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dr.fone - Backup & Restore (iOS): How To

dr.fone can back up and restore iOS WhatsApp data, and transfer the data to an iOS device or Android device. Practically, users can back up iPhone WhatsApp messages and WhatsApp message attachments, export them to the computer, and restore the backup to an iOS device or Android device.

Launch dr.fone, and select the "Backup & Restore" option among all the features.

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Select the "WhatsApp Backup & Restore" tab and see the following steps to learn the tricks.

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Part 1. Transfer iOS WhatsApp Data

Step 1. Connect both devices to the computer.

Connect both devices (two iOS devices or an iOS device and an Android device) to the computer, and select "Transfer WhatsApp messages". When both devices are detected, you will see the following window.

Transferring WhatsApp messages from a iPhone to a Samsung Android phone is used as an example here.

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Step 2. Transfer WhatsApp messages.

Click "Trasnfer" to start transferring the WhatsApp messages. Note that the transfer move erases existing WhatsApp messages from the destination device. If you are sure about that, click "Yes" to confirm this action.

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The transfer is in progress.

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Step 3. Keep the cable connected during the WhatsApp message transfer.

When the transfer is in progress, wait and keep both devices well connected. When the following window is displayed, you can disconnect your device from the computer to check what has been transferred.

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Part 2. Back up iOS WhatsApp Data

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.

Get your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer and select the "Backup WhatsApp messages" tab. Then you'll see the window displayed as follows.

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Step 2.Back up WhatsApp messages.

When your iOS device is recognized, click "Backup" to start.

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Wait until the backup is complete. When the following window appears, click "View it" to check the backup file.

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Step 3. Select and export the backup data.

Select the backup file that you want to view from those listed.

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When all the details appear, select any item you want to export to your computer or restore to your device.

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Part 3. Restore WhatsApp Backup to an iOS Device

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad.

Connect your iOS device to the computer and select "Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS Device" before restoring WhatsApp messages. The following window shows that all your backup files are listed.

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Step 2. Restore WhatsApp message backup to your iPhone/iPad.

Select a backup file and click "Next" to directly restore it to your iPhone or iPad.

Alternatively, you can view the backup files, and select the desired ones to restore to your device.

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Part 4. Restore WhatsApp Backup to an Android Device

You can refer to the steps of restoring WhatsApp messages to an iOS device to restore WhatsApp messages to an Android device.

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