How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Media to Your New Smartphone

WhatsApp is one of the most used smartphone apps in our daily routine. We use it to be in touch with our friends via text messages or by sharing images.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Media to Your New Smartphone

The Facebook-owned company has recently added support for documents meaning now we can share documents as well.

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It's obvious that you'd not want to use all that huge amounts of data you exchange in WhatsApp for you never know when you'll need them back. So, if you ever happen to lose your WhatsApp data along with your phone or switch to a new phone, here's how you can get back the old data.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Media to Your New Smartphone

Back up your data to Google drive or iCloud

You can simply back up the chats and media to your Google drive (for Android smartphones) or iCloud drive (for iPhones) so that you can retrieve them back if you switch to a different phone.

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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Media to Your New Smartphone

How to backup your data to Google Drive

Open WhatsApp > Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup. Then you'll see an option backup to Google Drive, tap on it.

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You'll be asked to link a Google account to back up your data, provide the details and your backup should start anytime.

How to restore data from the backup

This part is very easy. Whenever you try to install WhatsApp on a new phone you'll be asked to restore your chats (after verifying your number), just tap on restore. If the restore doesn't begin, probably you've provided a different phone number or google account. Try providing the same account and repeat the process.

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