To Restore the Old WhatsApp Messenger – WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messaging application that allows Android, Nokia, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Blackberry smartphone users to exchange text, image, video, and audio messages for free. This WhatsApp app is especially popular with end-users who do not have unlimited text messaging.
The WhatsApp app has many added features that make it easy for people to communicate with their friends easily as long as they have an internet connection. It also helps the users to easily transfer their WhatsApp accounts from one mobile phone to another.
When if you buy a new phone or change to a new SIM card, you may not want to lose some of your WhatsApp messages. Fortunately, you can get your old WhatsApp account back and access your conversations using the phone number of that old account.
How to Get Your Old WhatsApp Account without Changing the SIM
Follow these below steps to get your old account back
- On your Android Phone, Move to the settings application and then go to the installed apps.
- Search for Whatsapp on the list of installed apps.
- Tap it and then choose Clear data when you find Whatsapp.
- Then You will be asked for yes or no. Choose Yes.
- Next, Open your WhatsApp again.
- You’ll be required to enter your phone number. Input your old account’s phone number.
- WhatsApp will ask for One True Pairing (OTP). You’ll receive OTP on the same number you’ve input, so your old sim card should be active at this time.
- Enter the OTP and then choose next.
- Last, Enter your account name, and now you have your old WhatsApp account.
How to Get Your Old WhatsApp Account by Changing Your Number
Restore the Old WhatsApp Messenger – You can also choose to change your number but still have access to your old account if you have a new phone number. On the old phones, this process begins with the Changing the Number feature and then finishes it by reinstalling WhatsApp messenger on the new phone.
On your Old Mobile Phone:
- First, Open the WhatsApp app.
- Choose More Options.
- Click on the Settings.
- Next, select the Account.
- Choose to Change the Number which you needed to get back.
- Enter your old phone number, the one that is currently connected to your old WhatsApp account, in the field labeled old phone number.
- Enter the new phone number you want to use from now on in the field labeled new phone number.
- This will send a verification code to your new phone number, and you should verify it.
- If you also want to transfer your WhatsApp chat history, make a backup by opening WhatsApp > choose More Options > go to Settings > tap on Chats > choose Chat backup > enable Google Drive backup because you’ll be moving to a new device.
On your New Mobile Phone:
- If you hadn’t backed up your WhatsApp chat history on Google Drive, you would have to transfer your backup manually.
- Download and install the latest version of WhatsApp.
- Verify the new number once more.
- Restore your chat history backup.
You can notify your contacts about the number change so that they can save your new number on their address books after you have successfully changed your number. Note that This can temporarily delete a WhatsApp account if you send too many messages to “unknown” users (people who do not have your phone number on their phone address books).
The Change Number feature on WhatsApp allows you to transfer your account information, groups, and other settings from the old phone number to a new one. Delete the WhatsApp account linked to your old mobile number when the number has been changed.
Also Read: How to Read Deleted Whatsapp Messages
How to Restore the Old WhatsApp Messenger
- Download the old WhatsApp app.
- Go to your Android device’s settings > Security (Security and Fingerprint in some devices) > Enable Unknown Sources. Ignore the warning.
- To downgrade your current WhatsApp version, you will first need to uninstall it from your device. But before that, make sure you backup your WhatsApp Chat. To do this, Open WhatsApp > Settings > Chat Backup > Backup.
- You will get options to either backup locally or backup over Google Drive. Skip Google Drive Backup if your internet connection is not fast enough.
- Uninstall the WhatsApp app from your device and Once the chat backup is complete. Go to device Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Uninstall. If WhatsApp came pre-installed on your device, you could try uninstalling updates.
- Next, place the file downloaded in Step 1 anywhere on your device. We recommend you save it somewhere which is easily locatable.
- Install the app from your device’s file manager, verify and activate your number. Voila! The old WhatsApp is back.
However, make sure you don’t update the app from PlayStore, as it will bring back the new Status feature as soon as you do so.