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Officially! Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Does Move to iOS transfer WhatsApp messages? The answer is finally yes!

WhatsApp now officially supports the transfer of WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone for free using Move to iOS - this is good news for many Android users as you don't necessarily need to backup your WhatsApp data.

As we all know, Move to iOS allows users to transfer data from Android to iPhone seamlessly. But now, it supports WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone. The question is, 'How can you transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS?' If you're unfamiliar with how this works, grab a cup of juice and stick to this page while we walk you through the process of performing a seamless WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone using Move to iOS.

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Part 1: Before transferring WhatsApp with Move to iOS

Although WhatsApp now supports the transfer of chats and other data via MobileTrans, there are basic requirements you must meet up with for you to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS with Move to iOS.

1. Phone Requirements

Device Requirements
Android
  1. Android Lollipop 5.0, SDK 21, or Above,
  2. WhatsApp Android version 2.22.7.74
iPhone
  1. iOS 15.5 and later that's either brand new of reset to factory settings.
  2. WhatsApp iOS version 2.22.10.70 or Above

2. Other Requirements

  1. Both devices must be connected to a power source during the transfer operation.
  2. Both devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Now you know what the requirements for transferring WhatsApp with Move to iOS are, you can easily transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS with Move to iOS. But before we proceed to the steps to do that, let's learn the supported data types for transferring WhatsApp from Android to iPhone with Move to iOS, and how to reset an iPhone, as resetting your iPhone to factory default is a requirement.

Supported Data Types

  • WhatsApp chat history
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Voice messages

How to Reset iPhone

Resetting your iPhone to factory default settings is pretty straightforward. Just follow the steps below;

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2; Tap on General and select 'Reset'.

Step 3: Tap on 'Erase All Contents and Settings'. Then tap 'Continue' on the next page factory reset iPhone.

erase all contents and settings

Step 4: Finally, you'll be asked to enter your 'Passcode' to confirm the factory reset operation. Then select 'Finish Upload Then Erase' for your iPhone data to be uploaded to iCloud before erasing or 'Erase' to clear all data without uploading to iCloud.

clear all data

Part 2: Move WhatsApp from Android to iOS via Move to iOS [Detailed Guide]

If you've completed the above requirements, transferring WhatsApp from Android to iOS via Move to iOS should be easy and error-free. And to save you from unwanted hassles, we've explained the step-by-step instructions to move WhatsApp from Android to iOS via Move to iOS.

Move WhatsApp from Android to iOS via Move to iOS

Step 1: Download and Install the Move to iOS app on your Android device.

Step 2: Start your iPhone and complete the setup process.

complete the setup process

  • Once you get to the 'Apps & Data' screen, tap on 'Move Data from Android - this will prompt a six or ten-digit code that'll be required on your Android phone to appear on your screen.

Step 3: Launch the 'Move to iOS' app on your Android phone and complete setup. Once you're asked for a code, enter the 6 of 10-digit side given to you on your iPhone to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network.

move to ios

Step 4: Choose the kind of data you intend to transfer to the iPhone. Select WhatsApp and other relevant data you need, then click on 'Continue > 'Start'> Next to begin the transfer operation.

begin the transfer operation

Step 5: During the data transfer, a loading bar will appear on your phone screen. After it's full, tap 'Done' on your Android phone and click 'Continue' on iPhone to finish the data transfer.

finish the data transfer

Set up WhatsApp on iPhone to Complete WhatsApp Transfer

After you've completed the WhatsApp transfer via Move to iOS. All you need to do next is to set up your WhatsApp account on your iPhone.

Step 6: Complete the On-screen instructions after you hit the 'Continue' button. Then once you're on the 'Home Screen', tap on 'App Store' and install 'WhatsApp' from there.

install whatsapp

Step 7: Open the installed WhatsApp application, complete the on-screen instructions till you get to the 'Move Chats from Android' screen. Then tap on the 'Start' button and accept the necessary permissions to allow WhatsApp to move messages from Android to iPhone.

tap on the start

Step 8: WhatsApp will begin transfer operation. This usually takes 10-15 minutes or more to get completed. It all depends on the size of data you're transferring. Afterward, set up your WhatsApp profile.

set up your whatsapp profile

You've completed the WhatsApp data transfer successfully!

Pros

  • It's free to use.
  • Wireless transfer.
  • The app is lightweight.

Cons

  • It does not support the transfer of WhatsApp stickers.
  • It can only be used for data transfer on the latest Whatsapp and iOS versions.
  • The process is kind of complicated.
  • Transfer via Wi-Fi indicates the process is quite slow
  • you have to erase existing data on your iPhone.

Part 3: Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS without Factory Reset

The Move to iOS app requires resetting iPhone settings to factory default, and as we all know, factory resetting iPhone would erase all iPhone data. For this reason, you need a more reliable method to transfer WhatsApp from Android to iOS without a factory reset.

Well, MobileTrans is the ultimate data transfer software to help you out in this kind of situation. The tool supports efficient data transfer operation from Android to iPhone or vice versa via PC without requiring you to delete your phone's existing data.

With MobileTrans, you cannot only transfer all WhatsApp data from phone to phone but also transfer other types of phone data in just one click. Also, if you don't have enough storage space to backup your phone data, MobileTrans can come in handy to backup your mobile phone to computer fast without lagging. And you can restore the data from there when it's needed.

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  • • Transfer WhatsApp messages, media and stickers.
  • • Transfer WhatsApp data to over 6000 types of mobile phones without compromising/overwriting existing data.
  • • Export WhatsApp chats to PDF or HTML file
  • • Restore deleted WhatsApp messages on Android
  • • Backup WhatsApp data to your computer for Free
  • • 3-time faster than wireless transfer
  • • Besides WhatsApp transfer, MobileTrans also supports the transfer of WhatsApp Business, Line, Viber, and other types of App data.
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How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone With MobileTrans

Step 1: First, you must install the latest version of MobileTrans software on your PC.

Step 2: Launch MobileTrans software and connect your Android and iPhone to the computer using their respective USB cable. Then select 'WhatsApp Transfer'.

select whatsapp transfer

Step 3: MobileTrans will automatically detect the connected devices and mark one as 'Source' while the other as 'Destination. If it detected them incorrectly, use the 'Flip' button to switch your Android phone to 'Source' while your iPhone to 'Destination'.

destination

  • Tick the checkboxes next to the category of data you want to transfer and click 'Start' to begin WhatsApp data transfer.

Step 4: Wait while the transfer process is being executed, and do not disconnect both phones until the process is completed.

completed process

After the WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone is finalized, launch WhatsApp on your iPhone and it'll automatically detect the data you transferred and restore it.

MobileTrans vs. Move to iOS

MobileTrans Move to iOS
Factory Reset iPhone No Yes
Fast Transfer Yes No
Overwrite Data No Yes
Export & Backup WhatsApp Yes No
Restore Delete WhatsApp Data on Android Yes No

Part 4: FAQs

1. Why is the Move to iOS WhatsApp option not showing?

The whatsApp option will not show on Move to iOS app if you're still running the prior beta version. So its recommended to update it to the latest version to use the WhatsApp transfer feature.

2. What happens to my data on Android after moving to iPhone?

Nothing happens to your Android phone data when you transfer WhatsApp data to your iPhone unless you factory reset your Android and uninstall WhatsApp.

3. Can I transfer WhatsApp with Move to iOS without resetting my iPhone?

It's impossible to transfer WhatsApp with Move to iOS without resetting your iPhone. However, with tools like MobileTrans, you can perform such an operation in just a few clicks.

Conclusion

Gone are the days when you must backup WhatsApp data to be able to make it available on another device. Now, you can transfer your WhatsApp data directly from one device to another without compromise. All thanks to amazing data transfer tools like Move to iOS and MobileTrans.

Although both tools are practical for efficiently transferring data from Android to iPhone, Move to iOS requires your WhatsApp and mobile devices to be of a specific version. Plus, you must factory reset existing iPhone data for it to work perfectly. However, suppose you want a more concise WhatsApp data transfer process from any device with any WhatsApp version without resetting iPhone to factory default. In that case, MobileTrans will help you complete the action handily.

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Axel Nash

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