How to Backup WhatsApp Chat on iPhone: The Most Comprehensive Guide


December 19, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

How to backup WhatsApp iPhone?

What does iTunes backup include?

Does iTunes backup photos?

Does iCloud backup messages?

Is there an easier way to backup iPhone?

Do you have one of above questions in mind? Today I would like to help you get all answers to these questions.

How to Backup WhatsApp Chat iPhone?

You will be covered 4 ways to back up WhatsApp. Choose whichever way you like.

1. Backup Whatsapp Chat on The App Itself

Actually, the carrier of WhatsApp supplies a great feature of backup and recover WhatsApp on the app. You can do as below:

  1. Open WhatsApp app on your device, go to Settings on the bottom-right corner.
  2. Find Chats and tap on it.
  3. Tap Chats Backup, then you can back up now.
  4. When you want to restore the WhatsApp backup or transfer WhatsApp to new iPhone, you can uninstall and reinstall the app and you will get prompt messages to inform you there is a backup prepared to restore.
Chat Backup

2. Backup WhatsApp Messages on iPhone by Turning on iCloud Drive

Follow below steps to turn on iCloud drive in order to automatically backup WhatsApp to iCloud:

  1.  Navigate to Settings on your iPhone, and then tap iCloud.
  2.  Scroll down to find iCloud Drive option and make sure that it is On.
  3.  Turn on WhatsApp from the list of displayed apps.
  4. Once it is set, the the WhatsApp chat history will be automatically backed up to iCloud Drive.
WhatsApp iCloud Settings

3. Email Your WhatsApp History

You can also email your WhatsApp chat history as a way to back them up. Follow the easy steps to email it to your computer.

  1. Open your WhatsApp app and locate the conversation that you want to email.
  2. Tap on the name of the conversation and then select Export Chat.
  3. Choose either Attach media or Without media as per your need.
  4. Choose the Mail option.
  5. You can email to your own email address in order to backup the WhatsApp chat to your email address.
Backup WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Apple ways might be the most common options for iOS device users to manage data between device, iCloud or computer. There are something you should know about iCloud and iTunes.

What Does iTunes Backup Include?

  1. Photos and images.
  2. Media files.
  3. Messages & call logs.
  4. Application data.
  5. Settings.
  6. Memos & calendar & bookmark.
  7. Others like Safari history, browser cache, offline data, temp files, etc.

What Does iCloud Backup Include?

Apple offers users 5GB of free cloud storage to store:

  1. iMessages, text messages (SMS), and MMS messages require the SIM card that was in use during backup).
  2. App data.
  3. Apple Watch backups.
  4. Call history.
  5. Device settings.
  6. Health data.
  7. HomeKit configuration.
  8. Home screen and app organization.
  9. Photos and videos on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  10. Purchase history from Apple services, like your music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books.
  11. Ringtones.
  12. Visual Voicemail password (requires the SIM card that was in use during backup).

If you have backed up iPhone or iPad data with iCloud or iTunes before, you can easily restore WhatsApp from iCloud or iTunes.

4. The Easiest Way to Backup WhatsApp

Is There An Easier Way to Backup iPhone?

I am glad to tell you, yes there is!

WhatsApp Transfer for iOS is specialized in moving WhatsApp chat and data from iDevices or computer.

Download and install the program from official site, and follow below tutorial to transfer WhatsApp data.

Run the program on computer, then choose WhatsApp Transfer on the interface.

Connect both iPhones to comptuer, choose Device-to-device Transfer. Then select Start Transfer.

Transfer WhatsApp data or chat within clicks.

FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore is the ultimate iPhone data backup and restore tool that you should use. If you want to backup other iPhone data, you should try it.

Besides, you are able to restore contacts and notes from the backup to your device.

Download the free trial version with below link accordingly and have a try.

Download and install the software onto your computer with the above link accordingly. The software will launch automatically once the process completes. Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore from the interface.

Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore

Connect your iPhone to the computer. Then tap Trust on your device home screen if it pops up.

Choose iOS Data Backup in this section.

Choose iOS Data Backup

You can choose Encrypted backup if you want to protect your backup files with password. Or just select Standard backup to move on.

Click Backup

It allows you to select the type of data you want to backup. If you want to backup all data, just tick the box next to the Select All option on the bottom-left. To backup WhatsApp, only tick the box in front of WhatsApp & Attachments.

Choose Backup Content

Click the Start and wait for it.

Finish Backup

When the process is finished, the backup file is saved on your computer. The software can backup iPhone photos, messages, contacts, notes, videos, call history, WhatsApp, voicemail and so on.

The supported devices includes:

iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5

iPad: iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2

iPod Touch: iPod touch 6th generation

Is there any way to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone? Of course you can use FoneLab for iOS to do it effectively.

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