New day, new article dedicated to WhatsApp, the famous instant messaging app used by millions of people all over the world.

Today, in particular, we will see what happens to your chats and conversations of WhatsApp when you change your phone. 

If you plan to buy a new smartphone (keeping your number), or you have lost or your phone has stolen and then you have to change phone (but keep the number) by force of things, you risk losing all your chats, conversations, photos and videos of WhatsApp.

So how do I change my phone without losing all the WhatsApp chats? 

Simple, I’ll explain below in a few simple steps.

Whatsapp Backup Exchange: What to do?

Before changing your phone, simply activate an online backup of WhatsApp. In this way, when you have a new phone, you can transfer all your WhatsApp chats and you will not lose anything: no message, no photo, no video.

But how do you transfer WhatsApp? How do I activate an online WhatsApp backup?

Do not worry, everything is very simple and below we explain every single step to make. In a few moments, after changing your phone, you can recover your WhatsApp chats without losing anything, but nothing.

Follow our instructions and you can transfer WhatsApp from the old to the new phone completely automatically. 

Important

First of all, you need to know that you can transfer your WhatsApp chats ONLY if the new phone has the same operating system as the old one.

In practice, if you have Android and buy another Android, you can transfer WhatsApp chats.

Same for iPhone: if you switch from an old model of iPhone to a new one, you will not lose anything.

If you switch from Android to iPhone or iPhone to Android, you will NOT be able to save your WhatsApp chats and you will lose everything. 

By changing the operating system, you will NOT be able to transfer your chats. Or better: you can still transfer chats and conversations of WhatsApp from Android to iPhone or iPhone to Android, but the process is longer, inconvenient, complex and requires the use of paid and third-party programs.

If you switch from an Android to an iPhone or vice versa, I suggest you to download the Whatsapp Transfer program. Personally I do not know it and I have not used it, so you will have to deepen the discussion independently.

If you switch from one iPhone to another or from one Android to another, we can proceed with the guide.

WhatsApp data exchange: from Android to Android

If you have bought a new Android phone and want to transfer WhatsApp messages, chats, photos and videos from one phone to another, simply:

  • open WhatsApp on the old phone
  • Go to Settings> Chat> Backup chat
  • activate a backup on Google Drive
  • wait for the online backup to load on Google Drive
  • activate the new Android phone
  • download and install WhatsApp
  • during configuration, the phone will find a backup of WhatsApp on Google Drive: when it asks, consent to the download and restore of the backup from Google Drive
  • wait for the automatic procedure to end

And now you are ready to use WhatsApp on the new Android phone: you will find all the chats, conversations, photos and videos you had on the old phone, you will not miss anything!

WhatsApp exchange phone: from iPhone to iPhone

The speech is virtually identical on the iPhone, except that in this case the backup will be done on iCloud instead of Google Drive. 

The steps to follow are identical, they do not change.

WhatsApp exchange phone: from iPhone to Android or from Android to iPhone

Do you need to transfer WhatsApp chat from Android to iPhone? Do you need to transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android? The thing is complicated, but it is not impossible.

As mentioned above, if you switch from an Android to an iPhone or vice versa,  I suggest you to download the Whatsapp Transfer program. The methods explained a few lines above, in fact, will not work because the backups made on iCloud can not be restored on Android, while those made on Google Drive can not be restored to iPhone.

So you have to use third-party programs, but I’ve never used them and I can not guide you from this point of view.

WhatsApp how not to lose chat conversations if you change phone – Conclusions

For this article on WhatsApp we have concluded.

For any questions or concerns, leave a comment at the end of the article and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

If I change my phone do I lose my WhatsApp conversations?

No, if you follow our instructions you can change all the phones you want without losing any chat, conversation, photos or videos of WhatsApp.

All in a simple and fast way.

If I change my phone, are my blocked contacts unlocked?

If I change my phone, are my blocked contacts unlocked?

NO. Contacts blocked on WhatsApp are blocked in the cloud on WhatsApp servers.

So if you block contacts on WhatsApp and switch phone, they will remain blocked. 



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