How to Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages to Android

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Want to restore WhatsApp messages with media without backup on Android? Here’s how to backup and restore WhatsApp chat on Android phone. By default, back up your messages and media to Google Drive. You can restore them when you reinstall WhatsApp. Your messages will also back up to your phone’s internal storage. You can backup your WhatsApp chats using your Google account or Google Drive using WiFi or cellular. Also, enable the toggle for backup WhatsApp videos if you want.

Messages and media backed up in Google Drive are not protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption. Check out below given two methods to back up WhatsApp chat history on your Android devices.

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How to Backup WhatsApp Chat in Android Phone or Tablet

This first method of transfer or backup WhatsApp chat in android is perfect works on the latest Android devices. You can also backup data on Android devices.

How to Manually Backup and Restore WhatsApp Messages/Chat

Step 1: Go to “Apps”.

Step 2: Open “WhatsApp”.

Tap on more option WhatsApp

Step 3: Tap on Three vertical dots (More) at the top right corner.

Select Setting option on WhatsApp

Step 4: Select “Settings” options.

Tap on Chats and Calls

Step 5: Tap on “Chats and Calls” or “Chats”.

Backup WhatsApp chat in android devices

Step 6: Scroll down and tap on “Chat backup”.

Restore WhatsApp chat in android

You can choose various options to backup WhatsApp chat in android mobile and tablets including Google drive, Gmail account and using Wi-Fi or cellular. If you want to also get backup WhatsApp videos then tick the videos option.

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Step 7: Tap on “Back Up” to start the process of WhatsApp backup in your Android device.

Now all your WhatsApp chat messages and media backup to Google Drive. You can restore them when you reinstall WhatsApp. Your messages and media will also backup up your phone’s internal storage.

How to Backup WhatsApp Chat in Android Using File Manager

Step 1: Open “WhatsApp” on your device.

Step 2:Tap on the “Menu” option at the top right corner (Different Android devices have different settings).

Step 3: Select “Settings” options.

Step 4: Tap on “Chat settings”.

Step 5: Tap on “Backup conversation”.

Tap on Database option

Step 6: In File Manager navigate to WhatsApp > Database.

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Step 7: Find the latest backup files, it looks like “msgstore.db.crypt8”

Now install WhatsApp on your devices. Connect your new device to PC using USB cable and copy your WhatsApp conversation backup files on your device or folder. Open WhatsApp and enter your phone number and verify it. Now you should have notification of backup WhatsApp message, tap on restore and that’s all.

Above you can see perfect steps for backup WhatsApp chat in android devices. If you have any trouble or known other best ways to backup WhatsApp conversation chat in your android device then please share with us.

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