WhatsApp allows transfer of chats, other data from Android to iPhone

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WhatsApp is finally rolling out the ability to transfer chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa. “A new way to keep the chats that mean the most. Today, you’ll have the ability to transfer your entire chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa. Now you have the freedom to switch to and from your preferred devices”, WhatsApp made the announcement on Twitter.

Main Points 

Before you transfer your data from your Android to iOS and vice versa, you will require the below-mentioned things:

-Your Android smartphone should be running on Android OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or above, or Android 5 or above.

-If you are using an iPhone, it should run iOS 15.5 or above.

-Move to iOS app installed on your Android phone

-WhatsApp iOS version 2.22.10.70 or above on your new device

-WhatsApp Android version 2.22.7.74 or above on your old device

-Use the same phone number as your old phone on your new device

-Your iPhone must be factory new or reset to factory settings to pair with the Move to iOS app and move data from your Android phone.

-Both of your devices must be connected to a power source

-Both of your devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or you’ll need to connect your Android device to your iPhone’s hotspot

Transfer chat history from Android to iPhone

-First install the Movie to iOS app on your Android phone. Open the Move to iOS app on your phone and follow the on-screen prompts.

-A code will be displayed on your iPhone. When asked to, enter the code on your Android phone.

-Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.

-Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.

-Tap START on your Android phone, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. You’ll be signed out from your Android phone once the data is prepared.

-Tap NEXT to return to the Move to iOS app.

-Tap CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.

-Install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.

-Open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.

-Tap Start when prompted, and allow the process to be completed.

-Finish activating your new device and you’ll see your chats waiting for you.

It’s not possible to transfer your WhatsApp data to a new phone number. However, you can change your phone number on your old device to your new phone number before moving to your new phone.

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