3 Ways to Backup WhatsApp on Android

As WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular messaging app in the world, people keep a lot of important data in messages and photos. Unexpected problem like WhatsApp crashing can cause data lost. So, if you want to make sure that you never lose your WhatsApp data then you must backup WhatsApp on Android to cloud or PC.

In this article, you'll learn how to backup WhatsApp chat on Samsung/HTC/HuaWei/LG, etc.

Method 1: One-Click to Backup WhatsApp from Android to PC

The best method that Android users can opt for is UltFone Android Data Recovery. This tool allows the users to create a backup of the WhatsApp messages and media files even after they are deleted. This is an all-in-one Android data recovery tool that can restore lost and deleted data files. With this software, the users can perform android WhatsApp backup along with a wide range of files without any restrictions.

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To backup WhatsApp on Android to PC, you need to download the software then install it on computer. Follow the steps given below:

  • Step1Launch software and connect your Android device to your computer and select "Recover WhatsApp Data" function on the upper toolbar.

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  • Tip

    Do ensure that you have enabled USB debugging on your Android device.

  • Step 2Once detected by software, you can tap "Start" to backup WhatsApp on android, Prior to backup, please confirm that you have logged into the WhatsApp account on your android device, otherwise the process will be failed.

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  • Step3Now, it starts scanning for all your WhatsApp messages and the data within them, please do not discontinue device before completing. And during the process, the program will prompt you to make a new backup of your WhatsApp.

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  • Step4After it is done scanning, it will display the results for you to see and select from before you begin backup WhatsApp. For the final step, you should click the button 'Recover'. As expected, the software will let these selected data saved as a backup on your computer.

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Method 2: Backup WhatsApp on Android with Google Drive

Luckily, WhatsApp already has a feature on an Android device to create a backup with Google Drive. This way, the WhatsApp messages and media files will be synced with the Google Account. Therefore, it will be easy to backup WhatsApp on Android and restore the data whenever we want. If you re-install the app then you will be able to restore the chat messages and media files during the setup. But remember that you don't format the internal storage otherwise the data backup will be lost.

Here's how you can create a backup of WhatsApp data using Google Drive.

Step 1: Launch the application on your phone and open Settings. Click on the Chat option and you will see several options on the screen.

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Step 2: Tap on the Chat Backup option and you will see Google Drive Settings. Click on the "Back up to Google Drive" and select the frequency with which you want to back up the WhatsApp data.

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Step 3: Then choose the Account option and hit the Add Account option. You will be directed to a screen where you can sign in with your Google Account.

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Step 4: Give permission to the app to access the drive and manage the files by clicking on the "Allow" button.

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Step 5: You will further have to specify how you like to back up the data. Click on the Wi-Fi only option and finally tap on the green Backup button to create the latest backup of WhatsApp.


The backup will take some time and during the backup, the end-to-end encryption feature won't work. The backup file goes to your Google Account, thus you can restore it anytime anywhere without using a computer.

Method 3: Backup WhatsApp on Android Using Default Settings

The users can also create local WhatsApp backup on Android device internal storage. This method doesn't require using a Google account as it stores the backup in the internal storage. Even with this backup file, you will be able to restore your messages and media files but only when you re-install the app.

Follow this guide to simply create a default backup of WhatsApp data on an Android phone.

Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp application and click on the 3 vertical dots on the top corner. From the menu, click on the Settings option and further open Chat Settings.


Step 2: As you are creating a default backup on Android device, make sure that you haven't activated the Google Drive backup feature.

Step 3: Click on the big green Back Up option and wait while the backup is made. Once the backup is complete, you will be able to locate the file in the storage.

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But if you are not using Google drive, remember not to format the internal storage otherwise you will lose the backup. But you can still restore the formatted file using UltData.

Bouns Tip: Comparison of the Three Android WhatsApp Backup Solutions

We will discuss the top three types of backup tool based on the 4 criterions, you can check the comparison chart for these tool to get a rough idea about them.

Features Android Data Recovery Google Drive Local Backup
Overwritten backup
Access backup data
Unlimited storage
How much internet speed you need for


With the use of UltFone Android Data Recovery, you can backup the present or deleted Android WhatsApp data to PC or Google Drive. Try to create a backup of your data as often as possible. And if you ever lost your data WhatsApp data on iPhone or Android, you can use WhatsApp Recovery software to help recover the lost and deleted WhatsApp data without backup even.

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