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WhatsApp, iPhone, Samsung link: Here is what you really must know about this new feature

This move has finally brought WhatsApp, iPhone and Samsung to a point of confluence.

WhatsApp data transfer: One of the fundamental conundrums of switching from an iPhone to an Android phone is the fear of losing all your WhatsApp data, including all your chats, starred messages, videos, status updates and images. Switching from iOS to Android wipes your WhatsApp clean. Up until now, there was no official way around this problem. But now, WhatsApp, via its blog post, has announced that it is working on a feature that will enable all WhatsApp users to transfer all of their chats from iOS to Android without losing anything.
1/6 WhatsApp data transfer: One of the fundamental conundrums of switching from an iPhone to an Android phone is the fear of losing all your WhatsApp data, including all your chats, starred messages, videos, status updates and images. Switching from iOS to Android wipes your WhatsApp clean. Up until now, there was no official way around this problem. But now, WhatsApp, via its blog post, has announced that it is working on a feature that will enable all WhatsApp users to transfer all of their chats from iOS to Android without losing anything. (WhatsApp)
“In this process, your messages, such as voice messages, photos and videos, are not sent to WhatsApp...When you set up a new device, you'll be given the option to securely transfer your chats from the old device to the new device,” WhatsApp wrote in a blog post.
2/6 “In this process, your messages, such as voice messages, photos and videos, are not sent to WhatsApp...When you set up a new device, you'll be given the option to securely transfer your chats from the old device to the new device,” WhatsApp wrote in a blog post. (Pixabay)
But there is a catch. WhatsApp has announced that as of now, this feature is available only on a Samsung device running Android 10 or later. Though it will be made available on more Android devices in the coming days.
3/6 But there is a catch. WhatsApp has announced that as of now, this feature is available only on a Samsung device running Android 10 or later. Though it will be made available on more Android devices in the coming days. (Samsung)
In addition to this, WhatsApp has also provided a long list of requirements that will be needed to enable iPhone users to transfer all their WhatsApp data to a Samsung smartphone. The list includes: the Samsung SmartSwitch app 3.7.22.1 or higher must be installed on your new Samsung smartphone; your old device, that is, your iPhone must have WhatsApp with iOS 2.21.160.17 or higher; your Samsung smartphone must-have WhatsApp running Android 2.21.16.20 or higher; you must have a USB-C to Lightning cable; he phone number that you are using on your iPhone should be the same as the one on your Samsung smartphone; and you must have a new Android device or it must be reset to factory settings.
4/6 In addition to this, WhatsApp has also provided a long list of requirements that will be needed to enable iPhone users to transfer all their WhatsApp data to a Samsung smartphone. The list includes: the Samsung SmartSwitch app 3.7.22.1 or higher must be installed on your new Samsung smartphone; your old device, that is, your iPhone must have WhatsApp with iOS 2.21.160.17 or higher; your Samsung smartphone must-have WhatsApp running Android 2.21.16.20 or higher; you must have a USB-C to Lightning cable; he phone number that you are using on your iPhone should be the same as the one on your Samsung smartphone; and you must have a new Android device or it must be reset to factory settings. (Pixabay)
Once you have ensured that you meet all the above-mentioned requirements, here’s a step-by-step guide of what you need to do next: Turn on your Samsung device and connect to the iPhone via cable > follow the instructions on the Samsung Smart Switch app > scan the QR code displayed on the new device with the iPhone's camera > Tap Get started on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete > Once you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in with the same number you were using on your old device > Tap Import and let the process complete.
5/6 Once you have ensured that you meet all the above-mentioned requirements, here’s a step-by-step guide of what you need to do next: Turn on your Samsung device and connect to the iPhone via cable > follow the instructions on the Samsung Smart Switch app > scan the QR code displayed on the new device with the iPhone's camera > Tap Get started on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete > Once you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in with the same number you were using on your old device > Tap Import and let the process complete. (Pixabay)
It is worth noting that WhatsApp users can transfer their WhatsApp account information, profile photos, chats, group chats, media, and settings using this technique. However, their call history or your display name visible to contacts on WhatsApp will not be transferred.
6/6 It is worth noting that WhatsApp users can transfer their WhatsApp account information, profile photos, chats, group chats, media, and settings using this technique. However, their call history or your display name visible to contacts on WhatsApp will not be transferred. (Pixabay)