WhatsApp Releases Chat History Transfer Feature from iPhone to Samsung Devices

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – In a blog post published Friday, September 3, 2021, the popular messaging app WhatsApp announced that they have started rolling out a new file that will allow users to move their chat history from iOS to Android.

Ini akan berlangsung tanpa pesan dikirim ke WhatsApp dan akan mencakup pesan suara, foto, dan video. Ponsel Android pertama yang menerima fitur ini adalah perangkat Samsung yang menjalankan Android 10 atau lebih tinggi.

Jika Anda memiliki handset Android yang menjalankan Android 10 dan lebih tinggi tetapi tidak dibuat oleh Samsung, jangan terlalu kecewa. WhatsApp mengatakan bahwa ponsel Android lainnya akan segera menerima fitur baru itu.

Sebelumnya kepala WhatsApp Will Cathcart menyatakan bahwa WhatsApp sedang menyiapkan cara bagi pengguna untuk memindahkan riwayat mereka dari satu platform ke platform lain dan itu akan dimulai dengan handset Android Samsung.

WhatsApp says that when you are ready to set up your new phone, you will have the option to securely transfer old chats from your old phone to your new phone. All you need is a USB-C to Lightning cable.

You must install on your new phone the Samsung SmartSwitch application version or higher; install WhatsApp iOS version or higher on your old device while WhatsApp Android version or higher is downloaded to your new device.

This is how it works. Turn on your Samsung phone and when prompted to do so, connect it using the aforementioned USB-C to Lightning cable to your iPhone. Follow the Samsung Smart Switch experience, and when prompted, scan the QR code displayed on the new device using the iPhone camera. You then tap on start on iPhone and wait for the process to complete.

When you proceed with setting up your new Samsung Galaxy phone, launch the WhatsApp app using the same phone number that you used on the old phone. When prompted to do so, tap “Import” and let the process complete. Once your new phone is activated, all your old WhatsApp chats will be moved from iOS to Android.

To reiterate, WhatsApp says, “If you switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Android device, you can transfer your account information, profile photos, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media, and settings. You cannot transfer call history or display names. .”

Your old phone will continue to use your old WhatsApp data unless you decide to wipe the device or delete the WhatsApp app.

The data transferred doesn’t go to cloud storage (although you may have sent it there separately via Chat Backup). And WhatsApp can’t see the data being migrated. While private messages can be transferred from iOS to compatible Samsung-branded Android phones, peer-to-peer payment messages cannot. Your WhatsApp call history also cannot be transferred from iPhone to Samsung handset.


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