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 12/11.4/11.3 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 Computer Easily (iOS 12/11.4/11.3 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 & Attachments to Computer
iMyFone iTransor (renamed from D-Port Pro) software is a useful program which allows you to backup and restore only the WhatsApp messages and attachments. Check other features of this tool:
iMyFone iTransor Backup & Restore Tool (iOS 12 Beta Supported)
- Back up WhatsApp, SMS, Contacts, WeChat data only.
- Restore only WhatsApp data from iTunes/iCloud/iMyFone backups without uninstalling or reset.
- Supports to merge the WhatsApp data in backup and your device.
- Export WhatsApp messages from device or backup as HTML or CSV file to computer.
- Fully compatible with iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 12/11.4/11.3.
The following is a step by step guide to do backup WhatsApp messages to PC using iMyFone iTransor.
Step 1: Download and Install iTransor
Download and install iMyFone iTransor to your computer and then choose "Acquire Backup from Device & iCloud" and then click on "Back Up Device" to begin the process.
Step 2: Choose WhatsApp Data Type
Connect iPhone to the computer and check "WhatsApp" since you want to backup WhatsApp messages. Now click "Back Up".
Step 3: Backup WhatsApp Messages and Attachments
Once backing up is over, all the WhatsApp messages and attachments on your iPhone will be backed up to computer. You are allowed to export data from this backup or restore this backup to your device for later use.
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. To know how to restore the WhatsApp backup to device, please click here. Download and install iMyFone iTransor now to give it a shot.
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.