“Most wanted feature”: WhatsApp simplifies a little bit again
Transfer WhatsApp chat from Android to Apple. This is now possible with an app. Mark Zuckerberg introduced the service.
Menlo Park (California / USA) – Now the move will be easier, that is the digital one!
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg (38) spoke of one of the most requested features when he recently announced how the Messenger app now allows the transfer of chat messages from Android to Apple devices.
As a result, it is now possible to transfer WhatsApp chats to new devices with the Apple “Transfer to iOS” application for Android phones.
To make this possible, the meta developers partnered with technology makers.
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However, this only works if you set up a new iPhone or have previously fully reset it to factory settings and still have access to the Android device.
Both mobile phones, i.e. the old one with Android operating system and the newer one with iOS, must have certain software standards. Currently, the old device must be running Android version 5 and the iPhone requires iOS 15.5 or later.
When setting up the new iPhone, users then choose to import data from another device. Both smartphones need a WiFi connection.
The chats would remain encrypted so that no one can access the data, Zuckerberg announced in a statement Posting on Facebook a.
Convenient: When moving, not only text messages are copied. WhatsApp images, videos and voice messages are also taken into account.
And not only that: the “Transfer to iOS” application can also be used to move the contacts in the address book, the Google account, all the photos (!) And the calendar entries saved on the mobile phone.
Incidentally, switching in the opposite direction, i.e. from an iPhone to an Android mobile from Samsung, Huawei and Co., has been very easy since last year. Even a similar app makes this possible and also takes WhatsApp into account.