WhatsApp introduced on Wednesday that its customers will now have the ability to switch their full chat historical past from Android to iOS and vice-versa. This function was initially introduced final yr in the course of the Galaxy Unpacked occasion. Previous to it, WhatsApp customers needed to depend on third-party apps to switch their chat historical past or simply lose it whereas switching. The Meta-owned platform had initially made this function obtainable in a beta replace. Sadly, this function nonetheless doesn’t switch your WhatsApp name and fee historical past.
WhatsApp formally introduced the discharge of the brand new migration function by way of tweet. The corporate has up to date its FAQ web page to focus on the strategy for transferring WhatsApp chat historical past from Android to iOS. Customers ought to pay attention to a number of issues earlier than shifting ahead with the migration — their Android smartphone ought to be on Android 5 or greater and iOS 15.5 or above ought to be put in on their iPhone. The switch occurs wirelessly, so each of your gadgets ought to be related to the identical Wi-Fi community. Moreover, it is strongly recommended that you simply join your handsets to an influence supply in the course of the migration.
Throughout final yr’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion, WhatsApp revealed that this new migration function will probably be initially obtainable for choose Samsung smartphones. The function was then made obtainable to a wider userbase as a part of a beta replace.
The way to migrate from Android to iPhone
Comply with the on-screen prompts after opening the Transfer to iOS app in your Android telephone.
Enter the code displayed in your iPhone in your Android telephone.
Faucet Proceed and observe the on-screen prompts.
Choose WhatsApp on the Switch Knowledge display
Faucet Begin in your Android telephone, and look ahead to WhatsApp to arrange the information for export. You will be signed out out of your Android telephone as soon as the information is ready.
Faucet Subsequent to return to the Transfer to iOS app.
Faucet Proceed to switch the information out of your Android telephone to your iPhone and look ahead to Transfer to iOS to verify the switch is full.
Set up the most recent model of WhatsApp from the App Retailer.
Open WhatsApp and log in utilizing the identical telephone quantity used in your outdated machine.
Faucet Begin when prompted, and permit the method to finish.
You will note your chats on the brand new machine after you full its activation. Notably, the transferred knowledge is not going to be uploaded to iCloud till you create a backup. The info will stay in your Android machine till you uninstall WhatsApp or wipe your smartphone.
Issues to remember earlier than transferring chat historical past
- Android OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or above, or Android 5 or above put in in your Android machine
- iOS 15.5 or above put in in your iPhone
- Transfer to iOS app put in in your Android telephone
- WhatsApp iOS model 22.214.171.124 or above in your new machine
- WhatsApp Android model 126.96.36.199 or above in your outdated machine
- Use the identical telephone quantity as your outdated telephone in your new machine
- Your iPhone should be manufacturing facility new or reset to manufacturing facility settings to pair with the Transfer to iOS app and transfer knowledge out of your Android telephone
- Each of your gadgets should be related to an influence supply
- Each of your gadgets should be related to the identical Wi-Fi community otherwise you’ll want to attach your Android machine to your iPhone’s hotspot
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