How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone with Ease

How to restore WhatsApp messages on new iPhone? This guide offers 3 alternative methods to help you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone.

By Stephen Wilson | Posted on: Oct. 18, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 02, 2019

When you update to a new iPhone, the first thing you want to do is transferring everything from old iPhone to the new one. Or you just want to transfer some of them like WhatsApp messages. Here in this guide, we list 4 methods, you can choose one as per your needs. Let’s begin.

Also Read: How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone >

Method 1. Restore WhatsApp Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

1. First Make Backup on Old iPhone

Step 1Enable iCloud backup function > Connect the iPhone to Wi-Fi network.

Step 2Open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Click on Back Up Now > Make sure the backup is performed finally.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

Restore WhatsApp Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

2. Restore Messages on New iPhone

Step 1Connect the new iPhone to Wi-Fi network.

Step 2Install WhatsApp > Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History.

You need to log into the same Apple ID on both iPhones.

You can set Auto Backup on your new iPhone in case you may delete some important messages: Go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Auto Backup > Choose “Daily, Weekly, Monthly” as per your needs.

Method 2. Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup.

1. Make iCloud Backup on Old iPhone

Connect iPhone to Wi-Fi > Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup > Turn on iCloud Backup > Back Up Now > Make sure the backup is finished.

2. Restore iCloud Backup on New iPhone

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings > Restore your iPhone from Backup with Set Up Assistant.

You need to log into the same Apple ID on both iPhones.

If you have some important data on your new iPhone, just transfer them to computer as backup, or you will lose all current data on iPhone.

Method 3. Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

1. Make iTunes Backup with Old iPhone.

Open iTunes > Connect the iPhone to computer > Click your device name > Summary > This computer > Back Up Now.

2. Restore iTunes Backup on new iPhone.

Open iTunes > Connect new iPhone to computer > Click your device name > Summary > Click on Restore Backup.

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Remember to backup your new iPhone first if there are some important contents, or your existing data on iPhone will be erased and replaced with the backup contents.

Method 4. Restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud without Erasing ( Safe and Easy)

This method is mainly prepared for users who neither have made any backup in WhatsApp iCloud nor want to lose any existing data on iPhone by using Method 2 or 3.

To help you restore WhatsApp Messages from iCloud without erasing, you need to use some safe and trusted recovery tools like PhoneRescue for iOS, which allows you to view all WhatsApp messages in iCloud before restoring, then you can select one (ones) to restore to your iPhone. More importantly, there’s no data loss in the process of restoring.

Now you can follow us to have a look at how to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone with PhoneRescue for iOS.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS to your PC/Mac > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Click on Recover from iCloud and the Right Arrow button on the down right corner.

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How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone - Step 1

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2Log in your iCloud account, and then select iCloud backup. You can also use PhoneRescue for iOS to download data that you have synced to iCloud.

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone - Step 2

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone – Step 2

Step 3Select one iCloud backup that contains your WhatsApp messages > Click Download and then checks the box of WhatsApp unchecks other boxes and click OK.

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone - Step 3

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone – Step 3

Step 4Then all your WhatsApp messages in the iCloud backup will be presented. Select the conversation you want to recover, click the To Computer to recover them to your computer.

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone - Step 4

How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone – Step 4

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can help you restore WhatsApp messages on New iPhone successfully. If you are interested in PhoneRescue for iOS, just download it to have a try!

Stephen Wilson

Member of @iMobie_Inc., a die-hard fan of Apple and MOBA games, is always passionate about offering and sharing solutions to any Apple related problems, as well as Android.