The beauty of having 100 different ways to back up the data on your iPhone is that moving to a new device, when the time comes can be very easy. Most apps allow you to move your data from one device to another very easily.
In this article, we especially tackle the issue of moving your WeChat history to a new iPhone such as iPhone 8 or iPhone X. Read on to find out how you can do this.
1. Transfer WeChat History to New iPhone via Device
The following is a simple way to upload your existing WeChat messages from the old iPhone to the new one. Before we do this, ensure that you have a backup of the messages and that both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Sign in to your WeChat account on both device and then follow these simple steps.
Step 1: On your old iPhone go to the “Me” tab and then tap on the “Settings” button.
Step 2: select the “General” tab. Next, tap on the “Chat Log Migration” button and then “Select Chat Transcript.”
Step 3: Now on your new device scan the QR code in the interface. Once the code is scanned, the migration process will begin immediately and the WeChat history will be transferred to the new device.
2. How to Back Up / Restore Chat History via Computer
You can now back up your WeChat messages from your iPhone to the computer via WeChat for Windows/Mac and restore your new iPhone from the computer backups, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Download and install WeChat for Windows/Mac on your computer and open it.
Step 2: Tap the icon in the lower-left corner and choose “Backup and Restore”.
Step 3: Choose the "Back up on PC" option. Make sure that your iPhone and the computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and then confirm the backup messages on iPhone to start the backup.
Step 4: One the backup is finished, choose the “Restore on iPhone” to restore the backup you just made to another device.
3. Selectively Transfer WeChat Messages to New iPhone - Preview Supported
One of the easiest ways to not only keep your WeChat history safe from data loss but also transfer to another device is by backing them up to your computer and restore to your iPhone. The best tool to help you get the WeChat history from an iPhone to a new iPhone is iMyFone D-Port Pro. the following are some of its features.
- Backup only WeChat messages, WhatsApp messages and messages from your iPhone.
- Restore WeChat messages, WhatsApp messages and messages from iMyFone/iTunes/iCloud backup without reset.
- Supports to export 18 different types of data including messages, contacts, notes, photos, videos, call logs and third-party data from iPhone/iTunes backup/iCloud backup to the computer.
Here’s how to use iMyFone D-Port Pro to transfer your WeChat History to your new iPhone.
Step 1. Download and install the program to your computer and then launch it. Choose Back Up & Export from Device from the left panel. From the main window, select Back Up WeChat.
Step 2.Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and then click “Scan”, click Back Up to proceed.
Step 3. Once the process is complete, you can extract data from the backup, or restore your device from the backup.
Step 4. Then go to the "Restore Backup to Device" tab and choose the WeChat backup you just made and click Next.
Step 5. The program will start to scan the WeChat backup. After scanning, you can preview the WeChat data before the restore process to ensure this backup is what you need.
Step 6. Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click Restore and it will start to restore the WeChat messages to your new iPhone.