WeChat is a social media and messaging app that billions of people use to share texts, calls, stickers, videos, emojis, and so on. It’s more like a WhatsApp alternative. That said, sometimes, you may want to migrate WeChat conversation from an Android to an iPhone after purchasing a brand-new iPhone. As challenging as it may sound to migrate chats to another device, this guidepost makes it super-duper simple for you. Read on to learn!
Part 1: Why do we need to transfer WeChat conversation?
When it comes to backing up data on Android, iPhone, Windows, or Mac, you’ll often hear people talking about OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and other cloud services. But while it’s true that cloud-based storage is the real deal these days, restoring data from the cloud on iPhone or Android can be a long and painful process.
With that in mind, one of the biggest drawbacks of purchasing a brand-new phone is that you’ll have to start everything from scratch. In other words, you’ll need to install all the apps you were using on your old phone and start everything afresh. It even becomes more difficult when you’re looking to move from iPhone to Android or vice-versa.
Based on the reasons given above, it’s therefore only logical for WeChat users to migrate chat history from Android to iPhone or the other way round before discarding the new phone. This way, you don’t have to back up everything on a cloud service and then restore them on your new phone. And as said before, this can be painfully time-consuming.
Remember that transferring WeChat history to a desktop is also vital in many ways. For example, you may have an interesting WeChat video, audio, or photo that you want to edit using the advanced desktop editors. Or, you may simply want to backup your WeChat chats on a desktop folder, making them easier to find. So, whatever reasons you may have, backing up WeChat on another device is essential.
Part 2: Ways to migrate chat history on WeChat from Android to iPhone
Now let’s discuss how to transfer WeChat conversation from a new phone to another phone using the inbuilt transfer feature or third-party help. Follow me:
Method 1. Using Wondershare MobileTrans
Although using WeChat’s inbuilt transfer function is convenient, this method is slower with huge files like videos and audio. So, use MobileTrans to export WeChat chats from Android to iPhone quickly and easily. It’s simple; you’ll use this app to export WeChat to PC before restoring them on iPhone. Of course, that means you’ll first have to install and log in to WeChat on your new iPhone. Remember also that this method works on Mac and Windows computers.
Below is how to migrate WeChat chats from Android to iPhone with MobileTrans - WeChat Transfer:
Step 1. Install and run MobileTrans on your computer and connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable.
Transfer Wechat to a new iPhone Easily!
- • Transfer Wenchat chats from one device to another for iOS devices.
- • Backup Wechat messages from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to your computer.
- • Restore your Wechat backup to another phone.
- • Support other social apps including WhatsApp, LINE, Kik, and WeChat.
Step 2. Click Backup & Restore and then hit Backup app data on MobileTrans.
Step 3. Next, select WeChat from the available apps before enabling USB debugging on Android.
Step 4. Once successful, select that type of WeChat data you want to export. Then, click Start to export your WeChat chats to PC.
Step 5. Now it’s time to restore WeChat on iPhone. In that case, connect your iPhone to your PC and then enable USB debugging mode. If successful, tap Restore after the backup process on MobileTrans is successful.
Step 6. Choose your iPhone’s name on the Destination drop-down list at the top-right corner and tap Start. That’s it!
Method 2: Using Chat Log Migration
Thankfully, WeChat comes with its inbuilt feature to help users migrate conversations between Android and iOS. To put it simply, you can manually transfer WeChat conversations from Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, Android to Android, and so on. Her is how to do it:
Step 1. Run WeChat on Android and then tap Me at the bottom-right corner.
Step 2. Now click Settings, tap Chats and then select Backup & Migrate Chats.
Step 3. Choose Migrate Chats to Another Device and then tap Select Chat History.
Step 4. Select the WeChat conversation you want to transfer and then tap Done. A QR code will launch.
Step 5. Next, install WeChat on your iPhone and then use the same login details on your old phone to log into the app.
Step 6. Scan the QR code and migrate the WeChat conversation from an Android to an iPhone.
Part 3: Extra Bonus Tip: How to migrate Chat history from Android to Android
Sometimes you may want to transfer chats between Android phones. Although mediums like Bluetooth would do, this method can be very slow. So again, use Wondershare MobileTrans to share conversations from SMS, email, WeChat, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and more. Just like when transferring files in WeChat, all you have to do is enable USB debugging. Below are the steps:
Step 1. Run MobileTrans on PC and connect your two Android phones to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 2. Now click Phone to Phone and then tap the Phone Transfer tab. Proceed to enable USB debugging on both phones.
Step 3. After both phones are connected successfully, you can flip them to switch positions. Then, select the messaging app you want to transfer before clicking Start.
Part 4: FAQ about WeChat Conversation Transfer
Q1: Can I migrate partial chat history from WeChat?
Yes, WeChat allows users to migrate partial chat history from an old phone to a new phone. It’s simple. Open the app, click Me > Settings > General. Thereafter, click Backup & Migrate Chats > Migrate Chats to Another Device. Finally, click Migrate Partial Chat History before selecting the chats you want to export.
Q2. How do I delete the WeChat chat history?
You can clean up your entire WeChat chat history easily. To do that, open the app, click Me, and then tap Settings. Then, click Chats before clicking Clear Chat History. Now click Clear from the pop-up box. You can also delete individual chats by entering the chat window, long-pressing the message, and selecting Delete.
If you have enough reasons to migrate WeChat conversations from Android to iOS, this 3-minute read will be of immense help. Although doing that directly on the app is a good choice, I recommend Wondershare MobileTrans for a smoother and more convenient WeChat transfer session. And yes, it works with other social apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, LINE, and WhatsApp Business.