WhatsApp messenger is the most popular and commonly used mobile app for instant chatting and sharing photos, videos, contacts, and even important documents. It has more than one billion user bases at present. If you are a WhatsApp user, the scary thought of losing all your important attachments accidentally must have crossed your mind at least once. In this article, we will provide you the different reliable ways to backup all your WhatsApp photos on iPhone X, 8 (Plus), 7(Plus), SE, 6S (Plus), 6 (Plus), 5, 5C, 5S, 4. Click it, if you need to know “how to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android”.
In previous versions of WhatsApp, there was no option for automatic backup of data and media files. Users who felt threatened by the thought of data loss, they used to take manual backup by copying the WhatsApp’s files and folders from their iPhones and storing them in HDD or cloud. But it was a very tedious job as it had to be done on a regular basis and restoring and recovering them was equally painful.
Quite recently, WhatsApp has come up with a backup system which could be operated from within their app. You can backup your chats and photos both manually from the app or you can set a specific time period for automated backup.
1.Open WhatsApp application in your iPhone and Tap on the ‘Settings‘ tab.
2.Chat Settings will open instantly, then tap on the ‘Chat Backup‘ option and then select ‘Backup Now‘ Option.
3.If you want to backup photos automatically and regularly after a specific time period, Tap on ‘Auto Backup‘ option and select the required schedule option from daily, weekly or monthly.
1.Uninstall WhatsApp and then reinstall it.
2.Open WhatsApp and verify your phone number.
3.An automatic message will appear asking you to restore your chats and photos from the iCloud drive (this is where chats and photos are kept as a backup). Approve it to start the restoration process. Once done, tap ‘Next’ to see your restored chats and then WhatsApp starts restoring the photos.
Note: WhatsApp does not backup Video files or any other form of media files. The iCloud drive must be turned on and under it, WhatsApp must be turned on to start the backup process. If anyone of them is turned off by any chance, there won’t be any backup process will throw an exception in the background.
Drawbacks: There have been lots of issues reported on the malfunctioning of this backup and recovery feature on WhatsApp. This is a relatively new feature and minor bugs and loopholes are still to be fixed.
But till then, we recommend you to use Dr.fone for iOS Toolkit to backup WhatsApp chats and attachments in the most reliable and easiest way without any fear of malfunctioning. You can now recover any deleted chats, photos, videos, documents, contacts and everything else related to your WhatsApp from any iOS device – iPhone, iPad or iPod. It is fully compatible with iOS 11, iTune 12 and iPhone X and 8 Plus. You don’t have to worry about important data and files even if your OS gets corrupted during software patch updates.
A large chunk of WhatsApp users are already using it and there have been no reports of any bugs. Besides, users are recommending it to most of their contacts and leaving positive reviews.
Step 2. Wait until Dr.Fone automatically detects your device, then click on ‘Backup & Restore‘ option follow by “WhatsApp Backup & Restore” tab.
Note: Under ‘WhatsApp Backup & Restore’, there are options such as ‘Transfer WhatsApp Messages‘ to transfer them from one iOS device to another or to an Android device and ‘Restore WhatsaApp Messages To iOS Device‘ to restore every conversation entirely or to restore selectively.
Step 3. Click on ‘Backup WhatsApp Messages‘ and then a screen will appear showing your iPhone is connected. Now click on ‘Backup‘ button. The process of data backup will start automatically.
Step 4. Once the process gets over, click on ‘View It‘ to have a look at the backup files. You can see them in chat format with the contact numbers of the persons with whom you had your conversations.
Step 5. Under WhatsApp & attachments heading, you will find an option ‘WhatsApp Attachments‘ which contains all the media files such as photos and videos from each conversation. You can select selective attachments and restore them or transfer them to your device.
Note: It provides options to recover data from any iOS device. Alternatively, you can scan and recover from iTune backup files and iCloud backup files. As many as 17 different types of files can be recovered such as messages, contacts, photos, voice mail, notes, calendar, call history, reminder etc. The options for the above activities are present above ‘Recover‘ in the home screen.
There are quite a few software tools available to backup and recover WhatsApp data but nothing can match the standard for Dr.Fone Toolkit – iOS Backup & Restore. It is reliable, powerful, feature-rich and easy to handle. It is your one-stop solution for iPhone to WhatsApp transfer, backup, restore and recover WhatsApp data and media files.