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How to transfer your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android

How to transfer your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android

How to transfer your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android

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One of the biggest pain points of using WhatsApp for years has been the inability to transfer chats between an iPhone and an Android phone. Till now, if you decided to switch, you had to mostly start over with no chat history on the other platform, or use a bunch of tools to clumsily move your stuff over without a guarantee of success.

Thankfully, WhatsApp is now rolling out a feature to easily transfer your chats from iPhones to Android phones. However, the feature will be only compatible with phones running Android 12, the latest version of the OS.

To transfer your chats, you’ll need a USB-C to Lightning cable, which is shipped with last year’s and this year’s iPhone models. Once you’ve connected both phones, follow the process below:

  • Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Go to Settings > Chats and tap on the Move chats to Android option.
  • WhatsApp will prepare your chat backup.
  • When you’re setting up your Android 12 device, you’ll be asked if you want to transfer your WhatsApp history.
  • You can scan the QR code shown on the screen to start the transfer.