Backup & Restore WhatsApp Messages On iPhone X

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3 Methods to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone X

WhatsApp now is many people's most daily used app on device, we use it to get in touch with our family, friends or other individuals. WhatsApp chat history is so important data that we don't want to lose, so backup WhatsApp messages regularly is recommended. Once you deleted some important conversations, you can then restore the backup to your phone. When it comes to backup and restore WhatsApp messages, do you have any good idea on it? If you are looking some easy methods to backup and restore your WhatsApp messages on your new iPhone X, this article is here to give you 3 great solutions on backing up and restoring WhatsApp messages on iPhone X. And now let's check them out.

To begin with all steps, we should be clear that we could not finish transferring without the assistant of a phone transfer tool. Syncios Data Transfer, a great handy tool that supports backing up and restoring your iOS or Android devices' data in one click. Besides, you are allowed to transfer all contents including contacts, call logs, messages, photos, music, videos and more from one phone to another with one click, cross-platform transfer supported as well. What's more, you can restore data from iCloud/iTunes backup to your Android/iOS phone with Syncios Data Transfer.

Solution 1: Export WhatsApp Conversations from iPhone X

The latest version of WhatsApp on iPhone allows you export WhatsApp messages to iPhone build-in apps or third-party apps, such as Notes, Email, Messages and more other apps you installed on your iPhone, after that, you can directly view the conversations. It's super easy and convenient to use if you need to export these chats to others or print the chats out. But the flaw is that you can't restore them back to WhatsApp.

Step 1Open WhatsApp on your iPhone X. Tap Chats section, go to the very conversation you want to export.

Step 2Left slide on the conversation, you'll see two options: More and Archive, tap on More.

Step 3On the pop-up dialog box, select Export Chat option, then select an option to export to, like Messages, Mail, Notes, Files, and more other apps. Simply choose your desired one and export the chat.

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Solution 2: Backup and Restore iPhone X WhatsApp Messages via iCloud

For iPhone users, WhatsApp allows you to back up your conversation with iCloud, which is a great option to save WhatsApp messages. However, if you need to restore your WhatsApp messages back to iPhone X, you need to re-install the WhatsApp app on your iPhone X, then it will give you option to restore the chats from iCloud backup to your iPhone X.

Step 1 Open Settings on iPhone X, tap on your Apple ID on the top, find iCloud, slide down to find iCloud Drive, turn it on, and make sure WhatsApp option is enabled as well.

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Step 2 Back to WhatsApp, tap Settings, find Chats > Chat Backup, and tap on Back Up Now to save your messages to iCloud. You can also set your chats to be backed up automatically every week, every month, etc.

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Step 3 To restore the backup back to your iPhone X, delete and re-install the WhatsApp app on your iPhone X, open it and check your phone number, there will be an option to Restore Chat History, simply tap on it and restore the previous backup back to your iPhone X.

Solution 3: Backup and restore iPhone X WhatsApp Messages on Computer (Recommend)

As we mentioned above, restoring chat logs back to iPhone X can be troublesome using above ways, is there any better solution to backup and restore WhatsApp messages? Of course, Syncios iPhone Manager helps you easily backup your WhatsApp messages from iPhone X to your computer, and enables you restore it back to your iPhone whenever you needed, all process is for free! On our method 3, we sincerely recommend this tool to you.

Step 1 Download and install Syncios iPhone Manager on your computer from the download button below, and then launch it.

Step 2 Connect your iPhone X to computer with USB cable, tap Trust on your iPhone X screen to let the computer access your data. Syncios would then detect your iPhone X automatically.

Step 3 Click on Information section on the left of the panel, find WhatsApp on the top menu bar, then Syncios would start loading WhatsApp messages on your iPhone X. After Syncios loaded your chats, click on Backup button, set the path for your backup, and save your WhatsApp messages to your computer.

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Step 4 Of course, when you need to restore the backup to your device, click on Restore button, and select your previous backup to restore it back to your iPhone.

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All three methods are introduced above to help you backup and restore your WhatsApp messages on iPhone X, you can simply choose your preferable one according to your situation. Of course, if you have any better ideas to backup and restore WhatsApp messages, or you got some problems while backing up your conversations, you can simply leave a comment below, we are very willing to hear from you.