4 Ways to Backup and Restore WhatsApp on iPhone

The importance of having a backup for all your WhatsApp cannot be overstated especially when you use WhatsApp on a daily basis. The backup method you choose should be able to back up all your chats and the media files on your account. But more importantly, you should be able to use the method of your choosing very easily.

In this article we are going to be looking at some of the different ways to backup and restore WhatsApp on your iPhone.

1. Backup and Restore WhatsApp on iPhone via iCloud

One of the easiest ways to back up and restore your WhatsApp data is to use iCloud. Backing up restoring WhatsApp via iCloud is easy and very reliable; in a few simple taps you can easily backup all your WhatsApp chats and the media on your account. You can also easily set up this process to backup automatically. To backup and restore WhatsApp on iPhone via iCloud, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open the settings on your iPhone and then tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen. Tap on iCloud and then scroll down to find “iCloud Drive” and then turn it on. Make sure that WhatsApp is also enabled.

Step 2: Now to backup WhatsApp simply open the WhatsApp and the tap on Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Tap on “Back up now” to back up all the messages on your account to iCloud.

You can also choose to automatically backup your WhatsApp chats every week, every month or any other duration you wish.

Step 3: Whenever you need to restore the backup to your device, begin by uninstalling WhatsApp from your device. Install the app again and then follow the instructions to set up the app. Once you have verified your phone number, the device will prompt you to “Restore Chat History”. Tap on this option and the restore process will begin.

restore iPhone with iCloud backup

2. Backup and Restore WhatsApp via iTunes

You may also be able to use iTunes to backup and restore WhatsApp data. But unlike iCloud, you will not be able to select the data you would like to backup or restore. Instead, iTunes will back up all the data on your device an when the time comes to restore, all the data will be restored back on to the device.

Follow these simple steps to back up and restore WhatsApp data via iTunes;

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables. As soon as iTunes detects the device, click on “Device Name > Summary > This Computer > Backup Now” to begin the backup process. Keep the device connected until the process is complete.

backup with itunes

When you need to restore the backup to the device, connect the device to the computer once again and then click on “Device Name > Summary > Restore Backup”.

restore iphone with itunes

Please note that this restore process will erase any new data on the device.

3. Selectivel Backup yand Restore WhatsApp on iPhone in One Click

While iCloud and iTunes can both be great ways to back up and restore WhatsApp data, they both lack a crucial component, one that enables you to have more control over the backup process. They both don’t allow you to view the backup file and as such you are unable to selectively backup and restore WhatsApp data. If you would like to backup only a section of your WhatsApp data and restore the same data selectively to the device in a single click, then we recommend using iTransor for WhatsApp.

Not only will iTransor for WhatsApp allow you to easily and selectively backup and restore WhatsApp data for free, you can use it to very easily transfer data from one device to another. To use this program to backup and restore WhatsApp in a single click, download and install the program on to your computer and then follow these very simple steps.

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Backup WhatsApp using iTransor for WhatsApp

Step 1: After successful installation, open the program and then click on “Backup WhatsApp on Devices”.

Step 2:  Connect the device to the computer using USB cables unlock the iPhone to allow the program to recognize the device.

Backup WhatsApp on iPhone using iTransor

Step 3: As soon as the program detects the device, click on “Back up” and the process will begin immediately. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

Backing up WhatsApp to Computer with iTransor

Restore WhatsApp using iTransor for WhatsApp

Step 1: Open the program and then click on “Restore WhatsApp to Devices”. Select the backup you would like to restore from the list of available backups and then click “Next” to continue.

choose the whatsapp backup

Step 2: Now connect the iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect it. You may need to unlock the iPhone to allow the program to detect it.

start to restore whatsapp

Step 3: Once the program detects the device, click on “Restore” and the process of restoring the backup will begin. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.

successfully restore whatsApp data

Choose one of the methods above to backup and restore WhatsApp on your iPhone. Each method has its own disadvantages and we recommend choosing one that you think will work well for your situation. Implement the solution as described above and don’t forget to share your thoughts, questions or comments with us. Use the comments section below and we’ll be glad to help with solutions on this topic or any other WhatsApp related topic.