How to Migrate WhatsApp Data from iPhone to Samsung Phone

Last Update date : May 09. 2024

You can transfer your WhatsApp data from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy phone.  The data that can be transferred includes your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media and settings. Follow this guide to find out how you can easily migrate your WhatsApp data.

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Note: You cannot transfer your call history, display name or peer to peer payment messages.


Firstly, you will require the following in order to migrate your WhatsApp data:
  • Samsung SmartSwitch app version or greater installed on your new device
  • WhatsApp iOS version or greater on your old device
  • WhatsApp Android version or greater on your new device
  • Your new Samsung phone must be operating on Android version 10 and above
  • USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters)
  • Use the same phone number on the new device as the old device.
  • Your new Samsung phone must be factory new or reset to factory settings.
  • Your new Samsung phone should have storage space that is at least equal to or more than the total storage space currently being used in your iPhone regardless of the exact data you are transferring.

Migrating your WhatsApp data from iPhone to Samsung phone

If you previously backed up your new Samsung phone without WhatsApp or you skipped the backup process when setting up your phone - Start from Step 1.

For factory new Samsung phones - Start from Step 4.

Step 1. From your Samsung phone's Home screen, go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Bring data from old device.

Step 2. You will be asked "What should this phone do?". Select Receive data.

Step 3. Under Select a source, select iPhone/iPad. 

Step 4. Connect by cable to your iPhone when prompted (your phone must be turned on).

Step 5. On your iPhone, tap "Trust" on the pop-up. Then tap Next on your Samsung.

Step 6. Select the data you wish to transfer, including "Data from iPhone apps" and tap Transfer. (You might be prompted to install WhatsApp if you do not already have it installed).

Step 7. When prompted, scan the QR code shown on your Galaxy phone using the iPhone’s camera. 

Step 8. Tap Start on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete.

Step 9. Continue with the setup of your Galaxy phone.

Step 10. When you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your iPhone.

Step 11. Tap Start to import your data when prompted, and allow the process to complete.

Step 12. Your WhatsApp data should be imported successfully.


  • Your old device will still have your WhatsApp data unless you wipe it or delete the app.
  • Transferred data will not go to cloud storage through this process as it was transferred through a cable.

You may visit  'How to Transfer and Backup Data Using Smart Switch on a Galaxy Phone' for more information on transferring content from one device to another using Smart Switch.

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