How To Change Your Phone Number On WhatsApp

Do you have a new phone number? Do you want to update your WhatsApp number while retaining your message history? If so, follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to change your number on WhatsApp.


In WhatsApp, users need to register their active phone numbers to create an account. You’ll receive verification codes through your current number, and other people can find your profile with it.

When you switch over to a new phone number, you can update your number on your existing WhatsApp account. As such, there’s no need for you to start from scratch with a blank message history, app preferences, and settings.

With that in mind, here’s our guide about changing your phone number on WhatsApp.

How to update your phone number on WhatsApp

If you have a new phone number, you can update the number you’re using on WhatsApp and migrate your data to the new one. In this way, you won’t lose any of your conversations, settings, and chats on the app.

You can update your WhatsApp phone number on their mobile app. Follow our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it on the same Android phone or a new one.

Changing number on the same device:

  1. Make sure to insert your new SIM card on your phone and open WhatsApp from your home screen or app drawer.
  2. Tap the three dots icon on the top right corner and select the “Settings” option from the menu.

  3. Tap Account on the Settings page.

  4. Select the “Change number” option and tap Next.

  5. Tap your old and new phone number in the empty fields and tap Next. Make sure that you’re using the full international format when typing both numbers.

  6. Choose whether to notify your contacts and tap Done at the bottom of your screen.

  7. Wait for the verification code and register your new phone number.

That’s how you change your number on WhatsApp. If you can’t remember your old number, head to your Settings page and tap your profile photo.

Before changing your number, make sure that you have an active cellular connection. You’ll need the verification code sent through SMS to verify your new phone number.

Changing your number on a new phone:

If you want to use WhatsApp on a new device while retaining your previous chat history, you’ll need to backup your chats and change your phone number on your old phone. After doing so, you can restore your chat history on the new phone after registering your number.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to change your phone number on WhatsApp, you can update the phone number on your account without losing any of your messages. As such, there’s no need for you to create a new account without your previous group and private conversations on the app.

If you’re having trouble updating your number on WhatsApp, make sure that you have a stable cellular connection. You might also want to check if you entered the right details when changing the number.

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