No, you will not lose your WhatsApp conversations if you change phones, as long as you follow the appropriate steps to transfer your data. WhatsApp provides built-in options for backing up and restoring your chat history, which allows you to transfer your conversations from one device to another. Here’s how you can ensure that your WhatsApp conversations are preserved:
1. Backup your chats
On your current phone, open WhatsApp and go to the settings menu. Look for the “Chats” or “Chat Settings” option, then select “Chat Backup” or “Backup.” Follow the instructions to create a backup of your chat history. You can choose to back up to your device’s internal storage or to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or iCloud.
2. Verify backup settings
Confirm that your backup settings are properly configured. Ensure that the backup frequency is set to your desired preference, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. Also, ensure that the backup is being saved to a location you can access later.
3. Change phones
Set up your new phone and install WhatsApp from the app store. Proceed with the initial setup process, including verifying your phone number.
4. Restore your chats
During the WhatsApp setup on your new phone, you will be prompted to restore your chat history from the backup you created earlier. Follow the instructions provided, and if you backed up your chats to a cloud storage service, make sure you’re logged into the same account.