Did you decide to switch devices and don’t know how you can transfer or restore your WhatsApp chats to the new device? This is a problem that many people encounter especially when switching from an iOS device to an Android device or vice versa. Regardless of the device and platform you now want to use, you should be able to keep in touch with your friends on WhatsApp, you need your WhatsApp data to make it to the new device in one piece.
In this article, we will share with you three easy ways you can backup and restore your WhatsApp data. Let’s begin with the easiest and most comprehensive solution.
Part 1. How to restore Whatsapp to iPhone/Android/Samsung/HTC/Sony/LG/Winphone
If you had made a backup of your WhatsApp data, which we hope you have, MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer provides you with the most comprehensive solution to move the data from its backup. You can use this program to transfer WhatsApp data from one device to any other device. It is quick and easy to use and 100% reliable. All you have to do is to connect the device to the computer, locate the backup site and then transfer the WhatsApp data you need.
The following is a tutorial to help you restore a backup on your computer to your device using MobileTrans. Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1. Launch the program and from the main window, select the "Backup&Restore". For the purposes of this tutorial, we will choose “App Backup&Restore” to restore a backup created using this program to your computer.
Step 2. Connect the device to the computer and you should see the backup on the left side and your device on the right. In the middle, select a backup file to restore and click “Start”. This will restore WhatsApp data.
Step 3. Wait for the process to complete, ensuring that the device is connected through the process. Once it’s complete, your WhatsApp data should now be on your device.
Part 2. Restore WhatsApp messages from iCloud Backup
Alternatively, you can also restore the WhatsApp chats from an iCloud backup. This works for restoring WhatsApp chats to a new device or an old one in case you’ve lost them somehow. Follow these simple steps to restore from iCloud.
Step 1. Begin by creating a backup of all existing chats. Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network and then open the WhatsApp application. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and then tap on “Back Up Now”.
Step 2. To restore these chats to a new device, connect the new device to a Wi-Fi network and then install the WhatsApp app. Once installed Verify your number and then tap on “Restore Chat History.”
Note: You need to log in with the same Apple ID on both devices for this process to work.
To restore the WhatsApp messages, in case you lost them. Connect the device to a Wi-Fi network and then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Follow the prompts on the setup screen until you get to the “Apps & Data” screen. Choose “Restore from iCloud”.
Part 3. Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup
If you have an iTunes backup of your device, you can also restore your WhatsApp chats via iTunes. We must, however, stress that restoring your device from iTunes will often erase the device's content and settings. Therefore, back up the device before doing this. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPhone using USB cables.
Step 2. When the device shows up, click on it, and under the Summary tab, select “Restore Backup”.
Step 3. Choose the relevant backup and keep the device connected while it restores.
The three methods above are the most effective ways to get your WhatsApp chats restored to a new device or to an old one if you happened to lose the data somehow. You will, however, notice that they are all dependent on having a backup either on your computer, iTunes or iCloud. Therefore, we must stress the importance of backing up your device to one of these solutions. This way you always have some assurance that your data will be safe.
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