How to change phone number and transfer WhatsApp chats

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If you have a new phone number and want to use it with your current WhatsApp account, you can safely update the phone number in the app by following the steps in this guide.

You must know that using a WhatsApp account you need a telephone number so, to use it, taking advantage of the expiry of the app already paid, all you have to do is continue reading to find out how change the phone number on WhatsApp


change the phone number on WhatsApp with the same smartphone you have to open the command from WhatsApp Settings and select Account> Change Number e NEXT.


Now type the old and the new number in the relevant fields and then press on end. In this way all the chats saved with the old number will not be lost, but will be clearly visible in the new number.

change the phone number on WhatsApp for a new smartphone, you still have to use the old device to open the Settings of WhatsApp. Click on Account> Change Number and then NEXT.

Now type the old and the new number in the indicated fields and close by clicking on end. You just have to transfer chats from the old number to the new one. Don't know how to do it?

So if you have a iPhone WhatsApp chats are directly stored on iCloud and in case of replacement, download it on the new iOS device.

Android instead the situation is different, since the apps are directly stored only on the device. So, before the replacement you will need to protect your chats: click on Settings, Chat Settings ed Run Backup of the chat.



 

Transfer chats to SD card

Extract the SD card from the old device and insert it into the new smartphone before proceeding with the installation of WhatsApp. At the end of the installation, WhatsApp will search for the Backup function on the memory card. To complete the operation you can click on Restore.


 

Transfer chats without SD card availability

In this case connect the old smartphone to the PC and open Explore Resources Windows. Now copy the WhatsApp folder to your PC, transferring the folder /sdcard/WhatsApp/.

Now connect the new smartphone and copy the indicated folder to the same path. Then proceed to install WhatsApp and click on Restore.

Also take a look at:

  • How to use WhatsApp without SIM on Android
  • How to use two different phone numbers on WhatsApp
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