Cupertino Until now, users have always had to resort to additional programs from other providers. Now the Whatsapp transfer is part of the Android app ” Transfer to iOS”, as Apple says. With the help of the app, a direct Wi-Fi connection is established between the two smartphones. Previously, it was possible to transfer photos and videos, contacts, messages, web bookmarks and settings, among other things. Whatsapp is another option. A prerequisite is that users keep the same phone number when switching. Operating systems from Android 5 (Lollipop) are supported. According to its own information, Apple does not get access to the data during transmission. With iPhones already set up, there is still no easy way to transfer the Whatsapp chats afterwards. Whatsapp has so far only made it possible to transfer chat history from iPhones to Samsung phones across different platforms. Apple is initially offering the function of moving Whatsapp from Android to iOS in a beta version. Apple is also improving the moving app on another point: So far, data from various free apps has already been transferred, but users then had to download it from the App Store themselves. Now apps available in the App Store can be automatically selected and loaded from “Transfer to iOS”.