In this article, we will check how you can restore your WhatsApp chat history in Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones. Let’s explore it.
You must check
1. The previous phone is a Huawei device
2. WhatsApp is downloaded on the new Mate 30/ Mate 30 Pro
Note: Chat history on the Mate 30/ Mate 30 Pro must be cleared in order to transfer history from the previous device.
(1) Go to Settings – Apps – Apps – WhatsApp – Storage – Clear Data to clear data already temporally stored.
(2) Meanwhile, Go to Files – Categories – Internal storage to delete the WhatsApp file if there is in the list.
Step 1: Back up your old device’s WhatsApp chat history
Follow these steps to transfer all your chat history from Google Drive to internal storage:
Open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back up to Google Drive > Select “Never”
Step 2: Create a zip file of WhatsApp chat history in your old device
In your previous device, go to Files > Categories > Internal storage > WhatsApp – Hold on to ‘Databases’ button for 3 seconds – choose Media – click More – Compress to the Current directory. It will be compressed as WhatsApp.zip.
Step 3: Enable storage permission for WhatsApp on Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
Go to Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Permissions > Storage > Allow.
Step 4: Transfer the compressed file from your old device to Mate 30 via Huawei Share
In your Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro , swipe down from the notification bar and Click Huawei Share icon. Enable the function for next transferring steps.
Step 5: Share the Compressed WhatsApp file in your old device to the new Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
In your previous device, go to File – Categories – Archives – hold on to WhatsApp.zip for 3 seconds > Select Share> and you’ll see a prompt for Huawei Share – choose your new Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro device in the detected device list.
In your Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro, you will receive a notification for whether you agree to receive the file via Huawei Share. Select ACCEPT to receive the shared WhatsApp file.
Step 6: Move the WhatsApp.zip to Internal storage folder in Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
In your Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro, hold on to WhatsApp.zip – Move – Internal storage – Move.
Step 7: Extract the moved WhatsApp.zip in Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
In your Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro, hold on to WhatsApp.zip – More – Extract to – Current directory.
Step 8: Delete all files except “msgstore.db.crypt12”in Databases. Do not open Media file
In your Mate 30, please go to WhatsApp in Internal storage – Databases – hold on to all files to be deleted – click Delete – choose Delete in the popped up message if you have chosen correctly.
Step 9: Login WhatsApp on Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro
In your Mate 30, please click WhatsApp – AGREE AND CONTINUE – enter your account phone number – type verification code – click RESTORE if you want to restore the detected history chat. After a few minutes, the process will finish and you can click NEXT to key in your name and see the chat history restored in your Mate 30.