Losing data is probably the biggest concern for most users while shifting to a new phone. Recovering WhatsApp messages remain particularly tricky as it isn’t really linked with your email ID or Google account but rather simply with your SIM card/phone number. So in this article, we take a look at how to restore WhatsApp messages in a new phone.

How To Restore WhatsApp Messages On Android Phone?

Restore WhatsApp Messages On Android Phone

Google Drive backup remains one of the most reliable ways of restoring WhatsApp messages for Android users.  However, in order to successfully retrieve a Google Drive backup, you will need to use the same phone number as well as the same Google account that you had used while creating the backup. Thus, you may want to save the latest backup before uninstalling app from your old phone too.

Steps to restore WhatsApp Chats using Google Drive backup –

  • Install WhatsApp.
  • Open the app and verify your phone number.
  • Tap on the Restore option (when prompted) to recover your media and messages from the Google Drive.
  • Tap “Next” once all your chats are restored. (Your media files will continue to be restored in the background.

HOW TO RETRIEVE DELETED WHATSAPP MESSAGES?

How to restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone using iCloud Backup?

In order to retrieve your messages on iPhone, you firstly need to ensure that you are signed in with the Apple ID you use to access iCloud. You will also need to turn on the iCloud Drive and make sure thereis enough free space on both your iCloud and iPhone.

Steps to backup WhatsApp Messages on iCloud (on the old phone) –

  • Open WhatsApp
  • Click on the Chats option in the Settings section.
  • Tap on “Chat Backup” and select, “Back Up Now”.

Steps to restore your chat history from on iOS –

  • Install WhatsApp.
  • Open the app and verify your phone number.
  • Choose the option to restore chat history when prompted and further tap on “Restore Now”.

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