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How to transfer WeChat messages to a new phone

“I bought a new phone several days ago, now i want to transfer my WeChat messages to the new phone, anyone could tell me how to transfer WeChat messages to a new phone?”

When we buy a new phone, or want to pass your phone to another person, we’ll want to keep our important phone data, like photos, WeChat messages, reminders ect. Or you just want to transfer your WeChat messages from one phone to another phone. But you maybe don’t know how to do it. Here, we’ll tell you how to transfer WeChat messages to a new phone.

Transfer WeChat messages with your WeChat server

As we know WeChat server can keep our WeChat messages for 7 days, so we can backup our WeChat messages on WeChat server, then restore them to our new phone.

1.Open your WeChat App, go to Me--Setting--Chat--Chat log Migration, then choose “Migrate to another phone”, and select the Chat history you need, and tap on “Done”.

2.Now you will receive QR code, now run WeChat with same account and password on your new phone, scan the QR code to start chat log migration.

Then you’ll have your WeChat messages to a new phone.

Transfer WeChat messages with your backups

If you’re using iPhone, you can transfer your WeChat messages from your iTunes or iCloud backup.

For iTunes:

First you’ll need to backup your WeChat messages on your iTunes, then restore them to your new iPhone.

1.Launching your iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC, it will prompt if you need to backup your iPhone data, confirm with yes and follow the steps.

2.When finish it, go to Files--Summary, then you’ll see all your backup file lists on the left side bar, click “Restore Backup” on the right page and confirm with “Restore”.



Remark: it won’t allow us to restore part of the files, and we’ll restore the whole folder, so many other files will be also restored to our new iPhone.

For iCloud:

First we will do the backup in iCloud.

1. Connect your iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting--iCloud, log in it with your Apple ID and password, then turn on iCloud server, tap on “Backup”, and confirm with “Backup Now”. Then follow below steps to restore your WeChat messages to a new iPhone.

2.Log in iCloud on your new iPhone with same Apple ID and password. Go to Setting--General- Erase all content and settings, when all content and settings are erased, go to set up assistant with a hello screen.

3.Swipe to begin the set up progress, choose the files you need, tap on “Restore Backup”, then confirm with “Restore”.



Remark: it will need us to erase all content and settings, also it doesn’t support us to restore them selectively.

Tips: when you lost or deleted some iPhone data occasionally, you can come to iRefone for help.

iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery tool, which can recover your iPhone data selectively, like contacts, notes, messages, photos, WeChat messages, reminders, WhatsApp messages ect. Also it can extract iPhone data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allows you to preview them below restoring.

When need, you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.



For more steps, you can refer to below article:

Selectively Backup WeChat Messages on iPhone

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