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How to Restore WhatsApp Data with iCloud

Athryn Mitchell

Mobile phone analyst, Editor-in-Chief of TransPhone. Find more on her Fackbook or Google+.

As an instant message app without causing pay, WhatsApp is popular all over the world. With this app, you can send not only text message, but also photos, videos as well as audio message by connecting to Wi-Fi network or using mobile data traffic. Since WhatsApp data is not stored on servers, so many people would backup their data through iCloud. What's more, iCloud offers the way to recover deleted history. In this article, I will tell you how to backup and restore WhatsApp data with iCloud.

Part 1: Backup WhatsApp History with iCloud
Part 2: Restore WhatsApp Data from iCloud

Part 1:Backup WhatsApp History with iCloud

Step 1 Enable iCloud Drive
Before backing up, you can check your WhatsApp history first. For iOS 8, you have to enable "iCloud Drive" to be ready for the next action.
WhatsApp Conversation iCloud WhatsApp Backup
Step 2 Backup your data
Do settings in WhatsApp as followed to backup your data: WhatsApp > WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup > Back Up Now. After backing up, your information will be saved to the cloud at that moment and you can view them in the "Manage Storage".
WhatsApp Chat Settings WhatsApp Backup
WhatsApp Chat Backup Now WhatsApp Chat Backing up
If you want to make the backup automatically, just enable the "Auto Backup" and then you can choose "Daily", "Weekly" or "Monthly" backup as you like.
WhatsApp Chat Backup Automatically
Note: The backed up files does not include videos for saving storage space for iCloud which offers only 5GB free space.
Once you have backed up your WhatsApp history to your iCloud, you are not disturbed by the accidental deletion, phone losing or new phone transferring issue, because iCloud also provides you the way to restore the data.

Part 2 Restore WhatsApp Data from iCloud

Step 1 Retrieve from backups
After downloading WhatsApp from the App Store, input your phone number first. Tap on "Restore Chat History" and then click the "Next" button to continue the installation process.
Input WhatsApp Account Restore WhatsApp Chat
Note: You can only restore WhatsApp data from the phone number you have backed up.

Step 2 Check the restored data
Once the app has been set up on your iPhone, you can read the recovered information as before.
Restore WhatsApp Chat Finished
With iCloud, you have no longer to worry about your WhatsApp data missing as long as you backup them constantly. Indeed, not only WhatsApp, iCloud also backup other files as well as restore them in a easy-to-use way.
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