Now transfer your WhatsApp chat history from Android to iPhone; here’s how

Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday shared the most requested feature update for all Android smartphone users, namely the ability to forward chats to iOS devices.

Zuckerberg shared the news from his official Facebook account.

In a post, he wrote: “We are adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos and voicemails between Android and iPhone while maintaining encryption of end to end. This is a highly requested feature. We introduced the ability to switch from iPhone to Android last year, and now we’re adding Android to iPhone as well.”

Last year, WhatsApp introduced chat transfer from iOS to Android.

According to the WABetaInfo report, in order to start the chat history migration process, a user must have installed Android 5 on Android device and iOS 15.5 on iPhone.

He further stated that the handover feature is not guaranteed to work on iOS 16 as it is a beta version. WhatsApp does not support beta versions of iOS.

Here is how to transfer WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS:

Connect both devices to a power source. Here, it is not necessary to have a cable to migrate the data. In this case, connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network.

iPhone must be new or factory reset directly in iPhone settings in order to use Move to iOS app.

Open the Migrate to iOS app on the Android device and follow the instructions in the app.

Enter the same code on Android that is displayed on your iPhone, make sure to select WhatsApp directly from the data transfer screen.

Press START on your Android device and hold until all data is migrated. After the data is migrated, you will be signed out of your Android device.

Now tap NEXT to go back to the Move to iOS app. Finally, you can continue to transfer data from your Android device to your iPhone and wait for the Move to iOS app to complete the process.

After activating the iOS device, install the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store. Log in to WhatsApp using the same phone number you used on your old Android device.

After logging into WhatsApp for iPhone, your chats and media will show the iOS device.

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