If you use WhatsApp a lot, you probably have numerous important WhatsApp contacts that you want to keep safe. The only way to do that is to back up the WhatsApp contacts. This way, when something happens and you lose them, you can simply restore the contacts back on to the device and continue using WhatsApp as usual.

But what is the best way to back up your WhatsApp contacts? In this article we tackle this question, providing you with the best solution to back up WhatsApp contacts.

1. Free Way to Backup WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone/Android

The best way to back up all your WhatsApp contacts on iPhone or Android is to use iMyFone iTransor for WhatsApp. This tool is the ultimate WhatsApp data management tool that easily allows you to backup WhatsApp data including all your contacts to the computer and for free. Some of the features that make iTransor perfect for this purpose include the following;

  • It can be used to create a backup of all data in your WhatsApp account including the contacts to your computer.
  • You can then use it to restore the same backup on to the device when you need to.
  • It can be used to transfer WhatsApp data from one device to another even across platforms.
  • It is very easy to use and supports all iOS and Android devices.

windows version    Mac version

Follow these simple steps to use iTransor for WhatsApp to make a backup of your WhatsApp messages including the contacts;

Step 1: Download and install iTransor to your computer. When installation is complete, launch the program and then click on “Backup WhatsApp on Devices”.

select backup whatsapp on devices

Step 2:聽 Connect the device to the computer using USB cables and enable USB debugging for Android or unlock the device for iPhone to allow the program to recognize the device.

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.

backup whataspp messages

You will be able to see the backup file on your computer once the process is complete. You can then use iTransor for WhatsApp to restore the same backup if you need to.

2. Backup WhatsApp Contacts on Android

To backup WhatsApp contacts on your Android device, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on the device and then tap on “Settings”.

Step 2: Tap on “Chat Settings” and then choose “Back up chats” to complete a manual backup of your messages.

Backup WhatsApp to Android SD card

This process happens automatically every day at 4.00 am.

3. Backup WhatsApp Contacts on iPhone with iTunes/iCloud

You can back up your WhatsApp contacts on iPhone with iTunes or iCloud. Here’s how to do that for each of these solutions;

Via iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

Step 2: You may need to “Trust this Computer” before iTunes can recognize the device.

Step 3: Once the device has been detected, select it and then click “Back up Now”.

Keep the device connected until the backup process is complete.

back up the messages to iTunes

Via iCloud

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device.

Step 2: Tap on Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and then tap “Back up Now”.

go to whatsapp settings and chats      go to chat backup      choose back up now

It may be important to use both methods of backup since one of them may fail. When you need to, you can easily restore this backup at a later date.

Those are the main methods to back up your WhatsApp contacts on both iPhone and Android. If you are having trouble creating a backup or if you are experiencing any issues with WhatsApp, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll do our best to help.