A frustrating and distressing situation is having your phone stolen or lost. You risk the danger of having your personal information compromised in addition to losing access to your contacts, messages, and other crucial data. It can be particularly difficult if you use WhatsApp to connect with friends, family, or colleagues. You may, however, follow certain procedures to get your WhatsApp account back and your communication history back. We’ll guide you through the procedure and provide some safety advice in this post.
Backup your WhatsApp conversation history To Restore your WhatsApp account
It’s a good idea to backup your WhatsApp chat history before you misplace your phone. This will guarantee that if you buy a new phone or decide to reinstall WhatsApp on your current phone, you may restore your account and retrieve your messages. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and hit the Back Up Now option to save your chat history. Additionally, you may program automatic backups to iCloud or Google Drive.
Deactivate Your WhatsApp Account
The first action you should do after losing or having your phone stolen is to delete your WhatsApp account. This will stop anyone from accessing your WhatsApp messages if they locate or steal your phone. Send an email to WhatsApp support at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Lost/Stolen: Please deactivate my account” to get your account deactivated. In the email’s body, make sure to include your phone number in international format, such as +1 555-123-4567.
Get a New SIM Card and Phone Number
You’ll need to get a new SIM card and phone number if you’ve misplaced or had your phone stolen. You may do this to create a new WhatsApp account and get your communication history back. Usually, your carrier or a nearby mobile phone store may provide you with a new SIM card and phone number.
Install WhatsApp on Your New Phone
You can download WhatsApp on your new phone after you have a new SIM card and phone number. WhatsApp is available for free download from the Google Play Store and the App Store. WhatsApp will prompt you to confirm your phone number throughout the installation process and restore your chat history from a backup.
Restore Your WhatsApp Chat History
You can recover your WhatsApp chat history to your new phone during the installation process if you make a backup of it before losing your phone. Pick the option to restore your conversation history from your backup when requested. This will transfer all of your texts, pictures, and videos to your new phone.
Secure Your WhatsApp Account
It’s important to take basic security precautions to stop future unauthorised access to your WhatsApp account. First, go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Two-Step Verification and turn on two-step verification. To access your WhatsApp account, enter your six-digit PIN. Second, don’t give anyone else your WhatsApp verification code. If someone else obtains your code, they can view your messages and activate WhatsApp on their own smartphone.