Android’s ‘Data Restore Tool’ could allow users to transfer WhatsApp chats from iOS

Android’s Data Transfer Tool is experimenting with a way to copy WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android. Data Transfer Tool is the standard tool for copying files from one Android to another or from iOS to Android.

One of the cons of WhatsApp is that users cannot access their messages on more than one smartphone at a time. Even though the company recently launched its multi-device feature into beta, the requirement of one smartphone at a time is still in place. Multidevice support enables users to use the service on up to four devices without having the phone used for their account switched on or connected to the internet.

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‘Data Restore Tool’ on Android could help WhatsApp transfer chats to iOS and vice versa

The latest update to the app, Data Restore Tool, which was recently added to the Google Play Store shows references for copying WhatsApp chat history from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. The app is present in Android by default, and it shows up while a user is setting up a new Android phone and wants to transfer their data from an old device.

Here’s how to use the app in a few simple steps:

  1. Transfer WhatsApp chats.
  2. Scan the QR code with your iPhone to open WhatsApp, tap Start.
  3. Getting chats ready.
  4. Keep your iPhone unlocked and WhatsApp open.

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After reaching the final step as mentioned above, Data Restore Tool will show a QR code, which you will need to scan on your iPhone to access WhatsApp’s upcoming migration settings. If you have trouble scanning then you need to open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Move Chats to Android.

Until WhatsApp properly launches the new migration settings, the option to transfer WhatsApp chats from iOS to Android might not appear in the Data Restore Tool. However, we may not have to wait for a long time as WABetaInfo tweeted that WhatsApp is developing a feature to migrate chats between different platforms.

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.

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