Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone: Step by Step Guide

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The worldwide popular instant messaging app Whatsapp has provided an option to transfer chat history from Android to iOS in its beta testing on Tuesday. The messaging platform first introduced the option to transfer chat history from iOS to Android last year. Which was rolled out with Samsung in August. Made available for all Android devices in October according to GSM Arena. Let us tell you that everyone will be able to get this option after a while.

Mark Zuckerberg said, “We are adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption. This is a top requested feature. We introduced chat transfer from iOS to Android last year, and now you can switch from Android to iOS too.”

Android to iPhone WhatsApp Chats Transfer

You must have Android version 5 or later to transfer chats and an iPhone running iOS 15.5. Right now this feature is available for users in the beta version. The new device also requires iOS version or above. Similarly, the Whatsapp version should be or later for Android users.

To transfer WhatsApp chat data, both old and new phones must be on the same Wi-Fi network. If a Wi-Fi network is not available, a Wi-Fi hotspot also works. As per a report by GSM Arena, while transferring messages, peer-to-peer payment messages and WhatsApp call history cannot be transferred to the iPhone.

Follow these steps to transfer from Android to iPhone

You need to keep both devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network for chat transfer.

  • To use the Move to iOS app, go to Settings to reset the iPhone
  • Open Move to iOS app on an Android phone and follow the given instructions
  • Enter the code you see on the Android and iPhone apps. Select WhatsApp in the Transfer Data screen.
  • Click on the Start button on the Android phone and wait until all data is migrated to iPhone. Then your WhatsApp account will be signed out on the Android device.
  • Click on Next to head back to the Move to iOS app and now you can transfer data from Android to iOS device. Wait for the whole process to complete
  • Start your iPhone and install the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger on the device. Log in to the app with the same phone number used on your Android phone. Tap on Start and wait for the data transfer.
  • You will now see all the WhatsApp data from your Android phone on your new iPhone app.

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