How to Find and Change Your WhatsApp Phone Number

WhatsApp allows you to easily change the registered phone number while keeping your chat history, call logs, and account information. This tutorial will walk you through the entire process on iPhone and Android.

Did you recently change your phone number? If so, it is recommended that you update your registered WhatsApp number so that new contacts can message you or call you on the world’s most popular messaging app.

We’ll show you how to find and change your WhatsApp account number on iPhone and Android, including what it takes to switch WhatsApp numbers on a new phone.

Find the current registered phone number on WhatsApp

Before changing your mobile number in WhatsApp, you need to find the number that is currently registered in your WhatsApp account. Skip to the next section if you already know it.

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to File Settings tab. If you are using an Android phone, tap More icon (Three dots) at the top right of the screen and select Settings.
  2. Tap on your WhatsApp profile picture at the top of the screen.
  3. Write down the number below Telephone number.

Change the phone number registered in WhatsApp

The number changer built into WhatsApp makes switching registered phone numbers very convenient. It maintains your WhatsApp chats, call history, settings, and even automatically notifies your WhatsApp group chats and contacts about a number change. Make sure you insert the SIM card in your phone (if you haven’t already) as you have to verify the new number via SMS.

NB: If you own multiple phones, you can choose to receive a verification code on another device. However, you cannot have the same phone number registered in WhatsApp on more than one phone.

  1. Open the WhatsApp app Settings screen and tap the account.
  2. Faucet change number.
  3. Faucet next one To start the phone number registration process.
  1. Select your country (iOS) or country code (Android), enter the new and old phone numbers in the relevant fields, then tap next one.
  2. Turn on the switch next to Notify contacts If you want to notify your WhatsApp contacts about a number change. Then choose from all communicationAnd the I have contacts Chats withAnd the Habit Options to select with whom you want to share your new number in your contact list.
  1. Enter the 6-digit security code you receive via SMS or let your phone auto-fill it for you.
  2. Wait for WhatsApp to verify the code.
  3. Edit your WhatsApp name or change your profile information if you want. Finally, tap he did.

This is it! You have successfully changed your phone number on WhatsApp. You can immediately start using WhatsApp again, and you will continue to access your WhatsApp messages and call history from your old number.

Register the number on a new phone without losing WhatsApp data

Did you get a new number? And the New Phone? If your old phone is still there, the following steps will show how to change numbers in WhatsApp and transfer chat history to your new phone. However, they only work if both phones run on the same platform—iOS or Android.

  1. Register the new number in WhatsApp on your old phone. You can choose to receive a verification code on the new phone, which means you don’t have to switch SIM cards.
  2. go to the Settings > Chats > Backup chat and press Make a backup now To back up your information to iCloud (iOS) or Google Drive (Android). Make sure to turn on the switch next to Embed videos If you want to transfer WhatsApp video attachments to the new phone.
  1. Wait for WhatsApp to finish completing the backup. You won’t get a notification, so check this screen after some time before moving on.
  2. Install WhatsApp on the new phone and register your new number. You will be automatically logged out of WhatsApp on your old phone.
  3. Choose Restore WhatsApp Backup. You won’t see this option if you’re not signed in to your new phone with the same Apple ID or Google Account as your old phone.
  1. Wait for the backup restore process to finish. WhatsApp will initially only download text messages and then download data – such as photos and videos – in the background.
  2. Change your profile picture or name if you like, and you can start using WhatsApp right away.

Suppose the new phone is on a different platform than your old phone. Check out our complete guides to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to Android or Android to iPhone for step-by-step instructions.

Can’t change WhatsApp phone number? Here’s what you should do

Despite how easy it is to change phone numbers on WhatsApp, there are cases when the registration process fails to work on iPhone and Android.

For example, if you fail to receive your WhatsApp security code or the change number tool gets stuck on verification, here are several things you might want to do:

  • Check the old and new phone number for accuracy, and don’t forget to assign country codes to both numbers.
  • Contact your carrier and make sure the new number can receive text messages and phone calls.
  • Make sure you are in an area with strong cellular signals or a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Turn off Airplane mode, then turn it on to solve minor connection issues.
  • Update WhatsApp to its latest version via the App Store or Play Store to fix known issues with the number change feature.
  • Restart your iPhone or Android device.

A fresh start with old chats

Changing your phone number on WhatsApp is not complicated, and it should be done in minutes. You don’t even need to bother notifying contacts about number change because WhatsApp does the heavy lifting for you.

Also, unless you’re switching platforms, it’s easy to transfer your chat history if you want to use WhatsApp with a new number and new phone. If you’re still thinking about switching phone numbers, go ahead without worry.