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Methods to Back up WhatsApp Messages for Android and iPhone

2016-03-21 15:41:42/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

WhatsApp, is one of the simplest and best cross-platform messaging apps, which has gained great reputation and welcomed in the digital life. So, more and more important info is appeared in the daily WhatsApp messages, and in order to avoid losing these messages by accidents of because of misoperation, you'd better to backup your Android or iPhone WhatsApp messages in other security places. In this article, we could like to show you various ways to back up WhatsApp messages from iPhone or Android device.


Part 1. Best Way to Backup WhatsApp Messages (Android & iPhone)

Part 2. How to Backup Android WhatsApp Messages with Google Drive?

Part 3. How to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Messages Online?

Part 4. Backing up Messages on Android or iPhone via Email Serive

Best Way to Backup WhatsApp Messages for Android or iPhone

1) WhatsApp Messages Backup Solution for Android

If you want to backup the specific messages as well as whole Android WhatsApp messages, you can take a free trial on the best Android WhatsApp Backup software. With it, you can easily get access to your Android's internal memory on the desktop computer, and select your needed messages for backup as you like.

IMPORTANT: This program is not only a simple backup tool, it also can be treated as a cool Android WhatsApp Recovery software. That's means you can use it to find back lots of lost messages to your device.

Step 1. Launch the Android WhatsApp Backup tool, and connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable. Then, choose "Android Data Recovery" mode to connect your Android to PC and enable USB debugging on your device.

choose the android recovery mode

Step 2. When the device is detected, select the type of files you want to backup. Here, just choose "WhatsApp". Then, click "Next" option to ready for scanning. (Your device may be required to be rooted, just check the status of your Android phone, and if it is not rooted, just click here to learn how to root Android phone.)

choose the file types for scanning

Step 3. Wait for the end of the scanning process, then you can click on "WhatsApp" option in the left panel, and preview the detailed message converation in the right panel as you like.

Step 4. Tick the file you wish to backup, and hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

recover whatsapp messages on android

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2) WhatsApp Messages Backup Solution for iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5

Here, we could like to strongly recommend a tool called iPhone WhatsApp Backup for your reference. With it, you can backup all you needed WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer with few clicks. And WhatsApp photos or videos can also be saved well as you like

Step 1. Launch iPhone WhatsApp Backup software, and link your iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5 to computer with USB cable.

connect iphone to computer for scanning

Step 2. This tool will begin to scan for files on your device once it is be recognized.

scan whatsapp messages on iphone

Step 3. Choose "WhatsApp" in the left panel to view the detailed message converation, then tick the messages you wish to backup. Click "Recover" button to save them on your Windows computer.

backup iphone whatsapp messages

See Also: How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

How to Backup Android WhatsApp Messages with Google Drive?

If you are Android uses, please follow the steps below. Before that, you need to register a Google account that can be activated on your mobile phones. Then we can use the Google Drive to make the backup of WhatsApp.

Step 1. Start the WhatsApp on your device.

Step 2. Head to the Menu button and then clicking on the Setting > Chats and calls > Chat backup button in turns.


Step 3. Click on the option - Back up to Google Drive and then select the backup frequency as you like.


Step 4. Finally, just hit the BACK UP button and then wait for a while, your messages will be transferred to Google Drive soon.

How to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Online?

If you are iPhone uses, you can refer to the tutorial below. It is easy to make a backup of WhatsApp with the iCloud on your iPhone. Besides, you need to click on Settings > iCloud and then switch on the Documents & Data if you are iOS 7 users. And if you're iPhone runs the iSO 8, then you need to click on iPhone Settings > iCloud and then switch on the iCloud Drive. For the iOS 5.1 or later users, you should sign into iCloud and make sure that there is enough space for the new files.

Step 1. Start WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step 2. Head to Settings and then click on Chats > Chats Backup and then select the Back Up Now option.


Step 3. If you want to back up WhatsApp messages online, you can click on the option of Auto Backup and then select the frequency of backups.

How to Backup WhatsApp Messages via Email (Android & iPhone)? 

You can also use Email to back up your chat history on phone. You are able to transfer your selected WhatsApp messages to the appointed email inbox and you can follow the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp

Start your WhatsApp and then select the Setting option and choose the calls option. Then click on the Chat History option.


Step 2. Head to Email Chat

Then you should click on Email Chat option and a message will pop up. You can click on the WITHOUT MEDIA or ATTACH MEDIA as you like.


Step 3. Select How to Mail it.

Finally choose the method to mail it. By the way, the data will be backed up in txt file format.


This method can only enable you to send about ten thousand messages at most one time and you cannot recover the chat history from the exported txt file.

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