How to Transfer WhatsApp to Windows Phone?
You never want to lose your precious data on your phone since the data is invaluable asset for you. That's why when people decide to switch to another new phone, the first thing they want to do is transferring data that is important from their old phones to the new phones. WhatsApp is a popular chating app that has been installed by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. If you have decided to transfer WhatsApp chats from your old phone to Windows phone, you should keep on reading this article that we give you the detailed instructions on how to transfer WhatsApp to Windows phone.
WhatsApp features with the ability for users to back up their chat history on OneDrive. The backup data will be saved ono your phone's memory or on your SD card. You know, when you change to another new phone and re-install the WhatsApp, all the original chat history will be lost completely. Therefore, you need to backup your chats before re-installing the app.
Step 1. If you are using Windows Phone 8.1 or later version, you must sign-in OneDrive. Before you start, you need to go to Settings > System > Storage Sense, to make sure there is enough space on your OneDrive account, as well as your Windows phone.
Step 2. Launch WhatsApp and choose the options like: More > Settings > Chats and Calls > Backup, to transfer WhatsApp to Windows phone and Backup to OneDrive.
Step 3. Select how frequently you want to make the WhatsApp backup on OneDrive.
Step 4. You can also choose to include videos from the backup or not by putting the toggle on or off.
Step 5. Hit back up over to choose the type of connection you need.
Step 6. After you have finished all the operations above, you can tap on Next and your chats will be displayed when initialization is finished.
Note: Every time you make backup on OneDrive, the original backup record you have done will be overwritten.
If your original phone is iOS or Android and you want to transfer WhatsApp to Windows phone, you should know that the two phones are running different platforms that makes the WhatsApp transfer seems impossible. Therefore, you need to ask help from an external SD card. Let's take a look at how to transffer WhatsApp to Windows phone from SD card.
Step 1. Before you transfer WhatsApp to Windows phone, you should make sure you have made a backup on your SD card. Just launch WhatsApp, and go to click Settings > Chat settings > Backup conversations.
Step 2. Take out the SD card from your old phone and insert it into your new Windows phone.
Step 3. Download and install the latest version of WhatsApp from Microsoft Store on your new Windows phone and also verify the number.
Step 4. Launch WhatsApp on your new Windows phone and it will ask you to restore your chats and media from the backup. Just tap on Restore the confirm the process of restoring WhatsApp's backup from SD card to your new Windows phone.
Note: Make sure your Windows phone has been connected with a strong internet connection because transferring WhatsApp chats might take a long time, especially when you have a very large backup.