5 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone (iPhone 12 Included)

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5 Ways to Transfer WhatsApp Chats from iPhone to iPhone Including iPhone 12/12 Pro(Max)/12 Mini

Nov 06, 2020 • Filed to: Manage Social Apps • Proven solutions

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Have you ever wondered how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone? A lot of people go through the same dilemma, especially when they buy a new phone and don't want to lose out on the important conversations and chats they have shared with their contacts.

So do you want to keep your conversations safe and secure when you transfer data to a brand new iPhone, such as iPhone 12/12 Pro(Max)/12 Mini? Here are 5 simple methods that instruct how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone, and we will cover them all in this tutorial.

If you need to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Samsung S20, we have introduced 3 easy solutions in the new post.

Method 1: The Best and Safest Way to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone Including iPhone 12 (Recommended)

This is the best, simplest, and fastest way if you want to learn how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone. With Dr.Fone - WhatsApp Transfer, you can backup and transfer iPhone WhatsApp messages and WhatsApp message attachments, export them to the computer or any other iPhone, and restore the backup to the device.

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Step 1: On Windows PC, launch Dr.Fone and click "WhatsApp Transfer" and choose the tool "Transfer WhatsApp messages", then connect both iPhone device to your computer, Dr.Fone will detect them immediately.

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Step 2: Before going on, please make sure your source device and destination device are correct. Then click button "Transfer" to begin, then click "Yes" to confirm the action if you still want to move forward.

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Step 3: The whole process will take some time, don't worry, just sit and wait. When you see the window below, the transfer process has complete, and you can disconnect your iPhone and view the WhatsApp data on your new iPhone.

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Method 2: Transport WhatsApp Chats to iPhone Including iPhone 12 by Using WhatsApp iCloud Backup

This method involves using WhatsApp's iCloud backup feature to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone. On this method, please be faced with the dangers of overwritten data.

  1. Make sure you have an iCloud backup function for iPhone enabled on both your phones.
  2. On your old iPhone, go to WhatsApp.
  3. Tap settings > Chat settings > Chat backup.
  4. Click on Backup Now. All your conversations will be backed up to WhatsApp's iCloud server.
  5. Now on your new iPhone, install WhatsApp.
  6. Log in with your phone number.
  7. You will be prompted to restore your previous chats.
  8. Click on OK and get access to all past conversations!

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Method 3: Move WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone with iTunes Backup [iPhone 12 Included]

This is also a great way that lets you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone with a simple, non-technical process. But you may face the data loss and covered.

  1. Connect your old iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes. Go to File > Devices > Back Up.
  3. Now turn on your new iPhone and connect it to your computer.
  4. Open iTunes. When you are prompted to set it up, select the option - "Restore from iTunes Backup".
  5. The phone will be backed up with data from your old iPhone, and you'll be able to find all your old WhatsApp conversations.
  6. Log in with your phone number.
  7. You will be prompted to restore your previous chats.
  8. Click on OK and get access to all past conversations!

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Method 4: Transport WhatsApp Chat History to Your iPhone via iCloud Backup [iPhone 12 Included]

Here is the step-by-step process of how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone through the iCloud backup. Though this way is free, your data may not be safe, it will be overwritten or missed.

  1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi source.
  2. Go to Settings > iCloud and then choose the option of "Backup" or "Storage and Backup" (depending upon the version of iOS).
  3. Tap on iCloud backup and turn it on.
  4. Click on Back Up Now. All your files will be backed up to a folder. Be patient as this may take a long time.
  5. Check the backup folder by going to Settings > iCloud > Storage > manage Storage. You'll see the backup folder created with the date and size.
  6. Now turn on your new iPhone. Restore your new iPhone using the iCloud backup you've just created. When you are setting up the phone, select the option of "Restore from iCloud backup". You'll be prompted to choose the backup data. Select the one that you made on your old phone.
  7. Install WhatsApp. All your conversations will be available and installed on the target iPhone.

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Method 5: Transfer WhatsApp Conversations to iPhone Including iPhone 12 by Email

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of transferring your WhatsApp data on the cloud, then you can even mail selective WhatsApp conversations via email as well. This allows WhatsApp users to email selective chats to themselves or someone else.

All you need to do is select the chat that you wish to send via email. Now, slide the chat and tap on the “More” option. On the chat settings window, tap on the option of “Email Conversation”. You will get a pop-up asking whether you wish to attach media or not. Tap on the desired option and enter the sender’s email id. Tap on the “Done” button to send the conversation.

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This will simply email the selected conversation to the provided id.

Now when you are familiar with five different ways on how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone, you can certainly keep your WhatsApp data safe. Simply go with the desired option and transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without losing your data.

Bhavya Kaushik

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