After being in testing, the ability to transfer your full WhatsApp chat history from an Android phone to an iPhone is available in an update to Apple’s Move to iOS app.
This means that all your photos, videos, voice messages and chat history since you installed WhatsApp can now be moved, as well as being able to do the same vice versa.
It’s a feature that has long been requested by users, as before you would have had to manually transfer your content to an iPhone or use a third-party app on a laptop. However, Apple and Meta have clearly found a way to make this work in Move to iOS, free download from Google Play Store (opens in new tab). It will mean a lot less headache when someone wants to switch from an iPhone to Android, or vice versa.
Analysis: A long-awaited feature
In what almost feels like another life, I used to work at a phone shop where I helped set up and transfer customer data from their old phones to a new one, and WhatsApp has always been a challenge to make sure everything gets transferred from one device to the next. other.
There were times when I would have to transfer individual files from one Android device to another via Bluetooth, or if I went from Android to iOS I would try to transfer the media, but I admit defeat that transferring chat history was next to impossible. .
Thanks to this update to Move to iOS, this is no longer an issue. Now it’s just an additional step in the app when you are transferring your contacts and other personal data.
WhatsApp has declared in a post (opens in new tab) that you must have your Android phone updated to version 5 at least and your new iPhone on iOS 15.5 along with the latest version of WhatsApp on your Android device.