Chatlogs are not being saved on the Whatsapp servers so Whatsapp does not offer the option to save or transfer your messages to anther phone.  However Apple and Android do offer these options.

Apple
If you transfer data from one iPhone to another iPhone, Apple offers the option to transfer your information and settings, including your Whatsapp chatlogs to a new device. Follow the instructions listed to make this happen.

  1. Connect your iPhone to a Mac or PC and open iTunes
  2. Select your device in iTunes. Click on the “summary” tab and choose Restore
  3. Click on Restore and Update
  4. Once finished your device will reboot.

Android
If you want to transfer your chatlogs from an Android phone to another Android phone there are a few steps that you can follow to transfer your files to the new phone.

  1. Create a reserve copy of your chatlogs on your old phone. Go to Whatsapp, Menu, Settings, Chatsettings, Reserve copy of conversations
  2. Place your Micro SD card in your new phone
  3. Install Whatsapp on your new phone
  4. Press “yes” when being asked to restore chathistory.

At this moment it is not possible to transfer chatlogs on Blackberry, Nokia and Windows operated phones.

7 thoughts on “Transfer your chat history to another phone

  1. Hi i am using Android 4.4.4 and want to move my whats app chat history new Windows phone 8.1 please help on this.

  2. To transfer chat history between android and iphone, download a program called Backuptrans Android iPhone WhatsApp Transfer to help.

  3. Hey .I was using whatsapp on other number before for example this +358406717742. Then I closed that number with the service provider but keep using whatsapp with the same number.
    Today I changed it to another number my whatsapp to my current service number ( normal calls ,text messages )
    And transfer my whatsapp chats to this new number .. But I realized that someone has that old number active from the service provider on his or her name and also activates whatsapp on that number.. Will he or she will be able to backup all my chats also with old number +358406717742???

  4. I have an Android phone
    Recently i travelled to Malaysia and purchased a new local SIM card
    To my surprise when the sim cards were swapped, I did not have to do anything!
    All my groups and contacts were there and working!!

    How does this work? I thought I had to change settings…..

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