Use Signal QR code iPhone to backup your data on another iOS device

January 18, 2021

The reduction of friction in using apps is something that makes certain apps more popular than others. The Signal app with its user-centric policies and hassle-free way to backup and transport data seeks to strike a balance between convenience and security. It lets you transfer your account data, including your conversation history, to a new iOS device from an existing one via a simple QR code. See how to use the Signal QR code iPhone to backup or transport your data.

Signal Backup Data

How to use Signal QR code in iPhone to backup data?

The Signal app allows you to use a backup to move your local Signal data between Apple devices (iPhone or iPad). Read the instructions given below to use the Signal QR code iPhone to back up data.

  1. On your new device, launch the Signal app.
  2. Complete the registration process.
  3. Select Transfer from iOS Device.
  4. Hit the Next button to see a QR code.
  5. Switch to your old device.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Move your device physically to scan the QR code from the above step.
  8. Allow the transfer process to complete,
  9. Send a message from your new device.

Thanks to the innovative work by Signal, we now have a method to transfer messages to a new phone or upgrade to a new device without losing any information on iOS. See how to export signal messages using a QR code.

How do you use a Signal code?

Before you begin the transfer process, it is important that you choose a time when you won’t be using either device for several minutes.

Then, on your new device, launch the Signal app. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, download and install it. Then, complete the registration process, when prompted.

Transfer From iOS
Transfer From iOS

Next, choose Transfer from iOS Device.

Signal Waiting for Other Device
Signal Waiting for Other Device

Hit the Next (linked iPad only) to make a QR code visible.

Link New Device
Link New Device

Now, switch to your old device, select Next and physically move it to scan the QR code from the above step.

Signal QR Code iPhone
Signal QR Code iPhone

Allow the transfer process to complete, successfully!

When done, your message history will be deleted from your old device Signal app, automatically!

Signal linking device failed this QR code is not valid message?

After scanning the QR code, physically place the phones to touch. Do not move the phones while the transfer is in progress. Your problem should be solved!

Signal QR Code doesn’t work?

If you notice, the Signal QR code generated fails to work, try increasing the brightness of the screen. Also, hold the camera very close to the QR code and hold it steady.

Hope that makes sense!


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