Four Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone
"I recently upgraded my iPhone 6s from iOS 9 to iOS 11 and also bought a new iPhone 8 Plus. Now, I'm stuck with a WhatsApp problem to transfer WhatsApp messages from my old iPhone to my new iPhone without any data loss. For others, it perhaps isn't much of an issue. They don't care about losing the old chat history and they are quite happy to start over, but I'm not one of them. Therefore, I'm hoping whether there is a method available to transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone safely?"
It's believed that most people upgrade their cell phones every two years. Moreover, iOS users have a much higher possibility to stick to a new iteration of the iPhone. Being flagship phones released this year as the 10th anniversary of Apple, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X seems to attract worldwide users to upgrade their iPhones. So here's a tough problem most have to face after switching to a new iPhone - how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to new iPhone?
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So far, I have found 4 feasible methods to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone. Actually, both iTunes and iCloud can give you a hand on this problem. I'll give you the full instructions below. If you're looking for such a method, why not read on and take a shot?
If you don't have a computer around, you can try Apple's iCloud service to back up and restore WhatsApp data. Before you go further, you should know that iCloud backup and restore will wipe out all current data on the target iPhone. Therefore, I strongly transfer important data from iPhone to a computer like photos, music, videos, contacts, etc. first. Then, follow this guide.
STEP 1.Connect the source iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
In iOS 11 and later, tap "Settings" > "Your Apple ID" > "iCloud".
In iOS 8 or later, tap "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Backup".
In iOS 7 or earlier, tap "Settings" > "iCloud" > "Storage & Backup".
STEP 3. Tap "iCloud Backup" to turn it on.
STEP 4. Tap "Back Up Now". Wait till the backup process is finished. (It may be a long time)
STEP 5. Make sure the backup is complete by tapping Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage. The backup you just made should appear with information including the date and the size.
STEP 6. Start your target iPhone and restore it from the iCloud Backup your just have created with the same iCloud ID. After that, your conversations will be shown in WhatsApp installed to the target iPhone.
If you have backed up WhatsApp via FonePaw WhatsApp Transfer, you can easily restore the WhatsApp files without any data loss.
STEP 1. Choose Backup from the three options.
STEP 2. Connect iPhone to the computer and select the storage path.
STEP 3. Click Start Backup to begin. When the process finishes, you will find the .data file on your computer.
You can view the backup file on the program or restore it to your iOS device directly.
As the official utility for iOS users to back up and restore iPhone data. You can also take it as a workable way to transfer WhatsApp chats to another iPhone. However, the drawback is similar to the way using iCloud. That being said, existing data on the new iPhone will be overwritten and gone. If it's okay with you, let's check this way out.
STEP 1.Open the newest version of iTunes and connect the source iPhone to your computer.
STEP 2. Click on your device in the top navigation menu. Then, under the "Backups" section click on the "Back Up Now" button. It may take an hour to finish backing up your iPhone.
STEP 3. Now connect the target iPhone to iTunes and Restore it with backup from the old iPhone. All your WhatsApp conversations will be transferred to your new iPhone.
1. Here the same with restore from iCloud backup, you’d back up your new iPhone first.
2. After you have moved WhatsApp messages from your old iPhone to the new one, you can still use FonePaw iOS Transfer to copy music, photos, videos, eBooks, etc. back to your iPhone. As an ideal iTunes alternative, you can use this software to transfer files between iOS devices and computers without limitations.
STEP 1. To backup your chat conversation: Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup > click on Backup Now.
STEP 2. To restore WhatsApp conversation to new iPhone: Install WhatsApp > login with your phone number and you'll be prompted to restore your chat conversation.
Note: To use WhatsApp iCloud backup function you need to have an iCloud backup function for iPhone enabled.
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