[2 Ways] How to Backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS

It is a wise choice to backup WhatsApp chat history to your own NAS, like Synology NAS. Here in this guide, we will show you two effective ways to help you backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS.

Demi by Demi Updated April 22, 2024
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In today's digital age, our smartphones have become repositories of our most cherished memories and valuable data. Among the apps we rely on daily, WhatsApp stands out as a primary means of communication, not only for text messages but also for sharing photos, videos, and important documents. To ensure the safety of these precious WhatsApp messages and media, creating regular backups is crucial.

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In this article, we will explore two effective ways to backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. By doing so, you can keep your WhatsApp data secure and easily accessible.

Preparation: How to set up Synology NAS on PC

Before we dive into the methods for backing up WhatsApp to your Synology NAS, it's essential to have your NAS device set up correctly on your PC. Follow these steps to ensure proper preparation:

Step 1. Open a Windows Explorer window and go to Computer > Click Map network drive.

Step 2. On the window appearing, choose a drive letter. In the Folder field, enter the server name of your Synology NAS and shared folder name preceded and separated by backslashes.

Step 3. Enter your DSM username and password and click OK.

Finally, a Windows Explorer appears. Your shared folder will be mapped and accessible under Computer.

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After mapping the Internet position, you could follow the instructions below to backup WhatsApp chat history to Synology NAS as per your need.

Way 1. Backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS via DS file app

The DS file app is a powerful tool provided by Synology that allows you to get access to pictures and videos when you are on the go. To backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS using DS file app, you may need to firstly save a screenshot of the WhatsApp chat history you want to backup on your iPhone, and then use the DS file app to backup it. Here’s how to use it to backup your WhatsApp data.

Step 1. Take screenshot for WhatsApp
• Go to the WhatsApp app > Get to the WhatsApp Status photo you’d like to save.

• Take screenshot to the photos according to your iPhone model.
For iPhone with Face ID: Press and quickly release both the Side button and the Volume + button at the same time.
For iPhone with Touch ID: Press and quickly release both the Home button and the Top/Side button at the same time.

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Step 2. Backup WhatsApp chat history via DS file app
• Download the DS file app for iOS > sign in with your Quick Connect ID and password.

• Click on the three bars to get to the menu and click Photo Backup > You may be asked to log in again > Choose a destination folder on your Synology.

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• Set up backup source, rule, and others optionally.

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To monitor the progress, you can check the status at the top of the app. Once the sync process is complete, you can access and view photos and videos by browsing through your sync folder on your Synology NAS on your PC.

Way 2. Backup WhatsApp to Synology NAS by FoneTool

If it is kind of complicated for you to take multiple screenshots for your WhatsApp chat history, you must need to try the professional WhatsApp backup tool - FoneTool. It provides you with an offline and simple WhatsApp backup service, enabling you to save all WhatsApp chat history in it original status.

Besides WhatsApp chat, it also helps backup selective photos, videos, contacts, and other files from your iPhone to PC via FoneTool. Just click the icon below to download this freeware to your computer, and backup WhatsApp Synology NAS one-click.

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Step 1. Launch in FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to a computer > You may need to tap Trust on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click WhatsApp Manager > Choose WhatsApp > Click Get Started under Backup WhatsApp.

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Step 3. Optionally, enable backup encryption > Click Backup Storage Path to choose your Synology NAS as your backup destination > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

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When the backup is complete, you can tap View button to check the WhatsApp chats. You can also go to the Backup History page to browse, delete, and restore WhatsApp backup.

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Backing up your WhatsApp data to a Synology NAS is an excellent way to ensure the safety and accessibility of your messages, media, and chat history. Whether you choose to use the DS file app or a third-party tool like FoneTool, both methods provide reliable options for creating backups effortlessly.

By following the steps outlined in this guide and taking advantage of the capabilities of your Synology NAS, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your WhatsApp data is secure and readily available whenever you need it.


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