How to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from Android to iOS?

A few weeks ago, WhatsApp announced during Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 that one of the most requested requests from users could already be carried out: transfer your WhatsApp chat history from a Samsung device to an Apple device and vice versa.

Read: Galaxy Unpacked 2021: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G and Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Announced

Although there was no set date for the launch of this new functionality, WhatsApp surprised with a statement, as well as an instruction manual so that users can start transferring WhatsApp chats from now on.

Step by step to transfer your WhatsApp chat history to a device with a different operating system

  1. The first thing to do is make sure that you meet the requirements to carry it out. The main thing is to have the latest WhatsApp updates installed (2.21.160.17 for iOS devices and 2.21.16.20 for Android). The second requirement is to have a USB-C to Lightning and, finally, to have the app Samsung Smart Switch on the Android device.
  2. The second step is to turn on the Samsung and, when prompted, connect it with the cable to the iPhone.
  3. Then follow the application prompts Samsung Smart Switch.
  4. When prompted, use the iPhone’s camera to scan the QR code displayed on the new device.
  5. On the iPhone, press ‘Start’ and wait for the process to complete.
  6. When you return to the Home screen, open WhatsApp and log in with the same phone number that you used on the previous device.
  7. Finally, select ‘Import’ and wait for the process to complete.

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On which mobile devices will this WhatsApp feature be available?

The reason why WhatsApp announced this feature during the big Samsung event is because this tool would initially only be available on the devices that were announced at that time: the new foldable models Galaxy Flip3 and Galaxy Fold3.

However, in the release statement, WhatsApp clarified that all Samsung devices running Android 10 or later will be able to transfer their WhatsApp chat history to another device.

This operating system has devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Asus ROG Phone 2 and later models that have been launched, such as the Samsung Galaxy S20.

Read: 5 reasons why the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is surprising

Thanks to this function, you will be able to continue enjoying WhatsApp if one of your plans is to launch an iPhone soon, like the new ones iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, which you can purchase from the Telcel online store at an incredible price, to enjoy #TelcelLaMejorRed with the highest Coverage and Speed ​​and Apple’s innovative technology.

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WhatsApp also announced that it will soon be possible to transfer the chat history between devices with different operating systems in previous versions. In addition, the possibility of being able to make contact transfers or the call log is missing. While both tell us are implemented, what improvements would you like to see in WhatsApp?

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