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WhatsApp tips: Transfer WhatsApp account from old to new phone without losing data

Got a new phone and want to shift your WhatsApp account to your new device? Here's how you can do it without losing your favorite pictures.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 5:51:37 pm
WhatsApp backup, WhatsApp upload, WhatsApp, WhatsApp new features, WhatsApp transfer, WhatsApp new phone This process will require a significant amount of data to be uploaded and downloaded, so you have to ensure that you have Wi-Fi access. (Express Photo: Shruti Dhapola)

Did you just buy a new phone? You must be excited to have had it delivered at your doorstep. You might have already set it up, synced your Google Account over Wi-Fi. But the major chore of you transferring your WhatsApp from your old phone to your new phone is still left. Here we will look at an easy way to transfer your WhatsApp data seamlessly from one device to another in a few simple steps listed below:

Note: To transfer your WhatsApp account from one phone to another you will need to have a single Google Drive account that will sync to both your smartphones. Another thing that you need to take care is that the process will require a significant amount of data to be uploaded and downloaded, so you have to ensure that you have Wi-Fi access.

How to back up WhatsApp? (Everything happens on your old phone)

* Open WhatsApp.

* Tap on the three dots on the top right corner and tap Settings.

* Select the ‘Chats’ option.

* Inside, tap on the ‘Chat Backup’ option.

WhatsApp backup, WhatsApp upload, WhatsApp, WhatsApp new features, WhatsApp transfer, WhatsApp new phone First, you need to upload your backup to your Google Drive.

* Tap on Google Account and link the Google Account where you want to back up your chats on.

* Select if you want to back up your videos also or not.

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* Press the Back up option.

* The phone will then start creating a local backup of your phone and start uploading it to the Google Drive account you linked earlier.

How to Restore all the chats and media on your new phone?

* Download WhatsApp on your new phone.

* Open it and start setting it up.

* Enter and verify your mobile number.

* Press next.

WhatsApp backup, WhatsApp upload, WhatsApp, WhatsApp new features, WhatsApp transfer, WhatsApp new phone On your new phone, you have to download the backup and install it onto your new phone.

* An option will show asking if you want to download and restore your WhatsApp data. (Remember you need to have the same Google account logged into this phone to bring over your data)

* WhatsApp will then download the chats.

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* After the chats are downloaded, they will start showing up. However, all the media will take time to get restored.

Note: The procedure for iPhones is also similar

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