Android customers can relate to the trouble that accompanied their endeavours to switch their WhatsApp chat historical past from the Android to their newly-bought iPhone. Many have even requested the corporate to do one thing about it, and their pleas have now been heard.
WhatsApp is (lastly) giving customers the flexibility to switch not simply their chats but in addition their chat historical past, pictures, movies, and voice messages from their Android machine to iPhone. And there’s no trouble concerned on this – they’ll merely use Apple’s “Transfer to iOS” app to take action.
Whereas this much-requested characteristic is rolling out in beta right this moment, it would take a couple of week to succeed in the tens of millions of WhatsApp customers throughout the globe, so you’ll have to lengthen your wait.
Up to now, Android customers had the flexibility to switch their chats from iPhone to Android, which it launched final yr.
“We’re including to WhatsApp the flexibility to securely change between telephones and switch your chat historical past, pictures, movies and voice messages between Android and iPhone whereas sustaining end-to-end encryption,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced in a Fb publish.
“This can be a prime requested characteristic. We launched the flexibility change from iPhone–>Android final yr and now including Android–>iPhone as effectively,” he added.
The present improvement additionally serves because the sequel to the Meta-owned messaging service had introduced the chat historical past switch characteristic between iPhone and Android mobiles final September, although no timeline was offered for the Android to iPhone switch characteristic.
This will likely sound too good to be true, and it’s, nevertheless it doesn’t come with none caveats. The switch of chat historical past, pictures, and extra from Android to iPhone will work solely on new iPhones or manufacturing unit reset ones.
WhatsApp assures customers that the transferred information is just not despatched to cloud storage till the consumer creates an iCloud backup, and the corporate can not see the transferred information, so your privateness is protected.
The Android machine will proceed to carry on to your information till WhatsApp is uninstalled from the telephone otherwise you manufacturing unit reset the machine. Moreover, you want to be working Android 5 or above in your Android machine and iOS 15.5 in your iPhone.
You additionally must be sure that WhatsApp iOS model 126.96.36.199 or above is put in on the iPhone, and the Android model of WhatsApp is model 188.8.131.52 or above. The identical telephone quantity ought to be utilized in each handsets, and each units should be linked to an influence supply and the identical Wi-Fi community.
With that out of the way in which, we come to an important and anticipated half – find out how to really do the switch, since it’s not so simple as urgent a button.
- First open the “Transfer to iOS” app in your Android machine and comply with the on-screen prompts. As soon as that is performed, you will note a code displayed on the iPhone, which you want to enter in your Android machine. Comply with this by clicking on “Proceed” and following the on-screen prompts.
- You may be taken to a “Switch Information” display, the place you want to choose “WhatsApp” and faucet “Begin” on the Android machine. Look forward to WhatsApp to organize the info for export, following which you can be signed out out of your Android telephone.
- Click on on “Subsequent” to return to the “Transfer to iOS” app, then choose “Proceed” to switch the info from the Android to the iPhone. Look forward to the “Transfer to iOS” app to verify the completion of the switch, after which set up the most recent model of WhatsApp.
- Log in utilizing the identical telephone quantity used on the Android machine, and a immediate will seem telling you to click on on “Begin” to permit the method to be accomplished.