[Full Guide] Transfer WhatsApp (Business) from iPhone to iPhone

This passage shows you how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with ease. You can quickly import WhatsApp data and messages to new iPhone in 5 ways.


By Dylan / Updated on July 9, 2024

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How do I transfer WhatsApp from old iPhone to new iPhone?

I have upgraded my iPhone 7 to iPhone 15, and I think I should transfer some useful data to my new iPhone. There is a lot of chat history in WhatsApp and I really need to do WhatsApp migration. Anybody can tell me some tricks?

- Question from Apple Community

WhatsApp is a widely popular instant messaging app, and it is more convenient to use it to communicate with others, download media files, etc. If you switch to the latest iPhone 15, then transferring data from one iPhone to another is the top priority. In particular, WhatsApp data such as chat history and attachments may be especially important to you.

Transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone

Don't worry, we will show you 5 ways to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone in two parts.

Transfer Tool Features                                       Effectiveness
enlightened FoneTool Professionally on WA(Business) iPhone to iPhone transfer. High Effective
enlightened iTunes Official iOS tool to transfer all data including WhatsApp. Effective
enlightened Email Send WhatsApp files as attachments to your new iPhone. Effective
enlightened iCloud Drive Restore a copy including WhatsApp data to another iPhone. Effective
enlightened iCloud Backup Enable iCloud backup to sync WhatsApp data to iPhone. Effective

Part 1. How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud 

Although iCloud provides a WhatsApp backup feature that can help you transfer some data, it is not very efficient and requires a good network. Let's put aside this tool first and learn about three more ways to get Whatsapp to transfer iPhone to iPhone.

 Way 1. Transfer WhatsApp (Business) from iPhone to iPhone without backup

The easiest way to transfer WhatsApp data from one iPhone to another is to use FoneTool. This is a powerful iOS transfer tool, and you can use it to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to iPhone in one click without using iCloud or iTunes backup.  Even if you use a different Apple ID on your new iPhone, FoneTool will be able to transfer WhatsApp chats from one Apple ID to another:

Best WhatsApp Transfer Software
  • Transfer all WhatsApp data to New iPhone in one-click.
  • Fully/selectively backup WhatsApp and restore it anytime.
  • Export and view WhatsApp chats and attached documents on PC.
  • All WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business accounts are supported.

Download FoneTool and connect two iPhones to computer with USB cables. Follow the steps below to transfer WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business to new iPhone.

enlightened Video Tutorial of Transfer All WhatsApp Data from iPhone to iPhone:


Step 1. Choose WhatsApp Transfer on the left, and your two iPhones will be listed in this window. Click the Start Transfer button.

transfer now

🌟 Tip: You can also selectively transfer WhatsApp messages, stickers, etc to another iPhone.

Step 2. When the prompt pops up, read and click Confirm.


Step 3. If your iPhone is running with iOS 16 or a later version, you will be asked to enter the passcode. Enter your passcode and click OK.

passcode required

If you want to transfer all data from old iPhone to new iPhone, FoneTool can also help you. You can choose Phone Transfer > iPhone to iPhone Transfer to perform it.

iphone to iphone transfer

After transferring your data, FoneTool also helps you wipe all data on old iPhones to protect your data from leakage.

Way 2. Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone for free using iTunes

How to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud? You can use iTunes to make a local iPhone backup on computer and then restore WhatsApp messages (with other iPhone data) on new iPhone. Let's see how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone using iTunes.

Step 1. Download the latest iTunes to computer. Connect the old iPhone to PC with USB cable. Click the phone-shape icon.

Device Icon iTunes

Step 2. Click Back Up Now in the window. Disconnect the old iPhone from computer.

iTunes Backup

Step 3. Connect the new iPhone to computer. Click the device icon. Click Restore Backup to restore iTunes backup to new iPhone.

⚠️Note: iTunes won’t save WhatsApp history if you have enabled Chat Backup in WhatsApp.

Way 3. Transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPhone with Email

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. Run your WhatsApp on your source iPhone, and choose "Chats".

Step 2. Find the chats you need. Swipe right to left across the conversation. Select "More".

Step 3. Tap "Export Chat".

Step 4. Choose if you want to send messages with or without media. And Choose Email.

Step 5. Type your Email and send. Sign in with your Email on your targeted iPhone and check the sent WhatsApp messages.

send whatsapp messages via email

⚠️Note: Email only supports transferring some files in WhatsApp, such as pictures and chats, as attachments. If you want to transfer WhatsApp account to new iPhone, Way 1 is a better choice.

Part 2. How to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud

iCloud as an official cloud drive also often appears in tutorials about iPhone to iPhone WhatsApp Data Transfer. If you happen to be an iCloud user, you can read the following two methods to learn how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone for free.

Way 4. Restore WhatsApp data to new iPhone with iCloud

If you have ever used iCloud for iPhone backup. Then you can transfer WhatsApp chat history to another iPhone with iCloud.

If your iCloud storage is enough, you can backup all your data on your old iPhone to iCloud. Then restore the backup to your new iPhone. Follow the steps below to transfer WhatsApp messages to a new iPhone using iCloud.

Step 1. Firstly, turn on iCloud Backup on your old device: Go to Settings > Tap Your Name banner > Select iCloud > Backup > Toggle on iCloud Backup > Tap Back Up Now.

Backup iPhone on iCloud

Step 2. Waiting for the backup process to get finished. Turn on your new iPhone, and choose your region and language to enter setup process.

Step 3. Follow the setup guide. And there will be data transfer screen asking you a way to transfer choose. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup> Sign in with your Apple ID > Choose the latest backup to restore WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone.

restore iCloud backup


Way 5. Sync WhatsApp data from iPhone to another via iCloud backup

Besides backup and restore iPhone, you can make an independent backup of WhatsApp data in iCloud and it would be convenient to transfer manually WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone for free.

⚠️Note: iCloud only offers 5GB storage for free. If you have a large number of media files in your WhatsApp, the transfer process will be canceled once your iCloud storage is almost full.

Step 1. Upload WhatsApp messages on old iPhone. Open WhatsApp > go to Settings > select Chat > select Chat Backup > tap Back Up Now.

Step 2. Sync WhatsApp chat on iPhone . Sign in the new iPhone with the same iCloud account > log in WhatsApp with the same account > select Restore Chat History.

Whatsapp Backup

FAQ about transferring WhatsApp to another iPhone

Here we would like to list some frequently asked questions about migrating WhatsApp data to help you deal with some different situations.

Q1: How do I transfer my WhatsApp to new iPhone with the same number?

Answer: When you transfer WhatsApp messages with the methods in this post, it won't change your phone number. You can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with the same number using FoneTool, iTunes, iCloud backup.

Q2: Can I transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without SIM?

Answer: Yes. If you have an account on the current iPhone with a SIM card and want to use the account on the other iPhone without a SIM card. You can do it. Just install and log in and verify your WhatsApp account. Then you can transfer WhatsApp data to the targeted iPhone.

Q3: What to do when WhatsApp chats are not restored from iCloud to new iPhone?

Answer: If your WhatsApp chat is not transferred to new iPhone from iCloud, make sure your network environment is good. Then you can check your iCloud storage and iCloud settings.

You can go to the Settings app and tap the Apple ID banner. Tap iCloud. Here you can check your iCloud storage. If the storage is full, you may need to free up some space on iCloud.

Then on the iCloud screen, make sure the iCloud option is enabled. If it is still not working, you can try other ways introduced in this post.


You can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone with 5 methods in this guide to save WhatsApp messages and attachments on your new iPhone with ease. One of the most efficient tools is FoneTool, which allows you to transfer all WhatsApp data between iPhones in one click, but also export your WhatsApp data like chat, stickers, etc to PC.

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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.