How to Backup WhatsApp Photos / Videos

This article introduces common ways to backup WhatsApp photos and videos, as well as a 2-3x faster tool to backup WhatsApp photos/videos from iOS and Android.

WhatsApp makes it very easy for you to share media files such as photos and videos. But how can you ensure that these attachments remain safe from the various data loss risks? There are easy ways to create a backup of the media files on your WhatsApp.

In this article we are going to be looking at how WhatsApp automatically backs up photos and videos as well as a few other options on how you can create a reliable backup of these media files.

Part 1: How does WhatsApp backup photos and videos?

In past versions, it was very hard to create a backup of WhatsApp messages. Users had to manually copy the app's installation files and folders and save them to PC or cloud. But in recent times WhatsApp has made it easier for users to create a backup of messages and their attachments which includes photos and videos. Users are can also set up an automatic backup that WhatsApp will implement with the specified period of time.

How to create an Automatic Backup of WhatsApp photos for iOS

It is important to note that this backup will include photos but doesn't support sent and received videos in the backup as yet.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and then Tap on the Settings Tab

backup WhatsApp photos and messages

Step 2: Once in the Chat Settings, Tap on the Chat Backup and then choose the "Backup Now" option. This will instantly backup chat messages and photos.

backup WhatsApp photos and videos

Step 3: To turn on automatic backup Choose the "Auto Backup" option and then select the schedule 

backup WhatsApp photos on iphone

How to create an Automatic Backup of WhatsApp photos/videos for Android

As Google has implemented the full integration of Google Drive with WhatsApp, you can backup all your WhatsApp photos and videos to this cloud drive seamlessly.

Note: Backing up all your WhatsApp photos, messages, voice messages, and videos only to Google Drive may easily exhaust the online space. Besides, WhatsApp backup files will be automatically deleted from Google Drive if they are left idle for about 12 months.

Overall, the steps to backup WhatsApp photos and videos to Google Drive are pretty easy. Here is how:

Step 1. Start up the WhatsApp app from your Android.

Step 2. Go to "Menu" > "Settings" > "Chats and Calls".

Step 3. Select the "Chat Backup" option, and tap right on "Back up to Google Drive". You need to set a backup frequency like Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.

backup WhatsApp photos on android

How to Access WhatsApp Backup Photos

The most common way to view the photos in your WhatsApp backup would be to restore the WhatsApp backup. You will need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. After you verify your phone number, you will be prompted to restore the WhatsApp messages, photos, etc. from your Google Drive (Android users) or iCloud Account (iPhone users). When the restoration process completes, tap "Next" to display your chats. WhatsApp will then display the photo or video files.

Part 2: Backup WhatsApp Photos and Videos on iPhone Creatively

As we have seen, WhatsApp's own backup system is flawed in a number of ways. Therefore if you want a reliable way to backup WhatsApp photos and videos on your iPhone, you need a reliable tool like dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS). With this program, you can backup, preview and selectively restore WhatsApp messages, photos, and videos on your iPhone. It is easy, fast and flexible.

dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS)

One click to backup WhatsApp photos and videos on iPhone.

  • It offers a full solution to backup iOS WhatsApp messages.
  • Backup iOS messages to your computer.
  • Transfer Whtasapp messages to your iOS device or Android device.
  • Restore WhatsApp Messages to iOS or Android device.
  • Export photos and vidoes of WhatsApp.
  • View the backup file and export data selectively.
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

How to use dr.fone - Restore Social App (iOS) to backup WhatsApp photos and Video selectively

One of the best features that dr.fone offers is that it is very easy to use. As the tutorial below will show, you can very easily and quickly selectively backup WhatsApp photos and video.

Step 1: Launch dr.fone on your PC and then connect your iPhone to the PC using USB cables. dr.fone will automatically recognize the device and then select "Restore Social App" feature

connect iphone and shoose more tools

Step 2: Choose "Backp WhatsApp messages" to backup your iphone WhatsApp messages. It showed that your iPhone has connected as following:

start backup

Step 3: Click "Backup" Button and the software is starting backup your WhatsApp data.The process will complete automatically.

backup WhatsApp complete

Step 4: As the backup has finished, you can click "View" to check the WhatsApp backup file you want.

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Step 5: Choose a WhatsApp backup file to see the details. Export any you want to your computer or restore to your device.

view backup file

Video guide: Backup WhatsApp photos from iOS device

Part 3: Backup WhatsApp Photos and Videos on Android Creatively

3.1 Backup WhatsApp Photos and Videos from Android to PC in One Click

Google Drive can backup photos and videos from your Android. But the shortcoming you cannot overcome is Google Drive has a backup validity period of 1 year. That is, if WhatsApp photos and videos are left on Google Drive for 1 year, they will be deleted.

So, you need a way to permanently backup WhatsApp photos and videos, like backup to your PC.

With dr.fone - Restore Social App, you can easily backup WhatsApp Photos and Videos from Android to PC.

Here are the steps by which you can backup WhatsApp Photos and Videos of your Android in one click:

  1. Download, install, and launch dr.fone. Simple stuff!
  2. Now in the window that pops up, select "Restore Social App".
  3. backup whatsapp photos of android to pc
  4. In the next window, select the "WhatsApp" tab and click on "Backup WhatsApp messages".
  5. select backup option
  6. WhatsApp backup process automatically starts. You can view its progress in a window similar to the following.
  7. whatsapp photo backup progress
  8. Then all your WhatsApp photos and videos can be backed up to the PC shortly. To check these WhatsApp photos and videos, see how to restore Android WhatsApp backup.
  9. whatsapp photo and videos backed up to pc

3.2 Extract Android WhatsApp Photos/Videos to PC for Backup

For Android users, the best solution comes in the form of dr.fone - Recover (Android Data Recovery). It is a data recovery software which can read and extract all WhatsApp data (lost and existing) from Android, and then you can export them to your computer for backup.

So in this sense, it can backup WhatsApp photos and videos on Android. If needed, you can also select to backup those deleted or lost WhatsApp contents. It is flexible and friendly.

dr.fone - Recover (Android Data Recovery)

Selectively backup/extract WhatsApp photos and videos on Android.

  • Easy, fast and safe.
  • Extract or back up text messages, photos, videos, music, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp messages & photos and more.
  • Allows users to preview and selectively recover files
  • Recover lost data due to factory restore, OS update, system crash, deletion, rooting error, ROM flashing SD card issue and more
  • Supports nearly all Android devices and fully is fully compatible with all Android OS versions
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

How to use dr.fone - Recover (Android Data Recovery) to backup WhatsApp photos and videos selectively

This application makes it very easy for you to create a safe backup of your WhatsApp photos and videos files. Follow these simple steps to do that effectively.

Step 1: Launch dr.fone - Recover (Android Data Recovery) on your PC and connect the Android device using USB cables.

connnect android phones

Step 2: Enable USB debugging to allow the application to detect your device. Dr .Fone will provide you with instructions on how to do this for your particular device in the next window. If your device is rooted, allow for Superuser Authorization to allow the application to scan the device.

get the permision of allow

Step 3: In the next window, choose WhatsApp messages and Attachments. This will allow dr.fone to scan for both available and deleted WhatsApp messages and their attachments.

scan WhatsApp data

Step 4: The next step is to select the scanning mode. You can choose between the Standard and the advanced mode. The advanced mode will dig deeper but may take longer.

choose mode

Step 6: Once the scanning process is complete, all the WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, etc. will be displayed in the next window. Select the videos and photos you want to backup and then click on "Recover" to save them to PC.

recover WhatsApp

Video guide: Extract WhatsApp photos and videos to PC for backup

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dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

dr.fone - Backup&Restore (iOS)

Backup data on your iOS devices easily and restore backup files selectively to any device.

dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

dr.fone - Recover (iOS)

Recover deleted data from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backup files.

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Jan 17,2019 14:53 pm / Posted by Selena Lee to WhatsApp

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