How to Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with Same Number

How can you keep same WhatsApp number on new iPhone and do not lose any WhatsApp data? This guide will elaborate you how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number with or without iCloud.

Demi by Demi Updated September 13, 2023
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How do I transfer my WhatsApp to my new iPhone with the same number?

I know this may sound too basic but can you please please tell me how to transfer WhatsApp to new phone with same number? I have just bought a new iPhone 15. My previous phone is an iPhone XS and I want to migrate the exact account to my new phone. Thanks!

- Question from Apple Community

It is simple to download WhatsApp on your new iPhone and register your phone number you used in your previous iPhone. However, are you wondering how to keep same WhatsApp number on new iPhone and also keep WhatsApp chat history on iPhone?

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To get all your WhatsApp chat history on your new iPhone, you may need this guide to know how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number. Without further ado, let’s get started.

How to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number using iCloud

As a default backup tool on your iPhone, iCloud is pre-installed to help you automatically backup iPhone data. If you’d like to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number, you can make it using iCloud with its WhatsApp in-app backup feature or iCloud backup function.

Choose either method below to learn how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number using iCloud based on your needs.

Way 1. With in-app WhatsApp iCloud backup

It’s simple to backup WhatsApp chat history on your old iPhone and restore it to your new iPhone. To make use of the WhatsApp in-app backup feature, you need to meet the following prerequisites:
• You are using the same number as your WhatsApp account and iCloud account.
• Your available iCloud space should be at least 2 times larger than WhatsApp data that to be backed up.
• Your two iPhone should be running iOS 12 or later, and connected to Wi-Fi during the transfer process.

How to backup WhatsApp on old iPhone
Step 1. Go to Settings on your old iPhone > Tap your profile > Click iCloud > Turn on the switches next to iCloud Drive and WhatsApp if they are not enabled.

iCloud Drive

Step 2. Open the WhatsApp app > Go to its Settings > Chats > Choose Chat Backup. Tap Back Up Now to create the latest WhatsApp backup.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

How to restore WhatsApp to new iPhone
On your new iPhone, download and install WhatsApp from App Store > Verify your number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen instructions to transfer WhatsApp backup to new iPhone.

WhatsApp restore backup

Way 2. With iCloud backup

Does iCloud backup everything including app data? The answer is yes. iCloud backups include all information and settings stored on your iPhone. Therefore, after all you are going to start using a new iPhone, you can transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone during the setup process.

Make sure you have enough iCloud storage space to backup your whole old iPhone, and follow

To turn on iCloud backup, go to Settings on your old iPhone > Tap [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Enable iCloud Backup and tap Back Up Now to get a new backup.

turn on iCloud backup

How to restore iCloud backup to new iPhone
Step 1. Set up your new iPhone > From the Set Up your iPhone page, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password > Choose the latest iCloud backup to restore.

restore from iCloud backup

One-click transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number

If you are looking for a tool to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without iCloud, FoneTool must be one of the best choices for you. Without taking time to backup and restore WhatsApp chat history, FoneTool helps you transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone in one click.

Besides, FoneTool transfers your WhatsApp to new iPhone offline, preventing your privacy from leaking to the greatest extent, which you may encounter in iCloud. Free download FoneTool on your computer and follow the steps below to know how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number without iCloud.

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Step 1. Launch FoneTool on your computer > Connect your two iPhones to computer with USB > Tap Trust on iPhone to let your computer access iPhones.

Step 2. On the main interface of FoneTool, click WhatsApp Manager from the left pane > Make sure your two devices are listed, and click Transfer Now to begin.

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Step 3. When a window prompts, tap Confirm > If asked, enter your passcode on source device > Click OK to continue the transfer.

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When the transfer task completes, your target iPhone will be restarted automatically. After that, select Don't Transfer Apps & Data to keep the existing data on new iPhone. And that's it.

The powerful transfer functions in FoneTool help transfer other files from old iPhone to new iPhone. Just for an example, if you want to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone without backup, just let the iPhone to iPhone transfer function do you a favor.


Hope you have gotten a satisfactory tool and known how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with same number. If you have iCloud backup for your iPhone or WhatsApp, you can restore the backup to the new iPhone. Without backup, FoneTool enables you to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with no effort. If this guide is helpful, please share it with others.

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