The difference between iOS and Android is really large and it starts to show when you want to migrate from Android to iOS or from iOS to Android. Well, this gap is going to be bridged by Samsung and WhatsApp collab. Samsung has partnered with a bunch of popular app developers including WhatsApp to make migration from an iPhone to a Samsung device easy and secure.
Apple’s iOS is a very secure ecosystem and this is one of the reasons it cannot be synced easily with any device or software made by someone, not Apple. But Samsung has built a new feature in Samsung’s Smart Switch app which basically used to transfer data from your old device to a new Galaxy device.
Sadly, this feature is only exclusive to the Galaxy Fold series devices only for now. But we still don’t know if it will or won’t come to the other flagship Samsung Galaxy devices so you should not lose all hope.
But. if you own or going to own a new device then it will be really easy to transfer all your WhatsApp chats from your iPhone to your new phone.
- A supported Samsung Galaxy device (Foldable smartphones)
- A USB Type C to lightning cable. Can also use dongles to connect both devices using a cable but make sure that the dongle has data lines.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to Android Smartphone
- Launch the Samsung Smart Switch app on your Samsung smartphone.
- Connect both the device using a cable (you can do that beforehand).
- Once the Smart switch app detects the iPhone in your Galaxy Device, select the data you want to transfer.
- You will find the WhatsApp Chat option here, just select it with other selections.
- Now, confirm to start the transfer and wait till completes.
- Once done, disconnect the devices and start using WhatsApp on the Galaxy smartphone.
This feature is really helpful to those who want to migrate from the iOS ecosystem to the Android one. But it is not clear whether WhatsApp or even Samsung will release it for other devices. We really want to see this feature baked into WhatsApp so anyone can use it, not just the exclusive devices.