How to Restore WhatsApp Backup from iCloud to Android/iPhone

September 28 2017 00:35 am/ Post By Amber to WhatsApp

There is no doubt that WhatsApp is one of the most beloved instant messengers among smart device users. All it owns must be precious to you and you probably can not afford to lose them. WhatsApp Messenger 2.10.1 and later allows the iPhone users to back up the chat history and its media data to iCloud. 

Backup WhatsApp Chat Messages to iCloud in iDevices

If you want to backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud, you need to allow WhastApp to store its documents and data in iCloud in advance. 

For iOS 7 users: Documents & Data (iPhone Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data) must be set to ON. 

For iOS 8 and later: iCloud Drive (iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive) must be set to ON.

Then backup your chats in WhatsApp from Settings -> Chat Settings -> Chat Backup, and tap Back Up Now. In addition, you can also use auto-backup to do that daily. 


If you change your old iPhone to a new Android or iPhone like Samsung S8/S8 Plus/iPhone 8/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, how can you transfer your old WhatsApp conversations from iCloud backup to the new device? Do not worry. This guide will offer some tips on this hot issue in details.

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup to iPhone

Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Backup from iCloud to Android

Part 1: Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup to iPhone

If you have already backed up WhatsApp chat history on your old iOS device through the above method, you can follow the easy steps below to sync WhatsApp to your new iDevice like iPhone X/8/8 Plus, and iPad Pro.

  1. Install WhatsApp on your new iPhone

  2. Log in with your phone number. Click on "OK" when you are prompted to restore your previous chats from iCloud.

  3. After that, all your past WhatsApp conversations will be restored to your new iDevice.


Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Backup from iCloud to Android 

When you get a new Android phone from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, OnePlus, Google, Huawei, LG, etc, and want to transfer WhatsApp messages & attachments from iCloud backup to the new Android, you can always depend on Yolisoft MobileTrans to help you. 

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It is a comprehensive phone data transfer program that allows you to transfer important data from one phone to another. After installing and running this software on computer, you can restore your WhatsApp chats from iCloud backup to Android in a few steps.

  1. Enter into the restore from iCloud backup mode.

  2. Sign in your iCloud account and connect your Android to this computer.

  3. Select an iCloud backup and start to transfer.