Switching from an iPhone to an Android device can be an exciting move, but it often comes with a question on how to transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android . Fortunately, with the latest Android 12, this transition has become significantly easier.
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In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of transferring your WhatsApp chats from your iPhone to your new Android device.
Before you begin, ensure that you have the following:
- A freshly reset Android device( A Samsung Android, Google Pixel, or Android 12+ device )
- A USB-C to Lightning cable.
- Your iPhone with WhatsApp installed.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android
- To get started, you’ll need both your iPhone and your new Android phone. Connect them using a USB-C to Lightning cable. Keep this connection throughout the entire process.
- Your iPhone will prompt you with a message asking if you want to trust the connected computer. Select “Trust” to proceed.
- Begin the setup process on your Android device by agreeing to the terms and conditions and connecting to your Wi-Fi network.
- You’ll see an option on your Android device to transfer data from an existing device. Select “Yes” and download the latest version of Smart Switch if prompted.
- Launch Smart Switch on your Android device and select “Transfer from iPhone or iPad.” You’ll be presented with an option to transfer WhatsApp chats from your iPhone along with a QR code.
- Scan the QR code on your Android device with your iPhone, or go to WhatsApp on your iPhone, navigate to Settings > Chats > Move Chats to Android, and follow the instructions to initiate the transfer.
- On your Android device, you can choose to transfer other data from your iPhone, such as contacts, messages, photos, and more. Select the options that you want to transfer to your new phone.
- Smart Switch will prompt you to install WhatsApp on your Android device. Agree to this and choose whether to install other apps previously on your iPhone or just the WhatsApp depending on your needs.
- After completing these steps, the transfer process will commence. Depending on the amount of data, this may take 30 to 60 minutes.
- Once the transfer is done, open WhatsApp on your Android device and log in with the same phone number used on your iPhone. You’ll be prompted to transfer your chat history.
- Select “Start” when prompted to initiate the chat history transfer. Your WhatsApp chats, images, videos, audio files, and more will be transferred in just a few minutes.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully migrated your WhatsApp data from your iPhone to your new Android device. You can install any remaining apps, transfer other necessary data, and continue using your phone as usual.
Does Smart Switch only work on Samsung?
While the app ‘Smart Switch’ is offered by Samsung, it is not explicitly limited to Samsung devices. It should work on devices that meet the specified Android version requirement (4.0 and up), and it even mentions compatibility with a Realme device (Realme RMX3286). So, it is not exclusively for Samsung devices and should work on a range of Android devices meeting the specified requirements.
What can be transferred when moving from an iPhone to an Android device, and what cannot be transferred?
When switching from an iPhone to an Android device, you can migrate the following:
Media and settings
However, you won’t be able to transfer your call history, display name, or statuses.
Refer to the official WhatsApp FAQ page for more details on this topic.
Alternative Method To Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android
If by any chance you’re having issues with the above instructions, then there is another simple alternative method to do the same. Check out this step-by-step guide to transfer your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android.
In conclusion, switching from an iPhone to an Android device no longer means leaving your WhatsApp chats behind. With these simple steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly transfer your WhatsApp data, ensuring you stay connected with your friends and maintain your chat history. Enjoy your new Android device without the worry of losing your cherished conversations!