5 Ways| How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone

This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide on how to transfer WhatsApp chats to a new iPhone. By following the instructions in this article, you can easily transfer WhatsApp chats to a new iPhone without losing any data.

Demi by Demi Updated December 25, 2023
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If you're planning to switch to a new iPhone and want to keep your WhatsApp chats and conversations intact, you're in the right place. Transferring your WhatsApp data to a new iPhone can seem like a complicated process, but it's actually quite simple. With the right tools and a little bit of know-how, you can easily transfer all your chats, messages, photos, and videos to your new device without losing anything important.

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In this article, we'll show you exactly how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone using five methods, so you can make a smooth transition to your new iPhone and stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp.

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Step 1. From the homepage of FoneTool, tap WhatsApp Transfer > Check if your two iPhone are in right place > Click Transfer Now to confirm.

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Step 2. When an altered message pops up, Click Confirm > If asked, enter your passcode on the old iPhone > Click OK to begin the transfer.

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

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Other 4 ways to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone

Besides third-party transfer software, there are many other ways you can try to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone. While these methods may require more time and skill, they are still workable.

Way 2. Via WhatsApp iCloud backup

Transferring WhatsApp chats to new iPhone with iCloud is a simple and convenient method. With an iCloud backup for WhatsApp data and an internet connection, you can get WhatsApp chats on your new iPhone. This method is recommended for those who don’t have access to a computer. Here are the steps.

Step 1. On your old iPhone WhatsApp, go to the Settings > Choose Chats > Tap Chat Backup. Tap Back Up Now to get a recent WhatsApp backup file.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

Step 2. On your new iPhone, reinstall WhatsApp from App Store > Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen guide to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to new iPhone with iCloud.

WhatsApp restore backup

Way 3. By iCloud backup

Now that you have a new iPhone, you may also select to restore the iPhone iCloud backup to the new iPhone, allowing you to transfer everything, including WhatsApp data, to the new iPhone.

You should note that this method requires you have enough iCloud space to save all your iPhone files. What’s more, the process may take longer depending on the size of your backup and the speed of your internet connection.

On your old 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.

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On your new iPhone
Set up your new iPhone until you get to the App & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup > Choose the backup you just create > Finally, complete the setup process.

restore from iCloud backup apps screen

Way 4.Using iTunes

It is fast and reliable to transfer WhatsApp chats using iTunes, especially for large backups. To transfer your chats, you need to backup your old iPhone and restore the backup to your new iPhone. Here is how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer and connect your old iPhone to your computer.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and tap the phone icon > Click Summary on the taskbar > Tap Back Up Now and wait for the backup to finish. Finally, disconnect the old iPhone from computer.

click back up now

Step 3. Connect your new iPhone to PC. Tap the phone icon and tap the Restore Backup button.

iPhone restore backup

Way 5. With email

Although WhatsApp does not provide an inbuilt feature to directly transfer chats via email, however, you can export your WhatsApp chats as a chat history file and send it to yourself via email. Then, on your new iPhone, you can get to the chat history file in the email client.

Step 1. On your old iPhone WhatsApp app, go to the chat you’d like to transfer > Tap the name of the contact > Choose Export Chat.

Step 2. If you wish to transfer media files in the conversation, select Attach Media. Instead, select Without Media > Choose Mail > Type in your email address to send yourself the email.

save WhatsApp to email

Step 3. On your new iPhone, you can go to your email client > Sign in with your account and check the WhatsApp chats.


This is all about how to transfer WhatsApp chats to new iPhone. Hope you have gained insight on the topic and known what steps to follow. Please share this article with others who are in the same need as yours.

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