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Users can now transfer WhatsApp backup chats from iPhone to Samsung phone

The popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has finally rolled out a feature to allow users to transfer their backup chats from iPhone to Samsung phone.

According to the WhatsApp blog, now you can transfer your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings. However, you can’t transfer your call history or display name.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps worldwide, and it is the most used in countries like Brazil and India.

Mashable India informed that the new function has been made available only to Samsung phones, and WhatsApp has confirmed that this feature is now finally rolling out.

The process might not be as simple as it sounds since WhatsApp on Android and iOS have different cloud platforms for backing up.

The users would require a USB-C to Lightning cable to complete the process entirely locally. Once both phones will be connected, there would be a bunch of prerequisites that need to be checked by the users. For beginners, the Samsung phone in question needs to have the Smart Switch version 3.7.22.1 or newer.

For iPhone, the gadget needs to have the WhatsApp iOS version 2.21.160.17 or newer, and for Samsung, the users would need to have the WhatsApp Android version 2.21.16.20 or newer. The Samsung phone would also require the Android 10 version or the latest. Support for older Android versions is coming soon.

What you need to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to a Galaxy phone:

According to WhatsApp, there are a few things you need to be able to transfer your iPhone backup to Android successfully. These are:

  • Samsung SmartSwitch app version 3.7.22.1 or greater installed on your new device.
  • WhatsApp iOS version 2.21.160.17 or greater on your old device.
  • WhatsApp Android version 2.21.16.20 or greater on your new device
  • USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters).
  • Use the same phone number on the new device as the old device.
  • Your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings.

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