How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X & iPhone 8/7/6S/6 (Plus)
Over the last few years, WhatsApp has risen above all other mobile messaging apps and is now one of the most popular out there. Millions of active users use WhatsApp daily, and one of the main reasons for its popularity is that you can message people for free between platforms. For example, you can send your friends who have Android devices messages, photos, videos, and other types of media without any added costs. Now, if you recently purchased the new iPhone X then you might be wondering how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X – fortunately, this isn’t impossible to do, and we’ll be showing you the best methods that allow you to do so.
- Method #1 – Using Dr.Fone – Restore Social Apps to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X
- Method #2 – Using iCloud Backup to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X
- Method #3 – Using iTunes Backup to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X
- Method #4 – Using WhatsApp iCloud Backup to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X
- Method #5 – Using Email to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X
The first method that we’re going to be looking at, which is the option that we recommend you use, is with dr.fone – Restore Social Apps. This is a program which has been created with the sole intention of data management and whether you want to transfer your WhatsApp data between devices, or you simply want a more efficient way to take backups of your device, then dr.fone is a program worth looking into.
dr.fone is compatible with all of the most recent Android and iOS versions and runs flawlessly on virtually all computers. With the guide that we’ve written below you can quickly learn how to use dr.fone – Restore Social App to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X.
Step #1 – Start this method by downloading dr.fone on your computer, installing it by running the downloaded file, and launching it.
Step #2 – Connect your old iPhone as well as your new iPhone X to computer using the appropriate lightning cables.
Step #3 – From the main menu of dr.Fone, click on the “Restore Social App” feature and choose “Transfer WhatsApp messages” under “Whatsapp” tab on the left.
Step #4 – Both of the connected devices will now be shown on screen. If your devices are in the wrong place, click on the “Flip” button.
Step #5 – Then hit the button of “Transfer“, and then “Yes” button to comfirm to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone.
Step #6 – Now, you could sit down and have a cup of coffee. When the window below shown up, the WhatsApp transferring process has been completed, you could disconnect both your iPhones and view the WhatsApp data on your new iPhone X or iPhone 8.
Once you’ve completed this method, you’ll be able to access all of your WhatsApp chat messages and attachments on your new iPhone X. It’s that simple!
If you aren’t interested in using dr.fone to transfer your WhatsApp data, don’t worry, there are a few other options that you can try out. In this next method, we’ll be focussing our attention on using iCloud. There are a few downsides to using iCloud, such as the fact that both of your devices must be connected to a stable internet connection, although nonetheless, it gets the job done.
Step #1 – Unlock your old iPhone and tap on the “Settings” application to launch it.
Step #2 – From here, swipe down and tap on “iCloud“, followed by “Backup”, and enable “iCloud Backup“.
Note: if this iCloud feature is already enabled then feel free to tap into the “Back Up Now” button instead.
Step #3 – Once the backup has been taken and uploaded to your iCloud storage, take your iPhone X and turn it on for the first time.
Note: if you have already set up your iPhone X then it may be worth factory resetting it to do this transfer process.
Step #4 – Follow the iOS setup steps and when prompted, tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup“.
Step #5 – Sign in to the same iCloud account which you had on your old iPhone, and tap on “Next“.
Step #6 – A list of available backups will be shown on the device’s screen. Tap on the most recent backup, and it will be downloaded, decompressed, and your WhatsApp data will be restored.
It’s important that you take regular backups of your iPhone’s data so while you can use these steps to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X, you can also use it to take an iCloud backup in case you ever experience data loss.
If you prefer to use iTunes instead of iCloud for taking backups of your iPhone’s data, you can use iTunes to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X as well. While we don’t recommend using this method, you can follow our short guide below to do so.
Step #1 – Download, install, and launch iTunes on your computer.
Step #2 – Connect your old iPhone using a USB cable and once iTunes detects the connection, click on the device icon at the top of the program.
Step #3 – From the “Summary” page, click on the “Backup now” option. You’ll be prompted to select a local backup or an iCloud backup.
Step #4 – Once the backup has been taken, disconnect your iPhone and connect your iPhone X instead.
Step #5 – Again, wait for iTunes to detect the connection and click on the device icon at the top of the display.
Step #6 – Click on the “Summary” page and from here, select the “Restore Backup” feature.
Step #7 – Select an iTunes backup from the drop-down menu then select a device to have the backup restored to, and click on “Restore“.
Step #8 – After a few minutes, you’ll find your WhatsApp data on your iPhone X.
In comparison to using dr.fone – Restore Social App, iTunes isn’t the most effective program for transferring data although, nonetheless, it’ll get the job done.
WhatsApp can also be connected to your OneDrive account or iCloud storage; thus, cloud storage is an effective way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X. By using our short guide below, you will be able to transfer WhatsApp data without having to wipe your device quickly.
Step #1 – Unlock your iPhone and launch the WhatsApp application.
Step #2 – Using the menu at the bottom of the display, tap on “Settings“, followed by “Chat Settings“, and lastly tap on “Chat Backup“.
Step #3 – From the menu that is now shown, click on the “Back Up Now” button.
Note: if you have “Auto Backup” enabled and next to “Last Backup” is a recent time, you don’t have to take a backup and can start with the steps below.
Step #4 – Once the backup has been taken, go to your new iPhone and setup WhatsApp as instructed and verify your mobile number.
Step #5 – Upon setting up WhatsApp you will be prompted with the option to “Restore Chat History“.
Step #6 – Opt-in to do so, let WhatsApp download your backup, and after a few minutes you’ll find your WhatsApp data restored and available on your iPhone X.
This is likely the most efficient way to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X given that you are using WhatsApp for the entire process and no additional third-party tools are required. However, the simple fact that you require an internet connection is very limiting.
For this last method, if none of the other methods have helped you transfer WhatsApp data successfully, or you’d simply prefer not to use any of them, you can use your email account to transfer the data.
Step #1 – On your old iPhone, launch the WhatsApp application and tap on the “Chats” tab.
Step #2 – Slide the chat that you want to transfer to the left and tap on “More“.
Step #3 – Select the “Email Conversation” option, then tap on either “Attach Media” or “Without Media“, enter your email address, and tap on “Done“.
Step #4 – When you sign into your email account on the new iPhone X, you’ll be able to view your WhatsApp chat messages as if they were there the whole time.
As with some of the other methods, you are required to have an internet connection, and as a result, it isn’t the best choice when you want to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X. However, regardless of which method you use, you’ll be able to get the job done.
Getting a new phone, while it should be an exciting experience, can be daunting for the sole reason that you have to transfer all of your device’s data. Fortunately, with the methods that we have shown you above, you can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone X in just a matter of minutes without experiencing any corruption or compatibility issues. After all, getting a new iPhone X should be something you get excited about, and the last thing on your mind should be worrying about transferring data.