How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to a New iPhone?
I’ve just recently upgraded my iPhone to an iPhone 14. I have a large WhatsApp chat log I would like to keep; however, I will be using a new Apple ID for my new phone. Is there any way I can transfer my old WhatsApp chat to my new phone?
- Question from Reddit.com
Can You Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone Without iCloud?
In most cases, many Apple users may think of using iCloud to transfer WhatsApp chats to a new iPhone. However, Apple offers just 5GB of storage on iCloud for free. It is not enough for most people, who will have to make a premium iCloud+ subscription at some point.
Using iCloud is not the only way to transfer WhatsApp chats to another iPhone. So, how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone without iCloud? Please keep reading!
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone Without iCloud
There are three ways to transfer messages to new iPhone without iCloud, and you can choose one of them to transfer your WhatsApp chats. Scroll down for more details.
Method 1: Transfer WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone with iTunes
As long as you have a recent iTunes backup of all the data on your old iPhone, you are able to use iTunes to transfer WhatsApp data to your new iPhone. Even if you don’t have an iTunes backup, don’t worry. Follow the steps below to make an iPhone backup and then transfer it.
Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect the old iPhone to your PC. Then, click the phone-shape icon.
Step 2: Choose Summary > Back Up Now to create a full backup of all the data on your old iPhone.
Step 3: Once the backup is complete, disconnect the old iPhone from iTunes and connect the new iPhone. Then, click the Summary tab again to choose Restore Backup.
iTunes backs up your WhatsApp data by making a full backup of your iPhone. If you transfer all data in iTunes at once, you are likely to encounter the iTunes stuck on backup issue. Therefore, if you don’t want to back up the other data on your iPhone, you can choose other ways to transfer WhatsApp chats to your new iPhone.
Method 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone via Email
Another way to transfer WhatsApp messages to a new iPhone is using Email. You just need to attach the WhatsApp chats to be transferred to an email and then open the email on your new iPhone to download the attached chats. The detailed steps are as follows:
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your old iPhone and find the chats that you want to transfer.
Step 2: Tap the contact or group name at the top. Then, tap Export Chat > Attach Media > the Mail icon. (If you don’t want to add media to the exported chat, tap Without Media.)
Step 3: Enter your Email ID to send the WhatsApp chats and then tap Send.
After that, you can sign in with your Email on your new iPhone to check and download the WhatsApp chats. It is important to note that you can only send one contact or group chat backup to email at a time.
Method 3: Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone Using FoneTool
The above two ways can help you to transfer WhatsApp messages to new iPhone. But like iCloud, using iTunes or Email requires Wi-Fi/network to back up and transfer data. In this case, you can easily encounter the WhatsApp backup stuck error when transferring data.
So, how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone without iCloud? Using FoneTool - a free and safe WhatsApp data transfer tool will be a good way. FoneTool is easy to use for novices, and most importantly, this app doesn’t require a network or Wi-Fi to perform.
Here is a full guide on how to transfer WhatsApp messages to new iPhone using FoneTool:
Step 1: Once the installation is done, launch FoneTool and connect both iPhones to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: Choose WhatsApp Manager on the left pane. Then, click WhatsApp > WhatsApp Transfer > Start Transfer.
- 1. Please make sure that the source and targeted iPhone are in the right position before clicking the Start Transfer button.
- 2. You will get an alert message prompt after clicking Start Transfer. Please read the prompted messages and then click Continue.
Step 3: If your iPhone runs with iOS 16 or a later version, you will be required to enter the passcode. Then, click OK.
FoneTool can do much more than you think. You cannot only use it to directly transfer WhatsApp data (such as messages, photos, videos, etc.) but also use it to back up and restore data without storage limit.
FAQs on How to Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone
Here are two frequently asked questions about how to transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone. Hope the answers will give you some help.
1. How to Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with Same Number
You can transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone with the same number as long as you make a WhatsApp backup before logging into WhatsApp on the new iPhone. With FoneTool – a free and reliable backup tool, you can easily transfer and back up WhatsApp. For more details, please read this post: Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with Same Number.
2. How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone?
Compared with transferring data from iPhone to iPhone, the way to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone is a bit more difficult. You need to choose your WhatsApp chats one by one to send them to Email or import your WhatsApp chat via a safe tool. For more details, you can read this post: How to Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone.
The Bottom Line
That’s all about how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone without iCloud. In this post, there are 3 methods to help you transfer messages to a new iPhone without iCloud. With the help of FoneTool, you cannot only finish backing up WhatsApp chats on the old iPhone but also restore and transfer WhatsApp chats to the new iPhone. FoneTool is really a good option for you to manage your iPhone backup. Try it out right now!
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