How to Transfer Whatsapp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

Hey! I want to transfer my chats history on WhatsApp from an old iPhone to my new iPhone 11. But, I don't understand, how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud? I'm not a tech-savvy person and my iCloud is full of photos and I cannot use it to backup now. Please help!

If you are wondering about transferring WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without using iCloud, then you have found the right place. We have listed 3 solutions in terms of time efficiency, security and ease of use for your needs.

1. Use a Tool to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

iTransor for WhatsApp is a WhatsApp transfer tool we developed to help you transfer WhatsApp data easily from iPhone to iPhone or Android in a few clicks. Besides, you can also use it to back up WhatsApp messages on iPhone/Android phone to computer without overwriting the old backup files, and then restore them to an Android or iPhone device without OS-restrictions.

Why iTransor for WhatsApp Is Better than iCloud/iTunes

  • Directly transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with iTransor for WhatsApp without installing other 3rd-party apps.
  • Unlike iCloud, it is totally free to back up the whole WhatsApp messages without storage limitation.
  • Selectively restore iTransor WhatsApp backup to iPhone or Android without uninstalling this application.

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Below mentioned the steps iTransor for WhatsApp can efficiently help you with your requirements. Let's get to know about it in detail.

Step 1: Install and launch the latest version of iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp on your computer and hit on 'Transfer WhatsApp between Devices'. Then get both of your old and new iPhone connected through USB cables. Once the device gets detected by the software, tap on 'Transfer' button.

choose transfer whatsapp between devices

Step 2: Your WhatsApp data will then be transferred from the old iPhone to the new one. When the restore process is complete, you will be able to view the old iPhone WhatsApp messages on the new iPhone.

transfer whatsapp from iphone to android finished

2. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Using iTunes

If you don't mind transferring all the data on your old iPhone to your new iPhone, you can also just back up your old iPhone and restore that backup to your new iPhone. The steps are very simple, but please note that the existing data on your new iPhone will be overwritten.

Here are the steps to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes. We are going to explain the backup process first and then the restoring part.

Step 1: Get the iTunes on your computer updated to the latest version and then connect the old iPhone using an USB cable.

Step 2: Now, tap on the device icon from top on the iTunes interface and go to 'Summary' tab.

Step 3: Under the 'Backup' section, choose 'This computer' to backup the data and then click 'Back Up now'. Your old iPhone data will get backed up now.

backup iPhone using iTunes

Step 4: Next, disconnect the iPhone and exit iTunes. Now, re-launch iTunes and connect your new iPhone to which you wish to restore the data and repeat the process till step 2.

Step 5: Push the 'Restore Backup' button this time and then select the recent backup file from the drop down list. Lastly, tap 'Restore' and wait for the process to complete.

restore backup using iTunes

3. Email the WhatsApp Chat History to Yourself

Here is the third alternative to help you transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud. Follow the steps to email your WhatsApp chats to yourself:

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on a particular group or individual chat.

Step 2: Go to the 'Group Info'/'Contact Info' by tapping the contact or group name at the top. Scroll down to find the 'Export Chat' option and click it. You'll now be asked to choose from 'Attach Media' or 'Without Media', select the one you prefer.

Step 3: Lastly, you need to provide the recipient email ID and click 'Send'. The mail body will contain a text file attachment of chat.

email WhatsApp chats

Note: Emailing chats will only transfer WhatsApp in a text format for your preview but you cannot restore those chats to your new iPhone.