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How to Transfer WhatsApp Data from Android to iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

As technology advances, the process of transferring data between operating systems becomes more streamlined. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone, along with what you can and cannot transfer.

What You Can Transfer:

You can transfer the following from Android to iPhone:

  • Personal messages
  • Account information
  • Profile photo
  • Chats
  • Group chats
  • Chat history
  • Media
  • Settings

What You Cannot Transfer:

  • Call history
  • Display name
  • Peer-to-peer payment messages

Data During Transfer:

Here are some important points regarding data transfer:

  • Data transferred during migration doesn’t go to cloud storage unless you create an iCloud backup.
  • WhatsApp can’t access the transferred data.
  • Your Android phone will still have the data unless you delete WhatsApp or wipe your phone.

Prerequisites for Transfer:

To successfully transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone, ensure you have the following:

  • Android OS Lollipop (SDK 21) or above on your Android device.
  • iOS 15.5 or above on your iPhone.
  • Move to iOS app installed on your Android phone.
  • WhatsApp iOS version or above on the new device.
  • WhatsApp Android version or above on the old device.
  • Use the same phone number on both devices.
  • iPhone must be factory new or reset for pairing with the Move to iOS app.
  • Ensure both devices are connected to power.
  • Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network or use the iPhone’s hotspot.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Follow these steps for WhatsApp data migration:

  1. Open Move to iOS app on Android and follow prompts.
  2. Enter the displayed code on iPhone.
  3. Tap Continue and follow prompts.
  4. Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.
  5. Tap START on Android, wait for data preparation, and sign out.
  6. Tap NEXT to return to Move to iOS app.
  7. Tap CONTINUE, wait for confirmation.
  8. Install the latest WhatsApp from the App Store on iPhone.
  9. Open WhatsApp, log in with the old phone number.
  10. Tap Start and allow the process to complete.
  11. Finish activating your new device.

Following these steps will help you successfully transfer your WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone.

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