How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone – After purchasing a new iPhone, one have to transfer important data from the old device to the new one. These include the chat history of messaging apps which is usually not complicated unless you’re dealing with WhatsApp.
WhatsApp can only be accessed in a user’s device, so it is not possible to automatically synchronize it’s data to a new device.
This article will show you you how to transfer WhatsApp data from your old device to a new iPhone device and more.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone from Old iPhone
Changing an iPhone to a new iPhone happens constantly and there is usually the need to update WhatsApp data into the new iPhone. Since Apple and WhatsApp recognize this, there are features built-in specifically to help transfer WhatsApp chats across iPhones.
Here is how to transfer WhatsApp chats to a new iPhone if your previous device was also an iPhone.
Using iCloud Backup
iCloud is Apple’s cloud backup service, their alternative to Google Drive of android devices.
As long as you still have access to your old device, it’s never too late to transfer the messages using an iCloud backup. Hence, the first step to moving your WhatsApp chats is to backup to iCloud and restore it to your new device after setting it up.
Follow the steps below to transfer WhatsApp chats to the new iPhone.
• Backup your messages to iCloud
Before you move on with the process, note that your WhatsApp messages lose its end-to-end encryption once you back them up to iCloud. Therefore anything that happens to your messages after that is your fault since it’s now in your possession.
However, the security of iCloud is trustworthy and unless you deliberately give someone else access to your iCloud account, there should be no risk compromising your chats.
You can back up your messages to iCloud by opening your WhatsApp settings and selecting the Chats option. Click on ‘Chat Backups’ and start the process by selecting ‘Back Up Now’.
• Set up your new iPhone and log in with the same iCloud
After backing up your messages to your iCloud account, you may continue setting up your new iPhone . During the process, make sure you sign into the iCloud account to make it possible to access you backed up data.
When you’re done setting up the phone, install and open the WhatsApp application and sign in with the same number that you used on the old device. Without doing that, WhatsApp will not recognize the backup as yours.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Chats to New iPhone from Android
Transferring files from an iPhone device to another iPhone device may not always be the case, there’s a possibility of moving WhatsApp data from an Android device to an iOS device.
If you’re switching from an Android device to an iPhone, you shouldn’t expect the WhatsApp chats transfer to work seamlessly. As at now, the feature is still in beta and may not be available to your iPhone.
This feature may probably launch this year and thus the possibility to transfer your WhatsApp chats from most Android phones to any iPhone running the latest version of iOS.
It is possible to transfer WhatsApp chat the other way round by transferring from an iPhone to a Samsung device.
It is possible to move messages to a new iPhone using the iCloud backup feature. And soon, you may also get a feature to move your chats from a supported Android device to a new iPhone.