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I’ll spare you the precise particulars and explanation why, however I lately needed to change my cellphone quantity. I additionally used the chance to get a brand new machine.

Within the early days of smartphones, this was about as stress-inducing as shopper choices may get. Upgrading your cellphone would require hours of reinstalling apps, upgrading firmware, and so forth. Getting a brand new quantity too solely provides to the headache.

One of many important challenges when upgrading your cellphone is migrating your WhatsApp chat histories to your new machine. It’s quite simple when you’re going iPhone to iPhone, or Android to Android and protecting your cellphone quantity. However issues begin to get slightly tougher when your digits change too.

Fortunate for you, I’ve the solutions and am right here to make your life simpler.

I ought to level out I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 to the S10. Not solely did I keep inside Android‘s ecosystem, I stayed inside Samsung’s too. Nevertheless, I don’t consider this impacts the method; I’ll replace this information if I be taught of another elements to account for. Right here’s methods to go about it:

What you’ll want:

  • Your present cellphone, with present quantity
  • Your new machine
  • Your new SIM card and quantity
  • Be certain all of your units are charged up

The 1st step

First issues first, backup your WhatsApp chat historical past in your present cellphone, beneath your present quantity. Do each native and Google Drive backups.

Discover this in: Settings > Chats > Chat Backup

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