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Creating backups of WhatsApp data
You can back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud backup or iCloud Drive.
Creating iCloud backup
To back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud backup, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > This iPhone. Make sure WhatsApp is turned on.
Creating iCloud Drive backup
To back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud Drive, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup, and then tap Back Up Now.
You can also schedule automatic backups of your WhatsApp data to iCloud Drive. To do this, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup, and then tap Auto Backup. Choose the backup frequency you need.
Requirements for creating WhatsApp data backups in iCloud Drive:
•There must be iOS 5.1 or later on your iPhone.
•You must be signed into iCloud (iPhone Settings > iCloud).
•You must have enough free space on both your iCloud and your iPhone.
•Make sure the following settings are set to ON:
oFor iOS 7: Documents & Data (iPhone Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data)
oFor iOS 8 and later: iCloud Drive (iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive)
For more information on creating iCloud Drive backups, please follow the link: https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/iphone/20888066#backup