How to Transfer WhatsApp Chat from iPhone to iPhone

When having a new iPhone, you don’t want to lose your WhatsApp chat and need to copy your WhatsApp chat to the new iPhone. In this article, we will provide several ways to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone easily.


By Dylan / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Need to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to iPhone?

WhatsApp chat history is a very popular instant messaging app across the world. You use WhatsApp everything to keep in touch with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. Then the WhatsApp chat history may contain lots of information of importance. When you switch to a new iPhone, you want to know how to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone.

 Just keeps on reading, In this post, we will give you some workable ways to move your WhatsApp chat history to new iPhone. 

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Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Chat from iPhone to iPhone manually and freely

Sometimes, you have transferred everything to your new iPhone, but not all WhatsApp chats are transferred to the device.  If you want to selectively move your WhatsApp chats to new iPhone, Email can help you export and transfer your chats to another iPhone. 

Step 1. On WhatsApp, choose Chats. 

Step 2. Find the WhatsApp chat and swipe it left. Choose "More".

Step 3. Tap "Export Chat". Choose "With Media" or "Without Media" according to your need.

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Step 4. When it asks for the transfer way, just choose Email.

Step 5. Enter your Email address. When the chat sent, you can check the messages on the targeted iPhone.

If Email can't satisfy you and you want to copy all WhatsApp chats to another iPhone, refer to the next part.

Part 2. One-click to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone

Send WhatsApp chat history one by one is troublesome. Then you can rely on FoneTool, which is a professional and powerful WhatsApp data transfer software. If you want to transfer all your WhatsApp chat to another iPhone, it can be your best choice. It is able to migrate all WhatsApp data including chat history, media, and contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

You can hit the download button, we will guide you on the steps to copy WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect the source and the targeted iPhone to your computer. Run FoneTool. Click the WhatsApp Manager on the left pane.

Step 2. The iPhones will be positioned on the source and targeted device. And Click “Start Transfer”.

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Tip: FoneTool also helps you transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone with one click, you can go to "Phone Transfer" > "iPhone to iPhone" to make it.

Step 3. Read the prompt alert. And click “OK”.


If your iPhone is using iOS 16, you may need to enter your passcode. Click “OK” after entering the passcode. Then wait for the transfer to get finished.

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Part 3. Backup and restore WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone

Apple provides iTunes and iCloud allowing create WhatsApp backup and restore to your new device to transfer your WhatsApp messages. You can check the difference between iTunes and iCloud backup, and choose a preferred way.

Difference between iCloud WhatsApp backup and iTunes backup:✎...
iCloud WhatsApp backup: Upload your WhatsApp data to iCloud Server, and restore the WhatsApp to your new iPhone without a computer.
iTunes Backup: Create a full iPhone backup (including nearly all iPhone local data) to your computer, and restore the backup to your new iPhone on the computer.

How to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

✍Note: WhatsApp can take up a large amount of space, please make sure your iCloud has enough space for your WhatsApp. You may need to free up iCloud storage if it is full.

Step 1. Go to the “Settings” app on your source iPhone > tap “Apple ID” banner > “iCloud” > toggle on the WhatsApp option.

Step 2. Go to WhatsApp app > choose “Settings” > “Chats” > choose “Chat Backup”.

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Step 3. When the backup is completed. Run WhatsApp on your new device, and sign in.

Step 3. Go to the Chat backup and choose “Restore Chat History”.

How to move WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes

iTunes helps you to backup and restore WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone on computer. It creates a full iPhone backup and restore to new iPhone. Thus, it will transfer all data from iPhone to iPhone.

1. Restoring iTunes backup will overwrite the targeted iPhone. If the targeted device contains some important data, please transfer files from iPhone to PC.
2. If you the iTunes backup failed, you can check if installed the latest version and delete the old backup.

Step 1. Connect the source iPhone to computer, and run iTunes.

Step 2. Click the phone-like icon to enter the Summary tab. Click Back Up Now.

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Step 3. Disconnect the source iPhone and connect the new one. On the summary tab, choose Restore Backup. Then follow the guide to complete the transferring process.


This is how to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to iPhone. When you just have several conversations needed to be transferred, you can use Email move your WhatsApp chat history. If you want to transfer all WhatsApp messages at a time, FoneTool is the best choice. Also, you can use iTunes, iCloud to backup and restore WhatsApp chats and other data from your old iPhone to new iPhone.

By the way, if you want to sell your old device, after transferring data, you can wipe data on old iPhone before selling to protect your data from leakage. 

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.