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4 Ways to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 11

How frequent do you use WhatsApp on your iPhone? I bet you use it EVERY DAY! WhatsApp contain plenty of your information, chats, photos, videos, attachments, etc... and some of them are quite important. Wonder how to make WhatsApp backups regularly or restore them back once you need to? This article is going to share you 4 methods to back up and restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 11. We will use iCloud, Syncios Manager, Syncios Data Transfer and WhatsApp itself to solve this problem! Let's start to learn how!

The iPhone 11 - the successor to the iPhone XR - has gone from secondary handset to firmly taking the limelight. Offering most of the top-end camera technology of the powerful iPhone 11 Pro, it packs good spec and manages to do so for a lower cost than many would expect - this is the one to go for if you want a good value new iPhone.

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Method 1: Use iCloud to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 11

WhatsApp offers a route for iOS users to backup their WhatsApp conversations - with iCloud. There is no doubt that backing up WhatsApp Messages through iCloud could be one of the most convenient way to make a backup in time. But you will find out that it is hard for you to restore these data since you need to re-install WhatsApp on your iPhone 11 first, then it will offers you an option to restore these chats back on iPhone 11 from iCloud. It's a little bit annoying right? Because I believe most of the users don't want to remove the current chats on WhatsApp. But if you still wonder how to make it work, here is how:

Backup iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages

Step 1: Go to 'Settings' on your iPhone 11, tap your Apple ID on top. Then go to 'iCloud', enable 'iCloud Drive' and 'WhatsApp'.

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Step 2: Now launch WhatsApp on your iPhone 11. Go to 'Settings' >> 'Chats' >> 'Chat Backup', then tap 'Backup Up Now' to authorize iCloud to save your WhatsApp Messages. If you want to save your WhatsApp conversations in time, you can set a time cycle to save chats regularly.

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Restore WhatsApp Messages

The first thing you need to do is reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone 11. Yes, reinstall the app, then launch it and check your phone number. WhatsApp will ask you whether need to restore chat. Tap 'Restore Chat History' and choose the certain WhatsApp backups you made before. And now you can start to restore those chats back on iPhone 11.


Method 2: Use Syncios Manager to Backup and Restore Certain iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages

Above are one of the methods you can use to back up WhatsApp Messages of your iPhone 11. But what if you prefer to back up certain WhatsApp conversation? Syncios Manager which supports to manage your WhatsApp data conveniently is exactly what you are looking for. You can view every WhatsApp conversation before select or can deleting the useless one. And once you used Syncios Manager to make any WhatsApp backups, you can restore them back on iPhone 11 directly.

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Step 1: First of all, please download and install Syncios iPhone Manager on computer. Or you can download it from the download button we provided above.

Step 2: Launch it and connect your iPhone 11 to computer by using USB cable. In order to allow Syncios access your data, please tap 'Trust' on iPhone 11 when it comes up. Then Syncios will automatically detect your iPhone 11 data.

*Tips: If you encounter any detection problem during the process, please check our iOS detection tutorial for help.

Backup Certain iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages

Choose 'Information' option on the left panel, WhatsApp is one of the categories. Click on 'WhatsApp' to load all WhatsApp conversations of your iPhone 11. You can view every dialog through Syncios. Select desired WhatsApp messages by checking the corresponding selection box. Click on 'Backup' button to choose the saving path. Then click 'Backup' to transfer selected iPhone 11's WhatsApp messages to computer.

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Restore iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages Backups

If you have used the same method to make any WhatsApp backups before. Then you can click on 'Restore' to choose the certain WhatsApp backup. Select the specific WhatsApp backups and click 'OK' to restore these dialogs back on iPhone 11.

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*Tips: Syncios Manager is a comprehensive phone assistant which can help you manage your phone data regularly. Not only support to export and import WhatsApp Messages but also provides html format to print out the text-messages(SMS) you received or sent by your iPhone 11. If you upgrade to Ultimate version, you can gain the full Syncios Data Transfer (the program we will introduce in next method) as well!


Method 3: Use Syncios Data Transfer to Backup and Restore All iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages

Here is another useful tool for helping you backup all your iPhone 11 WhatsApp chats to computer in time. I think the most attractive feature of this program is when you need to restore these chats, you don't need to re-install WhatsApp on iPhone 11, and your previous chats will not overwritten by the restored one. Pretty impressive right? More than this, Syncios Data Transfer also supports to transfer more than 13 types of data (contacts, messages chats, video, camera roll, photo library, audio, call-history, safari history, bookmarks, WhatsApp, book, notes and voice mail) within iPhone 11 and computer.

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Backup All iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages

Step 1: For first step, please install Syncios Data Transfer on computer. Provide with Windows and Mac version, you can download from the download button show above. Choose 'Backup' module and connect your iPhone 11 to computer via USB cable. Set your saving path and click 'Next' to select the contents.

*Tips: If you encounter any detection problem during the process, please check our iOS detection tutorial for help.

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Step 2: 13 categories of contents that could be transfer from iPhone 11 to computer will all list on the screen. Tick 'WhatsApp' option and click on 'Next' to load all WhatsApp Messages of iPhone 11. Then click on 'Next' >> 'OK' to backup these chats.

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Restore iPhone 11 WhatsApp Messages (Previous backups, iTunes backups and iCloud backups)

To restore WhatsApp Messages, please choose 'Restore' module at the first interface. Syncios Data Transfer supports to restore WhatsApp conversations from iTunes backups and iCloud backups. Of course, if you have used Syncios Data Transfer to make any WhatsApp backups before, these will all able to restore back on iPhone 11.

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*Tips: Syncios Data Transfer can also helps to sync your WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to another directly. You can migrate all your WhatsApp conversations as well as other 12 types of categories from iPhone 6/7/8/X/XS to iPhone 11. More importantly, it break the barrier between Android and iOS which means you can transfer multiple contents between Android and iOS directly.


Method 4: Export WhatsApp Conversations from iPhone 11 Directly (Can't restore)

WhatsApp itself possesses with its function of exporting WhatsApp messages on iPhone but the disadvantage of this function is that you can't restore them back on WhatsApp. Someone who wants to print out the chats or view it directly could enable this feature. These chats will save on iPhone's build-in apps like Messages, Email, Notes or on other specific third-party apps.

Step 1: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone 11, go to 'Chats' to load all your conversations.

Step 2: Left slide on the certain WhatsApp chats and two options will come up, 'More' and 'Archive'. Choose 'More'.

Step 3: Choose 'Export Chat' on the pop-up window to choose where do you want to save these chats.

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Summary: These 4 methods could help you backup and restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone 11 in some ways. As iCloud and WhatsApp built-in function only supports to back up WhatsApp messages, I promise Syncios Manager and Syncios Data Transfer which both possesses with functions of backup and restore WhatsApp could bring you better user experience. Now start to make your WhatsApp backup!


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iPhone iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G

Supported OS: iOS 5 - iOS 13

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