How to move WhatsApp data to a new Smartphone

How To Move WhatsApp Data To A New Smartphone

So, you just bought a new smartphone and want to move all your WhatsApp data, chats and media to your new phone? This method can also be done for the official WhatsApp as well as the WA MOD application though.

WhatsApp is not only used for personal communication, it is also used for business communication. You may have some important text messages and media files on WhatsApp that you might not want to miss.

Fortunately, WhatsApp has made it very easy for you to transfer chats and media files from one smartphone to another. You just need to take a complete backup of your WhatsApp data and then restore it on your new smartphone.

There are two ways you can take a backup on WhatsApp. Either you can upload it on your Google Drive (for Android) or iCloud (for iPhone) account or use a local backup of your WhatsApp data which WhatsApp automatically saves on your phone’s internal memory.

Note: You can only transfer WhatsApp chats and media files from Android to Android or iPhone to iPhone. As of now, there is no facility available to move WhatsApp data between Android and iPhone.

Moving WhatsApp chats to a new Smartphone

WhatsApp also knows how important data is to its users and that is why it added a built-in feature that allows users to backup WhatsApp chats on Google Drive or iCloud. You can also set the time period when you want to back up data such as daily, weekly or monthly.

It’s very easy to get your WhatsApp chats back on your new phone. After verifying your mobile number, WhatsApp will ask you to restore the backup data from your Google Drive or iCloud account.

This step by step guide will show you how to transfer WhatsApp chats and media files from old phone to new phone using Google Drive backup.

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the menu button (three dots in the upper right corner of the screen).
  2. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  3. WhatsApp chat settings Under Google Drive settings, click Accounts option and select your Google account where you upload WhatsApp backup.
  4. You can tick the “Include video” button if you want to back up your WhatsApp videos as well.
  5. Back up WhatsApp chats and media Next, tap the “Backup” button and wait for it to upload your data.
  6. After this, install WhatsApp on your new phone and verify your mobile number.
  7. Verify your phone number on WhatsApp After verifying your phone number, WhatsApp will look for the backup data in your Google Drive account and ask you to restore it.
  8. Simply, tap on the “Restore” button. Restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive backup If you don’t restore them now, you won’t be able to restore them later.
  9. Also, make sure you are signed in to the same Google account where you uploaded the backup.
  10. Now WhatsApp will automatically download the backup data (chats and media files) and restore it on your new phone. There he is.

This method is very simple but it may take some time to upload and download your WhatsApp backup depending on your internet size and speed. The steps above are very similar for iCloud backup as well if you are using an iPhone.

Move WhatsApp data to new phone using local backup

Sourced from Eztekno.com WhatsApp will automatically take a local backup of your chat history every day at 02:00. Local backups are stored in your phone’s internal memory in the /WhatsApp/Database folder.

In this method, you have to manually transfer WhatsApp chats and media files to your new Android phone using local backup. Follow this step by step guide –

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap the menu button (three dots in the upper right corner of the screen).
  2. After this, go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  3. If you want to take a recent backup of your WhatsApp chats so that you don’t lose any data, you can take a local backup manually.
  4. Simply, tap on the “Backup” button. Now you have to transfer the /Internal Memory/WhatsApp folder from your old phone to the same location on your new phone.
  5. There are different ways you can transfer them, Use a file sharing app. This is one of the simplest methods. You can use a file sharing app like SHAREit to transfer WhatsApp folders from your old phone to your new one. After you transfer the folder, make sure to move it to the internal memory.
  6. Use a computer, you can also use a computer as an intermediary to transfer WhatsApp data.
  7. First, connect your old phone with the computer via USB and copy the WhatsApp folder on the computer.
  8. Now connect your new phone and move the WhatsApp folder to the internal memory.
  9. Use an SD card. Lastly, you can also use an SD card to transfer WhatsApp data.
  10. Simply, copy the WhatsApp folder from your old phone to the SD card. Now insert SD card in your new phone and move WhatsApp data to /Internal Memory/WhatsApp location.
  11. Now WhatsApp will automatically download the backup data (chats and media files) and restore it on your new phone.

So that’s how you can transfer WhatsApp chats and media files to your new phone using Google Drive and local backup. Let us know which method is the best. If you face any problem, feel free to share it in the comments section.

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