The biggest concern that Smartphone users deal with while shifting from Android to iOS is the transferability of data. Unfortunately, there is a very fewer number of ways using which you can shift the data stored in the Android move to iOS. However, WhatsApp smelled the fear and came up with a feature that will make the daunting task of transferring data much easier and smoother. Thanks to this Meta-owned messaging platform which we all call WhatsApp, for introducing an attribute that will transfer all chats from Android to iOS devices in one go.
Mark Zuckerberg, the Co-Founder, and CEO of Meta Platforms like Watshaap made an official announcement about the development on Facebook. Zuckerberg stated that the newly announced feature is able to transfer all sorts of wat sap data including, chats, history, pictures, videos, and voice notes. This ensures smooth and secure switching between devices as it employs end-to-end encryption.
Mr. Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook timeline “We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption. This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability to switch from iPhone–>Android last year, and now adding Android–>iPhone as well,” wrote Zuckerberg.
Earlier in 2021, WhatsApp introduced a feature that allowed chat transfer from iOS to Android. Likewise, the newly introduced feature will only be functional for the Android phones running version 5 or later and the iPhone must have iOS 15.5 version or above.
Transfer WhatsApp Chats from Android to iPhone
Here below are the steps to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone:
1: Make sure your iPhone and Android devices are sharing the same wireless or Wi-Fi network. And, both the devices should be put on charging while transferring data.
2: You need to reset the iPhone, for this, go to Settings>> select Move to iOS app. Then, install the “Move to iOS” application on your Android phone and follow on-screen instructions.
3: Enter the code that is available on the iPhone in the Android app. Make sure that you select WhatsApp on the transfer data screen.
4: Click on the “Start” button on the Android phone and let the transfer complete to the iPhone.
5: Your WhatsApp account will be logged-out on your Android device.
6: Now, return to the “Move to iOS” app and tap on “Next” and it will transfer data from Android to the iOS device. Wait for the process to complete.
Step 7: Next, start your iPhone and download and install the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store. Then login to the app using the same number you used on your Android device. Click on “Start” and let the data transfer.
This feature has taken the internet-realm by storm and users are going gaga over it because transferring WhatsApp data between iOS and Android was never this easy. Thankfully, due to the advancement of Meta platforms and their new features, transferring the data between the most used operating system is a matter of a snap.