“I’ve backed up my WhatsApp data in iCloud and now I want to download and access these WhatsApp messages from iCloud. How can I do it?”
WhatsApp is one of the most commonly used apps on your iPhone. Once there are some important messages in your WhatsApp, backup these WhatsApp messages to iCloud would be the best choice for you to save data.
How to Backup WhatsApp Messages to iCloud
Before you back up WhatsApp chat message to iCloud, you need to allow WhatApp to store documents and data in iCloud. Turn on iCloud Drive from Settings> iCloud> iCloud Drive
Next, backup your chats in WhatsApp from Settings> Chat Settings> Chat Backup
, you can also use auto-backup to do that.
How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup
Once you have finished the backup of your WhatsApp messages in iCloud, then you may have the confused that how to access and extract messages in iCloud. Here we will introduce you two ways for you to access and extract WhatsApp messages from iCloud.
Method 1: Extract WhatsApp Messages from iCloud with Restore
iCloud backup included these WhatsApp messages. So you could choose to restore from all of the data in iCloud to access and extract WhatsApp messages in iCloud backup. Below is the detailed steps:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a power source and turn on Wi-Fi.
Step 2: Tap on Settings > General > Reset and > Erase All Content and Settings
to reset your iPhone and follow the set up steps to set your iPhone. Then choose to restore from the iCloud backup you need to
Method 2: Selectively Extract WhatsApp Messages from iCloud with iRefone
Extract WhatsApp messages from iCloud with restore your iPhone may erase all of the existed data on your iPhone and it not allow you to access and download your WhatsApp messages in iCloud only. If you want to selectively extract iCloud WhatsApp messages, you should need the help of iRefone
, as the best iPhone data recovery software in the market, which can not help you extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup, but also recover lost data directly from your iOS devices. It supports the data like messages, contacts, notes, whatsapp, wechat and more. Either you are using the newly iPhone 7/7 plus, or the old iPhone 4s/4, this tool could work well for you to backup and recover data.
Download the free version of the software to start the process of extracting WhatsApp messages selectively from iCloud backup.
Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode
To extract WhatsApp messages in iCloud backup, you need to choose the recovery mode option for “Recover from iCloud Backup”, then enter your Apple ID and password to log in to iCloud account.
Step 2: Choose Data to Download
Then, you can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
Step 3: Choose WhatsApp Messages to Preview
Next, when the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just click on the WhatsApp Messages icon.
Step 4: Preview and Extract WhatsApp Messages
When the scanning is finished, all of the WhatsApp messages in iCloud will be listed in the interface of the software, preview these messages and choose these one you need to extract from iCloud backup to PC.