Have you bought a new android mobile phone or planning to buy a new android mobile phone? Does your old Android mobile phone had a lot of WhatsApp messages and conversations? If my guess is correct, you probably getting the chances to do Google search as how to restore WhatsApp backup messages on a new phone? Yes, more than 70%- 80% people does not know how to transfer your old WhatsApp messages and conversation to their new mobile. If you are looking for excellent resources to restore WhatsApp backup, the below guide helps you to transfer your WhatsApp messages, Group discussions, photos, videos, etc.
Note: Just before transferring WhatsApp messages on the new mobile phone, you have to confirm whether you have recent WhatsApp backup on your phone.
To locate the WhatsApp backup on your mobile, open any file manager (Prefer: ES File Explorer File Manager for Android) on your cell phone. Go to phone memory->WhatsApp->Backups and phone memory->WhatsApp->Databases.
Now go to backup and database folder, select any backup file and select properties as like below.
You can get a popup like properties box as shown below and see modified date. If it is lesser than seven days, you can use that backup file to restore WhatsApp backup messages on the new phone. Otherwise, you have to create a new backup file since WhatsApp does not allow you to restore backups if the file age is more than seven days. I recommended everyone to back up everyone’s WhatsApp account even your backup file is within seven days. Because the very recent backup only has the latest conversation and photos backup.
To backup WhatsApp account, go to Settings -> Chat settings and click on backup conversations. Now most recent WhatsApp backups updated at the paths as mentioned earlier.
That’s it. Now your WhatsApp backup is fully compatible to transfer on the new mobile phone.
Also read: How to remove WhatsApp bluetick.
How to restore WhatsApp deleted messages and pictures on a new phone or same phone?
Take your new android mobile and install WhatsApp. After successful installation, the important thing you have to do is login WhatsApp with the old mobile number (i.e., the mobile number that you have used on the old mobile phone).
After successful installation, go to ES File Explorer, go to phone memory -> WhatsApp. Compare both cell phone’s WhatsApp path and check out if there any folder missing on the new mobile. The possibility of absence of backup and Databases folder are higher since there was no backup performed on your new mobile phone before. If your cell phone missed with the certain folder, do create a new folder exactly the same name as like in an old mobile phone.
Now, send all the files to a new mobile phone that are within the backups and databases folder on your old phone. Note: If you are also want to recover deleted WhatsApp photos on your new mobile phone, you should copy the folder media from the old mobile phone to new one.
Confirm you have sent all the backups and database files on your new mobile phone. Move those files from received folder to respective WhatsApp folder. i.e., You have to move the backup file to phone memory->WhatsApp->Backups and database files to phone memory->WhatsApp->Databases.
After that, just uninstall WhatsApp app from your new mobile phone and reinstall it again on the same device.
Log in with the same mobile number, now you will be prompt, as below if you have done everything correctly. Click on the restore button. Wait for few more minutes. Now you can able to see all your WhatsApp messages, group conversations, photos and videos on your new mobile.
That’s it. Now your new mobile phone has been successfully restored with the old WhatsApp conversations.
How to restore accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages and photos?
You can also use this tutorial to recover deleted WhatsApp photos, messages, and videos. If you want to restore the accidentally deleted conversation or media, just follow the step from Step 2 – How to restore WhatsApp backup messages and pictures on the new phone? subheading.
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