WhatsApp: Zuckerberg announces deportation

Like birds, data migrate too. Or, at least, they try and sometimes fail because End-to-end encryption. The main tool for the security of our data is, in fact, a big hurdle when our data has to be transferred from one device to another especially if, as in the case of chats The WhatsAppThe encryption key is stored on the phone.


Mark ZuckerbergHowever, from his Facebook account, he tells us the situation is about to improve: data migration and WhatsApp chats From Android to iOSie iPhone. Later, but it is not yet known exactly when that will arrive either iPhone to Android: At the moment there is only some kind of draft function. to data migration From/to Android/iOS, we’ve been talking for a long time, with the first announcement being made already in January of this year. Currently Zuckerberg says: “We add to WhatsApp the ability to securely switch between phones and transfer chats, history, photos, videos, and voicemails from Android to iPhone, while maintaining end-to-end encryption. It is one of the most wanted jobs“But where are we really?

WhatsApp: from Android to iOS

there Migration from Android to iOS Easier than the other way around because, unlike Apple, Google allows app developers to do more things on phones (even more”sensitive“).

There is currently an official WhatsApp support page where they describe themselves Methods and limits of this section. First of all, your Android phone should have at least Android 5, while your iPhone should have at least iOS 15.5. Then you must install the application on your Android phone”Switch to iOSFrom Apple.

Then they serve WhatsApp for iOS Version 2.22.10.70 or higher and WhatsApp for Android Version 2.22.7.74 and phone number It should be the same on both phones.

Finally, both phones must be plugged into the power supply and connected to Same WiFi And iPhone must be new or refurbished in Factory default settings.

Once these requirements are met, the procedure consisting of a combination of “maneuvers” between “Switch to iOS” And the The WhatsApp On both phones, starting at QR Code. In short, It’s not exactly that easy and define, You don’t always succeed. Also, in the clip, you check the history of calls made using WhatsApp from your Android phone.

WhatsApp: iOS to Android

As for passing WhatsApp data from iPhone to Android phone, but Zuckerberg he claims: “We are adding itAt the moment, however, there are Even more stringent restrictions compared to reverse migration.

section theory From iOS to Android WhatsApp data is only possible if the phone is a file Samsunga Google Pixel or ha Android 12 or higher (but previous works, not with the update). Also in this case, there is an official procedure described by WhatsApp in the online help, but it does not always work.

Again, then, you must bring your Android phone to Initial factory condition Or new, straight out of the box. The connection between the two phones cannot be done via WiFi but only via a USB-C to Lightning cable. Then it takes a lot of patience, because everything The procedure is very very slow.

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