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3 Methods to Transfer WeChat to New Phone

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

“I had a phone which I was using all the time for messaging, video chatting, and web surfing. Well, I also use WeChat, but as I have recently bought a new phone, so I want to know how to transfer WeChat to a new phone."

New phones are a part of life. We just have to appreciate and take great care of them. Who doesn't need a newbie? Well, everybody, and also want to keep all the things, especially the messaging apps intact. On the other hand, file transfer is the most annoying thing we consider while shifting from an old phone to a new phone.

In this article, learn the top three ways how to transfer WeChat history to a new phone.

Part 1: Transfer WeChat from iPhone to New iPhone by MobileTrans

In this section, you will know about a wholly hassle-free way to transfer WeChat to new phone with a prominent software called MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. With just a click, you can transfer Wechat chat history and attachments for iOS to iOS devices.

MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer

Transfer Wechat to new iPhone Easily!

  • • Transfer Wenchat chats from one device to another for iOS devices.
  • • Backup Wechat messages from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch to your computer.
  • • Restore your Wechat backup to another phone.
  • • Support other social apps including WhatsApp, LINE, Kik and WeChat.
  • • Work for most iOS and Android devices, like iPhone 15/14/13, OPPO series, Samsung Galaxy series, Sony, Huawei, Google, OnePlus, Motorola, ZTE, and so on.
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Steps to transfer WeChat data to the new iPhone with MobileTrans:

Step 1: Launch MobileTrans on your computer

Download and install the MobileTrans application on your computer. After it has been installed successfully, click the 'WhatsApp Transfer’ button and proceed with the next steps.

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Step 2: Connect iPhone to computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer. Go to Other Apps Transfer > Wechat Transfer.

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Step 3: Start to transfer Wechat data

Then select the 'Start’ button and wait to finish the process.

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Step 4: Transfer completed

You'd better not move or touch the phone during the transfer. After it completes transferring like the image below, you can disconnect the phones and check if you view the transferred Wechat data on the target device.

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Part 2: Transfer WeChat to New Phone Using the “Chat Log Migration” Feature on WeChat App

To transfer the WeChat chat history to the new phone, follow some simple steps using its inbuilt migration feature.

Step 1: Run WeChat on the old phone (Android/iPhone)

Go and run your old WeChat on your old phone and proceed with the next steps.

Step 2: Use “chat log migration”

If you are using Android, select Me> Settings> Chat> Backup & Migration. On iOS, go to Me> Settings> General> Chat Log Migration.

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Step 3: Select WeChat history

Then, go to ‘Select Chat History’ and choose any of your histories on the phone and tap the 'Done’ button on the top right corner.

Step 4: Log in to WeChat on the new phone

Now, get back to your new phone and log in to WeChat using the same credentials. Then, simply scan the QR code shown on your old phone. As it is studying, it will automatically migrate the WeChat chat history into the new phone.

For some reason, you can not log in to your WeChat account. This article will tackle the ways how you can log in to WeChat from different causes.

Part 3: Transfer WeChat to New Phone with WeChat Desktop

Here you can use Desktop or Windows PC to transfer WeChat to a new phone. Use WeChat for Windows on a computer as a transfer tool to get the job done. In case you have previously used the 'Backup and Restore feature, then it's easy to transfer and restore WeChat history to the new phone with the backup copy created.

Step 1: Run WeChat for Windows

Launch WeChat for Windows on PC and log in with your WeChat credentials.

Step 2: Select ‘Backup and Restore’

On the bottom left corner of the WeChat client, click the Menu button and select the "Backup and Restore" option.

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Step 3: Start the restore process

Then, go and select 'Restore on the phone.' Now, you have to select for conversations you want to get restored and click the Ok button.

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Step 4: Restore

Now confirm the operation and ultimately tap the 'Restore' button on your PC interface. Just wait for a second and see your job done!

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Hopefully, you have enjoyed our top three methods to transfer WeChat to a new phone. Lastly, we would like to recommend MobileTrans, especially for WeChat iPhone transfer, as the process is smooth and comfortable. MobileTrans also supports to transfer LINE chat history to new phone. It’s a good choice to transfer data.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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