How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages on Android

by November 24, 2015 5 comments

WhatsApp automatically backs up data on your phone or SD card. However, in case you decide to shift to an Android device that does not support SD cards, then you’re in trouble. Through this hands-on we show a way

Method 1: Automatically backup and restore

Open your WhatsApp messenger, then press the Menu key and tap the settings as shown in the image.


STEP 2: Next, tap the Chat and calls settings to open the settings menu.


STEP 3: Here, you will find the option called Backup Conversation. Just select that option, it will backup your WhatsApp messages. Now your WhatsApp messages have been backed up.



Now it’s time restore it on the same type of Android device

STEP 1: If you have deleted WhatsApp from your device accidently or you deleted it for some reason, then your data will be lost but If you have any recent backup copy then you recover it. Download WhatsApp from Google Play Store and install on your smartphone.



STEP 2: Now Open WhatsApp messenger, the Welcome screen will appear. Just click on ‘I Agree’ and continue.



STEP 3: After your mobile number verification a pop-screen will appear asking you that make you want to restore your WhatsApp message. Just tap to restore.


How to backup and restore it manually for some  other Android phone.

STEP1: Connect your Android Smartphone to your PC or laptop through a USB cable and turn on USB storage. Open your phone storage and search for the folder ‘WhatsApp’. If you are unable to find it, then it will be residing on the external storage SD card. Copy that complete folder on your laptop.

STEP 2: You already have a WhatsApp backup file on your computer. Download the WhatsApp file on your newly bought smartphone to restore messages.

STEP 3: Next connect your phone to the PC or laptop which already has your WhatsApp backup file. On the phone, if the WhatsApp folder is not found on the internal storage, then you should look for it in the external storage.

STEP 4: Finally, rename or delete WhatsApp folders on the phone storage and copy the backup folder on the same location. Now disconnect your phone and start the number verification process on WhatsApp. You will get your WhatsApp chat on your new phone.

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  1. Poonam
    #1 Poonam 27 September, 2016, 16:37

    Hello Sir Using Micromax Canvas A310 4.4 2. My Mistake Checked Checkbox Whatsapp Text since clean master said to do so. Later Lost 6 hundred Whatsapp images once clean master deleted junk also.
    It is 20 days now. Also Updated Whatsapp Version since it had stop working.
    Kindly Email how to do the same urgently. or suggest expert person CONTACT DETAILS in Pune who could do the same Near M G Road or Kalyani Nagar ASAP. Last WhatsApp Synced 9/25/2016.
    Version of Whatsapp currently 2.16.259

    Pls Revert and EMAIL How to Recover My DELETED Whatsapp IMAGES PICTURES PLS HELP URGENTLY ?????

    PLS HELP STEP BY STEP or any video which can help step by step. Pls EMAIL ANS ASAP

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  2. Sukesh
    #2 Sukesh 14 December, 2016, 07:36

    Dear Tech to Lead

    This is Sukesh from Chikkamangalour, Sir was purchased in online Le ECO 2, whatsup app message automatically deleted in mobile phone. Hence I requesting kindly help me my no 9731344225

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  3. henrkee
    #3 henrkee 22 January, 2017, 09:20

    Nice sharing! It’s the common way to backup and restore WhatsApp messages. Of course, it’s convenient and you don’t need to worry about data lost. However, sometimes you don’t backup the chat history or photos, what to do? I used the FonePaw Android Data Recovery. I have to say it’s work. It can recover deleted WhatsApp messages and photos from my Samsung. However, It can’t recover 100% sometimes.

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  4. Manoj Kumar Miriyala
    #4 Manoj Kumar Miriyala 2 April, 2017, 09:09

    This is a wonderful article, Given so much info about it, These type of articles keeps the user’s interest in the website, and keep on sharing more articles like this… good luck

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  5. MarinPenny
    #5 MarinPenny 22 May, 2017, 06:20

    WhatsApp enables us to contact with each other more and more conveniently via text, images, voice. But, some issues still will occur. One day, you may delete all WhatsApp chat history by accident.

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