How to transfer WhatsApp data from Android to Apple iOS via the ‘Move to iOS’ App

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Gone are those days when Android and iPhone users could not exchange any form of data with each other. Now, Apple has announced a Move to ios data porting app that will help in transferring data between Apple and iOS. The feature will be available in WhatsApp’s Beta version and will roll out slowly and take a week to get to all users.

This feature will be very useful for Indian users as WhatsApp is very popular in the country with over 450 million users. This has been a major concern for people when they shift from Android to iOS as they don’t want to lose their WhatsApp data. They had to use the 3rd party apps which could be dubious but now this will change.

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The ability to transfer WhatsApp data will now come in the Move to iOS App. The app will be available on Google Play Store and will be useful when one is setting up a new iPhone. Android users will need a minimum of Android 5.0 and above and Apple users will need a minimum of iOS 15.5 and above.

Steps to transfer your Whatsapp from Android to iOS with data

First step: Firstly, Download the ‘Move to the iOS’ app from the Google play store on your android phone.

Second step: Next make sure your Android phone is fully charged, if not plug in the charger

Third step: Now Open the Move to iOS App and follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Forth Step: Check the code on your iPhone and enter that code here.

Fifth Step: Tap on the continue option that appears on your Android phone screen.

Sixth Step: Tick WhatsApp option on the Transfer Data Screen and tap on the start option. WhatsApp data export process will start and once it’s done you will be WhatApp account will log out from your Android phone.

Seventh Step: Tap on next to return to the Move to iOS App screen. Further, tap on ‘Continue to transfer’ data from Android to iPhone device. The device will prompt you once the transfer process is complete.

the data from your Android device to your iPhone and wait for the move app to confirm when the transfer gets completed.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed, “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. This is a top requested feature. We launched the ability switch from iPhone>Android last year and now adding Android>iPhone as well.”

Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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