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WhatsApp chat transfer from iOS to Samsung Android feature released: Here is how to do it

How to transfer WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android devices?

WhatsApp has announced a very important feature for multiple Samsung Mobiles. Yes, the feature to transfer WhatsApp chat from iOS to Samsung devices is now being rolled out. So now iOS users can easily transfer their photos, videos and more to their latest Galaxy Smartphones and soon across all the devices.

With the arrival of the chat migration feature transferring chats from iPhone to Samsung devices will no longer be a hassle for the iOS user now. iPhone users can easily transfer WhatsApp chats to Android phones starting with Samsung devices. To recall this feature was first revealed at the recently held Galaxy Unpacked event for Samsung’s latest foldable device. 

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While announcing the feature WhatsApp said that this has been a highly requested feature by the user as when changing the operating system (OS), meaning they switch from one platform to another, their chat history should also be transferred. Also, it has worked hard with companies that manufacture operating systems and devices to create a secure and reliable method.

So now there is a feature to move all your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to a Samsung Android device. In this process, your messages, such as voice messages, photos and videos, are not sent to WhatsApp. Currently, this feature will be available on any Samsung device running Android 10 or later. According to WhatsApp, this feature will be made available on more Android devices soon. 

So 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. This process will require a USB-C type data cable. According to the company only WhatsApp account information, profile photos, chats, group chats, media, and settings are transferable whereas you cannot transfer your call history or your name (display name) visible to contacts on WhatsApp.

How to transfer WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android devices?

In order to migrate from iOS to Android one needs to get the Samsung SmartSwitch app 3.7.22.1 or higher installed on their new device. Also, the old device is required to have WhatsApp with iOS 2.21.160.17 or higher and then it must be running WhatsApp running Android 2.21.16.20 or higher. You must have a USB-C to Lightning cable (or a similar adapter). The same phone number on the new device as you were using on the old device must be used and must have a new Android device or it must be reset to factory settings.

So now that’s done, turn on your Samsung device and when prompted, connect to the iPhone via cable. After this follow the instructions on the Samsung Smart Switch app. When you are asked to scan the QR code displayed on the new device with the iPhone’s camera. Now tap on Get started on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete.

Continue setting up a new Samsung device. Once you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in with the same number you were using on your old iPhone. The notification will appear and tap Import and let the process complete. Your chats will appear after your new phone has been activated.

Also, note that the data in your old iPhone will still be there until you delete it or WhatsApp. Your WhatsApp call history cannot be transferred from iPhone to Samsung device and Peer-to-peer payment messaging. 

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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