I used WhatsApp – with the same phone number – on two iPhones at different times (a new one and and old one), and I’m wondering if it is possible to merge the chat histories of both?
I used WhatsApp for a few years on an iPhone 7. Then the screen broke, and I got a new phone (iPhone 10).
The iPhone 7 was unused for about 6 months. During that time, I used WhatsApp on the new phone. Since the iPhone 7 WhatsApp messages weren’t backed up to iCloud, I have six months (only) of messages on the iPhone 10.
Now I’ve fixed the screen on the iPhone 7 and can log in and see multiple years of WhatsApp messages again (but not the latest six months of messages).
So I’d like to somehow get all the old messages onto the new phone (while keeping the newer messages already on it).
The WhatsApp FAQ explains how to restore a chat history on iPhone but it would involve deleting and reinstalling the iPhone 10’s WhatsApp app (which triggers WhatsApp to fetch the iPhone 7 messages from the cloud). However, I’m guessing that in the process of deleting WhatsApp on the iPhone 10, I would delete those most recent months of messages. (I haven’t tried yet, for fear of doing exactly that.)
I’d love to hear from people who have had this issue and successfully resolved it. Thanks!