[3 Ways] How to Backup WhatsApp Without Opening WhatsApp

Are you wondering about how to backup WhatsApp on iPhone/iPad without launching WhatsApp? There are three methods available for completing this backup, with the easiest one being through FoneTool.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 15, 2023
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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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Why need to backup your WhatsApp on iPhone/iPad?

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 can become corrupted, preventing them from opening the app. Then backing up WhatsApp without opening WhatsApp can be so important to protect your data.

How to backup WhatsApp without opening WhatsApp

You can use 3 ways to finsih the iPad or iPhone WhatsApp backup process without opening WhatsApp. And the FoneTool can be the easiest method.

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 funciton, you can easily move WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business messages, documents, photos, videos and other attachments to the PC.

blushSuper-fast transfer speed: FoneTool can help you move all WhatsApp data from iPhone/iPad to PC in a very short time. For intance, thousands of photos can be transferred in a few minutes.
blushSupport restoring to another Apple ID: It doesn't have Apple ID limitation. You can restore WhatsApp backup to another Apple ID with FoneTool.
blushNo data leakage: FoneTool only relies on USB connection, so you can move all your data in an absolutely secure environment.
blushEasily to export data: Once the backup is completed, you can simply export the WhatsApp backup to your computer to view them directly.

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 Backup History page to restore it to your iPhone/iPad next time.

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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 finsih the process.

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.

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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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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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