How to change my WhatsApp number to a new number without losing my old chats

The majority of smartphone users rely on WhatsApp for messaging. Messages on WhatsApp are often lost when the number is changed and a new account is opened. 

But with the change number feature, you can change your phone number without losing WhatsApp messages. 

This will automatically notify those on the contact list that the number has changed. Let us see step by step how to use this feature.

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How to change your WhatsApp mobile number without losing chats?

Make sure that the new SIM card is able to send and receive messages after inserting the SIM card with the new number in the phone. 

You also need to make sure that the old phone number is still registered on WhatsApp. You can find out the registered number by clicking on your profile in WhatsApp settings. 

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Once this is done, the number can be changed according to the following methods.

  1. Open your WhatsApp 
  2. Go to Settings against iPhone users. If you have an Android phone, you can see Settings by clicking on the three dots above. 
  3. Then click on the Account option and then click on Change Number. After confirming it, click on the Next button.
  4. On the page that opens, the question of whether you can receive calls or messages from the new number will appear. After confirming it, click on the Next button.
  5. Type the new and old numbers in the appropriate places 
  6. Click Next to proceed to the final procedure 
  7. WhatsApp will ask if you can notify your contact list about the change of number. There will be options for all contacts, contacts in chats, and selected contacts, but WhatsApp will automatically notify member groups about the change of number.
  8. Select the appropriate one and click on Done.
  9. The procedure will be completed as soon as a six-digit code reaches you via SMS or Phone. You can use WhatsApp without losing old chats once registration is complete.
  10. At the same time, if you change the phone along with the number, you need to back up the chats in Google Drive or iCloud. Restoring this backup will make the old chats available on the new phone as well

How to easily transfer your WhatsApp chat to a new phone

One of the few challenges a smartphone user faces when switching or upgrading to a new smartphone is moving data from the old phone to the new phone, such as chats from the previous phone. 

The WhatsApp messaging app owned by Facebook is one of the most widely used and is considered essential for communicating with contacts. So, here’s an easy way to transfer your WhatsApp chats from your old smartphone to your new one.

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Two main ways to avoid losing messages and other data, including chat 

  1. Backup and restore to Google Drive or iCloud. 
  2. Second, comes another option called manual backup. Backup and restore in Google Drive or iCloud. This is an easy way to transfer your WhatsApp chat history from one device to another with the same operating system.

Steps to transfer your WhatsApp chat to a new phone

In Android

  1. Open WhatsApp on your old phone and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of your phone. Open the Settings option, go to Chats, and then select Chats Backup. 
  2. From here you can choose whether to back up your chats manually or automatically. When you open WhatsApp on your new phone, it will ask you to recover old chats and media from Google Drive. 
  3. Chats, photos, and videos are instantly visible on your smartphone.

In iOS

  1. For iOS, you need to go to your Apple ID and turn on iCloud before going into WhatsApp settings. 
  2. Open WhatsApp and tap on the ‘Settings’ option in the bottom right corner. Go to Chats and then click on ‘Chat Backup’. Decide whether to backup chat history yourself or turn on automatic backup and click on the option. You have the option to include or exclude videos from the backup history. 
  3. When you install WhatsApp on your new iPhone again it will ask you to restore the chat history from iCloud.

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Manual Backup (Android) 

  1. This is an option for those who do not have Google Drive updates or do not want to keep chat history online. 
  2. Connect your smartphone to your PC / Laptop via USB cable. 
  3. Search the WhatsApp database in internal memory. Copy the file “MSGistore-2020-07-10.DB Crypt1”.
  4. You do not need to open the app before installing WhatsApp on your new smartphone. Copy the recovered file to your new smartphone ‘Databases’ folder. If the ‘Databases’ folder does not exist, create one and add the file to it. 
  5. Now, open WhatsApp on your new smartphone. The app notification will display that a messaging backup has been detected. You click on the ‘Restore’ option. Chats will start appearing shortly thereafter.


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