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Transfer Viber Messages to New iPhone from iPhone/Android

With the update of technology, mobile phone models on the market have appeared to be updated almost every other day. For example, the recently released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have attracted many Apple fans. When you buy a new phone, you need to move the data from your old phone to the new one. Previously, I have introduced how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone. In this article, we will introduce another similar app - Viber, and tell you how to transfer Viber messages to new iPhone from an old iPhone or Android phone.

What's Viber?

Viber is an application for performing voice and video calls, sending messages, sharing files, and more. Today, this free messaging service has stood out among many of the same types of apps and has more than 200 million users on a variety of platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. You can also use this app on tablets, laptops and PCs. One thing to note is that the app is associated with your phone, which means you can only use one account on one smartphone. If you log in to your Viber account on another phone, all the program data on your previous phone will be deleted automatically.

So, if you don't want to lose these important Viber messages, is it possible to transfer them from your old phone to your new phone? The answer is "Yes". As shown in this article, we will discuss some ways to move Viber messages from one iPhone or Android phone to a new iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus. These methods work for iPhones running iOS 12.

Part 1. Transfer Viber Messages from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud
Part 2. Transfer Viber Chats If You Have Only One SIM Card for Both Devices
Part 3. Transfer Viber App from Android/iPhone to A New iPhone

Part 1. Transfer Viber Messages from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

First of all, we will tell you how to transfer Viber messages from old iPhone to new iPhone by using iCloud. Before we start, you need to back up the Viber messages on your old iPhone to iCloud. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Launch Viber app on your old iPhone. Choose the "More" option from its main screen.

Step 2. Under the More tab, you should choose the options one after another like: "Settings" > "Viber Backup" > "Back Up Now".

Step 3. After you have done the operations above, all the Viber messages on your old iPhone will be backed up successfully.

Step 4. Turn to your new iPhone, install and run Viber app on it and sign in to the same Viber account. Then, you can select to restore the backup record of your Viber messages from the cloud service you used.

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However, one of the shortcomings of the above method is that some of your Viber chat history may not be able to restore from backups, including hidden chats, outgoing photos and videos, group likes and settings, conversation settings, and unsent messages. And this method is not suitable for cross-platform transmission. In other words, you can't transfer Viber messages from your Android device to your iPhone, or from your iPhone to Android.

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Part 2. Transfer Viber Chats If You Have Only One SIM Card for Both Devices

Another way to transfer Viber chat history from one device to another is to use a SIM card. But this method needs to meet the condition that your iPhone and Android devices can use the same SIM card. Under the premise of satisfying this condition, you need to start the operation as follows:

Step 1. In the very beginning, insert the SIM card into the old iPhone or Android phone with the active Viber app.

Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect the old iPhone or Android phone to your computer. Then, click the button of "Backup Messages" to transfer all the Viber messages from your old device to local database of your computer.

Step 3. Now, remove the SIM card from your old device and insert it to your new device. Make sure you have installed Viber app on the new device and verified your phone number.

Step 4. Use a USB cable to connect your new device to your computer. Locate to the database of the Viber messages backup you have created above, right click on it and choose the option of "Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone/Android".

Part 3. Transfer Viber App from Android/iPhone to A New iPhone

If you don't want to install Viber app once again after you purchase a new iPhone, you can draw support from third-party software to help you transfer the Viber app from your old phone to the new iPhone directly with one click. To do phone to phone data transfer, you can always take the assistance of Phone Transfer.

Phone Transfer is compatible with all the popular Android and iOS devices. It can work on both Windows and Mac platforms. Apart from Viber app, you can also transfer other apps, as well as contacts, music, videos, messages, calendars, notes and so on between two phones. Please download it and start to learn how to transfer Viber app using this program by following the instructions below.

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Step 1. Launch the program and connect your two phones

Please launch the program after downloading and installing it on your computer. Connect your old and new devices to the same computer with 2 USB cords. Then select the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode for transferring data between two mobile phones.

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Step 2. Start to transfer Viber app to new iPhone

The program will automatically detect both of your smart phones. Now please tick off the "App" and "App Data" options in the middle of the interface, then click the "Start Transfer" button to copy Viber data from your old phone to the new iPhone immediately.

Note: Please make sure the old phone (the exporter) is displayed on the Source side while the new iPhone is on the Destination side. If not, please click "Flip" option to change their positions.

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Above are the useful methods for transferring Viber messages to a new iPhone from old iPhone or Android phone. You can do it with or without application, just up to your own preference. We also have tutorials showing you how to backup and restore Viber messages on Android, and backup and restore Viber messages on iPhone. You can click to learn more if needed.

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