How to Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini

Is there any easy way to transfer WhatsApp messages to a new iPhone? I just upgrade my iPhone 8 Plus to the latest iPhone 12. I have a lot of valuable WhatsApp messages on the old phone. But I didn't get these files synced on the new one after signing in to my iCloud. I really need to transfer the old chat history. Any help?

WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app which offers a convenient way to connect with family, friends, colleagues and others. Have you ever faced the situation that you want to transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone? In fact, WhatsApp provides a seamless way to backup important chats and attachments on WhatsApp to your new iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X, or iPad. But how to do it? Now you can learn 5 simple ways to transfer WhatsApp to a new iPhone in this tutorial.

Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone

Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp data with the best transfer tool

With the first two methods, you can transfer WhatsApp from one iPhone to another one. What if you didn't find the needed conversations? Due to various reasons, you may fail to get the WhatsApp messages and its attachments copied to the new iOS device. Here we sincerely recommend the professional WhatsApp Transfer to help you transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone 12 or earlier models. You can free download it and have a try.

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  • Move all messages, photos, audio, videos, and contacts in one click.
  • Backup and restore your WhatsApp data with your computer safely.
  • Preview the backup data and confirm before you restore it.
  • Support iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini/11/XS/XR/X/SE/8/7/6/5/4.
Step 1. Download WhatsApp Transfer for iOS
Download this powerful iPhone WhatsApp transferring software on your computer via the download button above. Launch iPhone Transfer and select WhatsApp Transfer in the main interface.
Select Whatsapp Transfer
Step 2. Connect Your iPhones to Computer
Then please click on Device to Device Transfer. Connect your old iPhone and the new one to the computer with USB cables.
Select Device to Device Transfer
Step 3. Transfer WhatsApp Between iPhones
Once your iPhones are detected, you can confirm the Source and Target devices. Then click the Start Transfer button. While using WhatsApp Transfer, there is no need to worry about data loss. All the WhatsApp messages and attachments will be safely transferred in seconds.
Transfer WhatsApp Between iPhone

Besides transferring WhatsApp data, you can also use Aiseesoft WhatsApp Transfer to back up your precious messages, photos, videos, audio, and other attachments on WhatsApp. If you accidentally delete some important messages, you are able to view and restore the exact data from the backup file precisely.

Part 2. Move WhatsApp messages to iPhone 12 using iCloud

As an old iOS users, you may frequently have the need to transfer files between different devices, especially when you buy a new iPhone. We all know that iCloud can help you back up all types of iOS data on its cloud service. When you upgrade to a new iPhone, you can use iCloud to sync all data from old iPhone to new one. So the first method will show you how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone with iCloud.

Step 1.
Unlock your old iPhone and open Settings app. Tap on your Apple account (which should be the first option) and then choose iCloud. Here you need to enable the option of iCloud Backup. If you don't have a recent backup, you can tap on the Back up now option to initiate the process.
Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with iCloud
Step 2.
When you get a new backup of WhatsApp, you can turn on your new iPhone and log into the same iCloud account. iPhone will detect the new backup and sync all data from the iCloud backup. In this way, you can easily transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone.

With this method, you can transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to new iPhone. However, you need to sync all iCloud backup to your new iOS device. If you only want to restore WhatsApp messages to new iPhone, it's not the best choice.

Part 3. Transport WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone through chat backup

Similar to the method above, you can use the WhatsApp iCloud backup aspect to transfer WhatsApp to new phone. You can check the detailed steps below:

Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with WhatsApp iCloud
Step 1.
Turn on your old iPhone and open WhatsApp.
Step 2.
Tap Settings option and then choose the Chat backup option from Chat settings.
Step 3.
Here you can find a Backup Now button. Tap on it to backup all messages on WhatsApp iCloud server.
Step 4.
Unlock your new iPhone 12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini or iPhone 11/XS/X/8 and open WhatsApp.
Step 5.
Sign in the same WhatsApp account and restore all your earlier chat messages to this new device. Tap OK to confirm the operation to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone.

Part 4. Use iTunes to shift WhatsApp to a new iPhone

When you know that you can transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone with iCloud, you may start wondering that if iTunes can do the same thing. iTunes enables you to make a backup of your data and later restore it to any other iOS devices. So you can rely on iTunes to copy WhatsApp history to new phone. Follow these steps to learn more details.

Step 1.
Launch the latest version of iTunes on your computer and connect your old iPhone to it.
Step 2.
When you see your iPhone icon appears on the interface, click on it and enter the "Summary" page.
Step 3.
Click "Backup now" button under the "Backup" section.
Backup WhatsApp with iTunes
Step 4.
When all WhatsApp messages are backed up, disconnect the old iPhone and connect the new one.

iTunes will recognize the new iPhone. And this time you need to choose the "Restore backup" option. Then you can transfer WhatsApp to your new iPhone 12/11/XS/X/8.

See what to do if your WhatsApp backup stuck on iPhone or Android

Part 5. Email WhatsApp chats from the old iPhone

If your WhatsApp messages are not attached with many pictures or videos, you can use Email to transfer them from old iOS device to new iPhone. This method allows you email selective chats with ease.

Step 1.
Turn on your old iPhone and open WhatsApp.
Step 2.
Select the WhatsApp chat you want to shared with email. Slide the chat and choose "More" option.
Step 3.
Tap "Email Conversation" on the chat settings. A pop-up will ask if you want to attach media. Enter the sender's email address and start to transfer WhatsApp messages to new iPhone. Tap "Done" to send the conversation. When you log into the email account on new iPhone, you can get the transferred WhatsApp data.

You can also transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android in this way.

Transfer WhatsApp to New iPhone with Email

Part 6. FAQs of transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone

1. Can I have two WhatsApp accounts on one iPhone?

Usually, you can only have one account on one iPhone, as you only have one phone number. Even if your iPhone has dual-SIM, you still need to pick one phone number to set up WhatsApp.

2. Can I use the same WhatsApp account on two different iPhones?

You cannot use WhatsApp with the same account on two phones at the same time. And if you frequently switch your WhatsApp account between different devices, you may get blocked.

3. How to backup WhatsApp chats from my iPhone?

If you want to back up your important WhatsApp messages, you can also rely on WhatsApp Transfer for iOS to help you with that. With this backup tool, you can save each backup file safely and separately without worrying that your data may be overwritten.

Conclusion

We mainly talk about how to transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone in this tutorial. We show you 5 ways to copy WhatsApp messages from iPhone to new iPhone. You can pick any one of them to get the job done. Hope you can easily transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone after reading this post. Of course, if you have any better method or still have some questions, you can leave us a message.

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