Secure your Chats by Taking WhatsApp Backup and Restore

Umair Butt
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We are using smartphone devices in this modern period and age to store pleasant memories and important discussions, but we should ensure the safety and security of our data content. There are a lot of famous messaging apps and WhatsApp is one of these popular apps in the world that allows us to take backup of multimedia, chats, and settings to the cloud, which actually give us relaxation that our messages are safe and secure. Even we change our mobile phone or lose the phone. In this article we will teach you the best process of WhatsApp backup and restore, that will help you to safeguard your digital conversations. 

Importance of Taking WhatsApp Chat Backup

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For instance, if you lose access to the chats of WhatsApp that could be so distressing. There could be a lot of reasons behind this like phone theft, accidents, or even if you are switching to a new device, these are all reasons or one of them can lead to the loss of shared memories and important conversations. If you are regularly taking and saving the backup of your WhatsApp data then you can avoid the frustration and potential heartache that is related to losing your discussions and chat. 

How to Start Processing of Backup

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WhatsApp is giving us various options to take the backup, so we can make sure that our data is safe and secure. Here are the steps that you can implement to take the backup of your WhatsApp chats:

1. Local Backup: Your chat's local backup is automatically created by WhatsApp on your device regularly. You can find these backups inside the internal storage of your phone. Taking the local manually, follow these steps

  • Open WhatsApp application
  • Navigate to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup
  • Tap "Back up" to make and create your chats backup
2. Google Drive Backup:
  • To enable cloud backups, navigate to "Settings" > "Chats" > "Chat backup."
  • Select the frequency of backup: daily, weekly, or monthly
  • Now choose the Google account if you are using an Android device and select the iCloud account if you are using iOS where you want to store the backup.
  • Tap "back up" to initiate the process
3. Manually Save Media: you can also save your media file separately because this option is allowed by WhatsApp. Go to "settings" > "chats" > "Media visibility" and toggle the switch to off. This will save the media to your phone's file manager or gallery, which will make it easy to recover the chats if they are lost. 

Restoring Process of WhatsApp Chats

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Restoring WhatsApp chats is also an easy and straightforward process.

1. After the Whatsapp Installation on a New Device:

  • Install WhatsApp on your new Device
  • Enter the code sent to you to verify your phone number
  • While prompted navigate to "restore" to recover the history of chat from the backup.

2. After Reinstallation on the Same Device

  • Uninstall WhatsApp
  • Visit the app store of your device and reinstall it
  • Verify the phone number
  • When prompted, tap "Restore" to recover the history of your chat

3. Restoring from iCloud (iOS) and Google Drive (Android)

On a new device when you are setting up WhatsApp or even after the reinstallation, the app will prompt you to restore the history of chat from Google Drive or iCloud. The process of restoration could be completed by following the on-screen instructions carefully. 


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