One of the biggest common problems that the user faces when moving from Android phones and system to iPhone and iOS system is the inability to transfer his WhatsApp chat history to the new system, now it is no longer a problem, the matter has changed and it is possible for new iPhone users to transfer chats WhatsApp and other information from their Android devices to iPhone devices, and this is official support from Apple and WhatsApp.
In this regard, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (Facebook) said, “We are adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer chat history, photos, videos and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption. This is the most requested feature. He also said, “We launched the ability to switch from iPhone to Android last year, and now we are adding the ability to switch from Android to iPhone.”
The official method requires users to download an app”Move to iOSfor Apple on Android. It is the official application to transfer all your data, applications and settings from your Android device to your iPhone.
WhatsApp support includes transferring your account information, profile picture, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings using the app. However, you cannot transfer the call history or the display name.
Requirements to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone
◉ You need to have your Android phone updated to OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or higher, or Android 5 or later.
◉ The iPhone must be on iOS 15.5 or later.
◉ Go to the iOS app installed on your Android phone.
◉ To have the latest version of the WhatsApp application on the iPhone, and on the Android phone.
◉ Use the same phone number used on Android.
◉ Your iPhone must be factory reset to pair with the Move to iOS app and transfer data from your Android phone.
◉ Both devices must be connected to a power source.
◉ Both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or else you will need to connect your Android device to the iPhone hotspot.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone
◉ You will first need to open an app Move to iOS on an Android phone and follow the on-screen instructions. This can include agreeing to the terms and conditions.
◉ A code will be sent to the iPhone you switch to. Type the code on your Android phone.
◉ Click “Continue” and select WhatsApp on the “Data Transfer” screen.
◉ Click Start on your Android phone and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export.
◉ You will be logged out of your Android phone once the data is set up.
◉ Click Next and you will be taken back to the Application Move to iOS.
◉ Click Continue and wait for the app to finish transferring your data from your Android device to your iPhone.
◉ You must then install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
◉ Open WhatsApp and log in with the same number you used on your Android device.
◉ Click "Start" to allow the process to complete.
◉ After that, you will be able to see your conversations on the iPhone.
According to WhatsApp, your data is not transferred this way to cloud storage until you create an iCloud backup. Also, WhatsApp can't see the data you transfer, and your Android phone will still keep your data, unless you delete WhatsApp or erase all of your phone.
WhatsApp has officially announced this feature, but it will take about a week to reach all users as it will be slowly rolled out.