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Three Useful Ways for WhatsApp Backup and Restore

Summary

Want to know ways for WhatsApp backup and restore? How to easily back up and restore WhatsApp messages? In this post, three useful ways are recommended for you to effectively back up and restore WhatsApp data.

WhatsApp is popular. We often use it to keep in touch with family, colleagues, friends or others. WhatsApp messages may store some so important information or data that we don't want to get them lost, so WhatsApp backup is very recommended. Once you lose WhatsApp chat, you are able to restore the messages from the backup. For WhatsApp backup and restore, what is your idea? If you are searching ways to back up and restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone X/8/7/6/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini and more, this post can really help you.

WhatsApp Backup and Restore

WhatsApp Backup and Restore

WhatsApp Backup and Restore with FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery

I want to use a third-party program for me to view and export WhatsApp conversation. As I have so many chats, and I don't want to export them one by one from the device.
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WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iPhone

Maybe you have known how to retrieve deleted SMS from iPhone and restore lost photos on your iPhone/iPad/iPod. Today, we will learn how to recover WhatsApp messages from iPhone directly.

Step 1Download and install iPhone Date Recovery

After downloading the WhatsApp Backup and Restore app from the official website, you can install and open it on your computer.

Choose Recover from iOS Device

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iPhone - Step 1

Step 2Connect your iPhone

On the main interface of the program, three recovery modes are offered. Here we choose Recover from iOS Device. Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. The device name will show when it is successfully connected. After your device is detected, click the Start Scan button. The program will soon start scanning the data in your iPhone, including WhatsApp data.

Connect iPhone

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iPhone - Step 2

Step 3Select the WhatsApp messages

Seconds later, all the data in your device will be scanned and listed into categories. Click WhatsApp from the left panel and all WhatsApp conversations will show in the main interface. Click the very conversation, the message content will also display on the right. Choose the conversation or select the messages you want to back up. For backing up WhatsApp attached media files, like audio and pictures, you can go to WhatsApp Attachments to view the details. After choosing the WhatsApp Messages you want, click Recover finish the process of WhatsApp backup to PC/Mac.

Select WhatsApp Messages

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iPhone - Step 3

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup

If you have made backup files with iTunes before deleting or losing WhatsApp messages, you can consider restoring WhatsApp message from iTunes backup without connecting your iPhone to computer.

Step 1Download and install WhatsApp backup and restore software. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File. All iTunes backups will be detected and listed. Select the very iTunes backup and click Start Scan button to go on.

Choose iTunes Backup for WhatsApp Backup and Restore

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup - Step 1

Step 2After scanning, all the data will be listed. Click WhatsApp tab and choose the WhatsApp conversations or messages you want to restore. Finally, click the Recover button.

Recover WhatsApp Messages

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup - Step 2

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup

If you have backed iPhone up to iCloud, you are able to back up and restore WhatsApp message from iCloud backup files even without connecting your iPhone to computer.

Step 1Download and install WhatsApp backup and restore software. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File. Log into iCloud with your Apple ID and its password. (forgot iCloud password?)

Log in iCloud for WhatsApp Backup and Restore

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup - Step 1

Step 2All iCloud backup files will be displayed in the main interface. Select the one and click the Download button access the iCloud backup data.

Choose iCloud Backup for WhatsApp Backup and Restore

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup - Step 2

Step 3Then you need to choose the file type for downloading. Here WhatsApp as well as WhatsApp Attachments should be marked. If you have any other data want to restore, checkmark them. Click the Next button and the program will scan the selected from the iCloud backup.

Select iPhone WhatsApp data from iCloud

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup - Step 3

Step 4After scanning, all the data will be classified into categories. Click WhatsApp to select WhatsApp data you want to restore. Then click the Recover button.

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud Backup - Step 4

All three modes will help you for WhatsApp backup and restore on your iPhone or iPad. To avoid the hassle of losing WhatsApp chats again, you'd better back up your WhatsApp data regularly.

Part 2. WhatsApp Backup and Restore by Exporting Its Conversation

Currently, WhatsApp allows you to export WhatsApp messages to iPhone default apps like Messages, Notes, etc. Then you are able to view the WhatsApp chats conveniently. The method is very easy.

Step 1Open WhatsApp on your iPhone, tap on the Chats section. Navigate to the conversation you want to back up.

Export WhatsApp Chat

Exporting Conversation for WhatsApp Backup and Restore - Step 1

Step 2Slide the conversation to the left, you'll see two options: "More" and "Archive", tap on More. On the pop-up dialog box, choose the option of Export Chat, then select export to an app like Messages, Notes, Mail and other apps. Simply choose one app for WhatsApp backup and restore.

WhatsApp Backup and Restore

Exporting Conversation for WhatsApp Backup and Restore - Step 2

WhatsApp Backup and Restore from iCloud backup

For iPhone/iPad users, WhatsApp also enables you to back up your WhatsApp conversation using iCloud, letting you save WhatsApp chats easily. However, if you need to restore your WhatsApp messages back to iOS device, you need to re-install the WhatsApp app on the device, then it will make you restore WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup.

Step 1Go to Settings on iPhone/iPad, tap on your Apple ID and find iCloud.

Step 2Scroll the screen and find iCloud Drive. Toggle on the option.

WhatsApp iCloud Settings

WhatsApp iCloud Settings

Step 3Return to WhatsApp, tap its Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Tap on Back Up Now to back up your WhatsApp messages to iCloud. You can also set your chats to be backed up automatically every week, every month, etc.

WhatsApp Backup and Restore using iCloud Backup

WhatsApp Backup and Restore using iCloud Backup

Step 4To restore the backup back to your iPhone/iPad, delete and re-install the WhatsApp app. Launch and log into the app. There will be an option for you to restore chat history.

All three methods are introduced here for WhatsApp Backup and Restore. You are able to choose one way to back up your WhatsApp messages according to your situation. Of course, if you have any better ideas to back up and restore WhatsApp chats, or you have any problem after reading the post, feel free to leave a comment below.

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August 17, 2018 10:12 / Updated by to iOS Recovery, Data Backup