By Demi twitter / Last update February 17, 2023

If you’d like to better manage your business communications, such as customer service, marketing, and sales, you may want to switch the WhatsApp app to the WhatsApp Business app.

change WhatsApp to Business account

To ensure that all of your conversations, contacts and other data are transferred over to the new app without any loss of data, you may need this guide to know how to change WhatsApp to Business account with backup.

WhatsApp V.S. WhatsApp Business

Before we look at the technicalities of how to change WhatsApp to business account without losing data, let’s first set the stage if you are wondering what the difference is between WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business.

Firstly, you should know that the WhatsApp app and WhatsApp Business app are two different apps. The main difference between WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp is in its features. The WhatsApp Business app is catered to smaller businesses. With it, businesses can create a business profile, upload product images, and more.

Besides, You should be noted that you can’t use the same phone number with each app simultaneously, while it is possible to transfer WhatsApp to WhatsApp Business. The next part will offer you the simple and easy instructions on how to restore WhatsApp backup to WhatsApp Business.

How to change WhatsApp to Business account with backup

The steps for how to convert WhatsApp to Business account are listed below. Follow each step to finish your goal.

Preparation: Have a WhatsApp backup!

It is a wise choice to let iCloud backup WhatsApp in advance to ensure that none of the previous conversations and media files are lost during the transfer process.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app > Tap [your name] > Tap iCloud > Toggle on the switches beside iCloud Drive and WhatsApp if they are not enabled.

iCloud Drive

Step 2. Backup WhatsApp by going to the WhatsApp app on iPhone > Go to its Settings from lower right corner > Tap Chats > Choose Chat Backup. Create the latest WhatsApp backup by tapping Back Up Now.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

How to change WhatsApp to Business account with backup

Step 1. Download the app and approve the terms of service
Download the WhatsApp Business app from App Store. Launch the application, read and agree with the terms of services to continue.

Step 2. Register 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 3. 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 4. 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

Just in case, your WhatsApp is not restoring from iCloud because of a faulty Internet connection, an unidentified iCloud error, etc. You can try the solutions in the linked article.


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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