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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone

[Summary]:Have got a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 7/7 Plus and want to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone? Here,we will teach you 5 different methods to move WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone.

WhatsApp (WhatsApp Messenger) is an particularly convenient application that is currently available for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian and Blackberry users for the communication between smartphones. It utilizes push notifications, you can immediately receive information from relatives, friends and colleagues. At the same time, it can send free SMS from switching to WhatsApp program to send and receive messages, pictures, audio files and video information.

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“I got a new iPhone 7 and I want to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7, including photos, videos, messages. Is there an easy ways to deal with my problem?” – John.

Many iPhone users face the same situation about switching WhatsApp chat history when whey get a new iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/SE. How to copy WhatsApp conversation from old iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S to iPhone 7/SE/6S? You’d better backup WhatsApp photos,videos,messages from old iPhone to computer, and then restore to new iPhone 7/6S/6 completely. For both iOS system mobile phone, here are some effective methods for you to backup and transfer WhatsApp messages between old iPhone and iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S as well.

Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6 to iPhone 7/8

iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & RestoreiOS Tool Kit offers a good solution for iPhone users to easily transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S to iPhone 7/SE/6S directly on computer. All your WhatsApp chat history will be transferred and merged perfectly on your new iPhone. Moreover, this app also perform well in retrieving deleted/lost Contacts, SMS, Pictures, Videos, Call Logs, Notes, Calendar and other files from your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/6/6S/7/8/SE.

Step 1.Download and Run the Software on Computer

To start with, download and install the iOS Data Recovery on your computer and click on “More Tool”s from the left column, select “iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Export” option from the tool list.

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Step 2.Connect both Your iPhone Devices to the Computer

To transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to another iPhone, you can choose to click “Transfer WhatsApp messages“. And then the software will automatically detect your devices.

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Step 3.Start Switching Whatsapp Messages from iPhone to iPhone 7

Click “Transfer” to transfer Whatsapp Chat History from iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S to iPhone 7/6S/SE.

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Step 4.Successfully Transfer Whatsapp Messages to New iPhone 7

During the transfer, please keep your devices are connected well and then wait for the end.

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Part 2. Backup old iPhone WhatsApp Photos&Videos and Restore to New iPhone 7/8

Whether you want to restore WhatsApp data after accidental deletion, or for other reasons, you need to have a habit of backing up your data. You can also backup WhatsApp photos and videos and restore to iPhone 7 by iPhone Data Recovery program.

Step 1.Connect Your Old iPhone to Computer

Launch iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, you can backup WhatsApp photos, videos, messages from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6/6s to PC by the program. Next you need to choose “Backup WhatsApp messages” from “More Tools”, and you’ll see the window as follows.

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Step 2.Begin to Backup WhatsApp Messages

After that, connect your iPhone device to PC via an USB cable. Once your old iPhone device is recognized, you can click “Backup” to begin the process.

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When you’re told that the backup is completed, you can click “View it” to check the backup file if you need.

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Step 3.Backup WhatsApp Messages to PC

Then you will see all the details. Choose data you want to export to your computer or restore to your iPhone iPad iPod device.

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Step 4.Export WhatsApp Photos&Videos to New iPhone 7

If you own a new iPhone 7/7 Plus and want to restore WhatsApp photos and videos to iPhone 7 from backups. You can connect your new device to PC and select “Restore” option to start the process after running the tool.

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Please wait a few seconds, and then do not disconnect your iPhone 7 from your computer.

backup whatsapp photos&videos and restore to iPhone 7

Or you can choose to view the backup file first, and then selectively choose what you want to restore to new iPhone 7.

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Part 3. Restore WhatsApp Data from old iPhone to iPhone 7/8 with iTunes

iTunes can restore WhatsApp conversations from old iPhone 5S/5/4S/4/3GS to iPhone 6/6S/7/SE as well. But during restoring, the current data will be erased. As a result, it is strongly recommended that you use Way 1 to preserve the complete data.

Step 1. Back up your old iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S WhatsApp messages via iTunes.

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Step 2. Turn on your new iPhone, and choose your language and country, whether to enable location services, and a Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Select “Restore from iTunes Backup” when prompted to set up your new iPhone SE/7/6S/6.

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Step 4. Connect your new iPhone to iTunes, and back up your new iPhone using the same computer you used to back up your old iPhone data.

Step 5. iTunes will ask you to “restore from backup” or “set up as new”. Then you can select the backup of your old iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S and choose “Continue”.

Part 4. Export WhatsApp Chats from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6/6s to iPhone 7/8 with iCloud

Actually, iCloud is handy if you want to move WhasApp chat history from old iPhone to new one. You need to backup your data firstly. Please note, only 5GB free space is provided. If your WhatsApp conversations are larger than 5GB, you have to choose another solution.

Step 1. Turn on iCloud Backup

Make sure that iCloud Backup on your iPhone has been turned on. If not, act as below.

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Step 2. Back Up WhatsApp Messages on the Old iPhone

Go to “Settings” > “Chat Settings”.
Hit “Chat Backup”.
Select “Back Up Now”.

Note:Ensure that your iCloud have enough space to store the backup. Click Settings > iCloud > Storage to check.

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Step 3. Turn on New iPhone 7/SE/6S/6

After finishing backing up your WhatsApp chats, turn on your new 7/SE/6S/6. Follow the setup assistant and select your language and country, whether to enable location services, and a Wi-Fi network.

However, if you’ve already set up your device, you can restore it so that you can go through the iOS Setup Assistant again and restore from your backup. Tap “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”. Do this only if you already have a backup.

Step 4. Restore WhatsApp from iCloud Backup

Choose “Restore from iCloud Backup“. Then enter your Apple ID and password and agree Apple’s “Terms and Conditions”. Wait until the device finishes restoring from the backup.

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Copied successfully. All your Whatsapp messages have been transferred and merged perfectly on your iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6S/iPhone SE/iPhone 7. These methods are provided for you to copy WhatsApp data between iPhone devices, but the first one must be your best choice.

Part 5:Backup and Transfer WhatsApp Conversations to new iPhone via App Function

Step 1.Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup > click on Backup Now.

(To backup a conversation to iCloud you’ll first need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp,version 2.10.1.Notes:Videos aren’t included in the backups.)

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Step 2.To restore WhatsApp conversation to new iPhone:Install WhatsApp > login with your phone number and you’ll be promoted to restore your chat conversation.

Note:To use WhatsApp iCloud backup function you need to have iCloud backup function for iPhone enabled.

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