How to back up WhatsApp chats on iPhone

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Many fans of WhatsApp have important chats, photos, videos, and more stored on their iPhones. In fact, users may not realize how much important information WhatsApp contains until they need to migrate to a new device. Switching iPhones without a WhatsApp backup means none of your chat history is saved. Luckily, WhatsApp can backup almost everything directly to iCloud.

Creating and maintaining a WhatsApp backup only takes a few steps. WhatsApp can even encrypt your backups for improved security. To upload WhatsApp data to iCloud, you must have enough storage available in your iCloud account.

Follow these steps to backup and restore your WhatsApp data on iPhone:

Create WhatsApp backup on iCloud

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone
  2. Tap the Settings (gear) icon
  3. Navigate to Chats -> Chat Backup
  4. Toggle Include Videos ON or OFF
  5. For higher security, tap End-to-end Encrypted Backup -> Turn On
  6. Select Auto Backup to choose a frequency for automatic backups
  7. Tap Back Up Now to upload your data to iCloud

Restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud

  1. Install WhatsApp Messenger on the new device
  2. Make sure the new iPhone is signed into the same iCloud account used to create the backups
  3. Perform the setup process and verify your phone number
  4. Tap Restore Chat History
  5. If prompted, enter the backup password
  6. After your messages are restored tap Next
  7. Finish the setup process for your WhatsApp account
  8. Large files such as videos will continue to restore in the background