How To Save Whatsapp Messages

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At some point of time, while using any messaging app, you must have deleted messages by mistake, even photos as well. Right now all of us use Whatsapp, it does permit you to create a backup of your conversation history this incudes media files. Let us have a look how to create backups.

iPhone

iPhone depends Apple’s iCloud service to back up your Whatsapp conversations. This backs up everything except videos. Here’s how to use it.

In your iPhone, go to Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data > On. You need to turn this on to save WhatsApp conversations.

Now open WhatsApp, tap the Settings button at the bottom-right. Select Chat Settings > Chat Backup > Back Up Now.

Here you will also come across an option called Auto Backup. Tap it. By default, this is set to Weekly. We advise that you that you make it “Daily” to avoid data loss.

To restore backups, uninstall the app and reinstall it. Select Restore after verifying your phone number.

Android

WhatsApp for Android is designed to create a daily backup of your conversations and stores them in the WhatsApp folder on your phone’s internal memory or microSD card. But you can also create a backup manually. Here’s how.

Open WhatsApp and hit the menu button (three vertical dots on the top-right) > Settings > Chat Settings > Backup conversations.

This file will be stored as “msgstore.db.crypt7″ in your phone’s /WhatsApp/Databases folder. WhatsApp suggests that you rename this file to “msgstore.db.crypt7.current”, without the quotes, to make it easier for you when you want to restore the backup.

To restore conversations from a backup, uninstall WhatsApp and find the correct backup file from the WhatsApp folder. Slightly older backups are named “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7″. In order to restore any of these, rename the file to “msgstore.db.crypt7″.

Now reinstall WhatsApp. Once you authenticate your phone number, WhatsApp will display a prompt saying that it has found backed up messages. Tap Restore, choose the correct backup file and wait for the conversations to appear in the app.

Windows Phone

Here’s how to create a chat history backup on WhatsApp for Windows Phone.

Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots at the bottom-right.

Select settings > chat settings > backup. This will create a backup of your WhatsApp conversations.

If by mistake you delete your chats, we suggest that you do not create a new backup. Instead, check the time of the previous backup, which can be found under the backup button mentioned in the previous step. If this time is after you received the chats you deleted, uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. After authenticating your phone number, WhatsApp will ask you if you want to restore a chat backup. Select yes.

BlackBerry

Your WhatsApp conversations are backed up every day on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Here’s how to create a backup and restore it.

Open WhatsApp. Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the application menu. Select Settings > Media Settings > Backup conversations.

This file will be saved as “messageStore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” in the /device/misc/whatsapp/backup folder on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. WhatsApp recommends that you save this file as “messageStore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt.current” so that it is easy to find. Now uninstall WhatsApp. Ensure you know the name of the correct backup file. Reinstall WhatsApp. After authenticating your phone number, select Restore and pick the correct backup file.

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by techtalks @TechTalks October 19, 2015 12:30 PM UTC

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