How to Restore WhatsApp Messages without iTunes

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“Hi, I switched from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7 which is running iOS 11 recently. I did a backup of my iPhone 6, but I don't want to restore the backup to my iPhone 7 because I only want to restore the WhatsApp messages. Is there any way to restore only WhatsApp to my new device? I guess iTunes won’t help me for this. Can anyone tell me another way to restore WhatsApp messages without iTunes?”

Many users frequently ask about how to restore a partial backup (for example WhatsApp messages) without iTunes because iTunes will only restore a full backup. We are here to introduce an impressive way to restore WhatsApp messages without iTunes. If you are also one of those who are looking for a way to restore only WhatsApp messages to your device without iTunes, please scroll down for the information.

1 Restore WhatsApp Messages Using iMyFone D-Port Pro

Here comes the way we mentioned above that can help you restoring WhatsApp messages only. You need to use iMyFone D-Port Pro (compatible with iOS 11) in order to restore WhatsApp messages without iTunes. D-Port Pro is intended to give users no trouble when they need to backup and restore flexibly whenever they want. The most amazing thing about this program is that you can only restore WhatsApp messages seperately from the backup, and it doesn’t impact any of the other data existing in your device.

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Key Features:

  • This tool allows you to backup and restore all your data in just one click. Moreover, you can easily backup and restore only WhatsApp, WeChat or messages if you want.
  • You can also selectively restore iTunes or iCloud backup with this tool. For example, only restore messages, contacts, WhatsApp messages, WeChat messages instead of the whole backup. The other existing data will not be altered or overwritten.
  • The program supports to extract 20+ types of data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod or the backups made by iTunes, iCloud or D-Port Pro.
  • You can use the program to make various backups of your iPhone/iPad/iPod and the previous backup files will not be overwritten.
  • It is fully compatible with all iOS versions including iOS 11 and various iOS devices.

1.1. Restore Only WhatsApp Messages without iTunes

Here is the tutorial to restore only WhatsApp messages from the backup made by iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone D-Port Pro.This tool will pick out the WhatsApp messages from the backup file and then restore only the WhatsApp messages to your iPhone

Step 1 – Launch iMyFone D-Port Pro

The initial step is downloading and installing the program. Subsequently, continue thw process with launching the program. The next step will be connecting your iPhone to the computer.

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Step 2 – Select WhatsApp Backup

Choose a backup including the WhatsApp message you want from the backup list.

choose a backup

Since you are going to restore only WhatsApp messages, you are required to click on “Restore Partial Backup” option.

choose to restore a partial backup

After that, hit on “Next” button and you will be asked to select the data type to restore. There you need to choose WhatsApp messages.

choose a data type

Note: The program currently works for limited types of data. However, in the near future, the users can expect for supporting more data.

Step 3 – Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes

Next, continue by hitting on “Next” which will begin the scanning process. Wait until it finishes scanning, you can enjoy previewing your data.

preview data in backup

Lastly, click on “Restore” and you will get your WhatsApp messages in your new device with no trouble to existing data in the device.

successfully restore data in backup to device

1.2. Restore WhatsApp Backup Made by D-Port Pro

If you used iMyFone D-Port Pro (iOS 11 supported) to backup your WhatsApp data earlier and want to restore it, following is the tutorial for it. Follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Launch the Program

The first thing which is required is to download and install the software. When done, launch the software and proceed by connecting your iOS device to the computer.

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Step 2 – Select WhatsApp Data

Now, from the main interface’s left panel, you are required to select “Restore Backup to Device” and move to select “WhatsApp Backup”. Hit on “Next” button now.

choose a WhatsApp backup

restore WhatsApp data

Step 3 – Restore WhatsApp Messages

Lastly, hit on “Next” to initiate the scanning of WhatsApp backup. Now, you will be able to preview your data.

preview WhatsApp data

Preview then once to verify this is what you want and then click on “Restore” button. That’s about it!

successfully restored whatsApp data

2 Restore WhatsApp Messages through iCloud

Backing up your data periodically on iCloud could be pretty beneficial at times when you experience data loss. You can simply restore the iCloud backup to get back your Whatsapp messages . Unfortunately, there are some limitations with this method. All the other data will be overwritten when restoring an iCloud backup to your iPhone. The process is time consuming and a little complicated. Besides, stable WiFi is required.

Anyway, to restore a backup from iCloud, you need erase all the data on your device first. Please click Settings => General => Rese t=> Erase All Content and Settings.

Erase All Content and Settings.

Then you can choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" when the iPhone restarts.

Restore from iCloud Backup

That was all about restoring WhatsApp messages without iTunes. Hope you got the solution helpful and will surely going to give a try on it. We positively recommend you all to try this program iMyFone D-Port Pro (compatible with iOS 11) in order to get the desired results. On a plus, the other data in your device is not going to be affected while using this program.

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