How to move chats from an Android device to an iPhone

If you're moving from an Android phone to an iPhone, you can transfer your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, communities, WhatsApp Channels updates, chat history, media, and settings. You can’t transfer your call history or display name, or media received over WhatsApp Channels.
Note: It’s currently not possible to transfer chats from an Android device to an iPhone on WhatsApp Business.
What do I need?
  • Android OS Lollipop, SDK 21 or above, or Android 5 or above installed on your Android device.
  • iOS 15.5 or above installed on your iPhone.
  • Move to iOS app installed on your Android phone. Note: Using other data migration apps is not supported, and will cause migration issues.
  • Latest WhatsApp iOS version available in the App Store and latest WhatsApp Android version available in the Google Play Store.
  • Use the same phone number as your old phone on your new device.
  • Your iPhone must be factory new or reset to factory settings to pair with the Move to iOS app and move data from your Android phone.
  • Both of your devices must be connected to a power source.
  • Both of your devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or you’ll need to connect your Android device to your iPhone’s hotspot.
Move chats from Android to iPhone
  1. Open the Move to iOS app on your Android phone and follow the on-screen prompts.
  2. A code will be displayed on your iPhone. When prompted, enter the code on your Android phone.
  3. Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
  4. Select WhatsApp on the Transfer Data screen.
  5. Tap START on your Android phone, and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the data for export. You’ll be signed out from your Android phone once the data is prepared.
  6. Tap NEXT to return to the Move to iOS app.
  7. Tap CONTINUE to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.
  8. Install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
  9. Open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.
  10. Tap Start when prompted, and allow the process to complete.
  11. Finish activating your new device and you’ll see your chats waiting for you.
Note: Going to Files and selecting the WhatsApp folder in the Move to iOS app isn't supported during migration.
What happens to my data?
  • Transferred data doesn't go to cloud storage as a result of the migration until you create an iCloud backup.
  • WhatsApp can't see the data you transfer.
  • Your Android phone will still have your data unless you delete WhatsApp or wipe your phone.
What messages can I transfer to my new phone?
You can transfer:
  • Personal messages
You can't transfer:
  • Peer to peer payment messages
Can I transfer my call history?
Your WhatsApp call history can’t be transferred from an Android phone to an iPhone.
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