1. AC Question's Avatar
    The standard way to transfer WhatsApp chat history from one phone to another is through Google Drive. However, in my case, the new phone has a new SIM card with a number that has been transferred from the old one and the old SIM card has been invalidated. As a result, I can't access my WhatsApp chats on the old phone any more and I can't back them up to Google Drive.

    An additional complication is that the old phone cannot accept the new SIM card (mini vs. nano) so I can't temporarily move the phone number back to the old phone.

    Any idea? Thank you.
    12-22-2016 03:28 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved to the WhatsApp forum.
    12-22-2016 05:03 AM
  3. Dov Elyada's Avatar
    Please provide a link to 'the Whatsapp forum', to which you moved my question. Can't find it on my own.
    12-22-2016 05:49 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, I thought it'd be clear from the redirect in the original forum, as well as the link for where the post is currently: http://forums.androidcentral.com/wha...ml#post5617144
    12-22-2016 01:37 PM
  5. Tim1954's Avatar
    Unless you have cleared your chats in the old phone, WhatsApp should have them on their database. If you install WhatsApp in the new device and log it in, it should recognise your phone number and open any existing chats...
    12-23-2016 01:35 AM
  6. Dov Elyada's Avatar
    Well, that's the problem---it doesn't!
    A new idea: I might restore the number to my old phone using a nano-mini SIM card adapter, if I get one.
    12-23-2016 03:25 AM
  7. Tim1954's Avatar
    How did that go?
    01-08-2017 02:10 AM

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