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How to Backup WhatsApp Conversations on iOS

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

Whatsapp backup can be a lifesaver and it is possible both on Android and iPhone devices. You never know how things will turn out. You could be walking down a lane and dropping your phone into a pit? Or accidentally toss it into burning oil on the stove while you gossip with your friends while cooking? These might seem like unrealistic scenarios but the uncertainty of time and situation can prove to be taxing.

To have an upper hand despite the frequent 'Data Dangers'. You should have a proper backup. Back up information related to your chats on Android than on iPhone. You don't have to manually restore every time but you should make sure that the backup settings are set to "Daily". These are the steps you need to follow to backup your data on Android Devices -

Part 1: Backup WhatsApp chats on Android

Step 1: You need to open the Whatsapp application on your phone from the app panel that displays all the apps that you have installed. Then the screen will show your conversations with different people. On the top right corner of the page, you will see three dots - Click on it to proceed.

Top three dot

Step 2: Then you will find the "Settings" option on the screen. Click on that and a new page will open. Find the "Chat" option there and click on it.


Step 3: Then choose the "Chat Backup" option and then the whole backup screen will appear.


Step 4: Click on the backup option on the screen.

chat backup google drive

Step 5: Then back up to google drive. This way, all your chats will be saved to your Google Drive associated with your Google account. Your chats will be saved and backed up every day.

daily whatsapp backup option

Part 2: Backup WhatsApp chats on iPhone

iPhone is an entirely different world. Yes, Android and iPhone are way different from each other but backup is easy in both of them. Though the process is different for both of the devices, if you look at them individually, it is very easy. This is how you back up your WhatsApp conversations on your iPhone device.

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application on your iPhone device. But before you do this, ensure that you have your app updated. The latest version of WhatsApp will ensure that you have an easy-breezy backup experience.

Whatsapp iphone data backup

Step 2: Unlike the Android phone, you will have the settings option on the bottom of the screen. You need to look at the right corner.

Whatsapp settings on iphone

Step 3: Just like you did on the Android phone, select the Chat option from the settings. Then go for the 'Chat Backup' option. This is very similar to what you do on Android devices.


Step 4: On the next screen that pops up, you will find the option - Backup Now. You need to click on this.


You can't expect auto-backup as you see in Android in your iPhones. You need to give the command for auto backup so that your iPhone can save your chats without intervention. That is why your next step is very important to keep your conversations safe.

Step 5: On the same page, you will find the auto-backup option. Click on it and set your schedule. In the example, we are going with a 'Monthly' backup.


The only thing that makes Android a breath of relief here is that you don't have to keep reminding it to go with the auto-backup all the time. But this is something you have to do with iPhones so that you can restore data once you shift your account from one phone to another or wish to print out some hard copies of your files.

There are other ways to back up data on iPhone. Two methods are listed here for you -

iCloud backup

You can back up your WhatsApp messages and data using the iCloud facility that is in-built on your iOS devices.

Step 1: Open the Settings option from your iPhone and click on your display Apple ID at the top of the page. Then you will find the iCloud option.


Step 2: Then you have to scroll down to find the 'Whatsapp' option from the list of apps. When you find it, launch WhatsApp and you will be led to a different screen.


Step 3: Click on the gear icon on the top of the page > Chat > Chat Back up. Just like we had done previously, you can go for Auto back up and mention the frequency of your back ups.


The infamous iTunes Backup

We chose to mention this method at last because this has to be your last resort. ITunes doesn't have any filter. So, if your want to backup something, you should back up everything that is on your phone, not just the Whatsapp content. This is very useful if you are planning to factory reset your phone or you have a bug or something that is slowing your phone's performance. This usually takes fewer steps but you have to wait a lot and stay patient while the backup process takes place.

You will need a lightning cable to connect your iPhone with your computer.

Step 1: On the top left corner of the screen, you will find the iPhone icon along with the name of your device or a name you have given your phone. Click on it.


Step 2: On the center of the page, you will find an entire segment dedicated to Back up. There is the 'Bak up Now' option. You need to click on it and proceed.


The entire backup process will be initiated and your information will be saved. However, this might take some time depending upon the data present on your iPhone. In some cases, before the initiation of data backup, the device might ask you for a code. This is an encryption code. If you set a code for your phone, you'll have to enter the sequence and continue.

Part 3: The best way to Backup Whatsapp chats using MobileTrans

You can also use third-party applications to back up your Whatsapp chat history. You might have to download the application for free or at an established price. Then they help you maintain track of your data, easily transfer them to hard disks or computers. One of the best in the market right now is the MobileTrans Whatsapp Transfer. It hardly takes 3 or 4 steps to get the job done. You can reuse the application whenever you want and all your data will be backed up using the conventional method. That is, save to your computer or a hard disk.

These are the easy steps to follow.

Step 1 - You have to install MobileTrans on your computer. You can go to their official website where you will find the official download link. It will hardly take a few minutes and this page will appear on the screen.


Step 2 - You will find several options on your screen once it is completely installed and launched. Select the "Whatsapp Transfer" option under the "Phone to Phone" tab.

WhatsApp Transfer messages

Step 3 - The application will ask you to connect your device to the computer.

connect to pc

Step 4 - Once connected, you have to proceed with the next step. Once the device is detected, you will have the option to choose "Start Backup / Start Transfer". Click on it and then select all those applications that you want a backup of.


That's how MobileTrans will help you transfer all your WhatsApp conversations, files, and folders to your computer. This is a very old method of keeping your information safe. However, it is your perfect Plan C after the iCloud, iTunes backups. This is also very reliable because if you damage your phone or delete your cloud accounts, you still have a backup. It will hardly take a few minutes to completely shift your WhatsApp information to your computer. You can also transfer information from your normal Android phones to Mac or from iPhones to a normal Windows PC.

It is very comfortable to work with, provides 100% benefits, and has a lot more to offer apart from the Whatsapp Transfer option. What else it can do is a tale for another day but for now, it does a great job to help keep your WhatsApp conversations, images, videos, and audios safe.


Apple has some best in-built features to help you back up all of your data - not just Whatsapp. You can back up your WhatsApp content on Mac as well. If you don't want to go with Apple services, then there are third-party tools like Mobiletrans that will help you achieve the same results or better without being too taxing. It's always better to be safe than sorry. So, remember all these methods the next time you want to maintain a proper backup.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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