Transfer WhatsApp Data From Android to iOS

WhatsApp announced that its users will now be able to transfer their complete WhatsApp data from Android to iOS and vice-versa.

This feature was initially announced last year during the Galaxy Unpacked event. Prior to it, WhatsApp users had to rely on third-party apps to transfer their chat history or just lose it while switching.

The Meta-owned platform had initially made this feature available in a beta update. Unfortunately, this feature still does not transfer your WhatsApp call and payment history.

Feature Officially Announced

WhatsApp officially announced the release of the new migration feature via tweet. The company has updated its FAQ page to highlight the method for transferring WhatsApp data from Android to iOS.

Users should take note of a few things before moving forward with the migration, their Android smartphone should be on Android 5 or higher and iOS 15.5 or above should be installed on their iPhone.

The transfer happens wirelessly, so both of your devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Furthermore, it is recommended that you connect your handsets to a power source during the migration.

Requirements

  • Android 5 or above device.
  • iOS 15.5 or above.
  • Move to the iOS App installed on your Android phone.
  • WhatsApp iOS version 2.22.10.70 or above on your new device.
  • WhatsApp Android version 2.22.7.74 or above on your old device.
  • Use the same Number for the new WhatsApp.
  • Your iPhone must be factory new or reset to factory settings to pair with the Move to iOS App.
  • Both of your devices must be connected to the power supply.
  • Both of your devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or you’ll need to connect your Android device to your iPhone’s hotspot.

Steps to migrate your WhatsApp Data from Android to iPhone

  • Follow the on-screen prompts after opening the Move to iOS app on your Android phone.
  • Enter the code displayed on your iPhone on your Android phone.
  • Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.
  • Tap Start on your Android phone, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. You’ll be signed out from your Android phone once the data is prepared.
  • Tap Next to return to the Move to iOS app.
  • 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.
  • Install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
  • Open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.
  • Tap Start when prompted, and allow the process to complete.

You will see your WhatsApp data on the new device after you complete its activation. Notably, the transferred data will not be uploaded to iCloud until you create a backup. The data will remain on your Android device until you uninstall WhatsApp or wipe your smartphone.