How to Restore WhatsApp Messages to iPhone 8 (iOS 12 Supported)

Keeping your WhatsApp Chat safe from data loss is one of the primary reasons why you need to back up your chat history. You can lose your WhatsApp messages for any number of reasons. For example, you can accidentally delete your entire chat history when you meant to save it. You can also lose your device, damage the device or even lose the data thanks to a software malfunction.

A backup is crucial since it helps you pick up right where you left off regardless of the circumstances leading up to the data loss. In this article, we take a look at some of the ways you can restore WhatsApp messages to iPhone 8, and then work for the latest iOS 12, also.

Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages to iPhone 8

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud to iPhone

If you regularly back up your whatsApp messages in iCloud, the following is how to restore them when you need to.

Step 1: Go to “WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup” to check if you have a recent backup of your chat history.

Step 2: Once you’ve confirmed the backup is there, delete the app and then reinstall it from the app store.

Step 3: Follow the on-screen prompts to restore the chat history after you verify your phone number.


    You may take a risk of data loss when you delete and reinstall WhatsApp from app store. Meanwhile, iCloud supplies only 5GB storage for backing up, so it cannot guarantee that all of your WhatsApp data will be saved and restored. Thus a better choice below is for your reference.

Restore WhatsApp Messages to iPhone using iMyFone iTransor

If you are looking to have more control in the way you back up and restore your WhatsApp messages, you may need to try iMyFone iTransor. This backup and restore tool is designed to make the process that much easier. With it, you can backup and restore your WhatsApp messages in a single click. You can also choose to selectively restore the backup by making use of the “partial restore” feature. See what the program can do for you:

Features of iMyFone iTransor (iOS 12 Supported)

  • With it, you can choose to restore just your WhatsApp, WeChat, contacts, and messages from your iTunes or iCloud backups to your device.
  • You can restore WhatsApp data without losing the data on device - it supports to merge data in backup and device.
  • It is also possible to use iTransor to flexibly export up to 20 different types of data from your device, your iTunes and iCloud backup.
  • It supports all iOS devices, including iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 7, 7Plus, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 running on iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7, etc.
  • You can download the free trial version to confirm whether the program is useful for you.

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Part 1. How to Back Up WhatsApp Messages

To back up your WhatsApp messages using iMyFone iTransor, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: From the main window, choose “Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud” from the left panel and then choose “Back up Device.” Connect the device if you haven’t already.


Step 2: On the next screen, connect your device and select “WhatsApp”. You can also choose other types of data. Click Back Up the program will begin the backup process immediately. Keep the device connected through the entire process.


Step 3: Once the scanning has finished, you will be notified that the WhatsApp data has been backed up successfully. Now you can restore your device from the backup as below.


Part 2. How to Restore WhatsApp Data to iOS Device

To restore the backup to your iOS device, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: From the main window, choose “Restore Backup to Device” and from the list of backups, select the backup you made just now. Click “Next.”


Step 2: Connect your iPhone 8 with the program and click "Directly Restore". will begin scanning the selected backup.


Step 3: You can then click "Merge" or "Replace" to allow the program to begin the restore process.


Step 4. After the process is complete, you can view the WhatsApp data on your iPhone 8.

Part 3. Restore WhatsApp to iPhone from an iTunes Backup

If you have a backup of your WhatsApp messages in iTunes, iTransor gives you the unique opportunity to restore just these messages from the iTunes Backup to your device, no matter iOS 12, 11 or any earlier version is on your device. Follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1: From the main window, select “restore Backup to Device” and from the list of backups, choose “iTunes.” Click “Restore Partial Backup” and then click “Next.”


Step 2: You will then be required to specify the type of data you want to restore. Choose “WhatsApp” and then connect your device to allow the program to proceed.


The following steps are same with the steps of restore an WhatsApp backup to device and you can refer to the steps in last part.

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