Apple: How to transfer your WhatsApp data from an Android smartphone to your iPhone

Transferring your WhatsApp conversations from Android smartphone to iPhone just got easier. Apple and the Mail app have worked on a more intuitive and secure transfer of your data. With this WhatsApp update, you’ll be able to transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voicemails while maintaining end-to-end encryption. We explain how it works.

The first thing you need to know is that this feature is still in beta stage, so it’s currently only rolling out to people enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program – it should take around a week to get to all users. . As soon as we get access to the beta version, we will update this tutorial on how to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iOS.

How to use the new migration function of WhatsApp?

Starting today, WhatsApp will allow you to easily transfer your account information, profile picture, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and system settings from one app to another. operation to another, provided that you use the same number on your old and your new telephone. However, according to Meta, you will not be able to transfer your call history or nickname.

Finally, there are also some technical requirements such as Android 5 or higher installed on your Android device and at least iOS 15.5 or higher installed on your iPhone. You will also need download and install the Move to iOS app on your Android smartphone. Also, before you start migrating content between operating systems, make sure you have the latest version of the WhatsApp app installed on both phones:

  • WhatsApp iOS version 2.22.10.70 or later
  • WhatsApp Android version 2.22.7.74 or later

Important: You must use the same phone number on both your old Android and your new iPhone for this process to work!

On your Android device, download and install Move to iOS app to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iOS. / © Apple

If all the above conditions are met, all you need is a new or factory reset iPhone. Just pair it with your Android smartphone via the Move to iOS app and migrate your valuable data from your Android smartphone.

To specifically migrate WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone, make sure that both devices are connected to a power source and the same Wifi network. If that’s not possible, you can also connect your Android device to tethering with your iPhone.

How to migrate your WhatsApp data to your iPhone?

To transfer your WhatsApp chat history, photos, videos, voicemails and more from Android smartphone to iPhone, follow the steps below:

  1. On your Android smartphone, open theMove to iOS app and follow the on-screen instructions
  2. A code is displayed on your iPhone. When prompted, enter the code on your Android smartphone
  3. Press on Continue and follow the on-screen instructions
  4. Select WhatsApp then Transfer data
  5. Press on To start up on your s Andrmartphoneoid, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. You will be logged out of your Android smartphone once the data has been prepared
  6. Press on Next to return to the Move to iOS app
  7. Press on Continue to transfer data from your Android smartphone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm that the transfer is complete
  8. On your iPhone, iInstall the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store
  9. Open WhatsApp and sign in using the same phone number you used on your old device
  10. Press on To start up when prompted, and let the process complete
On your Android smartphone, select the WhatsApp content you want to transfer to your iPhone.

On your Android smartphone, select the WhatsApp content you want to transfer to your iPhone. / © Meta

According to Meta, the transferred data only goes to cloud storage once you create an iCloud backup. Also, WhatsApp cannot see the data you are transferring. It is worth mentioning that your Android smartphone will keep your data unless you delete the WhatsApp app or reset your smartphone.

What do you think of this feature? Did you also find WhatsApp data transfer between Android and iOS not intuitive enough before?

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