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How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp to iPhone 15?

Navkiran Dhaliwal
Navkiran Dhaliwal Originally published Aug 31, 23, updated Jun 07, 24

There have been lots of problems of iPhone 15, though this line is one of the most excellent smartphones. Well, If you want to keep your old iphone after buying iPhone 15, you can back up your WhatsApp now and restore it to your new iPhone 15 later. Then you can try the new iPhone 15 smoothly.

Here are workable steps for you to do it.

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Method 1 Backup and Restore WhatsApp to iPhone 15 via MobileTrans

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Backup Step 1: First connect your Android smartphone or old iPhone to your computer using a USB cable or a lightning.

Backup Step 2: Next, download and launch the MobileTrans software. From the options, go to Backup & Restore. Locate App Backup & Restore and click on Backup in it.

launch mobiletrans

Backup Step 3: Then select to backup WhatsApp. It displays your source phone on the left and the computer on the right. You can choose what kinds of data to transfer. Then click on Start. The backup process will start immediately.

choose whatsapp to backup
backup whatsapp data

Backup Step 4: Within minutes, MobileTrans will complete your WhatsApp data backup.

complete whatsapp data transfer

After backup, your WhatsApp data is now ready for when you get your new iPhone 15. Once you do that, follow below steps to restore the WhatsApp backup to your new device.

Restore Step 1: Connect the iPhone 15 to your computer via the new USB-C cable.

Restore Step 2: Next, open the MobileTrans software on your computer. Then choose the Backup & Restore option. Next, click on Restore from App Backup & Restore.

launch mobiletrans

Restore Step 3: Then you’ll see your WhatsApp backup record. Click on the Restore icon on the right. Then restore your WhatsApp backup to your new iPhone 15.

Ensure that your device is connected to the computer while you do this. Within minutes, MobileTrans will move your WhatsApp data to your new iPhone 15.

find out your backup record
whatsapp data transfer completed

Once completion, your WhatsApp data is now available on your new iPhone 15.

Method 2 Backup and Restore WhatsApp to iPhone 15 via iCloud

iCloud is a primary tool for iPhone users. It exactly meets your urgent need when you change your iPhone model. If you buy the new iPhone 15, you may want to move your important WhatsApp data from the old iPhone to the new one. Then you can go with iCloud backup.

Step 1 Backup your WhatsApp on your old iPhone

Open your WhatsApp and locate the Settings option. Then tap on Chats and then choose Chats backup. And tap on Back Up Now so that you can back up your WhatsApp chats.

open settings in your whatsapp

Step 2 Sign in WhatsApp on your new iPhone

Install WhatsApp on your new iPhone 15 and delete it from the old iPhone. Then sign in your iCloud account in the new iPhone. Here you’ll enter your Apple ID and password as Apple credentials.

install whatsapp on your new iPhone
sign in whatsapp

Step 3 Restore your WhatsApp Backup in your new iPhone 15

After you sign in your WhatApp account in the new iPhone, you will see a prompt to restore old chat history. Click on this Restore Chat History. Then the data you’ve backed up to iCloud start to restore to your new iPhone.

restore your whatsapp data to iphone 15

Method 3 Backup and Restore WhatsApp to iPhone 15 via iTunes

iTunes is another familiar way for moving data between iPhones. iPhone users can follow the easy steps below to backup and restore WhatsApp data after getting the new iPhone 15.

Step 1 Restore the WhatsApp data in your old iPhone to a computer.

Step 2 Turn on your new iPhone. If you already set up the new iPhone, jump over the setup before moving on to the next step.

Step 3 Follow the on-screen instruction until you see the “Apps & Data” screen. Then, select the “Restore from Mac or PC” option.

app and data screen

Step 4 Now connect your new iPhone to the PC. Next, launch iTunes and choose your device.

Step 5 Select the Restore Backup option and select the correct backup. You can determine which backup you should restore by their dates and sizes. You would be prompted to enter the correct password if the backup were encrypted. Make sure you do so.

find out the data to restore

Step 6 Wait for seconds and the restore process completed. Finish the remaining setup steps on your new iPhone when it is done.

Comparison Between Above Methods

Each method above has its pros and cons. You can choose a workable one based on your needs.


😊 Pros
  • Easy to operate even for non-tech savvy people.
  • A stable connection makes WhatsApp migration much faster than other ways.
  • It allows cross-platform operation.
😭 Cons
  • It is not free.


😊 Pros
  • Data transfer via iCloud is effortless and can be operated by anyone.
  • You don't need to install any third-party tool.
😭 Cons
  • You have to restore all iPhone data to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone 15.
  • Needs to wipe off existing data on iPhone 15 first.
  • Only available for iPhone users.


😊 Pros
  • Connecting with a lightning cable makes the backup and restore process stable.
  • Don’t rely on cloud.
😭 Cons
  • You cannot transfer only WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone 15 using iTunes.
  • Wipes off iPhone 15 existing data during the data transfer process.
  • The WhatsApp transfer process via iTunes is quite lengthy.
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  • Why can’t I create an iCloud backup?

    If you can't create an iCloud backup 👇

    1. You could verify you're signed in with the Apple ID that you use to access iCloud.
    2. Also, verify iCloud Drive is turned on.Then turn iCloud Drive off and back on.
    3. If you've turned on iCloud Drive for any device using your Apple ID, update to the latest iOS system.
    4. And verify you have enough available space on your iCloud account to create a backup.
    5. If you're attempting a backup on a cellular data network, enable cellular data usage for iCloud.
  • Why can’t I restore an iCloud backup?

    If you can't restore an iCloud backup 👇

    1. You could verify you are restoring data from the same phone number and iCloud account that the backup was created on.
    2. Verify that you’re using the correct password or key if you're restoring an end-to-end encrypted backup.
    3. Verify there's enough space and updated system on your iPhone to restore the backup.
    4. Attempt the restoration from a different network.
    5. Turn iCloud Drive off and back on.
    6. Sign out of iCloud and restart your iPhone.
  • Is there a official way offered by WhatsApp?
    Yes, you can use "Move to iOS" on your Android phone. Select "WhatsApp" on the Transfer Data screen and tap START on your Android phone. It then prepares the WhatsApp data for export. After that tap "NEXT" to return to the Move to iOS app. And tap "CONTINUE" to transfer the data from your Android phone to your iPhone and wait for Move to iOS to confirm the transfer is complete.
Navkiran Dhaliwal
Navkiran Dhaliwal Jun 07, 24
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