2 Ways to Backup WhatsApp Messages and Contacts on iPhone Completely

If your iPhone got stolen or broken, you lost more than hundreds of dollars. All your stored files and precious memories are gone. Most apps don’t backup data automatically. To avoid unexpected data loss, you had better backup iPhone data regularly, especially for WhatsApp messages.

By extracting the previous WhatsApp messages backup, you can transfer years of messages, videos, photos, attachments, and other files to your new phone. This is also an important step before you switching to a new iPhone or Android.

It is easy to backup WhatsApp messages on iPhone. From this article, you can backup WhatsApp on iPhone with cloud and offline tools. Just read and follow.

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Part 1: Backup WhatsApp Messages to Your Computer

By using Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer, you can backup and restore WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android in clicks. All your WhatsApp data is stored on a hard drive or digital device. Thus, you can protect your WhatsApp chat history from password forgotten, storage limitation, data overwritten and other mistakes. If you are looking for an alternative way to backup WhatsApp messages without Google Drive or iCloud, you just come to the right place.

WhatsApp Transfer

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Backup WhatsApp messages, audios, videos, photos, contacts, attachments, and other files completely.

Migrate the current WhatsApp messages to your new iPhone.

Sync old chats, contacts, attachments, and other files before switching to a new phone or system.

Encrypt WhatsApp messages to your Windows PC and Mac in case of data loss and inadvertent deletion.

Restore the deleted messages with WhatsApp backup files.

Compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone 14/13/12/11/XS/XR/SE/8 and iPad Pro/Air/mini/2020, iPod Touch 7/6/5/4/3/2/1.

Step 1 Free download, install, and launch Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer on your computer. To backup WhatsApp chats and conversations, choose WhatsApp Transfer on the lower right corner.

Whatsapp Transfer Feature

Step 2 Choose Backup on the main interface. This time you can backup WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Windows or Mac. Next time when you want to restore your WhatsApp chat history on iPhone or Android, you can choose Restore instead.

Backup Module

Step 3 Plug your iPhone into the computer with a lightning USB cable. Select your iPhone as the source device from the drop-down list.

Connect iPhone to Backup

Step 4 To set a password for your WhatsApp backup, mark before Backup encryption. Moreover, click the three-dot icon beside to change the backup storage path.

Encrypt Backup File

Step 5 Click Start Backup to backup WhatsApp messages and data Once the backup screen display Finish, you can click View Backup List to check the latest WhatsApp file backup. After that, click Complete and disconnect iPhone.

Backup Finished

Part 2: Backup WhatsApp Messages to iCloud

For iOS users, you can use iCloud as your free WhatsApp backup tool. You can backup and restore your WhatsApp chat history with iCloud wirelessly. There is no need to connect iPhone to any computer.

However, the backed up WhatsApp messages and media files are not protected. The WhatsApp end-to-end protection is not available when you backup WhatsApp data with iCloud. Besides, you cannot restore deleted messages on WhatsApp using the iCloud backup.

Step 1 Go to the WhatsApp app on your iPhone.

Step 2 Choose Chats followed by Chat Backup.

Step 3 Select Back Up Now to make a backup of WhatsApp messages and contacts manually.

Note: If you want to backup an individual or group chat, you can tap the WhatsApp contact or group name. Choose Export Chat to export WhatsApp chats. Select between Attach Media or Without Media. Open the Mail app. Complete the email address and tap Send to back up a chat history on iPhone without iCloud. To backup chat history in Germany, you need to update the WhatsApp app in advance.

Part 3: FAQs of WhatsApp Messages Backup

Can you backup WhatsApp messages automatically?

Yes. You can enable automatic backup on the iPhone WhatsApp app. Just tap Auto Backup and select your backup file. Update your iPhone to iOS 9 and later versions. Make sure iCloud Drive is turned on. Sign in to your Apple ID account. You must have the access to iCloud. Be aware that there should be at least 2.05 times the space available in your iCloud account than the actual size of your backup. Otherwise, you may fail to backup WhatsApp with iCloud on your iPhone.

How to backup WhatsApp to a new phone?

Run Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer on your Windows or Mac computer. Choose WhatsApp Transfer. Plug two phones into your computer via a USB connection. Select Device-to-device Transfer. Check the source and target devices. Later, click Start Transfer to access WhatsApp messages on your new phone.

How to backup WhatsApp to Google Drive?

Open the WhatsApp app. From the three-dot More list, choose Settings followed by Chats. Select Chat backup and then Back up to Google Drive to backup WhatsApp messages with Google Drive on iPhone and Android.

All in all, you can use iCloud and Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer to backup and restore WhatsApp messages on your iPhone and computer. Compared with iCloud and Google Drive, you can completely backup and restore WhatsApp data in a short time. The powerful encryption can safeguard the security of your WhatsApp chats all the time. Moreover, you can complete WhatsApp backup and restore with faster speed by using Apeaksoft WhatsApp Transfer. If you still have doubts, you can free download the program and have a try right now.

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