How to transfer your WhatsApp data from your iPhone to Android

If you are switching from an iPhone to an Android, then most likely you have run into the problem of transferring WhatsApp data to that new Android phone in the past because WhatsApp at the time did not have any suitable method of transferring data. Instead, third-party methods had to be used to transfer all of our WhatsApp data. However, Google has finally created a method that now allows us to switch our data to Android very easily.

It was around August when Google announced that iPhone users could now transfer their WhatsApp data to Android. However, the problem was that the Android phone had to be a Samsung phone, otherwise the transfer would never work. This would create a lot of problems for other smartphone brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, and more. Due to this problem, Google made this transfer function available to all Android smartphones on the condition that the Android phone must have the latest Android 12 operating system.

Once you have Android 12 installed on your Android device, you can use the function of transferring your WhatsApp data. To make sure this feature works properly, you will need a Lightning to USB-C cable that would connect both your Android and your iPhone. Through this feature, you will be able to transfer your WhatsApp text messages, photos, videos and voice messages present on your iPhone to your new Android device.

In this article, we will cover the proper procedure and steps of this feature so that you can easily launch WhatsApp on your new Android device.


This feature is only available for Android phones that have the latest Android 12 OS. Make sure to check your Android OS version in your phone’s Settings before proceeding. This feature will not work on your phone if your OS version is lower than 12.


  1. Connect your phones with the Lightning to USB-C cable. Connect the lightning end to your iPhone and the Type-C end to your Android.

    Lightning to USB-C cable

  2. As you configure your Android device, you will see a pop-up QR code on your Android screen. Take your iPhone to scan the QR code present on your Android. This can be done by simply opening the Camera app on your iPhone and pointing the camera at the QR code. The iPhone would do the rest.
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    WhatsApp QR Code

  3. Once your iPhone has scanned the QR code, it will automatically open WhatsApp and start transferring all your WhatsApp data to your new Android device. Make sure none of the devices are disconnected or facing interruptions.

Let us know in the comments how the feature helped you with your WhatsApp problem.

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