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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Android to Android

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Athryn Mitchell

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WhatsApp is widely used among Android phone/tablet users in recent years. There must have plenty of WhatsApp messages stored on your Android after few years of using. Some of them mean a lot to you and it's reasonable that you can't afford losing them forever. When using a new Android phone and you want to transfer the old WhatsApp messages with you, you just need to follow the below guides:

Here is an easy solutions provided to help you solve the problems of transferring WhatsApp messages to new Android. Just hold your Android in hand and check. Today, I will take Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (G7106) which runs Android 4.3 for example. For other phone model or other operating system, the steps will be similar.

Tutorial 1: Transfer Android WhatsApp Messages with Phone Transfer
Tutorial 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages between Android

Tutorial 1: Transfer Android WhatsApp Messages with Phone Transfer

Step 1 Download Phone Transfer on PC
Download Phone Transfer on your computer by clicking on the download button below.



Then, choose "Phone to Phone Transfer" after installing and launching the program.
Transfer App Data from Android to Android
Step 2 Connect both Android Devices to PC
Then, connect both your Android phones to the computer with the help of the USB cables. After that, make sure that the device that you want your WhatsApp messages transferred from is listed on the left side and another one on the right side. If not, click "Flip" to change it.
Transfer App Data between Android

Step 3 Transfer WhatsApp Messages between Androids
In the interface, you will see several data listed in the interface, choose "App Data (Root)" by ticking the box next to it. Then, "App" category will be selected automatically. Hit on the blue "Start Transfer" and the program will start rooting your source Android and transfer WhatsApp and WhatsApp messages, photos and more attachments on it.
Copy App Data from Android to Android
Note: After the end of the transfer, the Android root will be removed automatically.

Tutorial 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages between Android

Here is another easy solution provided to help you solve the problems of transferring WhatsApp messages to new Android. Just hold your Android in hand and check. Today, I will take Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 (G7106) which runs Android 4.3 for example. For other phone model or other operating system, the steps will be similar.

Step 1 Back up WhatsApp messages for Android
Launch WhatsApp on your old Android. Click "Option" key next to your home screen and click "Settings" > "Chat and calls" > "Chats backup" to start the backup process.
WhatsApp Android Transfer
Note: For some operating system, the button will be shown on the top right corner of the interface.

Step 2 Transfer the WhatsApp chats to new Android
Download WhatsApp on your new Android and there's no need to launch it. Then, the steps will be different depends on where the WhatsApp/Database is stored: On the external micro SD card or the internal storage.
*If it is on the external micro SD card:
Eject the micro SD card and insert the SD card to new Android (WhatsApp is needed). When the WhatsApp on your new Android finds chat backup, you will see the interface as below. Just tap on "Restore" and then "Continue" when it ends.

WhatsApp Android Transfer
*If the folder is stored on internal storage:
1). Transfer /Internal Storage/WhatsApp/Databases folder from old Android to computer.
2). Copy it from computer to your new Android.
3). Sync "msgstore-XX.db.crypt" file from old Android to new one through computer.
Find WhatsApp Data base on Android

Step 3 Restore the WhatsApp chats to new Android
After all the process above, you can restore your WhatsApp messages from old Android to new one. Just simply click the "Restore" button. And after the restoration, you can get back the WhatsApp chats on your new Android as the below screenshot shows.
Restore WhatsApp Chat History to New Android Restore WhatsApp Chat History to New Android
Note:
1. If you type in the wrong phone number after installing setting up WhatsApp on your Android, you can't get your WhatsApp chats back.
2. It is likely that the Android data might get lost during the process. So, to keep things under control, you'd better back up your Android first.
3. It works only between two Android devices, not for iPhone, Nokia, and more.

Here are two ways provided to those who want to transfer app data from Android to Android. With Phone Transfer, you can also transfer Facebook Messengers, Viber and more apps and the app data between Android.


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