Facebook-owned WhatsApp has added the ability for users to migrate their chat history when switching from iOS to Samsung Android devices, the company said in a blog post.

If you’re moving from an iPhone to a Samsung Android device, you can transfer your account information, profile photo, individual chats, group chats, chat history, media and settings. You can’t transfer your call history or display name

In addition, you can only do the migration during the initial setup of your new Samsung device, as the instructions from WhatsApp say that “your new Android device must be factory new or reset to factory settings” to allow the migration, so users would have to do a complete factory reset of their Samsung device if it is already operational.

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The old iPhone needs to have WhatsApp iOS version 2.21.160.17 or newer and the new Samsung phone has to have WhatsApp Android version 2.21.16.20 or newer. The new device needs to have the Samsung SmartSwitch app version 3.7.22.1 or newer installed. The transfer takes place via a USB-C to Lightning cable, so you’ll need one of those as well.

How To Migrate From iPhone To Samsung

  1. Turn on your Samsung and connect by cable to your iPhone when prompted.
  2. Follow the Samsung Smart Switch experience.
  3. When prompted, scan the QR code displayed on the new device using the iPhone’s camera.
  4. Tap Start on your iPhone, and wait for the process to complete.
  5. Continue setting up your new Samsung.
  6. When you reach the home screen, open WhatsApp and log in using the same phone number used on your old device.
  7. Tap Import when prompted, and allow the process to complete.
  8. Finish activating your new device and you’ll see your chats waiting for you.
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Currently, this feature is available on any Samsung device running Android 10 or higher and will be available on more Android devices soon.