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Written By Axel Nash |
“I have finally bid goodbye to my Windows phone and got a new Android, but I don’t want to lose my WhatsApp data in the process. Can I transfer WhatsApp from Windows phone to Android?”
Since Windows phones are no longer that popular, a lot of users switch to a new Android device instead. Although it is easier to move our documents and media files, users often find it hard to do a WhatsApp Windows phone to Android transfer. Well, there is no inbuilt solution for that and we need to rely on various third-party tools. In this guide, I will answer your queries and teach you how to transfer WhatsApp messages from Windows phone to Android without any data loss.
Part 1: Can I move WhatsApp from Windows Phone to Android?
Part 2: How to Move WhatsApp from Windows Phone to Android
Part 3: Transfer Data from a Windows Phone to Android with MobileTrans -Phone Transfer
Although WhatsApp has stopped pushing new updates for Windows phones, it still lets us access its existing features. If you want, you can save your WhatsApp chats to the local Windows phone storage or the connected OneDrive account. In this way, you can easily move your WhatsApp data from one Windows phone to another. However, when users wish to migrate WhatsApp from Windows phone to Android, things get a bit tricky.
As of now, there is no native solution to do WhatsApp Windows phone to Android transfer. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that we can’t transfer WhatsApp from Windows Phone to Android. We can still do the same by using some third-party tools and tricks.
Unlike Android to Android transfer, it is comparatively tougher to transfer WhatsApp history from Windows phone to Android. You need to take the assistance of a few tools like WazzapMigrator to do it. Here’s a stepwise solution to do WhatsApp Windows phone to Android transfer by moving the backup across different platforms.
Since the process would include app installation from third-party sources, you need to enable Developer Options on your phone. To do this, just unlock your Windows phone and go to its Settings > For Developers. From here, simply turn on the “Developer Options” feature on your Windows phone.
In order to access WhatsApp backup separately, you need to install the Interop Tools app on your Windows phone. Once the Developer Options are enabled, you can easily download the installer for the Interop Tools from here. You can find the compressed file of the tool saved in the Downloads folder.
Now, you can just go to the Microsoft App Store and install the 8 Zip application on your phone. Once you successfully install it, unzip the downloaded file and install the Interop Tools application on it.
Great! You are almost there. Once the Interop Tools app is installed, launch it, grant it the needed permissions, and go to its Interop Unlock settings.
From the Interop Unlock settings, turn on the Interop Unlock and the Engine Unlock feature.
Now, you need to create a WhatsApp backup on your Windows phone using App Data Manage Tool (download link). Unlike WhatsApp native feature, this will create a backup without any encryption. Therefore, you can easily transfer WhatsApp from Windows phone to Android this way. Just install the App Data Manage tool and go to its “Apps” section, to start with.
Here, you can view a list of all the installed apps on your Windows phone. Simply select “WhatsApp” from the list and tap on the “Create Backup” button. Kindly make sure that WhatsApp should not be running in the background.
Wait for a few minutes as the application would maintain a dedicated backup of your WhatsApp without any encryption. It will let you know once the backup operation is completed.
In order to migrate WhatsApp from Windows phone to Android, you can just launch File Manager/Explorer on your phone and go to its Device > Backups folder. Select the “Data” content from here and use the 8 Zip app to extract its content.
Once the data has been extracted, explore it, and select the “messages.db” file from here. Select the file, choose to share it, and just send it to OneDrive or email it to yourself.
Now, unlock your new Android phone and if you are already using WhatsApp on it, then just uninstall it. Go to the Play Store and download the WazzapMigrator app on your Android phone for free. Also, download the WhatsApp backup on your Android that you earlier shared from the Windows Phone via email or OneDrive.
That’s it! Now you just need to install the WazzapMigrator app on your phone and select the newly downloaded WhatsApp backup. It will automatically extract the backup and will save it on your device’s internal storage > Database folder. When you would launch WhatsApp, it will detect an existing backup and let you restore it to your device easily.
If you are migrating from a Windows to an Android phone, you would need to transfer more than just your WhatsApp data. In this case, you can use MobileTrans -Phone Transfer which provides a one-click solution to directly move data from one phone to another. With MobileTrans -Phone Transfer, you can move your photos, music, videos, documents, contacts, messages, call logs, and more. Since the application is compatible with 6000+ devices, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues.
Note: If you want to move data from Windows phone to other devices with MobileTrans -Phone Transfer, you can only move images, videos, and music.
1. To begin with, launch the MobileTrans select the “Phone to Phone” section, and click "WhatsApp Transfer" from its home. Also, using working cables, connect your Android and Windows phones to the computer.
2. The application would automatically detect both the devices and will display their snapshots. In this case, the source phone should be a Windows device while the destination phone will be an Android. If not, just use the flip button to correct their position.
3. Now, just select the type of data that you wish to transfer (like photos, videos, contacts, etc.) and click on the “Start” button.
4. In a matter of a few minutes, the application would complete the transfer process and will notify you when it is done. In the end, you can safely remove both the devices and access the transferred data on your Android.
I’m sure that after reading this guide, you would be able to transfer WhatsApp from Windows phone to Android without any trouble. Although the WhatsApp Windows phone to Android transfer process is a bit complicated, we have provided a step-by-step guide here that would help you all along. Besides that, if you wish to move other files, then you can just take the assistance of MobileTrans -Phone Transfer. With just one click, it will let you move all kinds of data from your Windows phone to an Android device in a hassle-free manner.