How to backup WhatsApp

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WhatsApp has become an inseparable companion of our smartphones. Many multimedia files come to us or we share them on this social network. The  videos, photos, memes and memories of specific dates are WhatsApp, including personal chats and group discussions  .

Many of these files are important to you, so today we’re going to teach you how to backup WhatsApp  so you can keep  them safe.

Backup WhatsApp on Android

It is easy to create and restore WhatsApp backup on Android. You just have to follow the following command line, accessing the 3-dot menu:

  1. Settings ► Chat ► Backup
  2. In  Backup  you can choose to make a manual copy in  Save  or choose the automatic copy option in the cloud, synchronizing this action with your  Google Drive account  (you can also make backup copies in Dropox, Onedrive, etc.)
  3. Choose the most convenient options including the  frequency with  which you want the backup, the  Google account  , which is done only when you are connected to  WiFi  (to save the data) and you can include saving the  videos if you wish.
  4. This would be the whole process. In this way,  if you lose or change your mobile phone, when you buy another one (keeping the phone line) you will see, after installing WhatsApp, that it will ask you if you want to recover the files found in Google Drive  . You have to accept all the steps they ask you to restore all those precious information you had on your old cell phone.

Backup WhatsApp on iPhone

This is a fairly similar process to the previous one, only instead of Google Drive you will have  iCloud  as an option to perform automatic backups. You need to follow the following command line:

  1. ”  WhatsApp ► Settings ► Chats and calls ► Copy chat  ” and then select ”  Back up  now  “. Here you can choose the options for saving the frequency, among others that will depend on your tastes and needs.

In case you need to change your mobile, you will have all the multimedia information and chat history ready to be restored, as soon as you install WhatsApp with your current line on your new mobile.

Backup WhatsApp from PC

This is a simple method to make an external backup without using WhatsApp (ok, if we need to have previously made backup copies in  Settings ► Chat ► Backup  ). All we have to do is  connect our mobile phone to our PC  . So let’s follow these steps:

  1. We enter the internal storage folder of our mobile and  locate the WhatsApp folder  .
  2. We copy and paste this folder on  the PC desktop , or simply drag it with the mouse.
  3. That’s it,  we already have a backup of  all our WhatsApp files, which we can have on a pendrive or save in the cloud. When you need it, you will just have to paste it back to  your mobile or another where  you  do n’t have WhatsApp installed  in the internal memory.
  4. When you install WhatsApp you will see that it will recognize that there is a Backup and will ask you to restore it. Follow the steps until a successful reset is complete.

How to Backup WhatsApp Using Google Photos

This is an  external way to restore WhatsApp  . Keep in mind that it uses data, as it’s not possible for it to work only with WiFi:

    1. Download  Google Photos  and proceed with opening the application.
    2. Go to the sidebar and tap the Settings menu   .
    3. Then go to  Backup and Sync  to proceed with activating these options.
    4. Select  Create backup and sync  .
    5. Choose the  Google account  to activate this feature.
    6. Now choose  Create backup copies of device folders  .
    7. You will see a series of folder options that you want to save in Google Photos. The options you should choose are those  related to WhatsApp,  such as  WhatsApp Images   and  WhatsApp Videos  .
    8. We recommend that you choose the ” Only sync while charging” option   to save battery. If you decide to mark other options such as  Photos  and  Videos  (  Use data for backup copies  ), you will also save your mobile phone’s photo and video files, which will consume a lot of data, especially videos.

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