May 08,2020 • Filed to: iPhone Recovery • Proven solutions

In the current world, there are many instant messaging services but no one can match up to the messaging giant WhatsApp. It is the most widely used messaging app throughout the world and that’s because it is completely free and simple to use. But one question has remained in the minds of WhatsApp users and that’s how to restore WhatsApp messages on new phone. It is very common to lose your old messages and chats when you switch to a new phone, but if you want to retrieve old WhatsApp messages in new phone, continue reading the article below with 4 methods to restore WhatsApp data on new phone.

Method 1: How to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New Phone from iTunes Backup

The iPhone users can use dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery to retrieve old WhatsApp messages in new phone from the iTunes and iCloud backup. Backing up your WhatsApp messages to iCloud and iTunes is recommended as it will help you restore WhatsApp messages on new phone easily in case you need to change devices. Moreover, it will keep a copy of messages at a safe location if ever your device is lost or suffers from data loss. It is the best tool to retrieve old WhatsApp messages in new phone from the iTunes or iCloud backup.

  • This software allows recovery of WhatsApp messages or other iPhone data including images, videos, audio, contacts, messages, app data, documents, and others.
  • It is compatible with the latest iOS 11 and all iOS devices up to iOS 11 like iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Allows previewing of data for selective recovery. You don’t need to restore the whole backup file, but instead, choose to restore only WhatsApp messages from iTunes or iCloud backups.

Method 1: How to restore WhatsApp messages on new phone from iTunes backup

Step 1: Launch the dr.fone - iOS Toolkit on your Windows PC or Mac and open the "Data Recovery" option. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: In Data Recovery window, choose “Recover from iTunes backup file” and wait for the Toolbox to scan and display all iTunes backup files present on your computer. Click on the required backup file and then click "Start Scan".

Step 3: It will display all the files under corresponding categories included in the iTunes backup file. Choose the "WhatsApp messages and attachments" option. You will see all of your WhatsApp data and now, you can preview and choose the data you want to restore to your new phone. Then click "Export to Device". This will restore the backup on the new phone.

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Method 2: How to Restore WhatsApp Backup on New Phone from iCloud

Step 1: Launch the iSkysoft iOS Toolbox on your computer and in the "Data Recovery" option, click on “Recover from iCloud Backup file”.

Step 2: Now, you have to sign in with your iCloud using the username and password. After signing in, the Toolbox will detect and display all the backup files in the iCloud. Choose the file that you want to restore and click "Download".

Step 3: Select the file types that you want to restore to new phone like "WhatsApp and WhatsApp attachments". Then click “Next”. After this, preview the messages or chats that you want to recover and click “Export to Device”.

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Method 3: How to Restore WhatsApp Chats on New Phone from WhatsApp Local Backup

You can also retrieve your old WhatsApp messages on new phone by copying the WhatsApp local backup from the old device to the new device. Then restore WhatsApp backup on new phone. You can use the computer as a medium to transfer the WhatsApp backup from old device to new device. But this method only works when restoring data from Android to Android device as iPhone doesn’t backup WhatsApp locally.

Follow the below steps the to know how to restore WhatsApp messages on new phone using the WhatsApp local backup.

Step 1: Install WhatsApp on your new phone but don’t set up your account yet. Connect both of the devices to your computer using USB cables and allow transfer of files from the devices.

Step 2: Go to the internal storage of your old phone and then navigate to WhatsApp > Databases. Copy the most recent backup file which will be named such as “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12” and paste it in the Internal storage>WhatsApp>Databases of the new phone.

Step 3: Now disconnect the devices and then set up WhatsApp on the new device. When asked for restore backup, click Restore and it will restore WhatsApp backup on new phone.

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Method 4: How to Directly Transfer WhatsApp Messages from Old Phone to New Phone

The above 3 methods to restore WhatsApp messages on new phone needs to first backup the WhatsApp chats and then restoring it to the new device. This process can be very troublesome. So, you can try the dr.fone - iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore to directly transfer the WhatsApp message from old phone to new phone.

The dr.fone - iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPhone or iPhone to Android devices. It supports the transfer of WhatsApp messages, video, photos, audio, documents and other files. You can even create a backup of your iPhone on the computer and if needed restore it on new iPhone or Android device.

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How to restore WhatsApp messages on new phone using dr.fone?

Step 1: Launch the dr.fone - iOS Toolkit and click on "WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore" option. Now, in the next window, select “Transfer WhatsApp messages” and connect your old and new devices to the computer via USB cables.

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Step 2: Set the source and destination devices. The source device must be the old iPhone and the destination device is the new device which can be either iPhone or Android. Press the “Transfer” button and if a popup appears, click "OK".

Step 3: Wait for the transmission process to be completed and then “Restore” the backup on the destination device.

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