The long-awaited ability to move WhatsApp conversations, media, and voicemails from Android to iPhone without compromising WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption was finally disclosed this week by Meta.
This approach employs Apple’s Move to iOS software for Android phones and may be launched during the first setup of a brand new (or reset) iPhone.
The process of moving your WhatsApp conversations from an Android device to an iPhone is outlined in this post. The much-requested migration function copies all of your WhatsApp data, including messages, voice memos, and media files, to a new iPhone.
Be aware that only Android phones running Android 5.0 or later and iPhones running iOS 15.5 or later support transferring their WhatsApp chat history.
In addition, the Android and iPhone must be joined to the same Wi-Fi network at the time of the transfer. What follows is a detailed breakdown of those measures.
To what do I need to attend?
There are some prerequisites that must be met before the switch can be made.
You can do the following on your Android device:
- The minimum required version of Android is 5.
- Switch to Apple’s app
- It’s important to note that WhatsApp 184.108.40.206 is not compatible with earlier versions.
- Electrically linked
- Sharing the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone (or using the iPhone as a hotspot)
For the iPhone user:
- You need version 15.5 or later of iOS to use this.
- All versions of WhatsApp later than 220.127.116.11
- In other words, your Android’s phone number (same SIM)
- A new or freshly reset iPhone is required for use with the Android version of the Move to iOS app.
- Electrically linked
- Using the same wireless network as the Android phone (or using its hotspot with the Android device)
Whatsapp: Converting from Android to iOS
First, ensure that iOS 15.4 or later is installed on your iPhone. The iPhone must be restored from a factory reset in order for this to operate.
The minimum required Android version is 5, and the maximum is 9. Visit the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for and install the “Move to iOS” software by Apple.
There are a few additional needs to be met first. Verify that the Android version of WhatsApp is up-to-date. In addition to using the same WiFi network, you should charge both phones at the same time.
Launch the Move to iOS app and proceed as directed. As soon as possible, you will be prompted to input a code. This passcode is located on your iPhone (under “Move Data from Android” in the iOS Setup Assistant). Click Continue once you’ve input your code and then repeat the on-screen steps.
On the screen titled “Transfer Data,” click the “WhatsApp” button. To export your WhatsApp chat history and contacts from your Android device, tap the “Start” button and wait for WhatsApp to finish gathering your information.
The WhatsApp app on your Android device will be automatically deleted after this is done.
Simply return to the Move to iOS app by tapping “Next,” and then tap “Continue” to begin the data transfer. After that, download WhatsApp from the App Store onto your iPhone and sign in using the same number.
Once you’ve completed the setup on your new device, you’ll be able to access your WhatsApp conversations on your iPhone. Please be aware that not all data will be sent. This includes your payment and calls records.
Moving WhatsApp from iPhone to Android: A Step-by-Step Guide
To transfer your WhatsApp conversations from an iPhone to an Android phone running Android 12, you only need a device that has not yet been activated (although you can perform a factory reset even if it is).
To get started, plug a USB Type-C to Lightning connection into both ends of a freshly reset Android 12 smartphone and into your iPhone. To transfer data from an iOS device to a device running Android 12, just follow the on-screen prompts.
When the data transmission is complete, your Android phone will display a QR code; use your iPhone to scan the code.
Put the finishing touches on by installing WhatsApp on your Android device.
Even if your Samsung phone isn’t running Android 12, you can still migrate your iOS WhatsApp contacts to it. A partnership between WhatsApp and Samsung makes this a reality. It’s important to remember that the Samsung phone will still need to be reset.
When prompted by the in-built smart-switch software, power down your Samsung smartphone and connect your iPhone to the phone using a USB Type-C to Lightning cable.
Check the boxes next to WhatsApp and any other apps or data you wish to take with you. After that, your Android device will prompt you to scan a QR code. This should launch WhatsApp on your iPhone, at which point you may tap the “Start” option to proceed with the transfer.
Complete the initial setup of your Samsung device, and then download and launch WhatsApp. To finish the data transfer to your Samsung phone, sign in with the same mobile number and tap the ‘Import’ button.