As a premier social media app, WeChat data can contain a lot of important information. It is therefore very important that the data remain intact; free from any of the major causes of data loss. But all iPhone users know that it can be quite impossible to prevent data loss; not when it can happen for reasons beyond your control. So, what do you do when you lose some of the WeChat messages on your iPhone 8, iPhone X, etc?
If you have a backup, the best course of action is to restore the backup to the device. That said, iTunes and iCloud backups have a flaw that prevents them from being the best solution in this case. This flaw prevents you from restoring just using your WeChat data exclusively. You can only restore the entire backup which could overwrite new data on your device. But we have a solution that can mitigate this flaw. Read on to find out what this solution is.
Restore Only WeChat to iPhone 8
One of the best ways to backup and restore WeChat messages is to use iMyFone D-Port Pro. This backup and restore tool grants the user the freedom to backup and restore data on their devices in quick easy steps. But more importantly it allows you to choose the type of data to backup or restore. The following are just some of the other features that make D-Port Pro the best tool to use.
- You can use D-Port to backup and restore just Messages, WeChat and WhatsApp messages exclusively.
- Backup all the data and settings on your device in a single click. You can also restore the backup just as easily.
- You can also restore a partial backup to your device without overwriting the data.
- Its features also allow users to export up to 20+ different types of data from your iOS device or an iTunes/iCloud backup.
Part 1.How to Backup WeChat Data
Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, choose “Backup & Export from Device” from the left panel and then select “Back Up WeChat.” You may be prompted to connect the device to the computer if it isn’t already connected.
Step 2: On the next screen, click “Backup” and the program will begin backing up the WeChat Data. Keep the device connected to the computer through the entire process. You will receive a notification when it’s complete.
Part 2. Restore WeChat Data from iTunes Backup to iPhone 8
Once you have a backup, you can restore WeCaht from iPhone backup to iPhone 8 in these simple steps.
Step 1: from the main window, select “Restore Backup to Device” and then choose the backup we just created. Click “Restore Partial Backup” and then click “Next.” Connect the device to the computer if you haven’t already one so.
Step 2: Select WeChat and then click “Next” to allow the program to scan the backup.
Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, select the WeChat data you need and click “Restore.” The program should automatically begin the restoration process. Keep the device connected through the whole process.
Part 3. Restore WeChat Data from an iCloud Backup to iPhone 8
If the WeChat data you need is in an iCloud backup, follow these simple steps to restore it.
Step 1: Select “Restore Backup to Device” and then choose “iCloud.” If you hadn’t downloaded the iCloud backup. Click “Download iCloud Backup” and sign in to your account to download the backup.
Step 2: Choose the backup you need and then click “Next” to choose the type of data you want to restore (WeChat). Download the backup and allow the program a few minutes to scan the backup file.
Step 3: Select the WeChat Data you need to restore and then click “Restore” to restore the data to your device.