How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New iPhone

How to restore WhatsApp messages on new iPhone? This guide offers 6 methods to help you transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2022
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When you update to a new iPhone, the first thing you want to do is transfer everything from the old iPhone to the new one. Or you just want to transfer some of them like WhatsApp messages. Here in this guide, we will show you a complete guide on how to restore WhatsApp messages on a new iPhone, from an old iPhone and Android phone.

Restore Your WhatsApp Chat to New iPhone from an iCloud Backup

Like restoring WhatsApp chats from Google Drive backup or iCloud Drive, we can also use iCloud Backup to get the WhatsApp chat history to your new iPhone. Make sure that you have logged in with the same Apple ID on both your iPhones. Also, you must clear that this method requires you to erase all data on your new iPhone firstly.

Here’s how you can restore WhatsApp chats on a new iPhone with an iCloud backup:

  1. Connect iPhone to Wi-Fi.
  2. Go to Settings on your old iPhone.
  3. Choose iCloud and tap on the Backup option.
  4. Turn on iCloud Backup > Choose Back Up Now.
  5. Make sure the backup is finished.
  6. Now, go to Settings on your new iPhone.
  7. Tap on General and choose Reset.
  8. Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
  9. Follow the Set Up Assistant to set up your iPhone.
  10. Tap Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen.
  11. Sign in to iCloud and proceed to Choose a backup.
  12. Choose the one that contains the data you need to restore.
Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

How to Restore Your WhatsApp Chats History on New iPhone 

AnyTrans is one of the most welcomed WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore tools in 2022 that can backup WhatsApp messages to computer, transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone, from Android to iPhone, and restore WhatsApp chat history to iPhone. All your WhatsApp chats and attachments will be backed up securely. And you can fully restore them to iPhone when needed.

Here is what AnyTrans can do for you:

AnyTrans – WhatsApp Data Manager

  • Directly restore WhatsApp backup to your new iPhone.
  • Offer a complete backup and restore solution to your WhatsApp data.
  • Migrate WhatsApp backup Android to iPhone without erasing data.
  • Work well with all iPhone & iOS versions as well as Mac/Windows.

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Free Download AnyTrans and follow the steps to restore WhatsApp on iPhone:

Option 1. Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Step 1. Backup WhatsApp on your old iPhone.

Open AnyTrans > Connect your iPhone > Click Social Messages Manager > Click Back Up Now.

Backup WhatsApp on Old iPhone

Backup WhatsApp on Old iPhone

Decide whether to encrypt the backup and click Next to Backup.

Choose Set Password for WhatsApp Backup and Back Up Now

Choose Set Password for WhatsApp Backup and Back Up Now

Step 2. Restore WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone.

Connect your new iPhone > Click Social Messages Manager > Click Restore > Choose the Backup you just made.

Restore WhatsApp to New iPhone

Restore WhatsApp to New iPhone

Option 2. Transfer WhatsApp from Android/iPhone to iPhone Directly

You can also transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone or migrate WhatsApp data from Android to iPhone with AnyTrans easily:

Step 1. Connect your two iPhones > Click Social Messages Manager > Choose WhatsApp to Device > Click Transfer Now.

Go to Social Messages Manager and Select Transfer Now

Go to Social Messages Manager and Select Transfer Now

Step 2. Confirm your two devices, and click Next to start transferring.

Confirm Your Two iPhones

Confirm Your Two iPhones

How to Restore WhatsApp Chats on iPhone Using iCloud Drive

In the WhatsApp settings, there is a Chat Backup option available to help you back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud Drive, not just including the texts, but also the media files. So you can do this operation on the old iPhone, and then restore them on the new iPhone. But you must notice that we have said that this method backs up the data to the iCloud drive, so we need first to turn on the iCloud Drive option on both the old iPhone and new iPhone, before doing this method.

Now, let’s check how to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone using iCloud Drive:

  1. Connect the iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings on the old iPhone, tap on your name.
  3. Choose iCloud and turn on iCloud Drive.
  4. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
  5. Tap on Chats > Choose Chat Backup.
  6. Then click on the Back Up Now option.
  7. Make sure the backup is performed finally.
  8. Connect the new iPhone to a Wi-Fi network.
  9. Turn on the iCloud Drive option.
  10. Download and install WhatsApp on the new iPhone.
  11. Sign in to the account using the same phone number you used on your old iPhone.
  12. The app will ask you to restore your chat history from iCloud.
  13. Click on the Restore Chat History option.
  14. After the process completes, you can check the WhatsApp messages on your new iPhone.
Restore WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone

Restore WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone

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

2. 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.

Restore WhatsApp to New iPhone from Google Drive [No Data Loss]

To transfer, backup, & restore WhatsApp messages, AppTrans is the best way to try. Check its outstanding features:

Step 1. Download AppTrans on your computer, open it > Connect with your iPhone > choose App Restore > Click Restore under the WhatsApp Backup.

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Open AppTrans and Click WhatsApp Backup

Open AppTrans and Click WhatsApp Backup

Step 2. Log in with your Google Account that you backed WhatsApp. Choose the WhatsApp Google Drive Backup you want to restore to your iPhone > Click Download > Then Click View.

Choose One WhatsApp Backup to Restore from Google Drive

Choose One WhatsApp Backup to Restore from Google Drive

Step 3. Here you can choose the file type like Media Files, Calls, and Messages.

Note: You can directly view and restore media files like WhatsApp photos, but for Calls and Messages, you need to follow the steps to decrypt the file and then restore.

Choose the Types of File to Restore

Choose the Types of File to Restore

Step 4.  For example, choose the WhatsApp Messages and click Decrypt Now. 

Decrypt Your Source Android Phone

Decrypt Your Source Android Phone

Step 5.  Here you need to follow the 3-step instruction to decrypt the WhatsApp messages:

  • First of all, connect with an Android phone and install the custom version of WhatsApp on your phone.
  • Then, click Next, and on your phone, tap on Permissions > Storage > Toggle it on to give the Custom WhatsApp storage access.
  • Click Next in AppTrans, and then sign in to the same WhatsApp account on your Android Phone, and tap on the Restore button.

After the above steps, the WhatsApp messages will be decrypted.

Follow the Instructions to Install WhatsApp Custom Version on Your Android Phone

Install WhatsApp Custom Version on Your Android Phone

Step 6. Now make sure you’ve installed WhatsApp on your iPhone and log in with the same WhatsApp Account. Go back to AppTrans, and now choose WhatsApp Messages, you will be able to view the message files. To restore the WhatsApp messages to your iPhone, click on Restore.

View and Select WhatsApp Message Backup to Restore

View and Select WhatsApp Message Backup to Restore

Step 7. Click the Restore button, AppTrans will start restoring WhatsApp to your iPhone. NO data will be erased during this process.

Click Restore to Restore WhatsApp Messages to iPhone

Click Restore to Restore WhatsApp Messages to iPhone

Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone from iTunes Backup

We can also make an iTunes backup for the old iPhone. Since iTunes backup contains the WhatsApp data, you can restore the backup to your new iPhone. However, like restoring from iCloud, the existing data on your new iPhone would be erased during the restoring process. Another choice is using AppTrans, unlike iTunes restore,  the advantage is restoring apps from iTunes backup with AppTrans will not erase all data on your iPhone, it only replaces the data on the app you restored, other data on your iPhone will stay safe.

Restore WhatsApp to New iPhone from iTunes Backup with iTunes [all data will be raplaced]:

Now, let’s check how to restore WhatsApp messages on a new iPhone using iTunes:

  1. Firstly, make an iTunes backup with your old iPhone.
  2. Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer.
  3. Click your device name.
  4. Click on “Summary” and check “This computer”.
  5. Click on the “Back Up Now” option.
  6. Now, Restore iTunes Backup on the new iPhone.
  7. Open iTunes again and connect the new iPhone to the computer.
  8. Click your device name, choose “Summary”.
  9. Click on the “Restore Backup” option to restore the data to your new iPhone.
Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Restore WhatsApp to New iPhone from iTunes Backup with AppTrans [only replace the restored app]

Step 1. Download and install AppTrans > Connect with your iPhone > Choose App Restore > Choose the iTunes backup you need > Click Restore.

Choose an iTunes Backup to Restore

Choose an iTunes Backup to Restore

Step 2. Confirm your iPhone and click the Restore button > Choose WhatsApp and click Restore.

Choose WhatsApp to Restore

Choose WhatsApp to Restore

Step 3. Choose to replace the current version of WhatsApp or remain it > Click Confirm > Authorize your Apple ID > It’s done.

Authorize Your Apple ID Password

Authorize Your Apple ID Password

Bonus Tip. How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages to New iPhone

If you have been using WhatsApp on an Android phone, but now plan to transfer to a new iPhone, how can we transfer the WhatsApp data to the new iPhone? Mostly, we have no idea because switching the backup to two different operating systems is impossible. Now a third-party tool stands out to help you solve this problem. AnyTrans has managed to transfer Android WhatsApp Messages to iPhone.

Here are the detailed steps to restore WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone:

Step 1Download and launch AnyTrans on your computer. Connect both your Android and iPhone to the computer.

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Step 2. Then click Social Messages Manager on the left panel > Choose WhatsApp to Device > Click on Transfer Now.

Go to Social Messages Manager and Select Transfer Now

Go to Social Messages Manager and Select Transfer Now

Step 3. After confirming the source device and the target device, AnyTrans will show you the detailed steps, follow the steps until it starts to transfer your WhatsApp messages.

Confirm the Source Phone and the Target iPhone

Confirm the Source Phone and the Target iPhone

Step 4. Then follow the pop-up instructions to continue: backup your WhatsApp on your Android > Install the enhanced version WhatsApp on your Android > Allow access to the Phone Storage in WhatsApp > Log in your WhatsApp on your Android and Tap the Restore button > Then click Next in AnyTrans.

Click Next to Restore WhatsApp to iPhone

Click Next to Restore WhatsApp to iPhone

Step 5. In AnyTrans, when you see Restore Data from WhatsApp Backup click Next, your WhatsApp data will be restored on your iPhone.

For more details, you can refer to the guide page for transferring WhatsApp to iPhone >

Restore WhatsApp to iPhone Now

Restore WhatsApp to iPhone Now

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can help you restore WhatsApp messages on the New iPhone successfully. To transfer, backup, and restore apps and app data, and if you want a full-way iOS data manager, AnyTrans is a good choice for you.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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