If you have to reset your Android phone or if you have a new device, it is annoying if you immediately lose all your WhatsApp messages. Fortunately, it is possible with your Android phone to make a WhatsApp backup and then restore it. Here we show you how to do this.
If you want to keep using the same phone but have had to erase it first for whatever reason, you can restore your conversation history immediately when reinstalling WhatsApp because the Chat app automatically backs up every day in a separate folder, Called WhatsApp, is stored on your device. Also read: In 3 steps WhatsApp on your PC or laptop.
However, if you want to use WhatsApp on a new Android phone, you will need to restore your WhatsApp messages from a separate backup. To make a backup of WhatsApp, you can choose from two options: a local backup or a backup via Google Drive.
Note The tips below only work if you keep using the same phone number because your conversation history is linked to your number.
Use Google Drive
If you’re already using Google Drive, this is the easiest way to back up WhatsApp.
Go to Settings> Chats and choose Chat backup. Make a backup here, so that the most recent messages are immediately included. Choose Back up to Google Drive and indicate to which Google Drive account you want to upload the backup.
If you do not use Google Drive, or if you prefer not to keep your WhatsApp messages on a cloud service, you can make a local backup.
You can save this backup on the micro-sd card on your Android phone. You can do this in Settings> Call settings> Back up. If you insert the micro SD card into your new one and install WhatsApp, your backup will automatically be reset during installation.
If you do not have a micro SD card, there is another way to restore your WhatsApp backup. Go to Settings> Chats and choose Chat backup to make a backup. Copy the WhatsApp folder to your PC or Mac using a USB cable. This immediately copies all photos and videos. Take your new Android phone, plug it into your computer with the USB cable and copy the WhatsApp folder to your smartphone. Then install WhatsApp and choose to restore the last conversation history.
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