dr.fone - iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore

Handle Your WhatsApp Chat, Easily & Flexibly

  • Transfer iPhone WhatsApp to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Android devices.
  • Backup or export iOS WhatsApp messages to computers.
  • Restore iOS WhatsApp backup to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices.
Available for:

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Transfer WhatsApp History Effortlessly and Selectively

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No matter you have more than one device or just want to change your old device with a new one, you can use this program to selectively transfer your WhatsApp chat history between your iPhone and iPad. After switching to an Android device, it also can help to transfer WhatsApp conversations from iPhone/iPad to your new Android device. Any item you want, including attachments.

How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone/Android?

You can also directly transfer the WhatsApp data from an iPhone to another iOS or Android device. To transfer WhatsApp to new phone with a single click, simply use dr.fone in the following manner.

  1. Launch the dr.fone toolkit and go to the "Restore Social App" module. (Backup&Restore module on Mac)
  2. From the left panel, go to WhatsApp column and select "Transfer WhatsApp Messages".
  3. Connect both the devices to the system. To initiate the process, click on the "Transfer" button.
  4. Agree to the warning messages as it will delete the existing WhatsApp data on the target device.
  5. The WhatsApp transfer process will be started.
  6. Later, go to your Android device, launch WhatsApp, and restore the backup.
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Backup or Export WhatsApp Conversations

It makes the backup of your WhatsApp history much easier than ever. Connecting your iPhone/iPad and performing one click, the backup works by itself. Besides, you can preview and check any item you want and export it to your computer as an HTML file for reading or printing.

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How to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Chats?

dr.fone provides an excellent solution to backup iPhone WhatsApp chat history, videos, photos and any other file attachments, and we can restore it to iPhone/Android later.

  1. To start with, launch dr.fone - Restore Social App and select Backup WhatsApp Messsages.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer and trust the computer. To backup your iPhone WhatsApp chats, click on the “Backup” button.
  3. As soon as the application will complete the process, you will be notified. From here, you can choose to view the backup.
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Restore WhatsApp Backup to iOS/Android Devices

Speaking of the WhatsApp backup files, you can delete them from your computer if you don't want to keep them, and you can restore them to your iPhone/iPad or Android devices when there is such a need. It can be done within one click.

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How to Restore iPhone WhatsApp to new iPhone/Android?

After we've taken a comprehensive or a selective backup of iPhone WhatApp data, we can restore iPhone WhatsApp data to the new iOS/Android devices. Since the application provides a preview of the data, you can perform a selective restore as well.

  1. Launch dr.fone and select Restore WhatsApp Messages to iOS Device or Restore WhatsApp Messages to Android device.
  2. A list of all the backup files will be provided. Select the file and have a preview of the data. From here, you can choose the conversations you wish to restore.
  3. Once the restore is completed, you will be notified. To access the data, launch WhatsApp and just restore the backup to the target phone.
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Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone using iCloud

If you want, you can just take a backup of your WhatsApp chats on iCloud and later restore it to your new iPhone. Though, both the devices should be linked to the same iCloud account.

  1. Firstly, launch the app and go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup.
  2. To take an immediate backup, tap on "Backup Now" button.
  3. Wait for a while as WhatsApp will take a backup of your data.
  4. While setting up WhatsApp on the device, you can restore the backup.
  5. Tap on the "Restore Chat History" option while setting up WhatsApp.
  6. Wait for a while as WhatsApp will extract data from the previous backup.
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Transfer WhatsApp to New Phone with Local Backup

Accessing the local backup on iPhone is not feasible. Therefore, we need to use third-party tools to achieve this. The technique can be implemented to learn how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the system and launch an updated version of iTunes.
  2. Select your device and go to its Summary tab. Click on the "Backup Now" button.
  3. Make sure you are taking a local backup on "this computer" instead of iCloud.
  4. Use an iCloud Backup Extractor to access the WhatsApp backup file.
  5. Transfer the WhatsApp backup file to the target Android device.
  6. Install the WazzapMigrator app on the target device.
  7. Launch it and select the iPhone backup to restore it to your new Android.
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Transfer WhatsApp to New Phone with Google Drive

In this technique, you have to first take a backup of WhatsApp chats on your old device. Later, while setting up a new device, you can restore the backup. Therefore, both of the devices should be linked to the same Google account.

  1. Launch WhatsApp and go to its Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
  2. Tap on the "Backup" button to initiate the process.
  3. Launch WhatsApp on the target device and initiate the setup.
  4. The app will automatically detect the backup file.
  5. Tap on the "Restore" button and the backup will automatically be recovered.
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100% Secure

Read-Only Mode

It only reads the data, no data at risk.


100% safe software, no harm to your computer or device.

Easy to Use

It's available to anyone, no tech knowledge asked.

30 Day Free Trial

You can try the software for free for 30 days.


Supported iOS devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
All models of iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad
iPod touch
iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4

Supported WhatsApp Files

Chat history
Any file attachments

System Requirement

Supported OS
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP; Mac OS X 10.12(macOS Sierra ), 10.11(El Capitan), 10.10(Yosemite), 10.9(Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7, or 10.6
1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)
256 MB or more of RAM (1024MB Recommended)
Hard Disk Space
200 MB and above free space
iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9 and former
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    I don't like using iTunes. You know it. Sucks. But this can be better. I also want to backup apps. Possible?

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