How to transfer WhatsApp chats from your old phone to new smartphone phone or iPhone

Most of us lose precious data during the transfer of data between phones,

You might have lost your phone and may have gotten another one, or would want to use a more expensive phone, Follow the instructions below to transfer your data without issues.


How to transfer WhatsApp chats from your old to new smartphone.

If you are changing your smartphone from Android to iOS or just upgrading your device, then you can access all your WhatsApp data which is backed up in your Google Drive or Apple Cloud.

Here is a step-by-step guide to transfer your WhatsApp data from your old to new phone.

Switching from Android to iOS or vice-versa? While the data transferring from your old to new phone is easy and doesn’t take much of time. Transferring all your WhatsApp, including media, chat backups and history, follows a long process.

You can easily move your WhatsApp account information, profile photo, one-on-one and group chats, message histories, media, and settings if you switch from an Android to Android or iPhone.

But things get slightly confusing if you move from Android to iOS or vice versa. Especially when you want to transfer all your WhatsApp data, including chat history. Here is a step-by-step guide to transfer your WhatsApp data from your old to your new phone, be it shift from Android to iOS or Android to Android.

The first thing to do with your new phone is to login with your email, either your Gmail for android or your iCloud for iOS

How to transfer old WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android

Connect your Android device to an iPhone.
On your Android device, open WhatsApp. A QR code will appear on the screen.
On your iPhone, click Settings > Chats > Move Chats to Android to scan the QR code.
Note, keep your phone unlocked during the transfer process. Click Start Transfer after the app completes the backup.
Your chats, pictures, and other data will transfer to your new Android device. Make sure to avoid using both devices during the transfer process.


How to transfer old WhatsApp chats from Android to Android

Before starting the process, backup all the WhatsApp data in your old phone to your Google drive.
For that, Open WhatsApp > More options > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
Choose the Google Account that you want your chats backed up to.
Next, ensure that your new Android device is linked to the Google Account where your backup is saved
Install and open WhatsApp in your new phone and sign in. .
Tap RESTORE when prompted to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.
After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT. Your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.
WhatsApp will continue to restore your media files after your chats are restored.

How to transfer old WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS

Install the “Move to iOS” app from the Play store on your Android handset.
After downloading, launch the “Move to iOS” app and follow the on-screen directions.
When prompted, enter the code displayed on the iPhone on the Android phone.
Next, select ‘WhatsApp’ on the Transfer Data Screen and tap Start. WhatsApp will prepare data for the export. Sign out once the process is completed.
Return to the ‘Move to iOS’ application and tap on ‘Continue’ to transfer data to the iPhone.
Once the data transfer is complete, install the latest WhatsApp updates on your iPhone.
Login with the same mobile phone number and tap Start.
Once the process is completed, WhatsApp chats will be visible on your new iPhone.

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Peter N. Djangmah is a multifaceted individual with a passion for education, entrepreneurship, and blogging. With a firm belief in the power of digital education and science, I am affectionately known as the Private Minister of Information. Connect with me

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