It is always a good idea to back up all of the data on your iPhone to keep them safe. Any type of physical damage, system update (iOS 11.3 update) or software malfunction can cause all of your WhatsApp messages to suddenly disappear and if you didn’t have a backup for the messages, getting them back might prove to be quite a challenge.
In this article, we are going to share with you 4 different ways to back up your WhatsApp messages to keep them safe.
- Tip 1. Backup All WhatsApp Messages and Attachments to PC Easily (iOS 11.3 Supported)
- Tip 2. Turn on iCloud Drive to Backup WhatsApp Messages (Alternative Solution)
- Tip 3. Turn on iCloud Auto Backup to Backup WhatsApp Messages (Alternative Solution)
- Tip 4. How to Email WhatsApp Conversations (Alternative Solution)
1 Backup WhatsApp Messages and Attachments to PC Easily
iMyFone D-Back iPhone data extractor or iPhone data extractor for Mac software is a useful program which allows you to backup all the WhatsApp messages and attachments on iPhone X/8/7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4 running iOS 11.3 or older version to your computer or you can selectively choose the specific conversations to backup them onto computer. Check other features of this tool:
iMyFone D-Back iOS Data Recovery (iOS 11.3 Supported)
- Extract 22+ file types from your iPhone or iPhone backup such as Line messages, kik messages, Viber messages, photos, messages, notes, voice memos.
- Recover deleted or lost data from your iPhone, iTunes backup, iCloud backup.
- The preview function allows you to preview and selectively choose the files you want to keep.
- Fully compatible with iOS 11/10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 11.3.
The following is a step by step guide to do backup WhatsApp messages to PC using iMyFone D-Back.
Step 1: Choose Recover from iOS device
Download and install iMyFone D-Back to your computer and then choose “Recover from iOS Device” and then click on “Start” to begin the process.
Step 2: Choose files and Scan
Choose the files you want to backup to PC. Check “WhatsApp” since we want to backup WhatsApp messages and then connect the iPhone to the computer. Once the program recognizes the computer, click “Scan”.
Step 3: Preview for WhatsApp Messages and Attachments
Once scanning is over, all the recoverable files on your iPhone are shown in organized categories, preview the WhatsApp messages and attachments that you want to backup. Choose the messages you want to recover and click “Recover” to save them to your computer.
You would have then created a backup for your WhatsApp messages and attachments on iPhone X/8/7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4. Download and install iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac now to give it a shot.
It is now completely compatible with iOS 11.3.
Read also: How to back up voice memos on iPhone >>
2 Turn on iCloud Drive for WhatsApp Backups on iPhone
Follow these simple steps to turn on iCloud Drive for WhatsApp backups on iPhone through iCloud settings and therefore automatically backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud.
Step 1: Tap on “Settings” and then select the “iCloud” option.
Step 2: scroll down to find iCloud Drive and make sure that it is “ON”
Step 3: From the list of apps displayed, check to see that “WhatsApp” is turned “ON”.
3 Backup WhatsApp Chat Messages and photos on iCloud
With your iPhone, you can successfully backup your WhatsApp Chat Messages and photos through WhatsApp settings.
The steps below show you how to do it with ease. Step 1: To begin the backup process, go to the app and open it.
Step 2: Get to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
Step 3: Thereafter choose Back Up now option to create a backup up of your chat messages and photos.You can also enable automatic, scheduled backups by turning on Auto Backup and then choosing your backup frequency. You can also choose to include videos from the backup by turning on Include Videos.
4 How to Email WhatsApp Conversations
You can also email your WhatsApp conversations as a way to back them up. Follow these simple steps to email WhatsApp conversations.
Step 1: First open your WhatsApp app on your iPhone. Next, pick on the conversation that you want to email, either a group chat or a personal conversation.
Step 2: Tap on the name of the conversation and then tap on “Export Chat” option.
Step 3: From the options, choose either “Attach media” or “Without media” and then tap on “Mail” icon.
Step 4: In the window the appears, choose the person you are sending the conversations to or your own email address if you want to back them up to your email address. Click “Send” to complete the process.