How To Move Whatsapp Chats From An Iphone To A Samsung Device

Good news for Apple product users as they can now migrate their Whatsapp chats to Samsung devices.

Infoexpert24 reports that here are a few caveats WhatsApp outlines that can help if you migrate.

Here are the things you can be able to move now from iPhone to a Samsung Android device below;

Account information

profile photo

individual chats, group chats, chat history, media


You can’t transfer your call history or display name

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In addition, you can only do the migration during the initial setup of your new Samsung device, as the instructions from WhatsApp say that “your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings” to allow the migration, so users would have to do a complete factory reset of their Samsung device if it is already operational.

How To Move Whatsapp Chats From An Iphone To A Samsung Device
Samsung and iPhone

The old iPhone needs to have WhatsApp iOS version or newer and the new Samsung phone has to have WhatsApp Android version or newer.

The new device needs to have the Samsung SmartSwitch app version or newer installed. The transfer takes place via a USB-C to Lightning cable, so you’ll need one of those as well.

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Here are the steps to conduct the transfer:


1. Turn on your Samsung and connect by cable to your iPhone when prompted
2. Follow the Samsung Smart Switch instructions
3. When prompted, scan the QR code displayed on the new Samsung device using the iPhone’s camera
4. Tap Start on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete
5. Continue setting up your new Samsung device
6. When you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device
7. Tap Import when prompted, and allow the process to complete
8. Finish activating your new device. Your WhatsApp chats should now be available.
After you complete the migration, your old iPhone will still have your data on it unless you delete WhatsApp or wipe the device completely.
The transferred data doesn’t go to cloud storage after the migration, and WhatsApp says it can’t see the data you transfer.


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