[User Guide] How to Transfer WhatsApp Account to A New Phone?


You have bought a new phone but don't know how to transfer WhatsApp account, as well as WhatsApp data from your old phone to the new one? It is always easy to move media files like photos, videos and music between two phones, but people often find it hard to transfer app data, such as WhatsApp account between two phones. If you have encounter the same problem, don't worry. Here are the quick and simple tips for you. You will learn how to transfer WhatsApp account to your new phone in a seamless manner.

Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Account to A New Phone

Part 2. Transfer WhatsApp History to A New Phone

Part 1. Transfer WhatsApp Account to A New Phone

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms nowadays. Its own development engineers have always improved the app and added many new features to make the app more powerful and user-friendly. One of the features is transferring WhatsApp account from one device to another directly. Therefore, if you switch to a new phone, you can effortlessly move your WhatsApp data to the new phone without any hassle. Just follow the steps below to proceed with it.

Step 1. Backup your WhatsApp chats

First of all, you should take a backup of your WhatsApp chats on Google Drive or iCloud or your phone's internal storage. Here, we set backing up on Google Drive as example.

To do that, you need to go to click Account > Chats > Chat Backup > Backup, which will backup your WhatsApp chat history on Google Drive.

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Step 2. Restore WhatsApp data on your new phone

Now, you just need to download the backup from Google Drive on your new phone. Install WhatsApp and launch it on your new phone, it will recognize the backup and give you a pop-up asking you whether you want to restore the backup to your phone. Just click on "Restore" button to successfully transfer WhatsApp account to the new phone.

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Part 2. Transfer WhatsApp History to A New Phone

What if you forget to take a backup of your WhatsApp data? Is it still possible to transfer WhatsApp account without losing data? Yes, it is! If you want to transfer WhatsApp account to your new phone without backup, you can always take the assistance of Phone to Phone Transfer, which is compatible with all the popular Android and iOS devices.

Phone to Phone Transfer can work on both Windows and Mac platforms. Apart from WhatsApp messages and attachments, you can also transfer contacts, music, videos, messages, calendars, notes and so on between two phones. Please download it and start to learn how to transfer WhatsApp account using this program by following these instructions.

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Step 1. Launch the program and connect your two phones

Please launch the program after downloading and installing it on your computer. And connect your old and new devices to the same computer with 2 USB cords. Then select the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode for transferring data between two mobile phones.

connect phones for transferring whatsapp messages

Step 2. Start to transfer WhatsApp account to new phone

The program will automatically detect both of your smart phones. Now please tick off the "App Data" option in the middle of the interface, then please click the "Start Transfer" button to copy WhatsApp data from your old phone to the new one immediately.

Note: Please make sure the old phone (the exporter) is displayed on the Source side while the new device is on the Destination side. If not, please click "Flip" option to change the position.

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The Bottom Line

This content provides tips on transferring your WhatsApp account and data from your old phone to a new one. In Part 1, it explains how to transfer the WhatsApp account directly using Google Drive or iCloud backups. You need to backup your chats and then restore the data on your new phone. Part 2 suggests using the Phone to Phone Transfer program if you didn't back up your data. It guides you through connecting both phones to a computer and transferring WhatsApp account and other data seamlessly.

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