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On WhatsApp Messages Transferring between Phones - Specific Tutorial

WhatsApp users are in internet connection by sending messages images, audio and video to other numbers. Nowadays almost everyone has a WhatsApp because of features like group chatting, attachment sharing, location tagging, and voice calling. Only a compatible phone and internet connection needed to keep you in touch with your loved ones living anywhere and organize the list of your contacts.

If you have been using WhatsApp for quite a time you will have record of many previous conversation history, including videos, texts, pictures, voice messages, and locations that you might have tagged. Most of the people would be reluctant to lose that history because it might be useful to them in the future. You may want your WhatsApp history to move to your new phone when you switch your phone and upgrade to a newer one. Here we are going to talk about the story about WhatsApp messages transferring.

tip  Part 1: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone via iCloud

For iPhone users, WhatsApp offers a build-in chat history migration method, Apple's iCloud. But it's not a direct WhatsApp messages transfer, you need to backup the chat history to iCloud, then restore it from iCloud to your new device.

Step 1. Open Settings on your old iPhone, tap on your Apple ID on the top, find iCloud, slide down to find iCloud Drive, turn it on, and make sure WhatsApp option is turned on as well.

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Step 2. Back to WhatsApp, tap Settings, find Chats > Chat Backup, and tap on Back Up Now to backup your messages to iCloud. You can also set your chats to be backed up automatically every week, every month, etc.

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Step 3. Log in WhatsApp account on your another iPhone, after your phone number being checked, it will give you an option to Restore Chat History, simply tap on it and restore the chat history backup back to your another iPhone.

tip  Part 2: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone Directly

Transferring WhatsApp chat history with iCloud is not that convenient, the restore process requires you re-install WhatsApp on your iPhone. Is there any way to directly transfer WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to another iPhone? Of course, we have a great option here. Syncios iOS Data Transfer, designed for transferring data among iOS devices, iCloud, iTunes and computer directly, make it much easier to transfer data including WhatsApp messages from an old iPhone to a new one. Yes, only three steps needed to transfer WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to another iPhone. Find the details below.

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Step 1. Install the latest version of the program on your computer from below, launch it, select Transfer mode on the homepage. Then connect both of your old iPhone and new iPhone to the program.

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Step 2. After both phones being connected successfully to the program, ensure that old iPhone (Source Device) is listed on the left while the new iPhone on the right (Target Device) panel. If not, click on Flip button to switch the device positions. Then check the WhatsApp option and uncheck other options on the middle of the panel to transfer from source iPhone to target iPhone.

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Step 3. With all the steps done, simply press Next button, before long, all your WhatsApp messages will be transferred successfully to your target iPhone.

Summary: Syncios Data Transfer is a direct phone to phone data transfer tool, no medium needed, it's very easy to use, and the transfer process is simple and fast. You can transfer your WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to another whenever you want.

tip  Part 3: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPhone Selectively

After getting knowledge of how to transferring WhatsApp messages with 1 click, you may wonder if the clear preview of WhatsApp backup can be displayed to us before transferring. In fact, it does. The better way to backup and restore can be achieved by Syncios iPhone Manager, which helps you to transfer your WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone selectively. More importantly, the preview and management of WhatsApp messages details before backing up are available.

Step 1. Download and install Syncios iPhone Manager on your computer from below, and then launch it. In this way, we won't do the transferring directly. We need to backup WhatsApp messages of one iPhone to computer firstly then we restore the backups to another one. We are taking iPhone 8 and iPhone X as an example.

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Step 2. Connect your two Phones to computer with USB cable, tap Trust and enter unlock password on your iPhone screen in order computer can access your data. Syncios would detect your iPhone automatically.

Step 3. Click on Information section on the left of the panel under iPhone 8, find WhatsApp on the top bar, then Syncios would start loading WhatsApp messages of your iPhone 8/8 Plus. After WhatsApp data being loaded, click on Backup button, and choose the backup path, then start backing up your WhatsApp messages to computer.

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Step 4. Now go to Information > WhatsApp under iPhone X device. And simply click on Recover on the top then the previous WhatsApp backup will be detected and listed by Syncios automatically. Then choose the backup file and restore.

tip  Part 4. Transfer Whatsapp Messages from Android to Android via Local Backup

Local backup is the automatic backup of your chat history to your phone's WhatsApp folder that occurs daily every 2AM. The folder is located in your device's internal memory or external SD card. To use local backup to transfer WhatsApp messages between Android devices, follow the steps below:

Step 1. If you've installed and saved WhatsApp on an external SD card, simply take the SD card out of your old phone, and put it into your new one

Step 2. If you've saves data to internal memory, you need to navigate to the internal memory of the device to the folder WhatsApp / Database after connecting phone to PC. All the backup files are saved with a date. They will look something like files with .db.crypt. Scroll down and copy the file with the latest creation date (it will have a different name from the automatic backups created) onto your PC in an easy to find location (such as your desktop).

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Step 3. Install WhatsApp on your new device but do not start the app. Then Connect your new device to the PC via USB. Because you've already downloaded WhatsApp onto your new handset, the folder WhatsApp / Databases should now exist. If not, you can manually create a new Databases folder in the WhatsApp folder.

Step 4. Now copy your WhatsApp conversation backup file into this folder and start WhatsApp on your new phone and verify your phone number. You would be notified that a message backup was found. Just tap on Restore, and you're done. After a few seconds, all of your messages should have appeared on your new device.

Note: Please uninstall WhatsApp first, then install WhatsApp on your new device. This is the only way that WhatsApp will restore new messages back up.

tip  Part 5. Transfer Whatsapp Messages from Android to Android via Google Drive

Google Drive backup is the saving of your messages and media to your personal Google Drive account. To transfer WhatsApp from one Android to another Android by Google Drive can also work well.

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp on your old Android phone. Navigate to Menu button > Settings > Chats > Chat backup where you can view the backup options under Google Drive settings.

Step 2. Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a backup frequency (Daily, Weekly or Monthly) other than Never to back up WhatsApp automatically to Google Drive. Or you can click on Back Up to back up now. All of your conversations will be backed to WhatsApp cloud server.

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Step 3. To transfer the Backup to new Android phone, download WhatsApp on new Android phone and after verifying your phone number you will be prompted to restore chats and media from Google Drive. After the restoration process is complete, tap Next and your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete. After restoring your chats, WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files.

Note: If you change your Google account, you will not be able to access your backups that are linked to a different Google account.

tip  Part 6. Transfer WhatsApp Messages between Android and iPhone

It’s really a little difficult when it comes to data transfer between cross-platform devices. You may want to transfer WhatsApp chat histories immediately after getting new Android phone. But if you’ve just switched from iPhone to Android phone. There is a little trouble for the limitations on Apple’s part. But what we need to do is to find a solution instead of complaining. The first way I’d like to introduce is to transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android phone via Email. It’s easy to learn for everyone.

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp app on your iPhone and navigate to Settings at WhatsApp from your old device, click Chat settings, then click Email chat from the showing list.

Step 2. Choose the WhatsApp history that you want to transfer. A window will pop out says that “Attaching Media will generate a larger email message”. Click Without Media or Attach Media according to your needs.

Step 3. Type your email number at the sending interface and click Send.

Step 4. Log in your email at your new device, you can view your WhatsApp messages at email from your new device. But you can’t sync WhatsApp messages to your WhatsApp application.

Note: This is not suitable for massive transfer. It could be a trouble-maker to email messages from contacts one by one.

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