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Top 5 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to New iPhone

When upgrading old iPhone to new iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/9/9 Plus and etc., the first thing to do should be transferring data from old iPhone to new iPhone, such as contacts, calendars, notes, photos, videos, music and etc. However, do you know how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone, including WhatsApp messages or WhatsApp attachments? This article is going to show you the 5 different solutions to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/9/9 Plus/8/7/6S for your reference.

Method 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to New iPhone with Restore Social App (Hot!)
Method 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Using WhatsApp Chat Backup
Method 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Data from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Backup
Method 4. How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New iPhones with iTunes Backup
Method 5. How to Migrate WhatsApp to New iPhone by Email
Bonus: How to Transfer Other Data from iPhone to iPhone with Mobile Transfer

Method 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to New iPhone with Restore Social App (Hot!)

First of all, I am willing to share with you my secret: use the Restore Social App to transfer WhatsApp from old iPhone to new iPhone. This app is fully functional and easy to use. It not only allows you to transfer WhatsApp history effortlessly from iPhone to iPhone, but also can:

* Smoothly migrate WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone, Android to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to Android, etc.
* Transfer WhatsApp chat history, as well as chat attachments from iPhone to iPhone.
* Backup WhatsApp conversations to computer and restore the backup to your iOS/Android devices if needed.
* Apart from WhatsApp, it can also backup LINE/Kik/Viber/Wechat history on iOS devices.

Read the following guide to see how to use Restore Social App to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone:

Step 1: Launch Restore Social App

Launch Restore Social App and choose "Transfer WhatsApp messages" option from the primary interface.

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Step 2: Connect two iPhone devcies to computer

Connect the two iPhone devices to the computer via two USB cables and once they are detected by the program, you will get the window as follows.

* Make sure the positions of source and destination are correct, if not, you need to click "Flip" button to switch their positions.

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Step 3: Start to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone

Now, click "Transfer" button to start the WhatsApp messages transfer from source iPhone to destination iPhone. Please note the transfer will erase existing WhatsApp messages on the destination iPhone, therefore, you need to confirm this action by clicking "Yes" so that the transfer can be continued.

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Just keep the two iDevices connected well during the transfer process. Once completed, you can disconnect the devices and check the transferred WhatsApp messages on your target iPhone.

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Method 2. How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Using WhatsApp Chat Backup

One among the ways to migrate WhatsApp to new iPhone is using WhatsApp chat backup. Before we get started with this method, you should firstly make sure that iCloud storage is turned on.

Step 1. Open your old iPhone, go to WhatsApp "Settings" > "Chats" > "Chat backup" > "Back Up Now" to backup the WhatsApp messages to iCloud.

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Step 2. After all your WhatsApp data has been backed up to the iCloud, you can install and launch WhatsApp in your new iPhone.

Step 3. Log into your WhatsApp account and you will be shown the following message. Just choose "Restore Chat History" to restore WhatsApp backup data from iCloud to your new iPhone.

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Method 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Data from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud Backup

Since iCloud enables users to sync iOS data to iCloud for backup and also share iCloud backup among different iDevices with the same Apple ID, you can use iCloud to transfer WhatsApp messages and attachments from iPhone to iPhone. However, please be aware that this will overwrite or erase the existing data on your iPhone (the importer) for the extracting iCloud backup will replace the existing iPhone data.

Step 1. Please enable the iCloud backup on both iPhone devices. Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup on your iPhone.

Step 2. Open WhatsApp app on your old iPhone (the exporter), and go to Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup. Here you can check your last backup about the date and size.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now option to sync all the WhatsApp conversations to WhatsApp's iCloud server for backup.

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Step 4. Now please install the WhatsApp app on your new iPhone (the importer) and login with your phone number.

Step 5. Here you will get a notification to restore your previous chat history onto your new iPhone.

Step 6. Just click "OK" option to get back all the past WhatsApp conversation you have synced to iCloud just now.

restore whatsapp messages from icloud

Method 4. How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New iPhones with iTunes Backup

You can also use iTunes to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone. However, similarly, this will also cause data loss and covered for the restored iTunes backup. Read the following guide to see how to transfer WhatsApp backup from iPhone to iPhone by restoring WhatsApp messages on new iPhones from iTunes backup.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your old iPhone (the exporter) to your computer.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and go to File > Devices > Back Up on left top of iTunes windows. And you'd better run the latest iTunes version on your computer to avoid unexpected iTunes errors.

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Step 3. After backing up your old iPhone's data, you can get your new iPhone (the importer) connected to your computer via USB cable.

Step 4. Then run iTunes again. At this time, you are supposed to get a prompt to set up your iPhone - "Restore From Backup".

Step 5. Click "Restore" and follow the prompt to restore your new iPhone with the iTunes backup of your old iPhone, which contains the WhatsApp messages you need, then you might get all the old WhatsApp conversations.

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Step 6. Now please sign into your WhatsApp account with your phone number. And you will be asked to restore your previous WhatsApp chat history on your new iPhone.

Step 7. Just click "OK" option to recover the old WhatsApp messages on your new iPhone. Thus the WhatsApp messages are successfully transferred from an old iPhone to a new iPhone.

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Method 5. How to Migrate WhatsApp to New iPhone by Email

If you think the iCloud and iTunes option is troublesome, you can try Email to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone. Let's look at how it's done.

Step 1. Run WhatsApp on your old iPhone and go to "Settings".

Step 2. Choose "Chat settings" from the pop-up screen and tap "Email Chat" from the list of options.

Step 3. Now, you can select the WhatsApp chat history that you want to transfer and choose "Attach Media" or "Without Media" as you like. Please note if you choose "Attach Media", it will take larger size and more time to migrate.

how to migrate whatsapp to new iphone with email

Step 4. Enter the email account to receive the chat history and click on "Send" button.

migrate whatsapp to new iphone with email

Step 5. Finally, you can login to your email on your new iPhone. Open the email you just sent and view all the WhatsApp chats.

Bonus: How to Transfer Other Data from iPhone to iPhone with Mobile Transfer

Apart from WhatsApp messages, you must have other types of data that need to be transferred from old iPhone to new iPhone. Then, here it is highly recommended a secure and professional mobile phone data transfer tool - Coolmuster Mobile Transfer (Windows) or Coolmuster Mobile Transfer for Mac for you to transfer everything from iPhone to iPhone.

Key Features of Mobile Transfer:

* An all-in-one mobile phone transfer tool to transfer data between two phones with ease.
* Enables you to transport data among different operating system, including iOS and Android.
* You can transmit contacts, SMS, photos, music, videos, apps, calendars, notes and so on between two phones.
* Workable on all versions of Mac and Windows computer.

Below are the free trails of the software in Windows and Mac version. Please download it and start the journey of transfer data from iPhone to iPhone with the guide as follows.

Step 1. Launch this iPhone to iPhone Transfer tool

After downloading and installing the program on your computer, please launch the program and you will be asked to connect two iPhone devices to the same computer with 2 USB cords.

connect two iphones for transferring whatsapp messages

Step 2. Start to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone

The program will automatically detect both of your two iPhone devices. Now you might tick off the data types you want for transferring, then click the "Start Copy" button to copy files from iPhone to iPhone immediately.

Note: Please make sure the iPhone (the exporter) is displayed on the Source side and another iPhone should be on the Destination side.

transfer whatsapp messages from iphone to iphone

Conclusion

Above, we introduced five different ways to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone. Which method you choose depends on your specific needs. Which method is best, there may already be an answer in your mind. However, no matter which method you use, put your data security first, and don't try software with low credibility. Restore Social App that we recommended here is a reliable and user-friendly tool that allows you to transfer data WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone safely and smoothly. I hope this tutorial will help you and solve your confusion.

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