When I finally received my new HTC One into my awaiting hands, I was faced with a problem: what do I do with my WhatsApp messages that had accumulated in the last year on my old smartphone? For some people, this really isn't much of an issue.
- Creat a backup of your chat history on your old phone. To do this you open the settings menu of WhatsApp, tap on "Chat Settings" and then tap "backup chat history".
- Connect your smartphone via USB cable to the PC and navigate in the internal memory of the device to the folder "WhatsApp / Databases". Here are all the backup files saved with the date (eg msgstore-2013-05-29. ). Copy the file with the latest date on your PC, such as on the desktop.
- Install WhatsApp on your new device. Important: Do not start the app!
- Connects your new device via USB to the PC. If you've downloaded WhatApp onto your new device, a folder "WhatsApp / Databases" should be already there. If not, you can manually create it. Then you copy over the backup file into this folder.