WhatsApp Messenger, known as WhatsApp, boasts over one billion users across over 180 countries, which enables users to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. Generally, we associate our phone number to WhatsApp account in order to quickly find friends or be found by friends on WhatsApp. That’s convenient. However, things turn out to be a bit complex when you change to a new phone number. You may change your SIM card for some reasons, but now how to change the previously set phone number on WhatsApp? What will happen once doing so? Scroll down and read on to get a further knowledge.
Facts: What Will Happen After Changing Phone Number on WhatsApp?
1. Once you change to a new phone number, your profile information, groups and settings from your old phone number will be migrated and saved as exactly same as it used to be. Nothing will be changed but your phone number.
3. WhatsApp conversations will continue to be available on your iPhone with the new phone number. However, if you upgrade to a new phone, you may need to restore chat history on the new phone.
Case 1: Change the Phone Number on iPhone with SIM Card
1. Ensure that you can receive messages/phone calls under a good signal at the time you’re following the steps, for you will receive verification code from WhatsApp.
Step 1. Launch “WhatsApp” and go to “Settings”.
Step 3. Choose “Change Number”, and then tap “Next” to continue.
Step 5. Then, tap “Done” and confirm the number.
What if you don’t take your new SIM card along with you, try this way. You may need help of Text Now.
Step 2. Launch the app and note down your new phone number.
Step 4. Enter the old number and the number you noted down on Text Now app.
Step 6. Now, you will receive a call from WhatsApp. Listen carefully to the verification code and enter it on WhatsApp and your phone number is now successfully changed.
Notes: Significant Tips for WhatsApp Users
Backup via WhatsApp
Step 2. Tap “Settings”.
Step 4. Choose “Chat Backup”.
Pros and Cons
It requires to connect to a good network. If you got lots of chats on WhatsApp, creating a massive backup can take much long, and some files may fail to be saved.
iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore, as its name tells, is the software specialized in both transferring WhatsApp data from iOS devices to Android/iOS device, and doing backups/recovery in a click. Simply one click will do.
Step 1. Connect to the Software
Note that media files will also be backed up to the computer.
You can see that your iPhone is connected. Now, click on “Backup” button, and the program will automatically back up your WhatsApp data to the computer without a hitch. The process will be done in no time.
Pros and Cons:
After changing your phone number, just enjoy chatting with friends and family on WhatsApp. If the chats is increasing fast, you may need to delete or backup them in time. Hope this post helps. Also, welcome to chat with me on WhatsApp.