After being in testing, the flexibility to switch your full WhatsApp chat historical past from an Android telephone to an iPhone is obtainable in an replace to Apple’s Transfer to iOS app.
Which means your entire images, movies, voice messages, and chat historical past because you put in WhatsApp can now be moved over, alongside having the ability to do the identical vice-versa.
It is a function that is been long-requested by customers, as earlier than, you’ll have needed to manually switch your content material to an iPhone, or use a third-party app on a laptop computer. Nonetheless, Apple and Meta have clearly discovered a method to make this work on Transfer to iOS, free to download on the Google Play Store (opens in new tab). It may imply a lot much less of a headache when somebody desires to modify from an iPhone to Android, or vice versa.
Evaluation: A function lengthy awaited
In what virtually seems like one other life, I used to work at a telephone retailer the place I might assist to arrange and switch clients’ knowledge from their previous telephones to a brand new one, and WhatsApp was all the time a problem to ensure all the pieces transferred from one system to the opposite.
There have been instances after I’d need to switch particular person information from one Android system to a different by way of Bluetooth, or if it was from Android to iOS, I might attempt to switch the media, however admit defeat that transferring the chat historical past was subsequent to unattainable.
Because of this replace for Transfer to iOS, that is not an issue. It is now simply an extra step within the app whenever you’re transferring your contacts and different private knowledge.
WhatsApp has stated in a post (opens in new tab) that it’s essential to have your Android telephone up to date to model 5 a minimum of, and your new iPhone at iOS 15.5, alongside the newest WhatsApp model in your Android system.