How to Backup WhatsApp Chats From One Device to Another

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When buying a new phone and installing the WhatsApp application, all the old conversations that you had do not automatically transfer to your new device, even though you use your old credentials. Here you can find how to solve this issue, which allows you to continue all the conversations exactly where you left.

How to Backup WhatsApp Chats

Google Drive

Google Drive backups have been included in the latest versions of WhatsApp for quite a while now. To access this feature, you simply need to select the three dots positioned in the top right corner of the screen, where you will find the Settings option.

From there, go to Chats and select “Chat Backup.” Here is where you can select the backup period, and you will also be able to choose to recover all your files with the help of Google Drive. After that, you will be able to access all the chats instantly, and media content will start downloading ion the background.

Should you wish to update your content manually, instead of opting for Google Driver for any various reasons, here what you need to do. First, open the Settings menu and select “Chats and calls” and opt for “Chat backup.”

MicroSD card or PC

Should you have a microSD card in your old phone, back up the chats on it and switch it to the new phone. From here, all you need to do is to restore the content on your newly installed WhatsApp. If you cannot use a microSD card because that is the way that the phone has been designed, connect it to your computer with the help of a USB cable and search for the “WhatsApp” folder.

Copy the file ending in “.db.crypt” that has the latest creation date. Install the app on your new device, and do not start it. You need to connect your phone to the computer and copy-paste the backup file in the original WhatsApp folder.

Willie Hahn, senior editor at The Trending Times, writes about the intersection between money and politics with a focus on lobbying and tech articles. Willie previously at the Android Authority and Vice. Willie can be reached by email.

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