How to Backup WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4

It is always a good idea to back up all of the data on your iPhone to keep. Any type of physical damage 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 the challenge.

In this article, we are going to share with you 4 different ways to back up your WhatsApp messages to keep them safe.

1 Backup WhatsApp Messages and Attachments to PC Easily

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data extractor or iPhone data extractor for Mac software is an useful program which allows you to backup all the WhatsApp messages and attachments on iPhone 7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4 to your computer or you can selectively choose the specific conversations to backup them onto computer. Check other features of this tool:

  • 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 allow you to preview and selectively choose the files you want keep.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 10.3.

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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.

Choose Recover from iOS device

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”

Choose files and 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.

 Preview for WhatsApp Messages and Attachments

You would have then created a backup for your WhatsApp messages and attachments on iPhone 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.

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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 ad make sure that it is “ON”

Step 3: From the list of apps displayed, check to see that “WhatsApp” is turned “ON”

Make sure that the iCloud drive is ON      Make sure that whatsapp is 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.

open whatsapp

Step 2: Get to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.

go to whatsapp settings and chats      go to 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.

choose back up now      choosing your backup frequency


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.

hit on the name of the conversation      get to Export Chat option

Step 3: From the options, choose either “Attach media” or “Without media” and then tap on “Mail” icon.

choose attach media      Tap the 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.

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