WhatsApp to backup all your chats to iCloud.
To restore WhatsApp-backup from iCloud-to-android, follow these steps
Step 1. Install WhatsApp on your android device and sign into the same account used with your iOS device.
Step 2. WhatsApp will usually provide a prompt to restore messages from backup by displaying Message Backup Found.
Step 3. Select Restore to initiate the restoration of your backed-up history. Make sure you follow the restoration instructions carefully.
Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iCloud to Android with Switch Mobile Transfer
The second option you have is a special program developed to transfer WhatsApp from iCloud-to-android. This solution is more effective and can be used to aid data transfers between different platforms. Switch Mobile Transfer is one such program that can help you transfer WhatsApp data between iOS, Android, Symbian and even Windows Phone platforms. It can also restore from various backups including Google, Blackberry 7/10, iCloud, iTunes Kies and OneDrive back to your phone. To transfer WhatsApp from iCloud-to-android using Switch Mobile Transfer is relatively easy and involves the following steps.
Step 1. Download, install and then run Switch Mobile Transfer program on your PC or laptop.
Step 2. Once open, connect your android device to the computer using USB cable.
Step 3. Select Restore from Backups Services and then select iCloud. This will prompt you to sign into your iCloud. Switch Mobile Transfer allows selective/part restore or full restore.
Step 4. Proceed to sign in iCloud and then restore your WhatsApp history from the backup.
Switch Mobile Transfer will let you choose the storage path for your retrieved messages. Choose your android device. The program works with all devices that run android 9.0 and you do not need to have both devices (iOS and android) to restore WhatsApp history.