How To Recover Old Whatsapp Account Without Verification Code?

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Have you ever imagined what you would do if you needed to recover your old WhatsApp account? Especially when you lost your sim card that was used to register the account.

In such situations, you may fall into deep trouble since WhatsApp requires completing a verification process to recover any old accounts. So, how to recover old WhatsApp account without verification code?

Unfortunately, there is no way to recover an old WhatsApp account without verification which needs to enter a 6-digit code sent to your registered phone number.

So, what will you do now? In that case, you will need to find other ways to recover your old WhatsApp account data that don’t require any verification process.

I will let you know some methods to recover your WhatsApp old account data through this context. So, keep reading the context.

How To Recover Old WhatsApp Account Without Verification Code?

According to WhatsApp security measures, you must undergo a verification process if you want to recover any WhatsApp account. The phone number you used to sign up for the WhatsApp account will be needed to complete the verification process.

How To Recover Old Whatsapp Account Without Verification Code

In general, WhatsApp will first send a 6-digit OTP (One Time Password) code to the phone number that you used to register the account while recovering the account. In that case, if you enter the valid code, you can only move forward with the recovery process; otherwise, you can’t go ahead.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t retrieve your old WhatsApp account data without verification code. You can still retrieve your old WhatsApp account data, if you want, following some simple techniques discussed below.

How To Recover Old WhatsApp Account Data Without Verification Code?

If you fail to recover your old WhatsApp account, it is worth trying to recover the data. To do that, you can take the help of the techniques discussed below.

Method 1: Recover WhatsApp Account Data From Email Address

You can restore your Old WhatsApp account data if you can access the email address you linked up with your account. Typically, WhatsApp backs up any account history on Google Drive.

So, if you enabled backup on your old account, you can easily retrieve the data through the email address on a new account. Below we have shown a complete guideline on how you can do that.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device where you already have a new account and click on the three-dot right-top corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will display once you tap on the Three-dot icon.

click on the three-dot right-top corner of the screen

Step 2: Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu and then tap on “Chat backup,” just below “Wallpaper”.

Select Settings from the drop-down menu and then tap on Chat backup

Step 3: Now click on “Google Account” from the showing menu list, and you will see all the emails linked to your device.

Now click on “Google Account” from the showing menu list

Step 4: Select the email that you linked to the old WhatsApp account. Once you tap, you will be redirected to the “Sign in with Google” page. Here you have to click on the “Allow” button right-bottom corner.

you have to click on the “Allow” button right-bottom corner

If you find retrieving WhatsApp data from Google Drive challenging, check out the video tutorial to get a complete guideline:

Method 2: Recover Old WhatsApp Account Data From the Local Backup

If you have any backup files of the old WhatsApp account on your Android device, you can restore your WhatsApp account using the previous backup.

In that case, you have to navigate your device’s file manager. A complete guideline has been demonstrated below regarding that for your convenience.

Step 1: First, create a new account by installing WhatsApp on your Android device from Google Play Store.

create a new account by installing WhatsApp

Step 2: After that, open the File Manager app and click on Internal Storage or SD Card to locate the WhatsApp installation file.

open the File Manager app and click on Internal Storage or SD Card

Step 3: Now paste your saved backup file on the local storage or SD card > WhatsApp > Databases.

paste your saved backup file on the local storage or SD card to WhatsApp to Databases

Step 4: Rename the pasted file from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.

Rename the pasted file from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12

Step 5: Then, uninstall WhatsApp from your device and install it again. Once the application is installed, open it and press “Restore” or “Continue”  when prompted to restore the backed-up data.

press “Restore” or “Continue” when prompted to restore the backed-up data

Here is a video tutorial that will guide you to recover your WhatsApp data from local backup:

Method 3: Communicate With The WhatsApp Support Team

If you are unable to recover your old WhatsApp account, you can send a mail to WhatsApp at support@whatsapp.com.

Referring to all your problems, including the reason for being unable to complete the verification code, send mail to WhatsApp from your registered mail address.

WhatsApp support team will help you with all possible ways to retrieve your old WhatsApp account.

Can I Create WhatsApp Account Without Verifying My Phone Number?

It seems unbelievable, right? But it is absolutely true that you can create WhatsApp accounts without verifying your phone number. In that case, you can use an online SMS service, Google Voice, landline, or Payphone to complete the verification process instead of using your phone number.

Below we have briefly discussed these methods.

Verify WhatsApp Account Using Online SMS Service

You will find many online-based SMS websites on the internet that can be used to verify WhatsApp accounts. Textport is one of them that allows sending and receiving text messages online.

You just have to enter the number provided by Textport on WhatsApp and wait for the SMS on the website. Using the code sent to the Textport website, you can verify the WhatsApp account.

Use Google Voice or Skype To Verify Your WhatsApp Accounts

Google Voice and Skype offer virtual phone numbers that can be used to call or send and receive messages. If you already have any virtual number purchased from any of these services, you can easily use the number to verify your WhatsApp account.

In that case, you have to provide the virtual number while creating the account and enter the code received on the number.

Verify Your WhatsApp Account With Landline

Depending on the carrier, some landlines allow users to read and write messages. If you have such a landline and don’t mind sharing the number, you can use it to verify your WhatsApp account.

Verifying the WhatsApp account through a landline is quite similar to the process discussed above. Here you will just have to insert the number without leading “0”, and WhatsApp will insert other information automatically.

WhatsApp Account Verify With Payphone

Apart from a landline, you can also use a payphone number to verify your WhatsApp account. On Payphone, you have to use the fallback option to get a call from WhatsApp while creating accounts.

However, to receive calls on Payphone, you have to send a call from WhatsApp. In that case, you need to wait a few minutes to fail to enter a 6-digit code for the call me option.

When the option appears on WhatsApp, enter the number you get from the fallback option on Payphone to get the verification code.

Read Also: How to Recover WhatsApp Images Deleted By Sender?

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the repeatedly asked questions about recovering old WhatsApp accounts have been answered here. Check this segment; you may find the answers helpful.

Can I Transfer My WhatsApp Account To A New Phone With A Different Number?

Yes, you can transfer your WhatsApp account with a new number to a new device by following the steps pointed out below.

  • Step 1: Open WhatsApp and navigate to Settings > Accounts > Change Number.
  • Step 2: Read the displayed instructions and click on the “Next” option. Then, add your existing number and your new phone number.
  • Step 3: Lastly, click “Next” to apply the changes.

How Do I Back Up My WhatsApp Account?

To back up your WhatsApp account, you will need to go through some simple steps accordingly. The steps are: Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Set Up auto backup feature.

Does WhatsApp Have Any Encrypted Backup?

Yes, WhatsApp comes with an end-to-end encrypted backup feature that works as an additional layer of security. To enable this feature, you have to follow the steps: Settings > Chats > Chat backup > End-to-end encrypted backup > Turn On.

Conclusion

After reading the discussion above on how to recover old WhatsApp account without verification code, you might have understood whether it is possible or not. In general, WhatsApp doesn’t allow recovering any account without inserting the verification code.

However, you can retrieve the account data following the techniques discussed above. Even if you fail to do so, it is better to communicate with the WhatsApp support team. The support team will provide you with information about what to do.

Hi, this is your friend Nurul Islam, the founder of the site “Technab.” I am a computer hardware engineer. After graduation, I joined a renowned networking tools manufacturing company as an IT specialist and hardware technician.

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