4 Ways | Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Without SIM

Is it possible to use WhatsApp without SIM card on another iPhone? In this guide, you will be given 4 effective ways to know how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM card.

Demi by Demi Updated September 13, 2023
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Does WhatsApp work without a SIM card on a new iPhone?

Would this method work in an iPhone that I can still use WhatsApp after removing the SIM card?

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Can you transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without SIM card?

WhatsApp has become one of the mostly used chat apps, and saves a large amount of chat history, media files on iPhone. You must want to transfer WhatsApp messages to new iPhone without any data loss. However, for some personal reasons, you may wonder if it is possible to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM?

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Yes, a Sim Card is not required to use WhatsApp or transfer WhatsApp. All you need to do is to make sure you can receive the verification code when you set up an account with the iPhone with no SIM.

Keep reading this guide to know the four methods to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without a SIM card.

1# The best way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM card

The best way to send WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM card is to rely on a professional WhatsApp transfer tool. It is highly recommended FoneTool, which is compatible with models of iPhone (from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 15).

Don’t need a SIM card, you just need to connect both source and target iPhone to computer, and all your WhatsApp messages, photos, Bookmarks, etc. in WhatsApp can be transferred.

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Step 1. Connect your old iPhone and new iPhone to computer > Tap Trust on both iPhones to let your PC access iPhone files.

Step 2. Launch FoneTool, click WhatsApp Manager from the left pane on the main interface > Make sure your two devices are listed in right place, 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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The transfer process will finish immediately, after which your target iPhone will restart. You will then be prompted to set up Home Screen access. After that, your new iPhone has been duplicated with all of WhatsApp's content.

2# How to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without SIM by iCloud

If you have enough iCloud space to save iPhone files, you can make use of the in-app WhatsApp backup function to let iCloud backup WhatsApp on source iPhone, and restore the backup to the target iPhone without SIM. Here are the steps.

Backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud on source iPhone
Step 1. Check whether WhatsApp and iCloud Drive is enabled from iPhone Settings > [your name] iCloud.

Step 2. Open WhatsApp > Go to Settings Chats Chat Backup > Tap Back Up Now to take a new backup.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

How to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without SIM
On your new iPhone, install and open WhatsApp > Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the instructions to get iCloud WhatsApp Messages transferred.

WhatsApp restore backup

3# How to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without SIM with iTunes

If you currently don't have a decent network environment or don't have enough iCloud space. Then, you may use iTunes to move WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM with iTunes.

Not sure how to proceed? Learn how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone without SIM using iTunes by following the instructions below.

Step 1. Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your computer, and launch it > Connect the source iPhone to computer.

Step 2. Select Summary on the taskbar and tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup to finish > Disconnect your iPhone and PC.

click backup now

Step 3. Connect the target iPhone to PC > Tap the phone icon on the iTunes > Tap Restore Backup button.

iPhone restore backup

Warm tip:
You may need to check What iTunes backup includes since iTunes doesn’t just backup WhatsApp. Therefore, this method is not so workable unless your target iPhone is brand-new.

4# Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM via Email

Without backing up WhatsApp, if you just want to transfer WhatsApp messages and pictures from iPhone to iPhone without SIM, you can choose to utilize Email. Please be noted that email cannot help you transfer WhatsApp conversations. If you don’t mind, follow the steps.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on source iPhone, select a contact you’d like to transfer and swipe left in the column, click More, and select Email Chat in the pop-up window.

WhatsApp swipe and click more

Step 2. Choose Attach Media or Without Media according to your needs.

Step 3. Enter the email address where you received WhatsApp data on target iPhone > Tap Send in the upper right corner.

Step 4. Log in to your email on your target iPhone and receive the WhatsApp data you just sent.

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If you have more than one WhatsApp messaged to be transferred, just repeat the steps to make it.


In conclusion, you can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM card, with or without backup. iCloud and iTunes allow you to backup and restore your WhatsApp data without the need for a SIM card. You can also utilize FoneTool or Email to get WhatsApp data on another iPhone without backup. For more queries or feedback, feel free to contact us.

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