Transfer WhatsApp To A New Phone Without Losing Chats & Contacts

By nagib

PUBLISHED 1:25 pm GMT+0700 Sun April 2021

When moving WhatsApp to a new cellphone, we definitely want data such as chats and contacts not to be lost. Therefore we need to create a backup or backup file so that later it can be loaded back into the WhatsApp application on a new cellphone.

In this post, I will provide a brief tutorial on how we can move the WhatsApp application from an old cellphone to a new cellphone without losing chat and contacts.

How to move WhatsApp to a new cellphone without losing chats & contacts

1. Connect WhatsApp on Old Mobile With Google Drive

The first thing we have to do is connecting WhatsApp with a Google account. The trick is to enter the Settings menu> Chats> Chat backup> Account. Login with your google account, then select Allow.

WhatsApp Chat Backup 1

2. Backup Chat

After WhatsApp on the old cellphone is connected to Google Drive. Just press BACK UP. Later automatically all messages on the old WA will be uploaded on Google Drive.

Backup Chat From WhatsApp

3. Backup Contacts

Because we are going to move contacts from old cellphones to new cellphones too, then the contacts on the old cellphone must be backed up first. You can use the Super Backup & Restore application, it can be installed from the Playstore. After installing, run the application, select Contacts> Backup All.

Backup All Contacts WhatsApp
4. Upload Contacts to Google Drive

Contacts that have been backed up using the Super Backup & Restore application can be uploaded directly to Google Drive. So later we can easily load it back on a new cellphone. Still in the Backup & Restore application, select Contacts> Send To Cloud> Select the contact file that was backed up earlier (file with a .vcf extension)> Send to Google Drive.

If asked permission select allow.
Send WhatsApp Backup To Cloud
5. Install WhatsApp and Google Drive

After the WA chat and our contacts backup and upload to Google Drive, then our business with the old cellphone is over. Then on the cellphone, just install WhatsApp and the Google Drive application from the Playstore. Login WhatsApp and login to google drive using the google account that we used before.

6.Restore WhatsApp Chat on a New Mobile

Login to your WhatsApp account on your new cellphone, later there will be an option to restore files from Google Drive. Select restore and login with the google account that we used earlier. If there is requested permission, select Allow. The restore process will take a few minutes.

7. Restore Contacts on New Mobile

Open the Google Drive application, then download the contact file that we backed up earlier. Open the file explorer on the cellphone where the downloaded contact file was stored, then press once to load the contact back into the new cellphone. Done.

If you have important chats on WhatsApp that you want to keep, then you can also do automatic backups regularly.

You do this by selecting Settings> Chats> Chat Bakcup> Backup to Google Drive> Select Weekly (weekly) or Monthly (monthly).

The goal is that if at any time there is an error on the cellphone then we already have a backup on Google Drive which we can easily restore.

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