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How to Archive WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

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WhatsApp is a very useful and one of the most favorite text messaging apps available on the internet for smartphones. You can not only send texts to your friends and family but also send voice texts, audio files, pictures and large files over chatting on this app. So it’s obviously famous among iPhone users also. WhatsApp has really made easier for everyone to contact their friends and family. But many people want to hide their private, long or secrete chats from everyone. Also, a lot of people want to archive their text messages for accessing them later if needed. So it basically means hiding the chat from your chat screen without deleting them. If you don’t know how to archive WhatsApp messages on iPhone, then you need to follow this article. This article will guide you to archive WhatsApp chat on iPhone, get back deleted WhatsApp messages and also how to backup WhatsApp messages easily for your own good. So follow this article till the end.

Part #1: How to Archive WhatsApp Messages on iPhone Manually

Part #2: 2 Ways to Backup WhatsApp Messages

Part #1: How to Archive WhatsApp Messages on iPhone Manually

If you want to archive WhatsApp messages on iPhone, you can easily do it manually. There is nothing much to do. Just follow this process.

  • First, you need to launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Now choose any chat from your chat screen and swipe from right to left on that chat.
  • You will find 2 options appear on your screen, "More" and "Archive".
  • Just tap on "Archive" and the chat will be archived immediately.

archive whatsapp messages iphone

Part #2: 2 Ways to Backup WhatsApp Messages

This article may seem to you about archiving WhatsApp chat on iPhone but it’s more important to back up your WhatsApp messages regularly. Just in case if you accidentally delete or lose your chats somehow, you can easily recover WhatsApp messages from iPhone later. It’s really easy to backup all your WhatsApp messages in 2 ways. Follow the guideline below to learn everything about the backup processes.

Backup WhatsApp Messages to iCloud

The most common way to backup WhatsApp messages is by using iCloud. If you follow a simple step by step process, you will become an expert in backing up your WhatsApp chats on iCloud. Here is how to do it.

  • First, you need to make sure if iCloud Drive is turned on for WhatsApp backup. Go to the "Settings" menu of your iPhone. Tap on your Apple ID, then go to "iCloud" and turn the slider on for "iCloud Drive". Also, make sure that the slider next to "WhatsApp" is also turned on.
    turn on icloud drive whatsapp
  • Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone and go to the "Settings" option of WhatsApp from the bottom right corner.
    tap on settings in whatsapp
  • Now select "Chats" and then tap on "Chat Backup".
    chat backup option
  • Finally, you can include videos on your back up by turning the slider on of "Include Videos". Now tap on "Back Up Now" to start the backup process.
    back up whatsapp chats
  • After a few minutes, all your chats will be backed up on your iCloud storage. The time depends on the file size of your backup and your internet speed.

Backup WhatsApp Messages to Computer Selectively

If you want to learn the best way to backup WhatsApp messages, then you need to follow this process. Storing your WhatsApp messages in iCloud is okay but in order to be sure you can easily backup all your WhatsApp chats on your own computer. With the help of iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery, you can selectively backup all your WhatsApp messages on your computer. It has 3 recovery modes that include recovering and saving data directly from iPhone, iCloud backup and iTunes backup. It doesn’t matter if you have lost your WhatsApp messages by accidentally deleting them, factory reset or any other issues, this data recovery tool can bring back your data in no time. All you need to do is follow this below guideline and you will become an expert at this.

First, download and install iBeesoft data recovery software on your computer and launch it. Then connect your iPhone to your PC by using a good quality USB cable.

After you get an interface like below, go to "Recover from iOS Device" option. Your iPhone will be detected by the software automatically but if it doesn’t, you need to enable the option that says "Trust this computer" from your iPhone and provide the password. Then click on the "Scan" button from the software to start scanning your iOS device.

start scanning your iOS device

Within a few minutes, all your deleted or lost files will be scanned by the software and it will display all the files within different categories in front of you. Now you need to choose "WhatsApp" from the left side, preview the files and click on the "Recover" button.

recover whatsapp messages from ios device

After a few minutes, all your WhatsApp chat history will be recovered on your computer. The time depends on the file size of your WhatsApp data so be patient and wait till the process finishes.

Learning how to archive WhatsApp messages on iPhone is not hard at all. But without knowing the proper method, you will never be able to do it. Fortunately, this article can provide all the details about the process and you won’t get anything better than that from anywhere else. Also backing up all your WhatsApp chats regularly is very important. So you can easily backup your messages on iCloud by following the guideline from here. But the best way to backup and restore your WhatsApp chat history is by using iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery software. You definitely know what you’ll have to do now.

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