It is important to make regular backups of important data on our devices so that we can restore it in case of damage or loss. In this article, we would like to show you how to restore a local WhatsApp backup on your iPhone.
First of all, however, we would like to emphasize that restoring a backup can occasionally lead to data loss. The best way to avoid this is to make regular backups and make sure you always have an up-to-date copy of your data.
In this article, you will learn how to restore a local WhatsApp backup to your iPhone step by step. We will make sure that by the end of this article you have the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully restore your WhatsApp backup.
How to restore a local WhatsApp backup on iPhone – 2023
If you want to restore your WhatsApp chats to your iPhone, you first need to make sure that your backup settings are correct. Make sure WhatsApp has backed up your chats to iCloud regularly by clicking “Settings”, “Chats” and “Backup” tap in WhatsApp. Here you can check when the last backup was created and if it was successful.
In addition to the iCloud backup, you can also create a local backup on your computer. To do this, you need to connect your iPhone to a computer and open iTunes. Go to your device window and click “Create backup now”. Make sure you set a password for the backup to protect your data.
When restoring your WhatsApp backup to your iPhone, first open the WhatsApp app and check that it is using the same phone number that was used to create the backup. Tap “Continue and “Restore, to restore your chats and media from iCloud. If you use a local backup, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes and click “Restore Backup” Click.
- Tip: Make sure your internet connection is stable to make it easier to restore chats and media from iCloud.
- Tip: When restoring a local backup, make sure that the version of iTunes on your computer is compatible with the version of iOS on your iPhone.
Step 2: Remove WhatsApp program from your iPhone
If you want to restore a local WhatsApp backup on your iPhone, you first need to uninstall the WhatsApp application from your device. To do this, follow the steps below:
- Locate the WhatsApp icon on your iPhone screen and press and hold it until it starts shaking.
- Tap the small “X, located in the upper left corner of the icon.
- Confirm the uninstallation by clicking “Delete” and finally tap when a pop-up window appears.
Alternatively, you can also open the settings of your iPhone, tap on “General” then tap on “iPhone storage and finally click on “WhatsApp Click. Select “Delete App From and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the program.
Note that uninstalling the WhatsApp program will also delete all the corresponding data and chat history on your iPhone. Make sure that you have backed up all the important information before uninstalling so that you can restore it later on.
Here’s how to restore a local WhatsApp backup on your iPhone
If you want to restore a local WhatsApp backup on your iPhone, there are some steps you need to follow. In this article, we will focus on step 3: using iTunes to transfer WhatsApp backup from your computer to your iPhone.
However, before you start, you need to make sure that you have a recent backup of WhatsApp on your computer. Also, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer.
Once you have completed these steps, you can start transferring WhatsApp backups to your iPhone via iTunes. Just open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone.
- Select your iPhone in iTunes
- Click on the “Apps tab
- Scroll down until you find the WhatsApp application
- Click on “Select, to select the WhatsApp backup you want to transfer to your iPhone
Once you have selected the backup, click on “Transfer”, to download it to your iPhone. Be patient as this may take some time depending on the size of the backup.
After the transfer is complete, launch WhatsApp on your iPhone. There you will see a message asking if you want to restore the backup. Follow the on-screen instructions to successfully restore the backup.
By using iTunes, you can restore a full backup of WhatsApp to your iPhone and ensure that your messages, chats and attachments are not lost.
How to restore local WhatsApp backup to iPhone
After creating a local backup, it is important to know how to restore it. This step 4 is as important as the other steps. The step 4 will show you how to restore your WhatsApp backup to your iPhone.
First of all, you need to open WhatsApp and log in with your phone number. After you log in, WhatsApp will prompt you to restore a backup.
- Click on the “Restore” button option in the notification.
- Wait until the local backup is restored.
- Click “Next, to continue.
You can also manually click the “Restore” button option by going to “Settings> “Chats” > “Chat Backup” navigate and click on “Restore backup now” click. Make sure you select the correct backup before clicking “Restore” click.
Restoring the local backup may take some time depending on the size of the backup and your internet connection speed. Make sure you have a suitable Wi-Fi connection before you proceed with restoring the backup.
Once the backup is complete, you can restore your WhatsApp chats, messages and media items to your iPhone and continue using them. Make sure you back up your WhatsApp history regularly to ensure you don’t lose your important messages and media items.
To successfully verify recovered WhatsApp data
After you have successfully restored your local WhatsApp backup on your iPhone, it is important to make sure that all your data has been fully restored. An easy way to check this is to open your chats and files in WhatsApp and look through them.
You should also verify that all your contacts in WhatsApp have been restored correctly. You can check this by opening your contact list in WhatsApp and making sure all your contacts are there.
If you have sent or received any pictures, videos or audio files, you should also check them to make sure they have been fully recovered. You can do this by clicking on the relevant chat in WhatsApp and scrolling through the files.
- Check your chats
- Check your contacts
- Check your files
If you find that some data has not been restored, there may be a problem with your backup. You should then try restoring your backup again or use a different backup.
If all your WhatsApp data has been successfully recovered, you can rest assured that you have access to all your important chats and files again.