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Free Ways to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Messages

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging app which already have 1 billion active users. Sometimes accidents occur like damaging or losing an iPhone. This becomes a trouble as it can cause all the files on your iPhone such as WhatsApp messages to be disrupted or lost forever! Keeping a safe backup of messages history is important and the best way to avoid losing data. For this article you will learn some ways to backup WhatsApp messages.

Method 1: Automatically Backup WhatsApp Messages

WhatsApp app provides the way for you to backup chat history. 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. This will back up your chats and media to your iCloud account; you can choose to include or exclude videos from the backup. The iCloud backup process can take a while to complete, depending on your Internet connection and backup size.
-You must have iOS 6 or later.
-You must be signed into iCloud ( iPhone Settings > iCloud).
-For iOS 7: Documents & Data (iPhone Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data) must be set to ON.
-For iOS 8 and later: iCloud Drive (iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive) must be set to ON.
-There must be enough free space on both your iCloud and your iPhone.

Method 2: Turn on iCloud Drive for WhatsApp Backups on iPhone

From the following steps, you can easily turn on iCloud Drive for WhatsApp backups on iPhone through iCloud settings.

Step 1: First get to the home screen of your iPhone and hit on the Settings tab. Go to Settings tab, click on iCloud option.

Step 2: From the iCloud window that shows up, drag down to iCloud Drive option and click on it.

Step 3: Make sure that the iCloud drive is ON; if it is off then turn it ON.

Step 4: iCloud drive apps are displayed in the next window that pops up. Make sure that the WhatsApp option is ON.

Method 3: Selectively Backup WhatsApp Messages to PC

iRefone is a useful program which allows you to selectively backup all the WhatsApp messages and attachments on iPhone 7(Plus)/6s(Plus)/SE/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4. Besides WhatsApp data, this tool also supports messages, contacts, notes, photos, wechat and more. It is able to recover deleted or lost data from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

Download the software and follow the step-by-step guide to do it.

Step 1: Run iRefone and connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB cable. Then the software will detect your device automatically, click on the “Start” button.

Step 2: Then it will ask you to choose the data you need to preview. Click on “WhatsApp” icon to start scanning and analyzing your iPhone.

Step 3: When the scanning is finished, all of the WhatsApp messages on your iPhone will be displayed in software, you could preview and choose these messages you need, click on “Recover to PC” to save them on computer.

Tip: If you want to preview and backup attachments in your WhatsApp, you could click on the “WhatsApp Attachments” icon.
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