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Four Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone

By Admin | Dec 01 , 2017

"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 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 new iPhone safely?"

 

It's believed that most people upgrade their cell phones every two years. Moreover, iOS users have much higher possibility to stick to a new iteration of 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 full instructions below. If you're looking for such a method, why not read on and take a shot?

 

CONTENTS

Way 1: Restore WhatsApp Chat History to New iPhone from iCloud Backup

Way 2: Transfer WhatsApp Chats via FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore

Way 3: Move WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes Backup and Restore

Way 4: Transport Your WhatsApp Chats to A New iPhone by Using WhatsApp Chat Backup Feature

 

Way 1: Restore WhatsApp Chat History to New iPhone from iCloud Backup

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 target iPhone. Therefore, I strongly transfer important data from iPhone to a computer like photos, music, videos, contacts, etc. at first.  Then, follow this guide.

STEP 1.Connect the source iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.

STEP 2.

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)

 

Backup iPhone via iCloud

 

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.

 

 

Way 2: Transfer WhatsApp Chats via FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore

If you have backed up WhatsApp via FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore, you can easily restore the WhatsApp files without any data loss.
STEP 1. Preview the previous backup. Choose the ideal backup from the list. If it is locked, you should enter the password to unlock it.

STEP 2. Check "WhatsApp messages and attachments". You can restore the WhatsApp history to PC with "Restore to PC".

 

Preview Backup Files

 

STEP 3. After saving them on PC, you can move the WhatsApp photos and videos to the device.

Way 3: Move WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes Backup and Restore

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 new iPhone will be overwritten and gone. If it's okay to 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 you iPhone.

 

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STEP 3. Now connect the target iPhone to iTunes and Restore it with backup from old iPhone. All your WhatsApp conversations will be transferred to your new iPhone.

 

Note:

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.

 

Way 4: Transport Your WhatsApp Chats to A New iPhone by Using WhatsApp Chat Backup Feature

STEP 1. To backup your chat conversation: Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup > click on Backup Now.

 

Backup Restore WhatsApp

 

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.

 

If you have any question about this article, please just let us know by leaving a message in the comment area!

 

  • Thank You! This was really helpful!

  • Hakim Hazman

    In way 2…do we need to login into our apple id on the new iphone to restore our char history?

    • You must login the same Apple ID on the new iPhone. Because the backup of WhatsApp messages are stored on your iCloud. So you must login the Apple ID.

  • Pratik Soni

    Hi, I am not able to back up the WhatsApp chat as the whole chat is 1gb. Will the Fonepaw be able to do it?

  • Pal

    URGENT: how to restore whatsapp from my old iphone 4s to my new iphone 7 without code, cause the used phone number has stopped 2 years before ??

  • Pal

    hi