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 through 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 cost 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 page to focus on the tactic for transferring WhatsApp chat historical past from Android to iOS. Customers ought to pay attention to a couple of issues earlier than transferring ahead with the migration — their Android smartphone must be on Android 5 or greater and iOS 15.5 or above must be put in on their iPhone. The switch occurs wirelessly, so each of your gadgets must be linked to the identical Wi-Fi community. Moreover, it is suggested that you just join your handsets to an influence supply through the migration.
Throughout final yr’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion, WhatsApp revealed that this new migration function can be initially obtainable for choose Samsung smartphones. The function was then made obtainable to a wider userbase as a part of a beta replace.
How one can 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 Information display screen
Faucet Begin in your Android telephone, and anticipate WhatsApp to organize the information for export. You may 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 anticipate Transfer to iOS to substantiate the switch is full.
Set up the newest model of WhatsApp from the App Retailer.
Open WhatsApp and log in utilizing the identical telephone quantity used in your previous gadget.
Faucet Begin when prompted, and permit the method to finish.
You will notice your chats on the brand new gadget after you full its activation. Notably, the transferred information is not going to be uploaded to iCloud till you create a backup. The info will stay in your Android gadget till you uninstall WhatsApp or wipe your smartphone.
Issues to bear in mind earlier than transferring chat historical past
- Android OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or above, or Android 5 or above put in in your Android gadget
- iOS 15.5 or above put in in your iPhone
- Transfer to iOS app put in in your Android telephone
- WhatsApp iOS model 220.127.116.11 or above in your new gadget
- WhatsApp Android model 18.104.22.168 or above in your previous gadget
- Use the identical telephone quantity as your previous telephone in your new gadget
- Your iPhone have to be manufacturing unit new or reset to manufacturing unit settings to pair with the Transfer to iOS app and transfer information out of your Android telephone
- Each of your gadgets have to be linked to an influence supply
- Each of your gadgets should be linked to the identical Wi-Fi community otherwise you’ll want to attach your Android gadget to your iPhone’s hotspot
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