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You may be wondering how you could recover your WhatsApp history from your iPhone or Android device.
In this article we’ll be looking at how you can do just that.
How you can recover WhatsApp history from your iPhone or Android device
You should do the following when you wish to recover your WhatsApp history from your iPhone or Android device.
You should do the following if you wish to recover your history from your iPhone.
First, start up the app. Once the app is running, you should go to the settings screen.
Once in the settings screen and click on Chat. Within, you’ll find Chat Backup so you should click on that.
Doing so should lead you to the iCloud backing up screen, where you should hit the “Create a backup now” button.
Doing so will start the backing up so you should wait for it to be completed.
You should check if the backup was done properly once it has finished backing up.
To do so, check the date written next to “Previous back up” next to the iCloud mark.
Below that you’ll see the amount of data backed up, so it should be fine if you see any number of bytes if this was your first back up.
If you want to include videos in your backups, you need to turn “Include videos” at the bottom of the screen to ON.
With this, your preparations for recovering your history is complete.
All that is left to do is to set chat history to backup automatically.
To recover chat history, you will need to delete the app first.
Once you have deleted the app, you should reinstall it again.
Once you have reinstalled the app, start it up and enter your phone number.
Doing this will take you to a “Recover from iCloud” screen, so you just need to hit the “Recover” button at the top right-hand corner.
Doing so will start the download and recovery of your history so you can proceed to the next step.
This will mark the end of a successful recovery.
For Android devices
Please follow the following steps if you wish to recover your history from an Android device.
First, start up the app.
Once the app is running, hit “Settings” from the menu.
Within, you’ll find an item called “Backup chats” so go ahead and click on that.
If the folders from the WhatsApp database are set to be saved on a microSD card, you should pull the card out.
Also, on Android devices, you can backup to Google Drive.
In this case, follow the same steps as just now, but select Google Drive as your backup destination.
You should create your Google Drive account if you don’t already have one.
Creating a new account will allow you to backup with ease.
As for recovering your history, you’ll need to reinstall the app first before you can recover your data.
Once the reinstallation is complete, please start the app.
Once the app is running, you’ll move on to phone number registration so make sure you register the same phone number as before.
You may not be able to recover your data if you register with a different phone number so be aware.
If that is the case, you should reinstall the app once more.
All that’s left to do is to select either Google Drive or the microSD card and recover your data. Doing this will allow you to recover your history with ease.
Those were the methods you should follow to recover your WhatsApp history from your iPhone or Android device.
I hope the article was of use to all WhatsApp users.