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3 Methods to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New iPhone 14/13

When you bought a new iPhone 14/13, you might need to transfer WhatsApp messages to the device by restoring  from previous backup. On the other hand, if your WhatsApp messages are deleted due to iOS version or WhatsApp version update, you might also get them back by restoring previous WhatsApp backup files.

In any case, you definitely need to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone. In this article, we will show you 3 different methods to restore WhatsApp messages to iPhone from previous backup or old iPhone. Keep Reading!

The Easiest Way to Restore WhatsApp Messages on New iPhone

From this part, you will learn how to restore WhatsApp messages on  iPhone without uninstalling WhatsApp application. FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer is the best software for this job. It is developed to transfer, backup and restore WhatsApp messages for Android and iPhone users when they switch to a new phone. You can look at the shining features of this program:

  • Selectively restore WhatsApp messages: Restore selected WhatsApp messages to Android devices or iPhone without deleting the application.
  • One-click  backup service for WhatsApp messages: Backup only WhatsApp message from iPhone/Android to computer without overwriting previous backup files.
  • Flexibly transfer WhatsApp messages: Preview and transfer WhatsApp messages between 2 devices in one click.
  • Restore WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone: Directly restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive to iPhone or iPad.

Step to Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone Using FoneGeek

Refer to the procedures outlined below to restore WhatsApp messages with FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer program. The screenshot of each procedure is also provided.

Step 1. Launch this FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer software and open it. Select WhatsApp on the main interface.

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Step 2. Go to the desired mode of Backup and connect the old iPhone to computer. Click Back Up Now and the backup process will be started.

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Step 3. Click on View Backup once the backup process has been completed.

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Step 4. Connect the iPhone that you want to restore WhatsApp chats to and click on Restore.

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Step 5. Choose the desired WhatsApp backup file and click on Restore to iOS to proceed. Then click Restore Now to restore WhatsApp messages to new iPhone.

select a whatsapp backup

Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone  via iCloud Drive

From WhatsApp settings on iPhone, you can back up all WhatsApp conversations to iCloud Drive, including text messages, images, videos and documents. That's to say, you can restore all WhatsApp chat history to a new iPhone through iCloud Drive.

Step 1. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to WiFi network and go to Settings > your name > iCloud to enable iCloud Backup.

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Step 2. The go to Settings on WhatsApp, click on Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now to back up iPhone WhatsApp messages to iCloud Drive.

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Step 3. Your new iPhone should also be connected with a stable WiFi network. Then turn on iCloud Backup.

Step 4. Re-install WhatsApp on your new iPhone, then you need to use the phone number of the old iPhone to sign into WhatsApp. When the phone number is verified, you can click Restore Chat History to restore WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone.

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Things should be noted:

  • The phone number and Apple ID used to log into WhatsApp and iCloud on the 2 devices should be the same.
  • If the file size of your WhatsApp data is more than 5GB, you will need to upgrade iCloud storage or use FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer instead.

Restore All WhatsApp Messages on iPhone via iCloud Backup

You can also use iCloud backup to transfer WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone by doing a full restore. This way is a bit different from using iCloud Drive, which requires you to erase all data on the new iPhone firstly. Just take a look at steps below:

Step 1. Enable iCloud Backup on by referring to the steps described in Part 2.

Step 2. Log into iCloud with the same Apple ID on your new iPhone and set the device as a new one by goint to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings.

erase all content and settings iphone

Step 3. Follow the step-by-step guide and choose to Restore from iCloud Backup on the Apps & Data screen. Through this approach, all data on iPhone, including WhatsApp messages will be restored to your new iPhone.

recover data from iphone via icloud

What Shoud Be Considered When Restoring WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

The things below should be taken into consideration If you encounter problems when you are trying to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone:

  • If you choose to restore via iCloud Drive, the WhatsApp messages will only be restored on iPhone running iOS 8 and later.
  • Your iPhone should have enough space to store WhatsApp messages.
  • The phone number and iCloud account used to retrieve WhatsApp messages should be the same with the account used to back up these WhatsApp messages.
  • Try to connect the device with a different network if the restoring process gets stuck.


These 3 proven solutions are aimed to restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone to a new iPhone without uninstalling this application. But for your convenience, I still recommend FoneGeek WhatsApp Transfer program for you. Download it and have a try!

Fay J. Melton

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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