5 Ways | How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad

Do you wonder how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad without losing your important messages? You can try the five effective methods mentioned in this guide to make it.

Demi by Demi Updated September 13, 2023
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How do I transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad?

I just have got a new iPad Pro. How do I transfer WhatsApp messages from my iPhone to my iPad? Will I lose my WhatsApp conversations, attachments, and so on if I switch phones?

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Can you sync WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad?

Just bought and set up new iPad for entertainment or business use? If you want to use WhatsApp on your iPad and don't want to lose your chat history on your iPhone, then you need to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad. Is it possible to make it?

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Yes, of course. Here in this guide, you are shown 5 methods to transfer WhatsApp messages (as well as photos, videos, and other attachments) from iPhone to iPad. Go through them and choose the one that you are most satisfied with.

1# The best way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad

Expert tasks should be done with professional software. FoneTool must be one of your best choices to sync WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad. Without complicated settings and clicks, FoneTool makes the transfer process as simple as possible.


• Offline transfer process. With a USB connection between your iPhone/iPad and computer, the transfer process completes offline, preventing privacy leaking to the greatest extent.

• Fast transfer speed. The powerful FoneTool also promises a superfast transfer speed. It just takes 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos.

• No data loss. FoneTool will switch all WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPad, including but not limited to chat histories, photos, videos, and attachments.

• Wide compatibility. FoneTool can work well with models of iPhone (from iPhone 4 to iPhone 15), iPad/iPad Pro/iPad Air/iPad mini, and iPod.

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How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad
Step 1. Free download, install and launch FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone and iPad to PC via USB > Tap Trust to let your PC access your iPhone and iPad.

Step 2. Tap WhatsApp Manager from the left pane on the homepage > Check if your iPhone and iPad are in right place > Click Transfer Now to confirm.

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Step 3. When an altered message pops up, Click Confirm > If asked, enter your passcode on iPad > Click OK to begin the transfer.

passcode required

When it is finished, your iPad will be restarted automatically. Set up your iPad WhatsApp as per your preference, and that’s it. 

What's more, the powerful transfer functions in FoneTool will also be nice tries if you are wondering how to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to iPad.

2# Transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPad by Email

Without backing up iPhone WhatsApp, you can also utilize email to export wanted WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPad. However, the biggest demerit is that the transferred WhatsApp chats can only be browsed in your email client on iPad. If you don’t mind, here are the steps.

Step 1. On your iPhone, open WhatsApp and click the chat you’d like to transfer > Tap the name of the contacts > Choose Export Chat.

Step 2. Choose Attach Media or Without Media to decide whether to transfer media files > Choose Mail > Type in your email address to send yourself the email.

save WhatsApp to email

Step 3. On your iPad, you can go to your email client to view the WhatsApp chats.

3# Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad via WhatsApp in-app backup

If you have used WhatsApp for a long time on iPhone, you should know that you are given an in-app backup function to let iCloud backup WhatsApp. Make sure you meet the requirements below and follow the steps to transfer WhatsApp messages to iPad.

• Your WhatsApp account should be the same as your iCloud account.
• You should have enough iCloud space (at least twice as big as WhatsApp files in general) to save WhatsApp data.
• Your iPhone and iPad should be running on iOS 12/iPadOS 12 or newer.
• Both iPhone and iPad need to be connected to Wi-Fi during the whole process.

How to backup WhatsApp on iPhone
Step 1. On your iPhone Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Toggle on both iCloud Drive and WhatsApp if they are not enabled.

iCloud Drive

Step 2. Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone > Go to Settings > Chats > Click Chat Backup. You can click Back Up Now to get the latest WhatsApp backup.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

How to restore WhatsApp backup to iPad 
Download and install the WhatsApp app on your iPad > Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen instructions to get WhatsApp messages on iPad.

WhatsApp restore backup

4# Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad using iCloud

iCloud also offers you an option to transfer everything including WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to iPad. It will be a nice choice if you’d like to backup iPhone to iPad. The detailed steps are as follows.

On your iPhone
Go to the Settings app > Tap [your name] > Tap iCloud > Toggle on iCloud Backup if it is disabled. Click Back Up Now to create a backup right now.

turn on iCloud backup

On your iPad
Step 1. Go to iPad Settings > General > Reset (or Transfer or Reset iPad for iPadOS 15 and later) > Tap Erase All Content and Settings to erase your iPad.

Step 2. Set up your iPad until you get to the App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Choose the iPad backup you just create > Complete the rest setup process.

restore from iCloud backup

When you go to the home screen of iPad, wait patiently for the apps and backup files to be downloaded to your iPad.

5# Move WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad with iTunes

Just like iCloud, you need to backup your iPhone first, and then restore the backup to your iPad. The only difference is that iTunes has unlimited space to store your backups. If you are OK with that, follow the steps below to move WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad with iTunes.

Step 1. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer > Plug in your iPhone to computer with USB.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and click the phone icon > Click Summary > Click Back Up Now to fully backup your iPhone.

Step 3. Disconnect your iPhone and connect your iPad to computer > Summary > Click Restore Backup and select the iPhone backup to restore.

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That’s all for the five methods to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad. Hope you have found the most satisfactory method in this guide.

In conclusion, FoneTool enables you to move WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad directly without iCloud or iTunes backup, and email helps you export wanted chat to iPad. You can also backup iPhone WhatsApp and restore it to your iPad with iCloud and iTunes.

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