5 Ways | How to Transfer WhatsApp History from iPhone to iPhone

WhatsApp history also matters when you switch to new iPhone. Therefore, it is necessary to know how to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone. Just try the five methods offered in this guide to make it.

Demi by Demi Updated September 13, 2023
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps that enables you to share messages, photos, videos, and other multimedia content with your friends and family. However, transferring WhatsApp data from one iPhone to another can be challenging, especially if you're not familiar with the process.

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Are you planning to switch to a new iPhone but worried about losing your WhatsApp history (including chats, media, and other data) ? Well, you don't have to worry anymore as there are multiple ways to make it. In this article, we'll explore some of the best ways to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone effortlessly.

The best to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone

To make the transfer process as simple as possible, it is highly recommended to try FoneTool, which helps transfer all WhatsApp chat histories, media files, attachments, etc. from iPhone to iPhone in minutes.


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• Compatibility. FoneTool is compatible with a wide range of iPhone (from iPhone 4 to iPhone 15 series), iPad, and iPod.

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

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

transfer now

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

passcode required

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. 

If you want to transfer other data, you can go to Phone Transfer page to choose a transfer mode to do so. Even if you have set up your new iPhone, FoneTool enables you to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone after setup fully or selectively.

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Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

The pre-installed backup tool iCloud on your iPhone offers you two possible ways to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone by restoring WhatsApp from iCloud to another iPhone.

Please make sure your iCloud has enough space to save the backup files, and depending on your needs, you can choose either way to do you a favor.

Option 1. With in-app WhatsApp iCloud backup

You are given a way to backup WhatsApp data to iCloud within the WhatsApp app. Follow the steps below to firstly check whether you have got the latest backup files in the WhatsApp on your source iPhone, and restore WhatsApp from iCloud to the target iPhone.

On your source iPhone
Go to the WhatsApp Settings > Choose Chats > Tap Chat Backup. You may need tap Back Up Now to get a recent WhatsApp backup file.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

On your target iPhone
Step 1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp from the App Store on your target iPhone.

Step 2. Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen guide to transfer WhatsApp files to target iPhone with iCloud.

WhatsApp restore backup

Option 2. With iCloud backup

The other option is to restore your whole iPhone backup from iCloud, which includes WhatsApp chat history and media. Please keep in mind that this option is preferable if you have a brand-new iPhone, or you have to restore iPhone to factory settings first.

Now, follow the instructions below to know how to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud.

Step 1. Set up your new iPhone until you get to the Apps & Data screen > Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

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

restore from iCloud backup apps screen

Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the setup process. Then, wait for the WhatsApp backup files to be downloaded on your new iPhone.

Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

iTunes is another official backup tool, which enables you to backup all iPhone files to your computer locally. Thus, it is also possible to transfer WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes. The followings are detailed steps.

Backup old iPhone to PC using iTunes
Step 1. Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed on your computer and connect your old iPhone to 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

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

iPhone restore backup

Transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPhone via Email

It is kind of tricky but still workable to utilize email to export wanted WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone. While you need to be noted that the main disadvantage is that the transferred WhatsApp history can only be seen in the email app.

If you don’t mind, here are steps about how to move WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to iPhone via Email.

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

Step 2. Choose Attach Media if you want to transfer media files in the chat. Or, choose 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 to view the WhatsApp history.

✍ This method may not be available if you need to export WhatsApp chat more than 40000. That’s because with email, you can only transfer 10,000 messages with media files and up to 40,000 without media files.


In conclusion, transferring WhatsApp history from iPhone to iPhone can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and steps, it can be done quickly and easily. By the methods outlined in this article, you can ensure that all your WhatsApp conversations, media, and settings are safely transferred to your new iPhone, without any loss of data.

Now you'll be able to enjoy your WhatsApp conversations on your new iPhone in no time! If this guide is helpful, please share it with others.

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