How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud

by J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young WhatsApp Published On Apr 4, 2022 Updated On Sep 26, 2022
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If you are moving to a new iPhone and you have been using WhatsApp for a while, you may be looking for a way to transfer all WhatsApp chats from iPhone to iPhone.

When iCloud is not a suitable option for you, this article will show you several ways you can transfer WhatsApp from one iPhone to another without needing iCloud.

Transfer WhatsApp Using WhatsApp Migrator Tool

If you would like to transfer WhatsApp from one iPhone to another without iCloud quickly, use WhatsApp Migrator. This tool is designed to move WhatsApp data from one device to another easily and quickly.

The following are its key features:

  • Easily transfer WhatsApp chat history from one phone to another.
  • You can use it to backup and restore WhatsApp to a computer without overwriting the data on the target device.
  • It works with more than 8000 mobile devices running iOS and Android devices.
  • It is very easy to use, and accessible even for beginners without technical expertise.

Here's how you can use WhatsApp Migrator to transfer WhatsApp data from one iPhone to another:

Step 1: Run the WhatsApp Migrator application on your computer and then select "WhatsApp Transfer".

Launch the program

Step 2: In the next window, select "WhatsApp" from the left panel and then choose "Transfer WhatsApp Messages".

whatsapp transfer

Step 3: Connect both iPhones to the computer using their original lightning/USB cables. When the device detects the devices, you should see the on the screen.

Take a moment to make sure that the devices are in the correct order. The old iPhone should be the "Source" device and the new iPhone should be the "Destination" device. If this order is not as it should be, click "Flip" to change it.

connect both devices to the computer

Step 4: Click "Start" and in a few minutes, all the WhatsApp data on your iPhone will be transferred to the Samsung device. Keep the device connected until you see a notification on the screen indicating that the process is complete.

transfering whatsapp messages

You will then be able to see all the WhatsApp messages on the new iPhone and you can continue to use WhatsApp like before.

 the program transfers all the WhatsApp messages

Why WhatsApp Migrator Is Better than iCloud/iTunes

The following are some of the reasons why you may want to use WhatsApp Migrator instead of iCloud/iTunes:

  • It allows you to directly transfer all WhatsApp data including images, media, and all attached files from one iPhone to another without affecting any of the apps and data on either of the devices.
  • It will not just help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, but also from iPhone to Android, Android to iPhone, and Android to Android, making it the best solution if you ever want to switch devices again.
  • It also allows you to backup WhatsApp messages for free and unlike iCloud, it doesn't limit the storage capacity since the backups are stored on your computer.
  • It is also one of the fastest ways to transfer WhatsApp from one device and it doesn't require network access. With it, you can very quickly backup WhatsApp and then restore the same backup to the same device or to another device.
  • It supports all iOS firmware including iOS 15.

Transfer WhatsApp between iPhones Using iTunes

If you constantly back up your iPhone to WhatsApp, you can use it to transfer WhatsApp from an old iPhone to a new one, by simply restoring the backup to the new device.

But this solution can be a little problematic since you cannot choose to only restore WhatsApp chats to the new device, you can only restore the whole device.

Restoring an iTunes backup will also erase all existing data on the destination device. For this reason, we recommend using this method only when transferring data to a new iPhone 12.

Follow these simple steps to restore WhatsApp to the new device using iTunes:

Step 1: Connect the old iPhone to the computer and open iTunes. Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2: In the summary tab, click on the "Backup Now" button to back up all the data on the device including the WhatsApp chats. It is important to make sure that "This Computer" instead of iCloud.

backup iPhone

Step 3: Wait for the backup to be completed. When the backup is complete, connect the new iPhone to the computer.

Step 4: iTunes will detect the connected device. Click on the "Summary" tab and then click on the "Restore Backup" button under the Backups section. Select the backup from the old device from the list and restore it to the new iPhone.

restore iPhone

Once the restore is complete, you can set up your iPhone and then install WhatsApp onto the device. WhatsApp should be able to detect the existing backup on the device, allowing you to easily restore the device.

But it is not a guarantee as we have seen some users complain of compatibility issues when the version of iOS on the old device is not the same as on the new one.

Email the WhatsApp Chat History from Old iPhone to New iPhone

The final way to transfer WhatsApp from one iPhone to another without using iCloud is to email the chats to yourself and then open the email on the new device to download the attached chats.

Follow these simple steps to do it:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on the old device and then tap on an individual or group chat.

Step 2: Tap on the contact or group name at the top to go to the group contact info. Scroll down to get to the "Export Chat" option. Tap on it and then choose if you would like to attach media to the email or not,

Step 3: Enter the recipient's email address and tap "Send." You can then open the email on the new device and download the email chats to the device.

Note that this method will only transfer WhatsApp chats in text format for your preview. You will also not be able to access those chats in WhatsApp on the new iPhone.

Wrap Up

iCloud is one of the most popular methods for transferring WhatsApp data between two iPhones, but it can only be done if you have a very secure and strong internet connection.

Sometimes, you'll have to wait a long time for the transfer to finish. If using iCloud isn't an option, use one of the methods listed above, and your problem should be solved.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.

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