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When log WeChat in new device, why prior chat history won't show up?

“I changed my iPhone with a new one, today I log my WeChat on my new iPhone, but i couldn’t find my prior chat history. Why when log WeChat on new device, prior chat history won’t show up?”

Maybe you have find that when we log WeChat in new device, we couldn’t view our prior chat history. Because WeChat are designed to protect our private, so they need to keep our chat history safe and won’t store chat history on WeChat server. What to do when we want to view prior chat history on new device?

Below are some suggestions, you can read it and choose the suitable one to have a try.

Migrate WeChat Chat history to New Device

As WeChat has a feature “Chat Log Migration” that can help us migrate prior chat history.

Open your WeChat, go to Me--Settings--General--Chat Log Migration--Select Chat Transcript, then you can select the chat history you want to migrate, or you can choose migrate them all, then click “Done”.

When finish it, you can do same thing in your new iPhone, and those prior chat history will be on your new iPhone.

Migration WeChat Chat History to PC with iRefone

You can also use third-party iOS data recovery software iRefone to help you migrate your WeChat prior chat history selectively, and it can also help you migrate those have been lost or deleted occasionally.

Now we’ll briefly introduce you iRefone, which is a professional iOS data recovery software, which can help us transfer, recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including WeChat messages, contacts, photos, reminders ect. Also it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allows us to preview them before restoring.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”.

Step 2. Now we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “WeChat Message” icon, and it’ll be scanned by the software.

Step 3. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose WeChat chat history you need to transfer, tap on “Recover to PC”.

For more similar issues, you can refer to below article:

Selectively Backup WeChat Messages on iPhone

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