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Now you can migrate your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to new Samsung phone

Now you can migrate your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to new Samsung phone

The company said in a blog post that WhatsApp has added the ability for users to transfer their chat history when switching from iOS to Samsung Android devices. Samsung announced that this feature is coming during its August Unpacked event, and addresses one of the more frustrating features of WhatsApp on mobile devices — or the lack of WhatsApp. Previously, iOS chat history was stored in iCloud if users selected WhatsApp's cloud backup feature, while Android's history backed up to Google Drive, making it nearly impossible to transfer chats between phones that were similar. The operating system was not running.

There are some caveats in WhatsApp's blog post:

If you're moving from an iPhone to a Samsung Android device, you can transfer your account information, profile photos, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings. You can't transfer your call history or display name

Also, you can only migrate during the initial setup of your new Samsung device, as WhatsApp's instructions state that "your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings" to allow migration should", so users will have to do a full factory reset. of their Samsung device if it is already on.

Old iPhone must have WhatsApp iOS version or newer and newer Samsung phones must have WhatsApp Android version or newer. The new device must have Samsung SmartSwitch app version or newer installed. Transfers happen via USB-C to Lightning cables, so you'll need one of those as well.

Here are the steps to take to conduct the transfer:

How to Migrate WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to New Samsung Device
Turn on your Samsung and connect your iPhone with a cable when prompted
Follow the Samsung Smart Switch instructions
When prompted, scan the QR code displayed on the new Samsung device using the iPhone's camera
Tap Start on your iPhone, and wait for the process to complete
Continue setting up your new Samsung device
When you get to the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number you used on your old device
When prompted, tap Import and let the process complete
Finish activating your new device. Your WhatsApp chat should now be available.
After you complete the migration, your data will remain in your old iPhone until you delete WhatsApp or wipe the device completely. Transferred data doesn't go to cloud storage after migration, and WhatsApp says it can't see the data you've transferred.

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