How to move WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone

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WhatsApp now brings official support for you to transfer chats from Android to an iPhone.

How to move your WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone

Your iPhone must be in a set-up state for this method to work. In other words, you can only use a new iOS device or a factory reset one if it’s already been used.

  1. Download the Move to iOS app from the Google Play Store and install it on your Android phone.
  2. Begin the setup process for your new (or factory reset) ‌iPhone‌. Go to the Apps & Data setup screen and select Move data from Android.
  3. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the onscreen instructions. A code appears on your ‌iPhone‌.

On your older Android device, tap on the ‘Start’ button and then wait while WhatsApp gets all your data ready for transfer to a new device. When the backup is complete, you will automatically be signed out of your older device. You can then tap ‘Next’ to go back to the ‘Move to iOS’ app and tap ‘Continue’ to begin the data transfer. When done, install WhatsApp on your new iPhone from the App Store and login with the same phone number that was used on the older Android smartphone. Finish the activation on your new device and your WhatsApp chat data should be visible on your iPhone.

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