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WhatsApp: How to Change Number

WhatsApp: How to Change Number. Yesterday one of my friends asked me that, I am about to switch my number. I have a question, I have lots of contacts and conversations on WhatsApp, will I lose it? I said No, you will not. But there are few things you need to keep mind before change number on WhatsApp. It depends on either you want to get disappeared. Or let your contacts know that you changed your number.

 

How to Change WhatsApp number on Android

To switch your phone number within Whatsapp application in Android, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your sim card is inserted properly and ready to receive SMS and calls.
  2. Now open up Whatsapp, tap the Menu Button.
  3. Tap Settings, then Account.
  4. Now tap Change number, read notes carefully and tap Next.
  5. Enter the old number in the first box.
  6. Now enter the new number in the second box with country code and tap Next.
  7. You will receive an activation code and Whatsapp will auto confirm it.
  8. Everything is done just tap the Done option.

 

How to Change WhatsApp number on iPhone

To switch your phone number within Whatsapp application using iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that on your iPhone, the sim card is inserted properly, and ready to receive SMS and calls.
  2. Now open up Whatsapp, tap the Menu Button.
  3. Tap Settings, then Account.
  4. Now tap Change number.
  5. Enter the old number, then the new number with country code and tap Next.
  6. You will receive an activation code and Whatsapp will auto confirm it.
  7. Everything is done just tap the Done option.

 

How to Change WhatsApp number on NOKIA / Windows Phone

To switch your phone number within Whatsapp application using Nokia, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the sim card is inserted properly. It’s ready to receive SMS and calls.
  2. Now open up Whatsapp, tap the more Button.
  3. Tap settings then account.
  4. Now tap change number, then tap Continue.
  5. Enter the old number, then the new number with country code and tap Accept.
  6. You will see the popup to confirm/verify phone number.
  7. As you can see everything is done.

 

Important Notes Before using the change number feature on WhatsApp:

  • A new account will be created and the old account will no longer exist.
  • It will migrate all settings including profile information, groups etc to your new phone number.
  • This will not erase data including chat, call history, contacts, photos, and videos.
  • Ensure that you can receive SMS on your new phone number on Android or iPhone
  • Make sure that, you have an activate and stable internet connection before proceeding.
  • You need to make sure that your old phone number is verified. To check either verified or not: Go to Whatsapp > Menu > Settings > tap profile picture.
  • Note that your contacts will not be notified.
  • You can send them messages to your contacts if you want to notify them.

 

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