How to Restore Viber Messages on iPhone

If you have set up a new iPhone and would like to get your old Viber running on it, the following guide teaches how to restore your Viber messages on your iPhone to continue from where you left off. Read on to learn various ways of doing the task on your iPhone.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jun. 26, 2019, Last Updated: Jun. 26, 2019

If you are an avid Viber user and you have purchased a shiny new iPhone or you have set up your current iPhone from scratch, you may want to restore your Viber messages so you can continue from where you left off. Restoring your Viber messages on your iPhone is as easy as backing them up on the device. All you need to do is follow a few steps and you should be able to get your job done.

Just like the backup procedure, there are two ways to restore your messages. Either you can use the built-in restore option on your device to restore your messages or you can use a third-party app to do the task. The choice is all yours.

Let’s check out both the methods to do the task on your iPhone:

Restore Viber Messages on iPhone Using Default Option

If you would like to use the default option to restore your messages, this section should teach you how you can recover your Viber chat history using the built-in app option.

Keep in mind though you are going to need a stable Internet connection to be able to restore your messages. The procedure downloads all of your messages from iCloud.

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1. Ensure you are signed in to the same iCloud account that you used to back up your Viber messages on your iPhone.

Step 2. Download and install the Viber app from the App Store on your iPhone. Launch the app when it is installed.

Step 3. Soon as you launch the app, you will automatically get a prompt asking you to restore your messages. Tap on the option says Restore now to start restoring messages.

Restore Viber messages from iCloud on iPhone

Restore Viber messages from iCloud on iPhone

Depending on how many messages are there to be restored and how fast your Internet connection is, it would take anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour to get all of your messages restored on your iPhone.

Restore Viber Messages on iPhone Using AnyTrans for iOS

As you can see, using the default option to restore your messages requires a fast Internet connection and uses a lot of your bandwidth. What if there was an easier option to do the task? Well, there is.

Enter AnyTrans for iOS, a data management application for iOS devices that allows you to backup as well as restore social media messages including Viber messages on your iPhone with ease. If you used the app to create your Viber messages backup, restoring your messages would not take more than a few minutes.

The following shows how you go about restoring your Viber messages using the AnyTrans for iOS app on your computer:

Step 1. Download and install the AnyTrans for iOS app on your computer. Plug-in your iPhone to your computer and open the app.

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Connect iPhone and launch AnyTrans for iOS

Connect iPhone and launch AnyTrans for iOS

Step 2. When the app has detected your iPhone, click on the menu at the top and select the option that says Social Messages Manager. It will launch the panel that helps restore messages on your iPhone.

Access the Social Messages Manager in the app

Access the Social Messages Manager in the app

Step 3. You will see multiple app icons on the following screen. Hover your mouse over the one that says Viber and click on the Restore option. It will let you restore your messages.

Restore Viber messages using AnyTrans for iOS

Restore Viber messages using AnyTrans for iOS

Step 4. The following screen will let you select the backup you would like to restore on your device. Select any backup and click on the right-arrow icon to continue.

Step 5. Wait while the app restores your Viber backup on your iPhone.

Step 6. Your iPhone will reboot during the procedure. Follow the app instructions.

Step 7. When the backup is restored, the following message will appear on your screen.

Viber messages successfully restored on iPhone

Viber messages successfully restored on iPhone

You are all set. All of your Viber messages are now restored on your iPhone. You may launch the app to see the restored messages for yourself.

The Bottom Line

Restoring Viber messages after a fresh set up of the iPhone is pretty easy as shown in the above guide. We really hope you are able to restore your messages and read and reply to them as you please on your iPhone.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.