Android: How to Reset Whatsapp Back to Activation Screen

Using multiple phones and want to have Whatsapp return to activation screen on your Android device? Here is how can you do it.

First and foremost, to make sure what we want to show you is, we will reset Whatsapp and showing the activation screen as below;


If that is what you want to achieve, here are the steps.

  1. Go go Settings -> Apps


  2. On the Downloaded list, look for Whatsapp application (Usually at the bottom, it’s arrange in alphabetical order


  3. Tap on “CLEAR DATA”. This will not remove/delete your chat history. Your chat history will still remain in Whatsapp chat history DB / backup (If you have a backup).


Whatsapp activation screen will come back again. This tips will help when you are trying to restore different Whatsapp backup file, and the restore only happen when activating your Whatsapp.