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5 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

The latest iPhones are arguably the coolest mobile phones around. They boast high-quality displays, the newest security technologies, super-fast refresh rates, and much more. Naturally, most people would jump at a chance to trade their old phones for a brand-new iPhone.

But there's a problem; you'll have to transfer all your old data to a new phone or risk starting all over again. For example, new iPhone users might want to transfer WhatsApp chats to new phone or merge WhatsApp chats. And that's precisely what this no-nonsense guide is all about.

Part 1: Suggested way to transfer WhatsApp chat to iPhone quickly and easily

Let's kick off today's post with the simplest, fastest, and most professional way to transfer WhatsApp chat from Android to iPhone or iPhone to Android. With MobileTrans, you can quickly transfer and backup WhatsApp chats on iPhone or Android via simple steps. This computer program can back up all WhatsApp data like starred messages, status updates, group messages, videos, and any WhatsApp data you may have. Apart from WhatsApp, you can also backup data on iPhone apps like WeChat, Viber, LINE, and Kik.

Key features:

  • Transfer WhatsApp data like text messages, videos, audio, stickers, etc.
  • Merging chats guarantees your conversations remain complete and consistent across platforms.
  • Recover all accidentally deleted data from your WhatsApp on Android.

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Here is how to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone or Android to iPhone:

Step 1. Launch Wondershare MobileTrans on a Windows PC and connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable.

Step 2. Tap the WhatsApp Transfer tab on the home page and click WhatsApp Transfer.

open Backup & Restore on MobileTrans

Step 3. After you click on the "WhatsApp Transfer", select the "WhatsApp" tab and click the "Transfer WhatsApp messages" feature from here. 

enable USB debugging on your phone

Step 4. Click on the "Start" button and wait until it completes the transfer.

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Step 5. After it completes transferring, like the image below, you can disconnect the phones and check if you view the transferred WhatsApp data on the target device.

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Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone by Transfer Chats to iPhone

First, ensure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on both iPhones. This ensures compatibility and a seamless transfer experience. Additionally, ensure that your iPhones are near each other and connected to a stable internet connection. But you should note that it only supports transferring WhatsApp data between the same systems, like Android to Android or iOS to iOS.

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  1. On your old iPhone, open WhatsApp and go to "Settings. Select "Chats" and then choose "Transfer chats to iPhone." Tap on the "Start" button to begin the transfer process.
  2. On your new iPhone, install WhatsApp and register your WhatsApp number. Tap on "Continue" and grant WhatsApp access to the local network. From your new iPhone, scan the QR code displayed on your old phone.
  3. Make sure both devices are undisturbed during the scanning process. Once the scanning is complete, tap the "Next" button on your new phone. Enter your WhatsApp name to continue with the setup.

Part 3: Use iCloud Backup to transfer WhatsApp chats

The good thing about WhatsApp is that users can directly back up chats on iPhone via iCloud. Simply link your iCloud account and use it to save all your WhatsApp chats seamlessly. You can even set up automated backups if you're the forgetful type. So, let's cut to the chase and see how to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud backup:

Step 1. Launch iPhone WhatsApp and then hit Settings at the bottom-right corner.

Step 2. Click Chats and then hit Chat Backup.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now to begin saving your WhatsApp messages on iCloud. You can even enable the Include Videos toggle to backup videos.

Step 4. As said initially, you can also backup WhatsApp chats automatically. To do that, click the Auto Backup button above Include Videos and then choose Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

Step 5. Now install and run WhatsApp Messenger on your new iPhone. Then, verify your old phone number and iCloud ID.

Step 6. Lastly, press Restore Chat History to restore your backed-up WhatsApp data on the new phone.


  • Native iPhone WhatsApp backup method.
  • Quick and simple to understand.


  • Users can't back up and restore WhatsApp messages from Android.
  • Slow with significant files like videos and audio.

Part 4. Export WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone

Another easy way to transfer WhatsApp chats is by exporting them to email. This method is self-explanatory, as the steps below will confirm. However, users can only export a single message at a go. What's worse, you can't restore the chats on a new phone. Nonetheless, here are the steps:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and tap the conversation you wish to share.

Step 2. Click the Ellipsis icon and then tap More.

Step 3. Tap Export chat and then decide whether to export with media or not.

Export WhatsApp chat to email

Step 4. Choose Gmail and export the WhatsApp chat to your new phone. You can even export to Skype, Yahoo Mail, OneDrive, etc.


  • Fast and straightforward to understand.
  • Include WhatsApp media.


  • Users can't transfer multiple WhatsApp chats concurrently.
  • You can't restore the exported messages because they come in a document file.

Part 5: Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is widely considered the "Swiss Army Knife" of the Apple ecosystem. This desktop program can download and purchase songs, organize media libraries, convert audio files, and so on. But even more interestingly, iTunes can back up your WhatsApp data from an old iPhone to a new one. Want to know how? Follow me!

Step 1. Connect your old iPhone to your computer with a lightning cable and open iTunes.

Step 2. Choose your phone's name on the left pane and then tap Summary.

backup WhatsApp chats on iPhone with iCloud

Step 3. Navigate to the Backups section and click Back Up Now. iTunes will immediately start backing up all your phone's data, including your precious WhatsApp chats.

Step 4. After the backup process is successful, disconnect the old iPhone and connect the new iPhone.

Step 5. Now choose your new phone's name on iTunes, tap Summary, and click Restore Backup.


  • Free, open-source iPhone WhatsApp backup method.
  • Transfer WhatsApp chats to iPhone in bulk.


  • This method can be intimidating to beginners.
  • You can't transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iPhone and vice versa.

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These methods should help you transfer WhatsApp chats to the iPhone quickly and easily. But as you can see, some solutions have inconveniencing limitations. For instance, you can't restore the email exported WhatsApp chats on iPhone. In addition, iTunes and iCloud don't support transferring from Android to iPhone. So, I suggest using third-party software like MobileTrans for the best results. Just note that this professional software is a paid program.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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