Migrate WhatsApp chat history from Android to iPhone, but you can't transfer THIS

WhatsApp users will now be able to migrate their WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS. Check the process here.

| Updated on: Jul 21 2022, 15:10 IST
Here is how you can migrate WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS. (Asterfolio/Unsplash)
Here is how you can migrate WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS. (Asterfolio/Unsplash)

Now transferring your entire WhatsApp chat history and other details from Android to iOS or iPhone and vice versa has become a lot easier. If you are planning to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone, you can transfer your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings, informed WhatsApp. However, what needs to be noted is that you cannot transfer your call history or display name.

Informing about the same WhatsApp tweeted on Wednesday, "A new way to keep the chats that mean the most 📱📲 Today, you'll have the ability to transfer your entire chat history from Android to iOS and vice versa. Now you have the freedom to switch to and from your preferred devices." The messaging platform also shared the steps to do the same.

Also, transferred data does not go to cloud storage as a result of the migration until you create an iCloud backup, the app informed. While your Android phone will still have your data unless you delete WhatsApp or wipe your phone. Here is how you can transfer WhatsApp details from Android to iPhone.

How to migrate WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone

Step 1:

You will have to open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and keep following the details mentioned on the screen.

Step 2:

A code will be displayed on your iPhone. You will have to enter this code on your Android device once asked for.

Step 3:

You will then have to click on Continue and follow the on-screen directions.

Step 4:

Now, select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.

Step 5:

You will then have to click on START on your Android phone, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. It can be noted that you will be signed out from your Android phone once the data is prepared.

Step 6:

Click NEXT to return to the Move to iOS app.

Step 7:

Then tap CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.

Step 8:

You will then have to install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.

Step 9:

Open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.

Step 10:

Tap Start when prompted, and allow the process to complete.

Step 11:

Finish activating your new device and you will see your chats waiting for you.

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First Published Date: 21 Jul, 15:10 IST
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