Ultimate Guide to Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

February 05, 2021Ashley Mae

WhatsApp allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share images, documents, locations, and make status updates, and more. It can be a pain to lose some important WhatsApp chats. Luckily, you can restore WhatsApp from iCloud.

iCloud provides iOS users a convenient way to back up WhatsApp chats. If you have a suitable iCloud backup, you can easily find all lost WhatsApp data back through it.

Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

Many reasons will cause the WhatsApp data loss on your iPhone. This post will give you a detailed guide to restore WhatsApp messages and chats from iCloud backup. Also, we like to show you how to back up iPhone WhatsApp files in detail.

Part 1. How to Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

iCloud offers a simple way to back up and restore your WhatsApp chat history. To restore WhatsApp from iCloud, you must have a previous iCloud backup. Before we tell you how to restore WhatsApp data, we like to give you a quick guide about how to backup WhatsApp to iCloud.

Backup WhatsApp to iCloud

Step 1:
To back up WhatsApp with iCloud, you should enable the WhatsApp backup feature in iCloud settings. Open Settings app on your iPhone, tap your iCloud account, and then choose the iCloud option. When you enter the main interface of iCloud, you can scroll down to locate the WhatsApp section. Make sure WhatsApp is enabled and at the green On position.
Enable WhatsApp icloud Backup Feature
Step 2:
Open WhatsApp and then tap on the Settings icon at the bottom right of the screen. Tap Chats and then select the Chat backup option.
Step 3:
Now you can tap Back Up Now to start backing up your WhatsApp chats to iCloud. Here you can also turn on the Auto Backup feature to set up iCloud to automatically backup your WhatsApp data.
Make WhatsApp icloud Backup

You need a good Wi-Fi connection to backup WhatsApp to iCloud. Moreover, your iPhone should run an iOS 9 or a later version. The WhatsApp backup is stored on your iOS device. So there should be enough free space on both iCloud and iPhone.

More ways of backing up WhatsApp on iPhone are here.

Restore WhatsApp from iCloud

If you have backed up WhatsApp data previously with iCloud, you are able to restore WhatsApp chats from it. You can go to WhatsApp Settings, tap Chat Setting and then Chat Backup to check if there is a suitable iCloud backup.

Step 1:
Turn on your iPhone and locate the WhatsApp. Press and hold on its icon, and then tap X to uninstall it. You need to completely remove WhatsApp from your iPhone.
Step 2:
Go to App Store to re-install WhatsApp on your iPhone. Open WhatsApp and sign in with the same WhatsApp account.
Step 3:
Now you can follow the prompts to restore WhatsApp from iCloud. Tap the Restore Chat History option to start restoring your WhatsApp Chat history.
Restore WhatsApp form iCloud Backup

To restore WhatsApp to a new iPhone, you should read this post.

Part 2. Best Way to Backup and Restore WhatsApp

With the method above, you can handily restore WhatsApp chats from a preview iCloud backup file. One thing you should concern about is that, all the WhatsApp chats and related files will be restored to your iPhone. What's more, you are not allowed to check the detailed data in iCloud backup. What if you just want to restore some specific WhatsApp chats?

Considering that kind of need, we want to share a better way to backup and restore WhatsApp chats. Here we introduce you with the WhatsApp Transfer for iOS to better manage your WhatsApp files.

WhatsApp Transfer for iOS


WhatsApp Transfer for iOS

  • Backup and restore various WhatsApp data on Windows PC and Mac.
  • Transfer all WhatsApp messages and chat history from old iPhone to new iPhone.
  • Back up WhatsApp data including chats, messages, audio, images, videos, etc.
  • Check and restore selected or all WhatsApp files from backup safely.
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Step 1:
Double click on the download button above and follow the instructions to free install and run this WhatsApp backup and restore tool on your computer. When you enter the software, choose the WhatsApp Transfer for iOS feature.
Select WhatsApp Transfer
Step 2:
Connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. During this step, you need to tap Trust on iPhone screen to help your computer quickly recognize this iOS device. Click Backup to move to the next step.
Select Backup WhatsApp

After connecting successfully, you can click Start Backup to back up all your WhatsApp chats to a local hard drive. You can choose a suitable destination file folder for the WhatsApp backup.

Step 3:
When you have the need to restore WhatsApp from one backup file, you can back to home window of this software and choose the Restore option.
Select Restore WhatsApp
Step 4:
All created WhatsApp backup files are automatically loaded there. You can select a right backup according to your need.
Load WhatsApp Backup
Step 5:
You are offered 2 options to restore WhatsApp, Restore to Device or Restore to PC. You are allowed to check all WhatsApp messages and attached media files by clicking the View icon.
View WhatsApp Data
Step 6:
Choose all the WhatsApp chats you want to restore and then click Restore to Device or Restore to PC button to start the restoring process. Remember to connect your iOS device if you want to restore WhatsApp data to your iPhone.

Part 3. FAQs of Restoring WhatsApp from iCloud

How to export WhatsApp chat history through email?

Open WhatsApp and locate the individual or group chat you want to export. Tap the contact's name or group subject and then choose the Export Chat option. Now you can choose to export WhatsApp chats with email. Input your your email address and then tap Send to confirm your operation.

How to back up all iPhone with iCloud?

Put your iPhone under a good Wi-Fi network and open Settings app on iPhone. Tap your iCloud account and then choose the iCloud section. Tap iCloud Backup and then tap Back Up Now to backup all iPhone data with iCloud.

How to backup WhatsApp from Android to Google Drive?

To backup WhatsApp on Android, just pen WhatsApp on your Android device and then tap the More options icon on top right to enter Settings interface. Now you can tap Chats, Chat backup, and then Backup to Google Drive to back up your Android WhatsApp data to Google Drive. Detailed solutions are here.


How to restore WhatsApp from iCloud? In some cases, you may accidentally delete some important WhatsApp messages and look for ways to get them back. This post shares 2 effective ways to backup and restore your WhatsApp chats. You can use either one as you like.

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