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WhatsApp which was founded by Brian and Koum Acton (ex Yahoo employees) is a popular messaging app in the digital world.  The application of WhatsApp is absolutely free to download and use for the first year.  From the second year, they charge US$ 0.99 per year.  The cost charged is negligible compared to its popularity and usage.  Nearly all Android smart phone users have WhatsApp for sharing information and having fast, group chat responses.  One might require making a future reference or transfer WhatsApp data to another new Android phone and here below is How to Backup WhatsApp Data.

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#1 WhatsApp Conversations Messages Backup

a) Go to your Android Smartphone, then open WhatsApp messenger. Press the Menu key then tap settings.

How to backup whatsapp data
How to backup whatsapp data

b) Next, open the settings menu by tapping the chat settings.

How to backup whatsapp data
How to backup whatsapp data

c) When the screen opens, the backup conversation option will be seen. Select this option and it will Backup WhatsApp This is the first step of How to Backup WhatsApp Data.

#2 How to Restore Backup on same Smartphone

a) Incase you accidentally delete or for any reason delete your WhatsApp messenger, you will lose data.  Do not worry though, if you have a latest backup copy.  The last backed up copy can be used on the same phone to Restore WhatsApp Backup data.  Go to Google Play Store to download and install WhatsApp on your smartphone.

How to backup whatsapp data
How to backup whatsapp data

b) The welcome screen appears when you open WhatsApp messenger, then click on I Agree and continue.

How to backup whatsapp data
How to backup whatsapp data

c) Complete the verification procedure by entering your mobile number. A popup screen asking whether you want to restore your WhatsApp message will then appear.  Press the restore button.  Your BackupWhatsApp messages would have been successfully restored.

How to backup whatsapp data
How to backup whatsapp data

#3 How to Transfer WhatsApp Backup to PC or Laptop

a) By using a USB cable, connect your Android phone to your laptop or PC. Your PC should automatically detect the smartphone and a popup of USB connected will be seen on your phone screen.  Press the option of “turn on USB storage” to get access permission of reading/writing from PC to smartphone and vice versa.

b) Open internal storage after detecting the phone storage on Pc. Search for WhatsApp folder.  Incase you do not see it; it will be on the external SD card storage.  This is a folder which is created by WhatsApp when installing.  All the messages, backup files, videos etc. are stored in this folder.  Copy the whole folder and save it on your laptop or PC safely.  You would have then done Backup WhatsApp on your PC or laptop.

#4 How to Transfer WhatsApp Backup from PC to another Android Phone

a) When you already have a WhatsApp backup on your PC, it can be restored on a newly bought phone or existing smartphone. Before starting to Restore WhatsApp Backup install the WhatsApp application.  Incase it is not installed, use the Google Play Store to download and install it.  No special configuration is required.

b) Connect your smartphone to laptop or PC which has the WhatsApp backup file. Search for the WhatsApp folder on the smartphone internal storage.  This folder was created when installation was taking place.

c) For the last step of How to Restore WhatsApp Backup, delete and rename WhatsApp folders on the smartphone storage. Copy WhatsApp Backup and Restore folder from computer to smartphone storage in the same location.  Now disconnect the phone from the computer and click on your WhatsApp messenger.  Your old videos, backup files, messages and everything else would have been restored.  That is the way WhatsApp Backup and Restore of data is done.  Your data will be safe and sound.

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