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How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

We might have experienced one of these situations, deleted some important data accidentally, get our smartphone stolen or wet, factory reset our device due to system failure, etc. All these unexpected situations can leads to our data loss if you haven't backed it up. In order to keep our data safe, we'd better make backups for our handset regularly, especially our most important data, like WhatsApp conversations, which contains all chat logs with our family, friends, workmates and more. So have you ever wondered how to seamlessly backup your WhatsApp messages and how to restore them back to your device when you needed? And this tutorail will take an iPhone 7 as example to teach you how to easily backup and restore WhatsApp messages on your device. If you are looking for solutions to backup WhatsApp messages, please simply read on this article.


Method 1: Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 7 via iCloud

As an iOS user, we should never forgot that iCloud/iTunes are sometimes our best assistant. There is an option within WhatsApp to allow you to backup your conversations with iCloud, it's very simple and convenient. But you should be noted that you need to re-install WhatsApp on your iPhone 7 to restore the conversations back to your device. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open Settings on iPhone 7, 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 7, delete and re-install the WhatsApp app on your iPhone 7, 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 7.


Method 2: Backup and restore iPhone 7 WhatsApp Messages for free (Recommend)

Since Apple only offers every user 5GB free space on iCloud, if there is no enough space on your iCloud, you can't backup your WhatsApp messages. Also, as we mentioned above, you need to re-install WhatsApp on your device when restoring chat logs back to iPhone 7, which might not be user-friendly. So if there is any better solution to backup and restore WhatsApp messages? Of course, Syncios iPhone Manager helps you easily backup your WhatsApp messages from iPhone 7 to your computer, and enables you restore it back to your iPhone whenever you needed, the most important is that it's totally free to make it! Simply download and install it on your computer to have a try.

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

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone 7 to computer with USB cable, tap Trust on your iPhone 7 screen to let the computer access your data. Syncios would then detect your iPhone 7 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 7. 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 7.

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Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 7

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