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Dr.Fone - WhatsApp Transfer (iOS):

Dr.Fone allows you to back up and restore WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business data on iOS devices or transfer WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business data from iOS device to iOS device or Android device. Users can back up iPhone WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business messages and WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business message attachments, export them to the computer and restore the backup to the device.

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After launching Dr.Fone toolkit on your computer, select the "WhatsApp Transfer" option from the tool list. Then connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.

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Next, go to the WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business tab, and let's check how to use the features here one by one.

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Part 1. Transfer iOS WhatsApp Messages to iOS/Android Devices

Note: Steps for transferring iOS WhatsApp Business Messages are the same

Step 1. Connect your devices to the computer

To transfer WhatsApp messages from iOS devices to another iOS device or Android devices, you can choose "Transfer WhatsApp messages". Then connect your iOS devices or Android device to the computer. Once the program detects them, you will get the window as follows.

Here let's take transferring WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to a Samsung phone as an example.

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Step 2. Begin to transfer WhatsApp messages

Now, click "Transfer" to begin the WhatsApp message transfer. Since the transfer here will erase existing WhatsApp messages from the destination device, you need to click "Yes" to confirm this action if you still want to move forward.

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Then the transfer process really starts.

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Step 3. Wait until the WhatsApp message transfer is complete

During the transfer, you don't need to do anything. Just keep your devices connected well and then wait for the end. When you see the window below, you can disconnect your device and view the transferred data on your device.

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Part 2. Backup iOS WhatsApp Messages

Note: Steps for backup iOS WhatsApp Business Messages are the same.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad

To back up WhatsApp messages from iOS devices to your computer, you need to choose "Backup WhatsApp messages". Then get your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer.

Step 2. Begin to back up WhatsApp messages

Once your device is recognized, the backup process starts automatically.

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Once the backup begins, you can sit and wait. The program will finish the process automatically. When you're told that the backup is completed, you will see the window below. Here, you can click "View it" to check the backup file if you want.

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Step 3. View the backup file and export data selectively

Choose the backup file that you want to view if there is more than one backup file listed.

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Then you will see all the details. Choose any item you want to export to your computer or restore it to your device.

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Part 3. Restore WhatsApp Backup to iOS Devices

Note: Steps for restore WhatsApp Business backup to iOS devices are the same.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad

To restore WhatsApp messages to your iOS devices, you need to choose "Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device". Get your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer. Then you'll see all your backup files listed.

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Step 2. Restore WhatsApp message backup to your iPhone/iPad

You can choose a backup file and click "Next" to directly restore it to your iPhone or iPad as follows.

Or you can choose to view the backup file first, and then selectively choose what you want to restore it to your device.

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Part 4. Restore WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business Backup to Android Devices

The process of restoring WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business messages to Android devices is much similar to the steps of restoring WhatsApp/WhatsApp Business messages to the iOS device above.

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Read More to Learn:

  • How to back up WhatsApp Messages to iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 (Plus)
  • How to Restore WhatsApp Backup on iPhone and Android devices