How to Change WhatsApp Number without Notifying Contacts

WhatsApp account is linked with your phone number. Sometimes, if you want a new phone numebr you want to change your WhatsApp phone number, but you don't want to other contacts know. This passage will guide you on how to change WhatsApp number without notifying contacts, groups and other people.

Dylan by Dylan Updated September 19, 2023
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Can I change number on WhatsApp without notifying contacts?

A scammer has my WhatsApp number and is messaging me with multiple numbers. So I’m thinking of switching my phone numbers. Will it notify others if I change my WhatsApp number? If it does, How can I change my WhatsApp number without notifying others? Thanks.

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Want to change WhatsApp number without notifying?

WhatsApp is a popular social media app used by many people. When you sign up for WhatsApp, you will be asked to enter your phone number as the WhatsApp account. So others can find you by searching your phone number.

But sometimes, you need to change your WhatsApp number and don’t want other or specific people to know. In this way, you can avoid some unnecessary conversations like marketing chats or calls. Or you just like to do your own things in private and don’t want others to know the change.

No matter what reason, if you want to know how to change your WhatsApp phone number without sending notifications on iPhone and Android, just follow the guide below.

Tip: What happens when you change your WhatsApp number?

• You can follow the guide below to set up a new WhatsApp number without alerting others, but the new number can be seen by anyone added in your contact list.

• The old WhatsApp account information, like settings, groups, profiles and chat history to the new WhatsApp number.

• The old WhatsApp account will be removed from the WhatsApp Server. So your contacts can't reach you with your old number on WhatsApp.

How to change WhatsApp number without notifying contacts

The detailed steps of switching a new number on WhatsApp would a little different on iPhone and Android phones. We will give you the steps separately.

Part 1. Change WhatsApp number on iPhone

Step 2. Go to WhatsApp app on your iPhone. Tap “Settings” at the bottom of the screen. Choose “Account”.

Step 3. Tap the “Change Number” option.

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Step 4. Enter your old and new iPhone and click “Next”.

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Step 5. Then you can toggle off the “Notify Contacts” option. Click “Done”.

Then you will be signed in with the new WhatsApp number and keep everything WhatsApp information. The old WhatsApp number will be no longer available. And no one will be notified.

Part 2. Change WhatsApp number on Android phone

Step 1. Run WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step 2. Tap the 3-dots icon on the top of the screen. Choose “Settings”.

Step 3. Enter the Account and select the “Change Number” option.

Step 4. Enter the old and the new number when it asks.

Step 5. Then toggle off the “Notify contacts” option. And tap “Done”.

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Part 3. Change WhatsApp Phone number by uninstalling WhatsApp

You can also uninstall the WhatsApp app on your iPhone or Android phone. Then reinstall the app and verify a new phone number. And you can also use the mentioned above ways to change the number.

When you remove WhatsApp from your device, the account information will not be deleted immediately. And your account including the settings, groups, and profiles will be saved on the Server for 45 days.

Note: If you don’t want to use the old WhatsApp number and its related information, you can go to WhatsApp settings > Account > Delete My account to delete the old account.

Change WhatsApp number without notifying and keep the old number

If you want to the new WhatsApp number on a new iPhone, and also need to use the old WhatsApp, you can verify your new number on your new iPhone and transfer WhatsApp data from your old iPhone to the new iPhone. Then the old WhatsApp account won’t be deleted, and it can be available on your old iPhone.

To transfer WhatsApp data, you can turn to a professional WhatsApp data transfer tool named FoneTool. With this tool, you can transfer your WhatsApp data from old accounts to a new account with one-click.

You can hit the download button and follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Connect your current iPhone and the new iPhone to your computer. Run FoneTool. Click “WhatsApp Manager”.

Step 2. The old iPhone and the new iPhone will be listed on this window.

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Step 3. You can get an alert. Read it carefully and click “Confirm”.


Step 4. If your iPhone is using iOS 16 or a later version, you may be asked to enter the passcode. Enter your code and click “OK”.

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This is how to change WhatsApp number without notifying contacts/groups. When you need to switch to a new WhatsApp number and remove the old one you can go to the WhatsApp settings and follow the prompts to change your WhatsApp number.

If you want to keep the old WhatsApp number and use a new number on a new iPhone, you can use FoneTool to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone easily.

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