How to transfer WhatsApp chat from Android to iOS without losing it.

  • WhatsApp users can now switch chat from Android to iOS without losing their chats.
  • Can be done by the app named move to iOS.
  • iOS users will have to first factory reset their devices.

A new update by meta has claimed that now WhatsApp users with Android can switch their device to iOS without losing their chats.

The iOS device would be required to download the app named ‘move to iOS’. Also, other conditions include having a new setup for the iOS or factory resetting the current one.

“We’re adding to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer your chat history, photos, videos, and voice messages between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption,” Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

Here are the steps with which you can switch chats-


Both your iPhone and Android phone need to be of a certain OS version to get started.

  1. Android OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or above, or Android 5 or above in case of Android and iOS 15.5 or above on iPhone.
  2. You’ll need to install the Move to iOS app on your Android phone.
  3. WhatsApp, version or above on iOS and version or above on Android.
  4. use the same phone number as your old phone on your new device.
  5. Both devices must be connected to a power source, as well, and connected to the same Wi-Fi
  6. Also, you can connect your Android device to your iPhone’s hotspot.

How to do it-

  • Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone, and follow the instructions
  • A code will appear on your iPhone. Enter the code on your Android phone.
  • Tap Continue and follow the instructions
  • Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.
  • Tap START on your Android phone then waits for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. After the data is ready, you’ll be signed out from your Android phone.
  • Tap NEXT to return to the Move to iOS app.
  • Tap CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone.
  • Wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.
  • Install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
  • Open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.
  • Tap Start and allow the process to complete. Once activation is complete, your chats will appear on your iPhone.


  • Call history and peer-to-peer payment messages can’t be transferred using this method.
  • Transferred data doesn’t go to cloud storage until you create an iCloud backup.

Disclaimer: This information is covered based on the latest research and development available. However, it may not fully reflect all current aspects of the subject matter.

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