Here’s how to migrate WhatsApp data from your iPhone to Samsung Galaxy
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging services in the world. While it has improved over the years with new features and additions, one major caveat was the inability to transfer conversations across platforms. WhatsApp offers backup and restore functionality but only works when switching from Android to another, or one iPhone to another.
If you were switching from an Android device to an iPhone or vice versa, there was no legal way to transfer your chat history and media from one phone to another. Fortunately, that has changed with the official WhatsApp announcement in the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has released the ability to transfer conversations from iPhone to Android devices. However, only Samsung phones are currently supported, but the feature will be made available on all Android devices soon.
If the new folders from Samsung have confirmed that you have switched to Android from iPhone, here’s how you can transfer all your WhatsApp data, including chats and media, from your old iPhone to your new Android device.
While WhatsApp has published a support article with instructions for transferring WhatsApp data from your old iPhone to your new Android, we have found that the steps mentioned in that article are incorrect, and following them will not help you move your data.
How to Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android
To migrate your WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung, simply follow these steps:
- Turn on your new Samsung Galaxy smartphone and connect by cable to your iPhone when prompted.
- Follow the Samsung Smart Switch experience.
- When prompted, scan the QR code displayed on the new device using the iPhone’s camera.
- Tap Start on your iPhone and wait for the process to complete.
- Continue setting up your new Samsung
- When you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.
- Tap Import when prompted, and allow the process to complete.
- Finish activating your new device and you’ll see your chats waiting for you.
What do I need?
- Your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings.
- Samsung SmartSwitch app version 22.214.171.124 or greater on your new device.
- WhatsApp Android Version 126.96.36.199 or greater on your new device.
- WhatsApp iOS version 188.8.131.52 or greater on your old device.
- USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters).
- Use the same phone number on the new device as the old device.
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WhatsApp for Android App Updates – 184.108.40.206 Beta
WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
WhatsApp for Android 220.127.116.11 – STABLE
WhatsApp for Android 18.104.22.168 – BETA
- Get the latest WhatsApp Beta via the Link
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp introduces Screen Sharing feature in Beta
Today, WhatsApp introduced the Screen Sharing feature in its Android Beta activity. Some lucky users have received this new function after updating the Android app to version 22.214.171.124 through Google Play Store.
WhatsApp has reportedly added a new button within the video call control panel. Once enabled, you will be prompted to share your screen with the person connected on the call.
This feature will record and share everything displayed on your screen with the recipient. However, the feature may not work perfectly now as the recipient’s WhatsApp may not be on the latest build of Beta.
In addition, users may notice some minor changes regarding the new bottom navigation bar elements’ arrangement after updating to WhatsApp Beta for Android 126.96.36.199.
Following a successful Beta run, WhatsApp will roll out the new screen-sharing feature and the new placement for tabs within the bottom navigation bar to more users over the coming weeks.
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Message Editing feature joins WhatsApp on Android, get it now!
WhatsApp begins rolling out the most anticipated Message Editing feature on Android. Users across the world get access to this feature today, while the rollout will continue to expand gradually.
Update your Samsung Galaxy phone’s WhatsApp to the latest version through Google Play Store. Once done, you will have access to edit a sent message and the change will reflect if both parties have the latest WhatsApp version.
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The Meta-owned company officially announced the availability of this feature on all accounts. You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it so you don’t have to worry if you did any silly typo.
How to use WhatsApp Message Editing:
The feature works on any chat window (personal/group). All you need to edit the message is open the chat you want to edit the message from. Tap and hold on to the single message and hit the hamburger (three vertical dots) menu.
It will expand the option where the second will let you edit the message. However, keep in mind that this editing tool only allows you to edit message until 15 minutes after sending, and you can edit multiple times within the duration.
IT’S HERE 📣 Message Editing is rolling out now.
You now get up to 15 minutes after sending a message to edit it. So you don’t have to worry if you duck it up 🦆 pic.twitter.com/JCWNzmXwVr
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 22, 2023
WhatsApp has recently introduced its Wear OS application, making it possible to chat through the wrist. Moreover, the company is continuously testing new features to stay rock solid against the rapidly growing Telegram.