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This is how WhatsApp messages are passed from Android to iPhone

iOS and Android are the two most popular operating systems among the large number of manufacturers and models of mobile devices that exist today. However, while Android is Google’s operating system and can be found on the vast majority of mobile devices on the market, iOS is Apple’s operating system and is only found on the iPhone and iPad.

Without a doubt, among all the applications that we have installed on our mobile, one of the most important when it comes to changing mobile is WhatsApp, since most users do not want to lose their messages when switching from Android to iOS . Before passing the messages we will have to have previously made a backup copy of WhatsApp on our Android mobile phone.

UPDATE 2022: As of June 2022, Mark Zukerberg confirmed the tool in a post on Facebook: “We are adding to WhatsApp the ability to safely switch between phones to transfer chat history, photos, videos or voice messages between Android and WhatsApp. an iPhone maintaining end-to-end encryption. A highly requested feature. We launched the ability to switch from iPhone to Android last year, and now we’re adding the option to switch from Android to iPhone.”

How to back up messages

It’s a good idea to always have a backup of your Android messages both locally and in the cloud. If something happens to our mobile phone we can have the messages sent, received and the multimedia files linked to the conversations we have had, individually or in groups. Although for this, we will have to make sure that the backup of the messaging app is enabled.

Open WhatsApp .
Tap on the menu button and enter Settings .
Select the Chats option .
Choose the Backups button.
Once we are inside this section, we will see how WhatsApp gives us several options. At the top we will see “Save” to make a backup. We can also configure the backup copies that are made of the chats in Google Drive so as not to do them manually every time we need it:

Google account you want to back up to.
Save using WiFi or also data.

How to pass the messages

The truth is that the messaging application itself allows us to make a backup copy of all our messages and files shared through WhatsApp. A copy that when we install the app on another terminal, it is possible to easily recover if we are within the same environment , that is, we go from one Android mobile to another also with Android or we change from one iPhone to another. However, the messaging app has a new method that will make the process easier. In any case, we will see the old process and the new method.

The above method

 

The main problem comes when we change platforms, since the WhatsApp backup system on Android is stored in Google Drive, while in the Apple environment it is done in iCloud . This makes it impossible for us to recover a Google Drive backup from the iOS version of WhatsApp.

In this situation, one option offered by the messaging app is to export the messages and files of those chats that we do not want to lose . In other words, we will be able to send ourselves the conversations of those contacts that we do not want to lose through email to have them later on the iPhone and be able to read them, even without having to have WhatsApp installed.

To do this, all we have to do is go to each of the chats that we don’t want to lose and once inside, tap on the menu button, tap on the More option and then tap on Export Chat . Next, a window will appear in which it will ask us if we want to add the shared multimedia files in that chat and, finally, we can choose the way to share it with ourselves. On this occasion, the best thing to do is send us the WhatsApp chats by email so that we can see and read them whenever we want from our iPhone.

The new process in WhatsApp

 

One of the great novelties that came with the version of the app for iPhone 2.22.10.7 and for Android 2.22.7.74 was the incorporation of a new tool to facilitate the process of transferring chats between both operating systems. To do this, in addition to having that version or a higher version of the messaging app, it will be necessary to have version iOS 15.5, Android 5 or higher , in both cases.
Tap Next to return to the Move to iOS app, and then tap Continue to transfer data from Android phone to iPhone.
Once complete, install the latest version of WhatsApp from the App Store.
You have already seen that switching from Android to iOS or vice versa meant losing WhatsApp chats until now, something that can be solved with the trick that we have previously mentioned, which will take you much less time than you imagine. Until now it was not possible to transfer conversations from one operating system to another , no matter how advanced the technology has been in recent years, however, now this will be possible.

 

How to back up messages

It’s a good idea to always have a backup of your Android messages both locally and in the cloud. If something happens to our mobile phone we can have the messages sent, received and the multimedia files linked to the conversations we have had, individually or in groups. Although for this, we will have to make sure that the backup of the messaging app is enabled.

 

How to pass the messages

The truth is that the messaging application itself allows us to make a backup copy of all our messages and files shared through WhatsApp. A copy that when we install the app on another terminal, it is possible to easily recover if we are within the same environment , that is, we go from one Android mobile to another also with Android or we change from one iPhone to another. However, the messaging app has a new method that will make the process easier. In any case, we will see the old process and the new method.

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