How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages at Once or Selectively on iPhone

As a regular WhatsApp user, I’m always afraid of losing my chats. After all, I have so much personal and professional information on WhatsApp that losing all that data can put my life to a standstill. The good news is that WhatsApp provides us different ways to backup and restore our data. For instance, you can backup and restore WhatsApp using iCloud or even a third-party tool. That is, you can do WhatsApp backup iPhone selectively or all at once as well. In this guide, I will provide a step by step tutorial to do both of these things like a pro. Let’s get it started!

How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Chats and Attachments Selectively?
Let’s be honest, not all the WhatsApp chats and attachments need to be saved. This is why users often look for ways to first preview their backup content and only restore the data of their choice. To resolve this issue, you can take the assistance of dr.fone – Restore Social App (iOS). The tool provides a smart solution to restore WhatsApp backup selectively to any Android or iOS device. This means you can take a backup of your WhatsApp chats from an iPhone and later restore it to the device of your choice.
– It can take a comprehensive backup of your WhatsApp chats from iPhone to your computer with a single click.
– Users can restore their WhatsApp backup to any Android or iOS device without facing any compatibility issue.
– It also provides a one-click solution to directly transfer WhatsApp chats from an iOS to another iOS or Android device.
– Besides WhatsApp, the application can also be used to backup and restore data of other social apps like Line, Kik, WeChat, and Viber.
– Since users can preview the data of a previous WhatsApp backup, they can selectively restore their chats and media files to a target device.

The tool is extremely user-friendly and does not demand any prior technical experience. It is compatible with every leading iOS/Android device and does not require rooting/jailbreaking too. To take WhatsApp backup iPhone and restore it, the following steps can be taken:

Backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC
1. Firstly, connect your iPhone to the system using a working lightning cable and launch dr.fone toolkit on it. From the list of features on its welcome screen, visit “Restore Social App”.
2. Under the “WhatsApp” tab, you can see various options to transfer, restore, and backup WhatsApp data. Click on the “Backup WhatsApp Messages” option to continue.
3. The tool will automatically detect the device and start taking its backup. Simply wait for a while for the application to complete the process. You can view its progress from an on-screen indicator.
4. Once the backup has been taken, you will be notified. If you want, you can view the backup files and further take the needed actions on it.

Selectively restore the backup to iPhone / Android
1. In order to restore the WhatsApp backup to your Android or iPhone, connect the device to the system. Launch the dr.fone toolkit and visit the “Restore Social App” module.
2. Go to the WhatsApp tab and choose to restore WhatsApp messages to an iOS or Android device.
3. The application will automatically detect the previously stored backup files and list their basic details. Simply select the backup file of your choice and click on the “Next” button.
4. In no time, the interface will display the messages and the saved attachments. You can simply preview and select the content on the interface. In the end, just restore it back to the connected Android or iPhone.

In this way, you can backup your WhatsApp content from your iPhone and restore it selectively to any Android or iOS device.

Backup and Restore WhatsApp Content All at Once
Apart from restoring your WhatsApp content selectively, you can also do the same at once. By taking the assistance of its native feature, you can take an entire backup of your WhatsApp data and restore it at once. Though the method will only work if you restore the WhatsApp backup on the same device. Unlike dr.fone, it doesn’t support a cross-platform or selective transfer.

Backup WhatsApp on iCloud
1. Launch WhatsApp and go to its Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
2. Tap on the “Backup Now” button to take an immediate backup of the data.
3. Go to the “Auto Backup” option and turn it on to take automatic backup every day.

Restore the entire backup at once
1. Install WhatsApp on the iOS device and initiate the setup.
2. Enter the same phone number that was linked to your WhatsApp and make sure that the device is also linked to the previous iCloud account.
3. WhatsApp will automatically detect the previously stored backup and provide an option to restore it.
4. Just tap on the “Restore” button to proceed and wait for a while as your WhatsApp backup would be restored.

Cons
– No provision to preview the data and restore it selectively
– Users can only restore their WhatsApp chats to the same iOS device
– It will obtain a substantial amount on your iCloud storage
– Only iOS to iOS backup and restore is supported (same devices)

Now when you know how to backup your WhatsApp chats and restore them selectively or at once, you can easily fulfill your requirements. To take WhatsApp backup iPhone and save it on your computer, you can use dr.fone – Restore Social App (iOS). It is a highly useful tool that will let you restore your WhatsApp backup selectively. Besides that, you can also use it to backup and restore other social apps like Kik, WeChat, Line, etc. All of this makes it a must-have tool for every frequent user of social apps these days.

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Restore WhatsApp chats selectively or all at once by reading this guide. We have included two detailed tutorials to do WhatsApp backup iPhone and restore it.

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