WhatsApp has introduced a cross-platform feature that allows users to transfer their chat history from an iOS device to an Android phone without having to restart the app. However, a number of users have reported encountering difficulties that prevent them from completing the process.
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Before proceeding with the transfer of chat history, check to see if the two platforms have received any recent updates that are compatible. WhatsApp for Android should be updated to version 188.8.131.52 or higher, and WhatsApp for iOS should be updated to version 2.21.170 or higher in order to transfer chat history.
After activating support for chat migration from iOS to some Samsung Android phones, users will be able to finally transfer their chat history from one platform to another. Previously, users were forced to rely on unofficial third-party apps that were not free to do their work. In any case, WhatsApp has made this feature available, and you can begin transferring your conversations and media right away.
So, what is the best way to move your chat history? You’ll need a new Android phone that has at least Android 10 installed and configured to its default factory settings, as well as the most recent version of the Samsung SmartSwitch app to complete this process.
Because the process for migrating your chats is currently only available for certain Samsung phones, you’ll need the Samsung SmartSwitch app to complete the transfer. To connect your phone to your iPhone, you’ll need a USB-C lightning cable (or another type of adaptor).
As soon as you’ve successfully connected your phone to your iPhone with a cable, launch the Samsung Smart Switch app and follow the on-screen instructions to scan the QR code displayed on your new phone with your iPhone.
After completing the QR Code stage, you can proceed to the next step, which is data transfer in general. After reaching the home screen of your Android device, launch WhatsApp and sign in with your phone number, which is the same as what you used to sign-in on WhatsApp for iOS.
You will be prompted to import the chat history at this point. Confirm the operation’s completion. Your messages and media will begin to appear on your Android phone a short time later.
Because it is not possible to use the same account on multiple mobile devices, you will be logged out of WhatsApp on your iPhone at that point.
Unfortunately, if you have a phone that is not one of the designated Samsung models, it will not be possible for you to migrate your chat history. WhatsApp, on the other hand, is working on making this possible in the future.
Additionally, you are unable to transfer your chat history from an Android to an iOS device at this time.