WhatsApp data from Android to Apple iOS, How to Transfer Android WhatsApp data to Apple iOS

Soon, Android WhatsApp users will be able to move their chats and other data to Apple's iPhone if they upgrade.

There is a good news for Android users who want to switch to an iPhone but are concerned about their WhatsApp data being lost. WhatsApp and Apple have announced that data from the Android chat app will be ported to iOS.

WhatsApp users on Android able to transfer their chats to Apple's iPhone

WhatsApp's beta version will have the feature. It will be phased in over the course of a week to reach all users. Google and WhatsApp announced last year that customers will be able to move their conversations from iOS to Android.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, also issued a comment. "We're bringing end-to-end encryption to WhatsApp, allowing you to safely switch between phones and transfer your conversation history, images, videos, and voice chats between Android and iPhone." This is one of the most often requested features. Last year, we introduced the option to transition from iPhone to Android, and now we're introducing Android to iPhone," he added.

Given the popularity of WhatsApp in India, which has over 450 million users, the functionality would be greatly appreciated. When it comes to migrating from Android to iOS, the most common issue is conserving WhatsApp data. As a result, consumers were forced to rely on a slew of questionable third-party apps, many of which failed to deliver on their promises. WhatsApp data is backed up to Google Drive on Android, but not to iCloud on iOS, and there is no connectivity between the two.

WhatsApp chat migration to iOS
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Apple's Move to iOS app, which is accessible on the Google Play Store, will contain the option to migrate the data. When a user uses the software to set up a new iPhone, the choice will be offered. Android users must have a version of Android 5.0 or above. Users of Apple iOS 15.5 and higher will be required.

When a user selects WhatsApp data as an option in the app, the data is packed in an iOS-friendly manner. This information will not be seen by Apple or WhatsApp, and it will stay encrypted. When a user runs WhatsApp on their iPhone for the first time after the data has been migrated, it will identify the data and decrypt it, restoring all prior chats. WhatsApp chat history, photographs, videos, and other information will be included in the data.

The transferred data does not proceed to cloud storage as a result of the migration, according to WhatsApp, until the user creates an iCloud backup. It also mentions that until you remove WhatsApp or erase your phone, your data will remain on the Android phone.

Here's how to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iOS:

  • On your Android phone, download the Move to iOS app. On your new smartphone, make sure you're using WhatsApp iOS version or above. WhatsApp must be version or above on Android.
  • On your new handset, keep the same phone number as your previous one. Your iPhone must be brand new or have been reset to factory defaults.
  • Both smartphones must be powered up and connected to the same Wi-Fi network, according to WhatsApp. Alternatively, the Android smartphone must be linked to the iPhone's hotspot.
  • The users must then open the 'Move to iOS' app on Android and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • On the Transfer Data page, choose WhatsApp. Wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export by tapping Start on your Android phone. Once the data is ready, you'll be logged out of your Android phone.
  • Return to the Move to iOS app by tapping Next.
  • Wait for Move to iOS to ensure that the data transfer from your Android phone to your iPhone is complete before tapping Continue.
  • Install the most recent version of WhatsApp on your iPhone now. Open the app and use the same phone number to log in.
  • When prompted, tap Start and wait for the procedure to finish. After you've finished activating your new device, your conversations will be ready for you.

Users will be able to send and receive personal messages, but not peer-to-peer payment messages or call history. Apple's Move to iOS app also gives users the option of having all of their free Android applications migrated to iOS. Users can receive these back when they set up the new iPhone if a free app on Android has an equivalent on the App Store. The applications will appear on the home screen after they have been set up, but a user must touch on them to verify that they are downloaded.

Please remember that the WhatsApp portability function is only accessible if you're using the Move to iOS software to set up a new iPhone. This implies that if you already have an iPhone, you won't be able to simply migrate your old WhatsApp data from an earlier Android. Only by wiping your iPhone clean and setting it up as a new device will you be able to accomplish this.

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