WhatsApp users are finally getting the option to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone after much anticipation.
As WhatsApp announce the new capability in beta.
The update has enable users to transfer their WhatsApp account information, profile photo, individual and group chats, chat history, media, and settings from an Android phone to an iPhone.
In 2021 WhatsApp enable users to transfer their chats from an iPhone to an Android phone.
That change is limit to select Samsung and Google phones.
After 10 months, WhatsApp start rolling out the capability to transfer data from Android phones to iPhone.
Users need to have the latest Move to iOS app install on their Android phone to begin the transfer process.
The transfer requires users to have a device running Android 5 or above, and the iPhone to which the data has to be migrate should run on at least iOS 15.5.
It also requires WhatsApp for Android version 18.104.22.168 or above to enable the transferring of data.
The Android phone also needs to have the Move to iOS app installed.
Users need to have the same phone number on the iPhone as their Android phone to move data.
Unlike the WhatsApp data transfer from an iPhone to an Android phone, where both devices need to be physically connected via a cable, the migration from Android to iPhone is done wirelessly.
Both devices need to be connect to the same Wi-Fi network or the Android device needs to be connect to the hotspot connection of the iPhone.
The devices are also require to be connect to a power source to enable the transferring of data, as per an FAQ page.
NOTE : It is important to point out that the iPhone to which the WhatsApp data needs to be transferred should be factory new or reset to factory settings as the process works through the Move to iOS app.
How to Move WhatsApp Data from an Android Smartphone to iPhone
Follow These Steps :
- Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Your iPhone will display a code.
- Enter that code on your Android phone when prompted.
- Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.
- Tap Next to return to the Move to iOS app.
- Click Continue to begin the transfer process.
- It would take some time to transfer all your data.
- The Move to iOS app will confirm when the transfer process is complete.
After above process, you will be require to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone from the App Store.
You need to log in to the app using the same phone number used on your old device.
The app will then prompt you to tap Start to complete the transfer on the iPhone.
Transferring data does not mean that your existing WhatsApp backups stored on Google Drive will also be transfer to your iCloud storage.
You will be require to manually take the backup of your content over iCloud once the migration is complete.
If you already have a WhatsApp backup store on your iCloud, it will be replace with a new one.
Your Android phone will still have your WhatsApp data in place unless you delete the app or wipe your phone’s data.