Although WhatsApp is one of the most downloaded applications to talk to other people, sometimes it is surprising that it is so successful despite the fact that lacks such basic functions how to use WhatsApp on different devices or power pass your data WhatsApp from iPhone to Android or vice versa.
Little by little, however, those responsible are catching up in this aspect. Using WhatsApp on different devices at the same time is on the right track. The same goes for the possibility of switch device without sacrificing your data: photos, videos, voice messages, chats, groups and other settings.
Sooner than later, WhatsApp will allow you to freely transfer your chats between platforms. That is, from iPhone to Android and from Android to iPhone. Luckily, the company. has started offering this option on Samsung phones.
An expected function
Transfer your chat history when you switch to a phone with a different operating system. Something that seems so obvious, necessary and easy to do, in WhatsApp is not so simple. The possibility of make a backup of your files. Today, you can make that copy, locally or in the cloud.
But what if you want to switch smartphones and, during the move, move your WhatsApp content between platforms in one go? Fast and easy. Well, it has taken a long time to arrive, but it is already possible to carry it out. At least, in a first phase, it is possible “transfer your WhatsApp chat history from iOS to Android, including your audio messages, your photos and your videos ”.
In a first phase, this option is available on Samsung devices with Android 10 or later versions. But sooner rather than later, the option will be extended to any Android smartphone.
The bad news is that you will need a cable for this task. Specifically, “you will need a USB-C to Lightning connector cable.” With that cable you will connect iPhone and Samsung or another brand.
As we said, from now on, you can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android. Specifically, “you can transfer your account information, your profile photo, individual and group chats, the history of chats, multimedia files and settings ”. On the other hand, “you cannot transfer the Call History nor the display name ”.
At the moment, it is only possible on Samsung devices. Hence you need the Samsung Smart Switch app installed on your Samsung. You will also need to update WhatsApp on iOS (126.96.36.199 or later) and Android (188.8.131.52 or later). Lastly, you need a USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters).
But there is more. On the new device, you should have the same number that you used on the old device. And finally, “keep or restore factory settings on the new Android device.” That is the first thing you do when you turn on your new Android smartphone is to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android.
Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android
To transfer WhatsApp content from iPhone to Android, we will have to turn on both devices. Then we will connect them with the cable to each other. Initially, Samsung Smart Switch will automatically open on your Samsung. If not, open it and follow the instructions in the section Transfer your data. What we want is Receive data. And, more specifically, the WhatsApp data, which you will find in Applications.
At a certain point, we must select the source. In this case, an iPhone. You will need to use your iPhone’s camera to scan the qr code showing your Samsung. Then you must click on Start on your iPhone and wait for the process to finish.
We return to the Samsung. When the home screen appears, we open WhatsApp and log in with the same number we used before. As we saw before, you must have that number on your new Samsung. Then you must click on to import and wait for the process to finish.
When finished, your WhatsApp data will be on both devices. Both on iPhone and Samsung or other Android. The logical thing is that delete that data of your iPhone to save it, sell it or give it a second life.
As we said before, the process for now serves to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung, but sooner or later more Android devices will be included. The process will be similar, although we hope we can dispense with the cable, an additional expense that we will use only once.
In principle, to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android, we will also depend on a connected cable Between both. From iPhone we must open WhatsApp, go to Settings> Chats and click on Move chats to Android. We will have to follow the instructions. Basically, tap on Start and wait for WhatsApp to do its magic. Then we will continue on the Android phone until the process is finished.