[Detailed] How to Use iCloud to Backup WhatsApp

WhatsApp keeps you connect with others. You may think of letting iCloud backup WhatsApp to keep data safe. This gudie is here to help you backup WhatsApp to iCloud, as well as everything you may concern about iCloud WhatsApp backup.

Demi by Demi Updated December 4, 2023
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WhatsApp has become one of the most popular social IM app connecting you with your friends and family. The chat history in WhatsApp must also be becoming increasingly important for you.

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Backing up WhatsApp may also come into your mind, and let iCloud backup WhatsApp may be your first choice. Without any further ado, let’s get started to know how to backup WhatsApp to iCloud.

Part 1. How to let iCloud backup WhatsApp

As you may be aware, WhatsApp can be linked to your iCloud account to save app backups. As a result, you can go to your WhatsApp settings and backup your chats, attachments, and so on to your iCloud account. Please make sure you have enough iCloud space to save the WhatsApp backup.

Steps to backup WhatsApp to iCloud

Please make sure you sign in WhatsApp with the phone number you use to access iCloud and iCloud Drive is enabled. Now, follow the steps below to know how to backup WhatsApp to iCloud.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone > go to its Settings > Tap Chats > Chat Backup.

Step 2. You can tap Back Up Now to take an immediate backup. You can also choose automatic backup WhatsApp by going to Auto Backup and set its frequency to daily, weekly, or monthly.

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How to restore iCloud WhatsApp backup

Just in case, if you want to restore WhatsApp from iCloud, you can follow the steps below.

Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone > Verify your phone number > Tap Restore Chat History > Follow the onscreen instructions to complete data restore.

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Part 2. One-click backup WhatsApp to PC

Although it's convenient to automatically backup WhatsApp via iCloud, there are some requirements you need to meet. If you don't have enough iCloud space or concern about the security of the cloud service, you may need a solution to backup WhatsApp without iCloud.

Fortunately, there are many third-party transfer tools available to help you backup WhatsApp offline without storage limitation. Here we take FoneTool as an example. This professional iPhone data management tool can help you backup the entire WhatsApp to PC.

With a stable USB connection, iPhone WhatsApp backup can be done in one-click. Just click the icon to download FoneTool to PC, and follow the steps below to backup your WhatsApp.

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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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Part 3. FAQs about iCloud WhatsApp backup

You may have some confusions and troubles about iCloud WhatsApp backup. Hope the answers to the following frequently asked questions about iCloud WhatsApp backup can help.

Q 1. Why iCloud backup WhatsApp stuck?

While performing iCloud WhatsApp backup, the operation might get stuck in between. iCloud backup stuck may result from not enough iCloud space, unstable network connection, and so on. The following troubleshoots can solve your problem.

• Check and release iCloud storage.
You can go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud to check whether you have enough available storage. You can also clear old iCloud backup to free up iCloud storage and try again. From iCloud Storage page > Tap Backup and delete unnecessary backup files.

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• Check Network condition
Your device must be linked to a stable internet connection in order to backup WhatsApp to iCloud. Before you begin, ensure that the WiFi network is functional.

• Sign out & in iCloud account
Your iCloud account sync may fail to work temporarily. To fix this, you can sign out and sign in iCloud account to refresh iCloud services. To sign out iCloud account: go to Settings > Tap your profile > Scroll down to find and tap Sign Out.

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Q 2. Does iCloud backup include WhatsApp chats?

Yes. iCloud backup of WhatsApp works in the same way as Google Drive. Also, users can deselect the media files like videos to be backed up and only conversations will be backed up in this way.

Q 3. How to access WhatsApp iCloud backup?

Just like iCloud backup for iPhone, for your privacy protection, you cannot view detailed information about WhatsApp messages in iCloud. While you are still able to confirm whether your messages are being backed up to iCloud or not.

To have a check, go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Click Manage Storage. From here, you can see WhatsApp Messenger and how much iCloud space it takes up.

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That’s all for iCloud backup WhatsApp. You can easily create an individual iCloud backup for WhatsApp within the app. I hope this article also helped you solve other confusions about iCloud backup WhatsApp. If this guide helpful, please share it with others.

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