3 Ways to Backup WhatsApp Without Opening WhatsApp 2024

Are you wondering about how to backup WhatsApp on iPhone/iPad without launching WhatsApp? There are 3 methods available for completing the process, and FoneTool might be the easiest way.

Kathy by Kathy Updated February 23, 2024
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How can I backup my WhatsApp chats without opening WhatsApp?

My WhatsApp can’t function correctly on my iPhone, but there is so much data on this app. I need to back up the data immediately. What should I do to back up the data without opening WhatsApp?   

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WhatsApp, used by billions of people globally, enables users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share images, videos, documents, locations, and various other types of content. To prevent accidental deletion, device damage, or when switching to a new iPhone/iPad, it's wise to back up your WhatsApp data.


And for some users whose WhatsApp can't function normally, or the WhatsApp data is corrupted, preventing them from opening the app, backing up WhatsApp without opening it can be so important.

Now you can keep on reading to easily finish the iPad or iPhone WhatsApp backup process. And FoneTool might be the most handy way.

Method 1. The best software to backup WhatsApp on iPhone/iPad directly

When it comes to backing up WhatsApp on iPhone/iPad, FoneTool will be the most ideal way to complete it. With its excellent function, you can easily move WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business messages, documents, photos, videos and other attachments to the PC.

blush Thousands of WhatsApp files can be transferred in a few minutes.
blush You can restore WhatsApp backup to another Apple ID with FoneTool.
blush Safe USB connection always keeps all data safe.
blush Simply export the WhatsApp backup to the PC after backup.

Now you can download the handy FoneTool on your Windows PC and learn how to back up WhatsApp without opening WhatsApp.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to computer. Then open FoneTool.

Step 2. Choose WhatsApp Manager > Go to WhatsApp or WA Business according to your needs. Here we take WhatsApp as an example and move the cursor to Backup WhatsApp > Tap on the Get Started button.

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Step 3. You can check Enable Backup Encryption to protect your private data > Select a destination to save your WhatsApp backup from the Backup Storage Path option > Click Start Backup to begin the task.

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Once the backup process is completed, you can go to the My Backups page to restore it to your iPhone/iPad next time.

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enlightened If need, you can also click the View dot next to the Restore dot from the My Backups page to browse your WhatsApp backup. Then you can choose your targeted data and tap on Export to Computer to export it. 

Method 2. Backup WhatsApp from iPhone/iPad to PC with iTunes

iTunes can be another available approach to fully back up iPhone/iPad data including WhatsApp. Now you can download the latest iTunes on your Windows PC to learn 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Click the device icon of iPhone/iPad in the iTunes screen. Click Back Up Now to backup WhatsApp on iTunes.

back up whatsapp with itunes

Method 3. Backup WhatsApp on iPad/iPhone with iCloud

If you need, you can also use iCloud to back up all iPhone/iPad data including WhatsApp on iPhone directly.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad > Tap your Apple ID > Choose iCloud > Enable the iCloud Backup option to make it.

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enlightened If there is not enough space in your iCloud, FoneTool's powerful feature can also help you easily manage iCloud data or sync iCloud data from one account to another on your Windows PC (My iCloud > Manage iCloud/iCloud Sync).

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If you don’t know how to back up WhatsApp without opening WhatsApp, this message can help you a lot. You can use FoneTool to directly back up WhatsApp or WhatsApp business data on iPhone/iPad. Or use iTunes and iCloud to fully back up your device.


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