Backup & Restore WhatsApp Chat Messages on My iPhone / Android Phone

Backup & Restore WhatsApp Chat Messages on My iPhone / Android Phone

Today, we will learn how to backup and restore Whatsapp chats messages on iPhone and Android Phones so that privacy lovers can enjoy full protection for their private messages. Actually in my own  view, information, data and privacy are much important than your physical money because they could cause us very serious consequences if you lose them to another hands; my guess, you wouldn't want anyone to know your little secrets, right?

With that in mind, so many companies have come up with different backup plans and others are providing very expensive backup services for your data that includes your private pictures, videos, documents, telephone calls, business meeting conversations and other important stuff that is best known to you. In recent years, popular devices’ manufacturers and app developers usually provide free and paid information and data backup services to their users around the world to help them secure their data and keep them safer from intruders and information interceptors. I have done a good research about this backup stuff and have decided to share it to everyone who needs it free of charge. Now I will like you to share this post after reading if your appreciate my work.

In this article, you will learn the following
  • How to restore Whatsapp backup from iCloud to iPhone
  • How to restore Whatsapp backup from iCloud to android
  • Whatsapp backup Android to iPhone
  • Whatsapp backup iPhone without iCloud
  • Whatsapp backup iPhone stuck
  • Backup Whatsapp iPhone to PC
  • Whatsapp iCloud backup
  • Restore Whatsapp chat history iPhone iCloud

WhatsApp Backup and Restore 2017/2018

Did you know that Whatsapp is one of the companies that provides a built-in option to Android and iOS users with backup of their chat messages just like Gmail? This is to enable all users to restore those saved messages in case of any data loss. This has helped Whatsapp users tremendously because even if they tend to lose their mobile phones (either Android, Windows, Blacberry or iPhone) through mistakes or theft, they can always restore their Whatsapp backup in your their new Android and iOS mobile device because if they have enabled the backup optio on their phones. This is because Whatsapp saves a backup file of our chat messages, audio and videos messages, pictures and documents in the iCloud Drive developed by Google. The iCloud Drive provides Online storage that can be accessed from anywhere from any iDevice; iOS users can save their pictures, videos and other data in iCloud Drive for free, but there is a 5GB cap on its free storage, you can remove this cap by purchasing more space.

Related: How to Backup your iPhone Contacts to Gmail, iCloud And iTunes

Tip: Always use your DSL or any other internet connection instead of your cellular data connection because the uploading process will consume lots of bandwidth if you’ve huge data.

People also ask

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Phone Backup Compatibility:

  • iOS 9x, 8x & 7x.
  • iPhone 6s, 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5 & 4s.
  • iPad and iPod Touch.
  • All Android phones
  • You have to be sure that your iCloud Drive is turned on if you want to take a backup of your Whatsapp data. This iCloud Drive can also backup your emails, browser data and Whatsapp messages and videos. But it doesn’t provide an option to take a backup of WhatApp status messages.


How to Turn iCloud Drive on iPhone & Android?

iCloud backup from https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/iphone/20888066 gives us this simple information. To make a manual backup of your chats at any time, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup and tap Back Up Now. You can also enable automatic, scheduled backups by tapping Auto Backup and then choosing your backup frequency. WhatsApp FAQ - How do I restore my messages? Explanation is below;
  1. First thing is to Go to the Settings on your phone.
  2. Secondly, Tap on iCloud.
  3. Next, Choose iCloud Drive.
  4. Finally, Turn it on.

How to Backup Whatsapp Messages and Videos to iCloud Drive?


  1. You will have to go to your Whatsapp app’s screen and tap on “Settings” you can find it on the bottom left of the screen very close to the Whatsapp search button.
  2. Next, move from “Settings” tab select “Chats and Calls” option and move forward.

Chats and Calls:

This setting is for chats and call. On this this screen you can find the option of “Chat Backup”, open it.

Chat Backup:

When you are in this section, tap on “Back Up Now” and it will start the uploading process of your Whatsapp messages to iCloud Drive. The process will take time according to the size of your data. You should connect to your internet service provider or Hotspot close to you. You will be charged for internet data services only.

Back Up Now: 

Note: To take a backup of videos, you need to turn on the option of “Include Videos” it’s available just below the option of “Back Up Now”. Moreover, to avoid data loss, you can also turn on the option of “Auto Backup” and this option is also available on the same screen.

How to Restore Backed up Messages to Whatsapp?

You may need to restore Whatsapp messages because of the below reasons:
  • You have installed a new iOS version.
  • You’ve reset your iPhone and lost all data.
  • Your Whatsapp app accidently get removed and all data lost.
  • You change your phone from any other manufacturer to iPhone.

Let’s start the guide to restore backup:
  1. After installing Whatsapp successfully or verifying it with your cell number, the first screen you’ll see is to restore your backup.
  2. Tap on “Restore Chat History”, it will start the process of restoring the backup and will take a few minutes.


Important: It doesn’t always provide you the option to restore the backup and it has happened to me many times, so restoring from iCould isn’t 100% successful. Moreover, you have to restore the backup on this screen, if you miss it you’d not be able to restore the backup again.

Whatsapp backup to Windows PC or MAC - Alternate Method

This method is working fine on my Windows 10 and I’m sure it will also work perfectly on Windows 8, 8.1 and 7. Also, the tool I’m going to use here is also available for MAC. Let’s start the guide.
  • Download iTunes from here and just install it. It’s only needed to run another tool, no need to run it.
  • Download CopyTrans control center’s trial version from here and install it. After installation, you’re required to install another app available in this control center, named as CopyTrans Contacts.

CopyTrans control center

  1. After installing CopyTrans Contacts, run it, connect your iOS device with your machine and wait for it to detect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  2. It will automatically sync all of your iDevice’s contacts, messages, and WhatsApp messages. Now click on “Messages icon” from the left bar and tick the “Whatsapp” box. It will start showing you your Whatsapp messages.

Whatsapp Messages

  1. On the top left you can find the option of “Export Selected” click on it.

Export Selected

  1. Choose the format in which you want to export all of your Whatsapp chat messages, I’d suggest you to choose Word format because it will also export your media files while in .txt file you can’t export them.

Backup format

  1. You can not restore this backup to Whatsapp, but it’s a good way to keep your Whatsapp chat messages safe in text for

Next Backup Article, coming soon


  • How To Backup and Restore WhatsApp Chat History
  • Simple Methods to Recover WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Backup
  • Guide to Transfer, Backup & Restore WhatsApp Messages Online
  • How to Backup and Restore Whatsapp Chat Messages on iPhone
  • WhatsApp FAQ - How do I restore my messages?
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