Samsung presented the WhatsApp chat migration feature at the recent Galaxy Unpacked event, allowing users to transfer their WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to a new Samsung device. Before this, it only worked with the new foldable phones, but WhatsApp finally enabled the feature for Samsung Galaxy devices in general.

This feature preserves the end-to-end encryption and moves your entire WhatsApp chat history, including account information, voice notes, media, photos, settings and your profile photo from your iPhone to your new Samsung device. Unfortunately, call history cannot be transferred from an iPhone to a Samsung device.

  • In a recent blog post launching the feature, WhatsApp wrote:

    “We’re excited to start rolling out the ability to move your WhatsApp history from iOS to Android. This happens without your messages being sent to WhatsApp in the process and includes voice messages, photos and videos. To start, this feature is available on any Samsung device running Android 10 or higher, and will be available on more Android devices soon.”

    To do this, you do need a USB-C to Lightning cable (or equivalent adapters) to connect the two devices, as it cannot be done over the cloud. This is because WhatsApp uses different cloud backup formats for both Android and iOS, and also because it uses on-device encryption which makes it difficult to transfer data over the cloud. The cable transfer ensures that even WhatsApp cannot see the data you transfer.

    How to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to your new Samsung Galaxy device

    Just follow these steps and you’re well on your way to using WhatsApp again on your Samsung device.

    Keep in mind that your devices need to have certain specifications to use this feature:


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