How to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone

IF you’ve switched from an Android mobile device to an iPhone, you might want to sit down and take the time to transfer your photos, documents, and messages.

If you want to transfer your WhatsApp data, here we show you everything you need to know.

You need to download Move to iOS on your Android to transfer WhatsApp data to iPhone


You need to download Move to iOS on your Android to transfer WhatsApp data to iPhonePhoto credit: Getty

How to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone

When you transfer your data from one phone to another, you can transfer your account information, profile photos, chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings.

However, you cannot transfer your call history or display name.

When it comes to transferring your WhatsApp data from an Android device to an iPhone, there are a few things you need to consider first.

These are:

  • Download the Move to iOS app on your Android phone
  • Use the same phone number on your new device as on your old one
  • Make sure your iPhone is brand new or do a factory reset
  • Both devices should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network
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Now you can transfer your WhatsApp data.

In addition:

  1. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. A code will appear on your iPhone.
  3. When it appears, enter the code on your Android phone.
  4. Beat Continue and follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Choose Whatsapp on the Transferring Data Screen.
  6. Beat BEGINNING on your Android phone. At this stage, WhatsApp prepares the data to be transferred. Once it does, you will be signed out of WhatsApp on Android.
  7. Beat NEXT to return to the Move to iOS app.
  8. Beat CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android to your iPhone and wait for the app to confirm the transfer is complete.
  9. Install the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  10. Open WhatsApp and log in with the phone number you had on the Android.
  11. Beat beginning if specified and wait for the process to complete.
  12. Complete the activation process and you should find all of your chats once they’re done.

WhatsApp warns that you should follow the steps above and not just other data migration apps.

These apps can cause data transfer issues.

How to transfer data from iPhone to Android

On the other hand, if you have switched from iPhone to Android, you need to follow other steps.

Don’t worry because we tell you everything you need to know right here.

Some housekeeping rules before you start:

  • Make sure you use the same phone number on both devices
  • Have a USB-C to Lightning cable ready
  • Make sure your Android phone is brand new or factory reset
  • Make sure the Android device is either Samsung or Google Pixel or has Android 12 or higher

Now you can transfer some data.

In addition:

  1. Go through the New Device Setup on your Android.
  2. Beat Skip Restore data to the device when prompted.
  3. Beat Complete the setup of your Pixel or Android OS 12 device in your notifications.
  4. Now connect the devices via cable to “Copy apps and data”.
  5. Tap Trust when the iPhone alert pops up.
  6. Proceed to the copy screens.
  7. Keep iPhone unlocked while transferring.
  8. Use the iPhone camera app to scan the QR code when prompted and open WhatsApp iOS to export data.
  9. Once the transfer is complete, you can disconnect the cable.
  10. Now open WhatsApp on your Android and sign in with the same old number you once used on your iPhone
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete setup, and once you’re done you should find your chats.

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