Switching to a brand new Android cellphone has turn into a way more comfy expertise over the previous decade, because of options like Google Backup. On the identical time, some messaging apps like WhatsApp and LINE Messenger permit you to backup your messages to the cloud, making restoring backups doable with out manually connecting your previous cellphone to your laptop. Sign, a well-liked various to WhatsApp that grew in recognition earlier this 12 months, has now added the flexibility to switch your chats to a brand new cellphone over a Wi-Fi community.
Whereas Sign nonetheless doesn’t permit customers to again up their chats to the cloud, presumably for privateness functions, the iOS model of the app permits customers to wirelessly switch all their chats from an previous iPhone to a brand new iPhone. This occurs over WI-Fi and disables your app on the previous iPhone after it’s accomplished. This performance is now arriving for Android gadgets on the newest Sign beta model 5.5.0, in keeping with TestingCatalog.
Sign’s changelog for the newest beta model states: “Your subsequent improve deserves an improve. Rapidly and securely switch your Sign data to a brand-new Android cellphone. Use the end-to-end encrypted migration function to maneuver your account and messages from an previous machine to a brand new machine over a non-public native WiFi Direct connection.”
The function creates a neighborhood Wi-Fi hotspot, which implies each your gadgets must be in shut proximity to one another for the function to work. It’s in all probability finest to ensure the opposite machine can also be on the newest beta model, so as to be certain the switch works seamlessly. Don’t neglect to take a look at our step-wise information to transferring your Sign chats wirelessly from one Android machine to a different.