dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS): How To
- Part 1. Transfer iOS WhatsApp Messages to iOS/Android Devices
- Part 2. Backup iOS WhatsApp Messages
- Part 3. Restore WhatsApp Backup to iOS Devices
- Part 4. Restore WhatsApp Backup to Android Devices
dr.fone allows you to backup and restore WhatsApp data on iOS devices or transfer WhatsApp data from iOS device to iOS device or Android device. Users can backup iPhone WhatsApp messages and WhatsApp message attachments, export them to the computer and restore the backup to device.
After launching dr.fone toolkit on your computer, select "Restore Social App" option from the tool list. Then connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer.
Next, go to the WhatsApp tab and let's check how to use the features here one by one.
Step 1. Connect your devices to the computer
To transfer WhatsApp messages from iOS devices to another iOS device or Android devices, you can choose "Transfer WhatsApp messages". Then connect your iOS devices or Android device to the computer. Once the program detects them, you will get the window as follows.
Here let's take transferring WhatsApp messages from one iPhone to a Samsung phone as example.
Step 2. Begin to transfer WhatsApp messages
Now, click "Trasnfer" to begin the WhatsApp message transfer. Since the transfer here will erase existing WhatsApp messages from the destination device, you need to click "Yes" to confirm this action if you still want to move forward.
Then the transfer process really starts.
Step 3. Wait until the WhatsApp message transfer is complete
During the transfer, you don't need to do anything. Just keep your devices connected well and then wait for the end. When you see the window below, you can disconnect your device and view the transferred data on your device.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad
To backup WhatsApp messages from iOS devices to your computer, you need to choose "Backup WhatsApp messages". Then get your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer.
Step 2. Begin to backup WhatsApp messages
Once your device is recognized, the backup process starts automatically.
Once the backup begins, you can sit and wait. The program will finish the process automatically. When you're told that the backup is completed, you will see the window below. Here, you can click "View it" to check the backup file if you want.
Step 3. View the backup file and export data selectively
Choose the backup file that you want to view if there are more than one backup file listed.
Then you will see all the details. Choose any item you want to export to your computer or restore to your device.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad
To restore WhatsApp messages to your iOS devices, you need to choose "Restore WhatsApp messages to iOS device". Get your iPhone or iPad connected to the computer. Then you'll see all your backup files listed.
Step 2. Restore WhatsApp message backup to your iPhone/iPad
You can choose a backup file and click "Next" to directly restore it to your iPhone or iPad as follows.
Or you can choose to view the backup file first, and then selectively choose what you want to restore it to your device.
The process of restoring WhatsApp messages to Android devices is much similar to the steps of restoring WhatsApp messages to iOS device above.