How to move your WhatsApp
If you are one of the lucky ones that is boasting of new smartphone in the job.
Sure that you have already passed the contacts in the microSIM, photos, videos, apps and all the ‘click’ that we like to have even if we do not give much use and move from one mobile to another.
But what about WhatsApp’s conversations?
Move your chats from WhatsApp to a new mobile
WhatsApp makes a daily backup at 2 o’clock in the morning, storing in your smartphone the necessary files to maintain a history of up to 7 days, that is to say, that in the mobile we have a backup of data to see the conversations of up to a week ago. But that’s in case you want to recover something we erased.
If you’ve been using that smartphone for one or more years and you don’t want to lose the months and months of chatting with your contacts, there’s a way to do it, since you can save your chats and multimedia files on Google Drive and then transfer your data if you have a new terminal. The first thing is to meet these 4 requirements:
– Have Google Drive synced to your phone.
– Install Google Play Services on your phone
– Have enough free space on Google Drive for all WhatsApp data.
– Have enough free space on your phone to create the backup (not yet petes storage).
Once these requirements are met, the next step is the process of creating the backup on Google Drive:
First of all, open WhatsApp. Then go to Menu Button > Settings > Chats > Backup.
Click Save to Google Drive and select how often you’d like your backups to be saved.
Select the Google Account you’d like to use to save your backup. If you haven’t added an account yet, press Add Account. And very important: don’t forget the Google Account you use to save your copies.
Press Save using to select the type of network you want to use for saving backups. To avoid wasting 4G data, it’s a good idea to do it at home with your smartphone connected to a Wi-Fi network before saving your data to Google Drive.
Restore or Transfer data from Google Drive
When you verify your phone number on a new mobile, WhatsApp will ask you to restore your chats and media files from a backup. Simply press ‘Restore’. If WhatsApp doesn’t detect a copy for whatever reason, make sure you’re not getting any of the following:
– You’re not using the same Google Account that you used to create the backup.
– You’re not using the same phone number you created the backup with.
– The SD card and/or the file containing your history is corrupt.
– There is no copy on Google Drive or on your phone.