How to Transfer Viber Messages from Android to iPhone and Vice Versa
So – you’ve decided to update your phone, and you’ve made the leap from Android to iPhone, or from iPhone to Android. There’s nothing quite so dramatic as deciding to move from one type of operating system to another, and it can have a huge effect on the way that you use your apps. Most of them will transfer over from one phone to another without any problems, but there will always be an app or two that has a little more difficulty – and one of those is the messaging app, Viber.
That can be incredibly frustrating because so many people use Viber as a key method of communication, and they will often have very personal and emotionally important messages on their Viber account – messages that they do not want to lose, and messages that they really want to be able to transfer over from their old phone to their new phone. However, is that possible?
It never used to be, but now we have created this new method of doing it that is not only easy, but can work both from iPhone to Android, and from Android to iPhone, so it doesn’t matter which old phone or new phone you had. All you have to do is follow these instructions, and you’ll find your Viber messages have been successfully transferred over in no time. Just make sure you choose the right set of instructions, depending on what type of new phone you have.
Prepare your computer and devices (Android and iPhone) for the transfer
Make sure iTunes 12 or later installed on your computer and USB debugging feature which can be found under Settings > Developer Options enabled on your Android device. Now, you need to run the program on your PC or Mac and connect both your Android and iPhone to your computer via USB cables. If you see some message on your Android about backing up the data, click "Back up my data" button without entering password and then click the "OK" button on your computer to continue. After performing these steps, you will be able to see Viber messages of your iPhone and Android on the main interface of this software. Now you can follow the methods listed below:
- Step 1A: If you want to transfer all viber messages from Android to iPhone
- In the computer window that you can see on your screen, you will need to click on the Android device that you want to transfer your Viber messages from. You can then either click on ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’ which you will find on the top tool bar, or click on ‘File’ and then ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’.
Step 1B: If you want to transfer Viber chat history of a particular contact
- First decide which contact you want to send their Viber messages to your new iPhone. When you find their name under your contact list, click on it, and then go to the tool bar and click on ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’. You can also go to ‘File’, and then choose ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’.
- Another alternative is right clicking on the contact’s name that you want to transfer, and then choosing ‘Transfer Messages from Android to iPhone’.
Step 2: Select the iPhone where you want to transfer Viber messages
Last but by no means least, you now need to choose the iPhone that you are going to send the Viber messages to. Once you are happy that you have done that, click on ‘Confirm’ to continue. You will need to have Viber downloaded onto your new iPhone first, so that they have a place to be sent to. Then your transfer should be complete.
- Step 1A: If you want to transfer all viber messages from iPhone to Android
On your computer screen you will see ‘Devices’, and you should click on the iPhone that you want to transfer your Viber messages from. Then click on ‘Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android’ which you should be able to see at the top of the tool bar. If you cannot, then click on ‘File’, and then ‘Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android’. You can also right click on the iPhone in your devices list, and then click ‘Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android’.
Step 1B: If you want to transfer Viber chat history of a single contact:
Select the iPhone in the devices list and click on the name of the contact that you want to transfer Viber messages from, and then click ‘Transfer Messages from iPhone to Android’ – or you can right click on the name, and then click ‘Transfer Messages with this Contact to Android’.
Step 2: Select the Android where you want to transfer Viber messages
Then you will need to choice the Android phone that you want to transfer the Viber messages to, and when you have done that you should click on ‘Confirm’. You should ensure that your Android phone has Viber already installed on it.
Tip: You may not be able to see the new messages in your Viber account on your Android phone, but if you go to ‘Settings’ > Apps > All > Viber and then ‘Clear Cache and App Data’, then should appear. You may have to do this for each contact that you transfer from iPhone to Android.
You need to follow this method if you want to transfer Viber chat history from one device to another but you don’t have two different SIM cards/phone numbers for both your iPhone and Android:
Step 1: First put the SIM card on the source iPhone/Android (from where you want to transfer messages to the target device) first with the active Viber app.
Step 2: Now connect the source iPhone/Android to your computer via USB cable and click "Backup Messages" button to backup all the Viber messages of this source device on local database of your computer.
Step 3: Move SIM card from source device to target device where you want to transfer these messages. You also need to install Viber app on this target device and verify your phone number.
Step 4: In the end, connect the target device to your computer via USB cable, select the database that you've created in the step 1, right click on the database and choose "Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone/Android".