How to Change WhatsApp Number Without Losing Chats

WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat softwares in the world. However, if you ever get a new phone number, you may wonder if you can migrate your WhatsApp chats to the phone with the different number. The good news is that there are two easy ways to transfer your WhatsApp chats without losing any data.

Method 1 is to change your WhatsApp phone number via WhatsApp Settings on the same phone. First, put your new SIM card into the phone and then tap the three dots on the top right corner. Choose settings, select account, and tap change number. You will see a migration reminder, so read it carefully before tapping next. Enter your old and new phone numbers and tap next again. You can turn on notify contacts and tap done. Finally, you will receive a verification code from SMS to enter, and once done, your phone number will be changed successfully. All your chats data will still be there and you can chat normally.

But what if you get a new phone and it’s an iPhone? Then you can try method 2, which is to change your phone number on the new phone via iCareFone Transfer. Download and install iCarefone transfer on your computer, and choose WhatsApp. Connect the source Android phone and target new iPhone to the computer and click “Transfer” to launch the transfer process. In this step, you need to do the backup on your Android phone. Choose WhatsApp setting, select chats, then chat backup, and tap back up. Cancel back up to google drive and tap continue. Verify your WhatsApp backup account by entering your phone number and country code, and click ‘Verify’. Enter the verification code, and the software will generate the messages to the target device automatically.

Once the messages have been generated, your Android phone will be logged out of the WhatsApp account, and you can log in WhatsApp on your new iPhone with the same phone number. You will receive a verification code to recognize again, and once done, skip restore from iCloud. Then tap logged in, and it will restore messages to the target device. Your new iPhone will restart by itself and the transfer will be successful. Back on your new iPhone, you will see all the WhatsApp messages are there.

These are two quick and easy methods to change your WhatsApp phone number without losing any chats. Try them out and enjoy your chats on your new phone number!