Saturday, 6 August 2016

How To Transfer WhatsApp Messages From an Old Phone to a New One

Posted By: Confidence Ezemadu - 06:28


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Of a true, Whatsapp is one of those App that is a tremendously useful way to keep in touch with people all over the world, and yes, it’s pretty much for free. There is a rather large problem that users can encounter though, and that is when moving on to a new phone.

Usually, their conversations don’t come with them. This is due to the way that the app stores content. It stores its content locally on your local SD card or phone memory, rather than on web servers.

If you still have your old phone to hand, and haven’t switched from Android to iOS or vice versa, then it’s still possible to salvage those chats and move them safely to a new home.  As, I will be taking you through the short process of copying and restoring your digital missives.

How to Add Your old Whatsapp Message to a New Handset in just two processes

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Using an SD card

If you have an Android phone with an SD card which is most likely to be the case, then the process for transferring your chat history is in all way straightforward.

Heres what you do, Open the app, then tap the Menu icon, now go to Settings > Chats and calls > Backup Chats.

This will now create a backup on your SD card, which you can then swap into your new handset. Reinstall WhatsApp on you’re the new device you have used to replace the old one (with the SD card inserted) and the app should spot your backup and automatically restore the chat history.

Using a PC

This is basically for those phones without an SD card (and there are more of them now). Yes, you can still move your chat history, but it will need a PC to make it happen.

Here’s the process.. Attach the USB charging cord to the phone and plug the other end into your PC. (That’s basic stuff anyone using a PC knows how to do). Windows should automatically install any drivers you need, and then you can find the phone in the This PC section of File Explorer.

How to transfer any type and kind of file on whatsapp
Now look through the phone storage until you find the WhatsApp folder, and then copy it on to your PC hard drive. Once that’s done, Eject the phone, then connect your new replacement device/ handset to your PC as well..

Repeat the whole process, but this time around, you are going to be moving the file you copied from the old handset to the new one.

Move the WhatsApp folder onto its internal storage. Eject the phone, reinstall WhatsApp, and when you confirm your number the backup should be recognized and you can restore it. With this done you should now have all your past conversations on your new Android phone.

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