So you've got a new iPhone and want to transfer all your WhatsApp messages to the new iOS device. Save for restoring an iTunes or iCloud backup to the new device, most people are unaware that there are ways to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without having to restore the new device to factory settings. We will list 3 solutions in the following text to help you transfer your WhatsApp messages easily.

Tip 1. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone in One Click

If you want to transfer WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to another without resetting the device or uninstalling your WhatsApp, you can try iTransor for WhatsApp, a WhatsApp transfer tool which we developed to help you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone easily. Below are what you can do with this program:

  • Supports WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business backup, restore and transfer from iOS 9 to iOS 13.
  • One-click to transfer WhatsApp Messenger/WhatsApp Business messages and attachments from iPhone to iPhone. No need to delete the WhatsApp application.
  • Back up WhatsApp messages on iPhone or Android device to you computer for free and keep every backup file you made without overwritten.
  • Restore the WhatsApp backup you made to an iPhone or Android device without OS-restrictions.
  • Selectively export the WhatsApp chats to your computer as an html and xls/csv file with media files.

To transfer WhatsApp messages from one iPhone 11/XS/XR to another, we first need to download the iTransor for WhatsApp to computer. It is 100% safe to download and use the WhatsApp transfer software. Now follow these simple steps to do that.

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Step 1: Launch iTransor for WhatsApp after downloading and installing. From the “Transfer WhatsApp between Devices” tab, Connect your 2 devices to computer first and then click 'Transfer' button to continue.

Note: You can hit the Switch button between the 2 devices to change the Source and Destination device.

choose transfer whatsapp between devices

Step 2: Once this transfer process compeletes, you can view the transferred whatsApp data on your device.

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Tip 2. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

You can use the iCloud auto-backup option to transfer WhatsApp data between iOS devices. The downside of this method is that you need to uninstall your WhatsApp from your iPhone. All data included in the iCloud backup will be restored to the new device. And the previous iCloud backup data will be overwritten by the new backup.

Follow these simple steps to transfer WhatsApp data to a new phone using an Auto-backup:

Step 1: On the old iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and then tap on “Back up Now”.

Step 2: When the backup is complete, go the new iPhone and activate it. If you have already activated and set-up the new device, you may need to erase all contents and settings before you can proceed. To do that go to Settings > General > Reset> Erase All Contents and Settings.

erase all content and settings

Step 3: On the set-up screen, follow the instructions until you get to the “Apps & Data” section. Here choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” and then allow for the restore process to be completed.

restore iPhone with icloud backup

Tip 3. Transfer WhatsApp Chat History to New iPhone via iTunes

If you have an iTunes backup of the data on your iPhone, you can also restore the backup to the iPhone and in this way transfer the messages to the other iPhone. However, the drawback is that the current data on your iPhone will be completely overwritten after restoring from iTunes backup. Here’s how to do that.

Step 1: Connect the old iPhone to the computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: On iTunes, go to Device icon > Summary > Back Up Now and wait for the backup process to be completed.

Step 3: Now turn on the new iPhone and connect it to the computer.

Step 4: Open iTunes and then select “Restore Backup”.

Step 5: Choose the iTunes backup of the old iPhone and click on Restore to proceed the restoring process. Wait for the process to be completed before unplugging the iPhone to the computer.

Step 6: Login to WhatsApp on the new device with your phone number.

Step 7: When prompted to restore your previous chats, tap “OK” and all your conversations will be restored on the new device.

 Launch iTunes on your computer

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