Change WhatsApp to Business Account without Losing Data

In this article, we will guide you how to change your WhatsApp to Business account with backup, allowing you to seamlessly transfer while saving important WhatsApp data.

Demi by Demi Updated February 5, 2024
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Can we convert WhatsApp personal account to Business account?

WhatsApp has shown everyone the convenience of its communication.  If you're growing a business and want to expand your reach or connect with customers, you'll need to convert WhatsApp account to business account to unlock more advanced features to grow your business. Can this be done? 

change WhatsApp to Business account

Yes! You will get a complete guide on how to change WhatsApp to business account with backup in this article to prevent important data loss in the process. Before the convert steps begin, go through a form to learn what is the difference between WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business:

  WhatsApp Standard WhatsApp Business
📱Number of agents 0 4
📄Business Profile ×
🌐Marketing message No Policy Manual messages
📋Product catalogue ×
💬Auto response ×
💻Office hours ×
💰Cost Free Free

Steps: change WhatsApp to Business account with backup

The steps on how to convert WhatsApp to Business account are shown below. Follow each step to ensure that the task is completed successfully.

Step 1. Backup WhatsApp data

Back up your important WhatsApp to protect data before any steps. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android, go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > BACK UP/Back Up Now.

Backup WhatsApp

★Tip: If you are an iOS user, we recommend you use a professional backup tool, FoneTool, to fully backup/selectively backup WhatsApp data without iCloud and iTunes.

Step 2. Download the app and approve the terms of service

Download the WhatsApp Business app from App Store or Google Play store. Launch the application, read, and agree with the terms of services to continue.

Step 3. Register for the WhatsApp Business app

The app will automatically identify the phone number you are currently using and want to change to a business account. If you’d rather use a different phone number, you may also choose Use Different Number and continue with the verification process as usual.

register WhatsApp Business

Step 4. Complete the transfer process

The process of restoring WhatsApp backup to WhatsApp Business will begin automatically. The app needs to be kept open when your iPhone is not locked because doing so could hinder and halt the transfer process. A data restoration option will appear after a while; select it to move on to the next step by selecting Continue/Restore.

Step 5. Create and start using WhatsApp Business account

The number will be given a 6-digit code. This step can be bypassed if you have iCloud Keychain enabled. To activate your business account, complete the business profile and then press Done.

complete WhatsApp Business account

★Tip: If you find unaccustomed to using a WhatsApp business account after using it for a while, you can also convert your WhatsApp Business account to normal WhatsApp account in a few simple steps.

Bonus tip: Transfer WhatsApp (Business) data to new iPhone

The steps above are how to convert normal WhatsApp to Business account, but the process is complicated. Don't worry, you can complete all the tasks quickly with FoneTool. It allows you to transfer your WhatsApp data from one iPhone to another with just one click, without having to do a step-by-step conversion operation.

Best WhatsApp Transfer Software


  • Transfer all WhatsApp data to New iPhone in one-click.
  • Fully/selectively backup WhatsApp and restore it anytime.
  • Export and view WhatsApp chats and attached documents on PC.
  • All WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business accounts are supported.

Follow the steps to learn how to backup WhatsApp data and transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC with USB > open FoneTool, and tap WhatsApp Manager > Backup WhatsApp Get Started > Started Backup

Backup WhatsApp with FoneTool

Step 2. Let's transfer your WhatsApp data after the backup is over. Click > WhatsApp Manager > Check if your two iPhone are in right place > Click Transfer Now to confirm.

transfer now

Step 3. When an altered message pops up, Click Confirm > If asked, enter your passcode on iPhone > Click OK to begin the transfer.

passcode required


That’s all for how to change WhatdApp to Business account with backup. In conclusion, it is important to transfer WhatsApp data to WhatsApp Business with backup in case of any issues or data loss. If this guide is helpful, please share it with others.

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