How to Change WhatsApp Number Without Deleting Account (Android & iPhone)

If you want to change your WhatsApp number, you don’t have to delete your old account and create a new one. You can use the “change number” feature in the WhatsApp app to easily switch to a new number.

Your old account will be deleted and your information will be moved to your new number. Make sure your new number can receive calls and SMS messages, and make sure your old number is verified in your WhatsApp account.

Table of Contents


Here are the steps to change your WhatsApp number on an Android phone:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app and tap on the 3 dots in the top right corner.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Tap on “Account”.
  4. Tap on “Change number”.
  5. Press “CONTINUE” and follow the instructions to enter your old and new phone numbers.
  6. Choose the option to notify your contacts.
  7. Enter the verification code sent to your new phone number.
  8. Done!


Here are the simplified steps for changing WhatsApp numbers on iPhone:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app and go to Settings.
  2. Select Account.
  3. Tap Change Number.
  4. Confirm that you want to change your number and press Continue.
  5. Fill in your old number and new number, then press Continue.
  6. Choose All contacts in the Notify Contacts section to let everyone know about your new number.
  7. Press Done.
  8. Enter the verification code sent to your new number.
  9. Done!