WhatsApp introduced on Wednesday that its customers will now be capable of switch their full chat historical past from Android to iOS and vice-versa. This characteristic was initially introduced final 12 months throughout 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 characteristic out there in a beta replace. Sadly, this characteristic nonetheless doesn’t switch your WhatsApp name and fee historical past.
WhatsApp formally announced the discharge of the brand new migration characteristic through tweet. The corporate has up to date its FAQ page to spotlight the tactic for transferring WhatsApp chat historical past from Android to iOS. Customers ought to pay attention to just a few issues earlier than transferring ahead with the migration — their Android smartphone needs to be on Android 5 or larger and iOS 15.5 or above needs to be put in on their iPhone. The switch occurs wirelessly, so each of your units needs to be related to the identical Wi-Fi community. Moreover, it is strongly recommended that you simply join your handsets to an influence supply throughout the migration.
Throughout final 12 months’s Galaxy Unpacked occasion, WhatsApp revealed that this new migration characteristic might be initially out there for choose Samsung smartphones. The characteristic was then made out there to a wider userbase as a part of a beta update.
Learn how 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 comply with the on-screen prompts.
Choose WhatsApp on the Switch Information display screen
Faucet Begin in your Android telephone, and look forward to 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 look forward to 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 system.
Faucet Begin when prompted, and permit the method to finish.
You will notice your chats on the brand new system after you full its activation. Notably, the transferred knowledge is not going to be uploaded to iCloud till you create a backup. The information will stay in your Android system 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 system
- iOS 15.5 or above put in in your iPhone
- Transfer to iOS app put in in your Android telephone
- WhatsApp iOS model 18.104.22.168 or above in your new system
- WhatsApp Android model 22.214.171.124 or above in your previous system
- Use the identical telephone quantity as your previous telephone in your new system
- Your iPhone should be manufacturing unit new or reset to manufacturing unit settings to pair with the Transfer to iOS app and transfer knowledge out of your Android telephone
- Each of your units should be related to an influence supply
- Each of your units have to be related to the identical Wi-Fi community otherwise you’ll want to attach your Android system to your iPhone’s hotspot
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