How To Restore WhatsApp Account If Your Phone Is Lost Or Stolen
New Delhi: Losing your smartphone can be a blunder as most of our crucial information is stored in our phones. In such a situation, it becomes extremely critical to make sure that your WhatsApp account does not fall into wrong hands.
Here are ways you can restore your WhatsApp account in case your phone is lost or stolen.
- The first thing to do in this case is to lock your SIM card by calling your mobile service provider. Once you have done this, it will not be possible to for anyone to authenticate the account on that handset. This is because it is necessary to get an SMS or phone call to certify the account associated with your number. And since the SIM will be deactivated, the person who is in possession of your device will not be able to use it.
- After getting your SIM locked, you can now activate your WhatsApp on a different handset. The fastest way to do this is to use a SIM card with the same number. Remember, WhatsApp can be activated only on one device at a time on a phone number.
- Another option is to send an email to the WhatsApp team. In case, you go for this option, include the sentence “Lost/Stolen: Deactivate my account” in the body of the email, along with your phone number. Give these details with your country code. Also, remember to write your number exactly as you have it saved in your smartphone.
It should be noted that WhatsApp can also be operated using Wi-Fi even if the SIM card is not present inside the handset so it is necessary to contact WhatsApp team and get your account deactivated.