How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without Factory Reset

The prerequisites for transferring WhatsApp from an Android device to an iPhone are a new iPhone that hasn't been activated or one that has been factory reset. But as we all know, a factory reset will erase all the information on your Android phone. It is daunting, isn't it? So, is there any way to help you transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without a factory reset? You can get answers in this article.

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without Factory Reset

Part 1. 3 Methods to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without Factory Reset

Method 1. Use WhatsSync

This section will introduce WhatsSync, a powerful third-party program that helps you transfer WhatsApp chat data between Android and iPhone. That means this tool allows you to move WhatsApp from Android to iPhone and from iPhone to Android easily.

• Backup/restore WhatsApp data on your iOS and Android easily.

• Transfer WhatsApp data between iOS and Android without a factory reset.

• It supports almost all Android brands, including Samsung, Google, LG, etc.

Below are the steps on how to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without a factory reset using WhatsSync.

Step 1.
Launch WhatsSync on your computer and choose the WhatsApp section in the interface.
Whatssync Interface
Step 2.
Click the Device to Device section, and you can connect the source phone and target phone via USB cables.
Device to Device
Step 3.
Then, you can click Transfer.
Connect iOS Android
Step 4.
If you haven’t backed up your WhatsApp data, you can click the Backup button to back up your data first.
Backup Data
Step 5.
Now, click the Next button to start the backup process.
Next to Backup
Step 6.
After backing up data from the source device, you can click Continue to check the state of the target device. If your device is in the right state, you can click Continue to start generating restoration files.
Check Target Device
Step 7.
Then, you can log in to your WhatsApp account to transfer your data successfully.
Log in Whatsapp

Method 2. Use Move to iOS App

In addition to using WhatsSync to transfer WhatsApp to iPhone, you can also use the Move to iOS application. You can download this program from Google Play. This app will transfer your data but not see or share it so that you can feel safe to use it.

Move to iOS

• It can transfer data, such as messages, contacts, WhatsApp, etc., to your iOS devices.

• Faster transferring with support for 5GHz network speeds.

• Support photo transfer over 2GB.

So, how do you migrate WhatsApp from Android to iPhone? Please refer to the steps below.

Step 1.
Open this app on your Android devices and follow the prompts on the screen.
Step 2.
Then, a code will appear on your screen. Enter this code and tap Continue.
Step 3.
After entering the Transfer Data screen, you can choose WhatsApp.
Step 4.
Tap START on your Android device to begin the data-preparing process.
Step 5.
Tap NEXT to go back to the Move to iOS app, and tap CONTINUE to begin the transferring process.
Step 6.
Now, you can install WhatsApp on your iPhone device and log in using the phone number used on your Android device.
Step 7.
Then, tap Start to receive the information from your old device. After activating your iPhone, you can find your WhatsApp data on the iPhone.

Method 3. Use Google Drive

In addition to the two methods above, you can also take advantage of Google Drive to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS without a factory reset for free. Just back up WhatsApp from your Android phone on Google Drive and recover the WhatsApp message from Android to your iPhone using it again.

Google Drive

• Store and access your data anywhere safely.

• Store your files up to 15 GB.

• Share files with other people easily.

So, how do you use Google Drive to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone?

Step 1.
Before transferring, you need to back up WhatsApp to Google Drive. Just tap Settings in WhatsApp on your Android phone and choose Chats and calls to select Chat backup. Then, tap Back up to Google Drive.
Step 2.
Then, tap Google Account to choose which account you'd like to make the backup of the data and tap Allow. You can also tap Include videos to choose to back up the video files in WhatsApp.
Step 3.
Tap Back up to back up WhatsApp data to Google Drive.
Step 4.
Now, you can download and open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step 5.
While opening the app on your iPhone, you need to enter your WhatsApp phone number.
Step 6.
Enter the code you received and tap Continue.
Step 7.
Tap the Restore button and enter your name to confirm further.
Step 8.
Tap Click to start restoring the WhatsApp data backed up on your Android to your iPhone. Waiting for the restoration to complete, you will see your WhatsApp data transferring to your iPhone successfully.

Part 2. FAQs about Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without Factory Reset

How do I restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive backup on an iPhone?

Open WhatsApp and find Settings in it on your old device. Select Chats and choose Chat Backup. You can choose to back up to Google Drive and enter your Google Account. After backup, you can open WhatsApp on your iPhone and enter the same phone number you used on your old device. Follow the instructions to restore the data you backed up.

Why is my WhatsApp transfer not working?

It might be because your Android and iPhone devices are connected to different Wi-Fi. Furthermore, turning on the live location might also lead to a failed transfer.

Will factory reset delete WhatsApp messages?

Yes, it will. Factory reset not only erases all your previous messages in WhatsApp but also deletes messages in other apps on your Android or iPhone devices.


The official method to transfer WhatsApp data requires you to factory reset your target phone, which can lead to data loss for other apps. But using the ways we recommended above, you can transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone without a factory reset. The most effective tool is to use WhatsSync. But if your computer isn’t available, you can also try the other two methods.

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