To restore a WhatsApp backup, you have to uninstall the app and then re-install it. For the longest time, this obstacle has plagued many WhatsApp users who would want to find a way to restore WhatsApp without having to uninstall the app. Even though this process of restoring data to your WhatsApp account can be highly effective, it still causes undue waste of time and may not even go off as expected.

If you are one of those people looking for an alternative way to restore WhatsApp without having to uninstall the app, you've come to the right place. In this article, we share with you a simple way to do it, right after we analyze the various problems you may encounter when restoring a WhatsApp backup.

Why I Don't Want to Uninstall WhatsApp before Restore

Even when you do everything right, there is still the likelihood that everything may not go as planned. We have come across a lot of complaints in forums from people who claim the WhatsApp restore process gets stuck at one stage or another.

Take MuhamedSeif who claims that WhatsApp got stuck loading the restore from iCloud for more than 2 hours.

Or Amaruta-2013, who says that her WhatsApp restore process has been stuck at 47% for nearly two days.

Because the restore process may not go smoothly, sometimes there will be a WhatsApp couldn't restore chat history error, it is a bit risky to uninstall the WhatsApp app before restore.

Restore WhatsApp Backup without Uninstalling Using iTransor

So what if you could avoid all of these problems and restore WhatsApp without having to uninstall the app from the device? Well, with iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp, you can do that very easily. This transfer tool for WhatsApp is one of the easiest ways to transfer or back up and restore WhatsApp data on your iPhone without uninstalling. You can use this program to restore WhatsApp data to iPhone or Android from iTransor for whatsApp backup without data loss. It also allows you to move WhatsApp data between 2 devices with the same or different mobile system.

To use iTransor for WhatsApp to restore WhatsApp backup to your Android or iPhone 12/11 without uninstalling the app, install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

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Back up WhatsApp Individually on Computer (FREE)

You can use iTransor for WhatsApp to back up your WhatsApp without iTunes/iCloud first.

Step 1 Launch iTransor for WhatsApp and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Now, go to "Back up WhatsApp on Devices" and click on Back Up.

backing up WhatsApp

Step 2 Wait for the process. When it is finished, you can restore your iPhone or Android from the backup without affecting any other data on the device.

successfully backed up whatsapp

Restore WhatsApp without Uninstalling Using iTransor for WhatsApp

Step 1 Launch iTransor for WhatsApp and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. Now, go to “Restore WhatsApp to Devices” and choose either a backup that contains the WhatsApp messages you need.

choose to restore a full backup

Step 2 On the next screen, choose “Restore” to proceed.

connect device to pc

Step 3 The WhatsApp backup will be restored to your device after the restoring process is finished.

successfully restore whatsApp data

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Tip: Will you receive messages sent to you when you uninstall the App?

The biggest question most people have when restoring WhatsApp is whether they will get messages sent to them while the app was uninstalled during the restore process. The simple answer is yes, you will eventually get those messages sent t you while the app was uninstalled, but not right away. You will get them a little while after you re-install the app.