Full Guide on How to Backup WhatsApp from iPhone

Are you unsure about how to backup WhatsApp to iCloud? Now you can backup Whatsapp to iPhone using iCloud, iTunes, or without iCloud. The below guides make the process very easy and straightforward.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2022
AnyTrans – Back Up WhatsApp on iPhone to PC/Mac

You can use AnyTrans to back up your WhatsApp messages on an iPhone without using iCloud. Just connect your phone and click Back Up Now. Then, you can restore WhatsApp backups when you need them.

WhatsApp backup is important to maintain a record of your conversations, including photos, audio, etc. So, you can restore from backup when your iPhone is broken or lost, and restore all WhatsApp chats changing to a new iPhone.

iPhone users can easily back up WhatsApp to iCloud. But some users reported WhatsApp not backing up on the iPhone, or WhatsApp backup not having enough iPhone storage. Here in this post, we will focus on how to back up WhatsApp on an iPhone, including without iCloud.

Backup WhatsApp iPhone to PC/Mac

How do you back up WhatsApp if iCloud is full? You can choose to delete the old WhatsApp backup from iCloud. Besides, if you don’t want to lose the WhatsApp that contains valued memories, AnyTrans enables you to transfer WhatsApp from your iPhone to a computer and make a backup. 

iPhone WhatsApp Backup without iCloud

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Now, here’s how to back up WhatsApp data on iPhone:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans on your computer (PC/Mac) > Connect your iPhone via USB cable.

Step 2. Click on the Social Messages Manager, choose Back Up WhatsApp and click Back Up Now.

Backup WhatsApp on iPhone

Backup WhatsApp on iPhone

Step 3. Next, you can choose to turn on Enable Backup Encryption and set a password. Or click Next directly to start backing up.

You can also change backup storage location here.

Start Backup Process

Start Backup Process

Step 4. Wait for the backup process to finish, you will get the completed page below. Click the View button to check on your computer.

WhatsApp Backup Completed

WhatsApp Backup Completed

How to Backup WhatsApp with iCloud

WhatsApp chat histories aren’t stored on WhatsApp servers. So you can back up and restore all of your WhatsApp chats to iCloud. You can select automatically backup or manually backup:

Automatically Backup WhatsApp

Ensure iCloud is enabled on your device by going to iPhone Settings, tapping iCloud, and then ensuring the iCloud Backup option is “on.” Then you can back up WhatsApp or any other application on your iPhone.

  1. When you have enabled the iCloud Backup option on your iPhone, you are all set. Then open WhatsApp > go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Enable the automatic backups option by tapping Auto Backup and choose your backup frequency.
  2. Your WhatsApp messages should be backed up every few days or every week, and you can always go back and restore the most recent backup should you uninstall WhatsApp by mistake or experience a problem after a software update.

    Back up WhatsApp on iPhone

    Back up WhatsApp on iPhone

Manually Backup WhatsApp

Perhaps you have an important conversation with someone about a personal or work matter. You want a backup of this conversation only, and having screenshots of the conversation is not enough. Follow the steps below to backup WhatsApp chat right away:

  1. Open up WhatsApp on your iPhone > Visit the Chat Settings > Click on Chat Backup, and then click Backup Now.
  2. Select the iCloud or Google account you’d like to back up your chat history.
  3. All your WhatsApp data is now safe, and you can restore that backup through the app anytime you have a problem with your conversations not showing up.
Back up WhatsApp messages with iCloud on iPhone

Back up WhatsApp messages with iCloud on iPhone

Also Read: Fix WhatsApp Restoring from iCloud Not Working >

Backup WhatsApp Chat on iPhone with iTunes

One of the effortless ways to back up WhatsApp to iPhone is by using iTunes. If you are unsure how to back up WhatsApp to iTunes, read the guide below and all your questions will be answered. One fact you should know is that if you are choosing to back up WhatsApp through iTunes, you are backing up your entire device, not only the data that comes from WhatsApp.

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes and update your iOS devices as well. Using previous versions of either program may cause some problems when you are backing up your device, or attempting to restore a previous backup.
  2. Connect your device to the computer that you are planning to use. Use the same Lightning USB cable that charges your iPhone to connect it to the computer.
  3. Check to see that your iPhone is now connected to your computer. A notification should appear somewhere in the top right corner if you are using a Mac, or the bottom right if you are using Windows. The computer should recognize your device like an iPhone, and then you can use iTunes to complete your backup.
  4. Start your backup by clicking on your iPhone on the top left-hand side of the program, and then click the “Back Up Now” button. That button will take care of everything, and all you must do is ensure you are not disconnecting your iPhone at any point in this process.
Backup WhatsApp via iTunes

Backup WhatsApp via iTunes

Your backup with iTunes is now complete, and you can connect the same phone or a new iPhone to your computer if you wish to restore WhatsApp or all your iPhone settings.

Such a process does take a bit longer than only backing up WhatsApp. If anything should happen to your iPhone, you can do a complete backup through iTunes to restore your app downloads and settings.

Export WhatsApp Conversations on iPhone with Email

Sometimes you may want to save a single conversation or a series of conversations with one other person from your WhatsApp account. While you can create a backup of your entire account or your phone iPhone, you may want this conversation accessible to you on another device.

That is when you may want to export conversations from your WhatsApp account on iPhone. Then you can read these conversations individually, or share them with other people.

  1. Open up WhatsApp > Visit the Chats section > Click on the conversation that you want to save to another device.
  2. When the chat is open, click on the other person’s name near the top of your iPhone screen.
  3. You will see another page open, where you can view some data about the other person and your conversation.
  4. Scroll all the way to the end of that page, and you will see a button that says “Export Chat.”
  5. Click on the Export Chat button, and decide if you want to attach media from the conversation or only save the text of the conversation.
  6. Then you can choose to export the chat through any of the available options on your iPhone.
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Export WhatsApp Chats from iPhone

The most common ways to export the chat include sending it to another person on WhatsApp, sharing it as a text message or email, or saving the chat as a text file on your iPhone.

Can I Back up WhatsApp on my iPhone to Google Drive?

You can only save the WhatsApp chats on an Android phone to Google Drive, and you can choose to include or exclude any media from the chat during that process. Because iPhone users always use the iCloud platform for backup and restore operations. And WhatsApp does not provide an option to directly back up WhatsApp messages on iPhone to Google Drive.

But you can check some tips & tricks to try backing up WhatsApp iPhone to Google Drive.

Does an iPhone Backup include WhatsApp?

iPhone backup usually includes iTunes/Finder backup and iCloud backup files. Therefore, certainly, an iPhone backup includes your WhatsApp data. Check what an iTunes backup includes >

How to Keep Your WhatsApp Messages Secure

By maintaining a backup of your WhatsApp messages, you have a record of every conversation you have on that platform. Whether you are conversing about work or personal matters, you can always go back and search those conversations if you have a backup.

Avoid losing such important data about your life by using one of the above methods to back up WhatsApp from your iPhone. Now you will not have to worry about losing your WhatsApp data, should you update your phone or buy a new model.

The Bottom Line

The above are all the methods to back up WhatsApp on iPhone. As you can see, AnyTrans can help you back up WhatsApp on iPhone without iCloud easily. So, just download it and have a try! If you find this article helpful, please share it with your family and friends. If you have any questions, you can also leave a message in the comment area.

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Senior writer of the iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android-related issues.

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