How to back up WhatsApp chats on iPhone

WhatsApp backup is important to maintain a record of your conversations, including photos, audio, etc. So, you can restore from backup when your iPhone is broken or lost, and restore all WhatsApp chats changing to a new iPhone.

How to back up WhatsApp chats on iPhone

iPhone users can easily back up WhatsApp to iCloud. But some users reported WhatsApp not backing up on the iPhone, or WhatsApp backup not having enough iPhone storage. Here in this post, we will focus on how to back up WhatsApp on an iPhone, including without iCloud.

For many people, WhatsApp is their primary mode of conversation. So what a shame it would be if a lost or broken phone meant the loss of all those conversations, not to mention those photos and videos swapped but never saved.

Don't let that happen to you — backing up WhatsApp is easy on either an Android or iPhone. By backing up WhatsApp, you can load your account and data onto a new device easily, and pick up right where you left off.

Here's how to back up WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device

Restore your chat history from an iCloud backup

  •     Verify that an iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
  •     If you can see when the last backup was performed, delete and reinstall WhatsApp.
  •     After verifying your phone number, follow the prompts to restore your chat history.

    Create WhatsApp backup on iCloud

  •     Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone
  •     Tap the Settings (gear) icon
  •     Navigate to Chats -> Chat Backup
  •     Toggle Include Videos ON or OFF
  •     For higher security, tap End-to-end Encrypted Backup -> Turn On
  •     Select Auto Backup to choose a frequency for automatic backups
  •     Tap Back Up Now to upload your data to iCloud

Restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud

  • Install WhatsApp Messenger on the new device
  • Make sure the new iPhone is signed into the same iCloud account
  • used to create the backups
  • Perform the setup process and verify your phone number
  • Tap Restore Chat History
  • If prompted, enter the backup password
  • After your messages are restored tap Next
  • Finish the setup process for your WhatsApp account
  • Large files such as videos will continue to restore in the background

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