How to Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad (2020)

Using WhatsApp on iPad will always take up a lot of storage on the device. Anyone who uses WhatsApp will know that just a few weeks of using this app will result in a problem that space being filled up. Thus by using your iPad, you can keep your iPhone clear. Here our focus in this article is to discuss how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPad.

Way 1: Get WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPad via Official Feature

If you look at the WhatsApp application, you'll see that there is an official feature for transferring messages. To use this feature for transferring your data, follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone go to Settings > Chat Settings > Back Up Now. Tap Back Up Now again to confirm the backup.

  2. Now on your iPad, install WhatsApp and sign in using the same phone number.

  3. When given the option, choose to restore chat messages from a backup.


Way 2: Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad via iCloud Backup

You can also transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPad directly through your iCloud account, which will wipe out all current data on target iPad. This is the drawbacks of this method, but it'll do the job.

  1. On your iPhone, open Settings and go to Apple ID > iCloud. If backups aren't enabled, press the "iCloud Backup" slider.

  2. Tap the "Back Up Now" button and wait while your device data is backed up.

  3. Turn on your iPad and after signing in with the same Apple ID, restore the backup that you just created.


Way 3: Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPad via iTunes Backup

A similar approach can be taken, and you can transfer WhatsApp backup iPhone without iCloud but instead via iTunes.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a lightning cable and open iTunes. Direct yourself to File > Devices > Back Up.

  2. Once the backup is complete, disconnect your iPhone and instead connect your iPad.

  3. Go to the summary page and click "Restore Backup". Choose the iTunes backup that you had taken of your iPhone.

backup iphone to itunes

Way 4: Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPad in One Click

Alternatively, you can choose to transfer your WhatsApp messages with FoneGeek Backup & Restore (iOS). This program has been designed around iPhone data management, making it perfect.

  • Preview data prior to having it restored to your iOS device.
  • Selectively back up only the important data from your iPhone or Android device, such as backup whatsApp messages on Android, backup whatsApp on iPhone, etc.
  • Export and access data from any backup (e.g. from iTunes, FoneGeek, or iCloud).
  • Export files from your iPhone without jailbreaking.


There are plenty of other features on top of these, but this is just a few that highlight how amazing FoneGeek is.

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to iPad

To transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPad, first you need to download this software on your computer. Connect both your iPhone and iPad to the computer and then click on "Transfer" to start the process. 

connect device

start to transfer whatsapp

For those of you who are sceptical about entering your Apple account's email and password into a third-party program, don't worry. FoneGeek iOS Backup & Restore does not store the information that is entered, the connection is direct to the iCloud servers.

To Conclude

There are a lot of different solutions here to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to iPad and we hope that you can find one of them to help you out. Regardless of which method you choose, let us know in the comments which one was the most helpful and please don't hesitate to use FoneGeek iOS Data Backup & Restore to complete the transfer directly without using iTunes or iCloud.


By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Jun 06, 2018, 16:22:12

Fay 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.