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WhatsApp Rolls Out The Ability To Transfer Data From Android To iOS Devices

After years of requests and plenty of waiting, WhatsApp has finally rolled out the ability to transfer data from Android devices to iOS today.

The launch is definitely one that many users across the board were looking forward to, not to mention that it’s one of the most sought-after demands that the company has received in a really long time.

While the app had previously rolled out the initiative for selected users in beta, all users can celebrate because the launch today is for the masses.

This transfer will allow for the migration of all users’ account data, alongside profile images, chat histories, media files, different settings, and group chats as well. In other words, everything gets transferred from your old Android into your new iOS device.

A commonly asked question by so many users is how exactly the transfer takes place and how one can start the migration process.

According to WhatsApp, users need to first and foremost have an Android device that’s a 5.0 version or above. At the same time, the latest version of WhatsApp needs to be installed as well.

Furthermore, users will require a new iPhone device. In case they don’t, iOS smartphones with a factory reset option that allows for the transfer to take place. Just make sure the app is installed on the Android phone for it to work seamlessly.

Last but not least, please make sure you’re connected and that you’re getting the same Wi-Fi connectivity, phone number, and power source for a smooth transition on the new smartphone.

As you can imagine, there are some more steps involved that users can take a look at from the FAQ on WhatsApp’s webpage. But if you follow these steps outlined, we’re sure you’ll be well on your way to a great migration in no time.

Also, the company promises that all data being transferred is secure and not visible to WhatsApp too.


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