[2022] How to Get Old WhatsApp Messages on iOS/Android

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Jul 06, 2022 (Updated: Jul 11, 2022) • Filed to: WhatsApp Recovery

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WhatsApp is the most popular and widely used messaging app in the world. With over two billion active users, WhatsApp is the favorite medium for sending text messages, pictures, videos, attachments, audio, and other files to anyone anytime. Our WhatsApp today contains many important chats with our family and friends that we never want to lose.

However, when we purchase a new iOS/Android phone, we have to smartly shift our old WhatsApp messages from the old phone to the new one without causing any data loss. Therefore, this article will discuss in detail how to get old WhatsApp messages in new phone.

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Part 1. Will I Lose My Whatsapp Conversations if I Change Phones?

When you change to a new phone, the WhatsApp chats will stay on the old phone. So, you will not lose WhatsApp chats. However, the chats will not automatically sync to your new phone. You have to manually transfer the WhatsApp data to the new phone. The next parts will discuss the best methods on how to retrieve old WhatsApp messages in new phone.

Part 2. How to Get Old Messages in New Phone

WhatsApp provides built-in ways to restore old WhatsApp messages in new phone depending on your phone's operating system, i.e., iOS or Android. So, let's discuss all the built-in ways on how to recover old WhatsApp messages.

1. Restore Old WhatsApp Messages from Google Drive/iCloud

The built-in backup feature in WhatsApp will help you back up your WhatsApp data on iCloud or Google Drive. So, you can sign in to the same iCloud or Google Drive account in new phone and then restore the WhatsApp backup.

Steps to Check and Restore the Backup on Android

Check if WhatsApp backup exists on your old Android phone by navigating to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. From there, check when was the last backup performed.

Make sure that your new Android phone is linked to the same Google account where you have made the WhatsApp backup.

Download and install WhatsApp on your new phone.

Open WhatsApp and verify the phone number. The phone number should be the same one you used for backing up WhatsApp data.

When asked to restore chats from Google Drive, tap Restore.

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When the restoration step is completed, tap Next. WhatsApp will display the chats, while the media files of the chats will continue to recover in the background.

Steps to Check and Restore the Backup on iOS

Check if WhatsApp backup exists on your old iPhone by navigating to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. From there, check when was the last backup performed.

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Make sure that your new iPhone is signed in to the same iCloud account where you have made the WhatsApp backup.

Make sure your iPhone and iCloud have at least 2.05 times the space than the actual backup size.

Download and install WhatsApp on your new iPhone.

Open WhatsApp and verify the phone number. The phone number should be the same one you used for backing up WhatsApp data.

When asked to restore chats from iCloud, tap Restore.

When the restoration step is completed, tap Next. WhatsApp will display the chats, while the media files of the chats will continue to recover in the background.

2. Restore Old WhatsApp Messages from Local Backup (Android Only)

For Android users, WhatsApp empowers you to make a backup of chats on both Google Drive and local storage. So, if you haven't made the backup on Google Drive, you can use the local backup to get old WhatsApp chats in new phone. All you have to do is transfer the WhatsApp backup file from your old phone to the new phone's storage.

Steps to Restore Old WhatsApp Chats from Local Backup

Download a file manager app on both old and new phones.

Open the file manager app on your old phone and then open local storage or SD card storage.

Open the WhatsApp folder and then tap Databases.

Copy the recent most backup file and transfer it to the WhatsApp > Databases folder in the new phone.

Download and install WhatsApp on your new phone.

Open WhatsApp and verify the phone number. The phone number should be the same one you used for backing up WhatsApp data.

When asked to restore chats from local storage, tap Restore.

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Part 3. How to Retrieve Old/Deleted WhatsApp Messages

If you have lost some old messages and want to get them back, then iSeeker WhatsApp Recovery is the best choice. WooTechy iSeeker is a powerful WhatsApp data recovery tool that can conduct intelligent deep scans of the phone's storage to extract all the old/deleted WhatsApp messages. Moreover, it offers a click-based intuitive user interface, which makes it a straightforward process to scan and recover WhatsApp messages.

It can also restore WhatsApp data from Google Drive backup. Moreover, you can also use iSeeker to recover other data lost from your Android phone. In short, it is an all-in-one comprehensive and feature-rich Android data recovery tool.

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Follow the steps below to recover old/deleted WhatsApp messages on Android/iOS without backup:

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WhatsApp recovery is a built-in feature of iSeeker Android and WhatsApp Recovery supports both Android and iOS.

Step 1. Download and install iSeeker WhatsApp Recovery on your computer. Select Recover WhatsApp Data from Device Storage.

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Step 2. Connect your phone to the computer. Allow USB debugging on your Android or tap Trust this computer on your iOS device. Choose a place to store restored data and click on Start.

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Step 3. iSeeker will then scan your device for the WhatsApp data. After scanning is completed, click Next to continue.

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Step 4. Enter your phone number and veritify your account accroding to the prompt on the screen. Then iSeeker will display all the chats on the screen, preview and choose the chats you want to restore and then click Recover to Device or Recover to PC.

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Conclusion

Every WhatsApp user has many important chats with friends and family that they want to keep forever. So, it is crucial for them to transfer old WhatsApp messages completely to the new phone. Above we have discussed how to get old WhatsApp messages in new phone using the backups.

However, if you haven't made a backup or want to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages, then WooTechy iSeeker is the best tool you got. Its click-based approach, intelligent deep scanning, preview capability, and instant recovery of old/deleted WhatsApp messages make it a trustworthy recovery tool.

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