WhatsApp recently released an update to transfer your account and almost all chat history from your Android smartphone to your iPhone.
Apple and WhatsApp have worked hand in hand to bring this feature to the Move to iOS app.
Migrater vers iOS is an Android app developed by Apple that should allow Android smartphone users to easily migrate to iPhone if they so desire.
- Downloads: 7
- Release date : 06/01/2022
- Author: Apple Inc.
- License: Free license
- Operating system : android
Here is the process to transfer your account, as well as some additional information you should know before switching from an Android device to an iPhone.
Prerequisites and restrictions
Before transferring your account, make sure you have everything you need to start the process. The operation requires:
- Android phone running at least Android 5.0. ;
- new iPhone with iOS 15.5 or higher;
- a new iPhone before its initial setup – when turned on, it should display “Hello” in all languages;
- the Migrate to iOS app installed on an Android phone;
- whatsapp latest version installed on android phone.
Finally, the two phones must have the same number (and therefore the same SIM card). This protection is designed to provide access to encrypted data. Therefore, you must use the same ID (your phone number) on both devices.
How to transfer WhatsApp account from Android to iOS?
During the transfer of an account, the Transfer to iOS app also transfers the rest of the information you need. That is, your conversations, your photos and your videos. It will even place a WhatsApp icon on your iPhone home screen. So you just have to click on it to install the app without even opening the App Store.
And of course, the app also shares information about your WhatsApp account: your profile picture, group chats, chat history, and account-specific settings.
However, it will not share your call history or the name you chose to display on WhatsApp.
1. Install the latest version of WhatsApp and migrate to iOS.
First of all, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp and the Migrate to iOS app installed on your Android mobile device.
2. Connect both devices to the charger and to the same Wi-Fi network.
Image: Jason Cipriani/.
Connect your Android phone and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network and connect them to the power outlet. This will facilitate the transfer of information between devices and ensure that none of the devices run out of power during the transfer process.
3. Start the transfer process
Open the Migrate to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the instructions until a password request screen appears. On your iPhone, go through the initial setup screens by choosing your language and country. When you get to the quick launch screen, select Set up manually. Connect iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android phone. Continue to follow the on-screen instructions, including setting up Face ID and creating a password when prompted.
When you get to the screen Applications and dataChoose Transferring data from Android. Again, follow the instructions on the screen. You will receive a one-time code. Enter this number on your Android phone, then confirm the connection.
On the page Data transfer, you will be prompted to select the information you want to transfer to your iPhone. WhatsApp should be listed as one of the options. Make sure you select it.
When you’re ready to begin the transfer process, click the button For start. Transfer can take from several minutes to an hour. It all depends on how much data you need to transfer.
Once the transfer is complete, your WhatsApp account and the rest of the information you choose will be on your iPhone. If you’re selling or trading in your old Android phone, make sure you reset it, making sure all your information and data is now on your iPhone.