You can back up and restore your WhatsApp chat history with iCloud. Note: WhatsApp chat histories aren't stored on our servers. Media and messages you back up aren't protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backup.
If you have iCloud Backups turned on for your entire iPhone, an unencrypted version of your chat history is also backed up to iCloud. To ensure your WhatsApp chats and media are only backed up with end-to-end encryption, turn iCloud Backup off on your device.
To set up iCloud Drive backup for WhatsApp, follow these steps:
1. Manually Backup WhatsApp on iPhone
iCloud Drive Backups
First, sign in to your iCloud.com account. Then go to the “Settings” section and select the “iCloud” option. Ensure you turn on the “Back up to iCloud” section. Then select the “Back up now” option to move your WhatsApp data to iCloud.
Here are the steps to do the backup easily:
Select iCloud, enable the "iCloud Drive" and "WhatsApp" icons. Open WhatsApp, and choose the "Settings" > "Chat" > "Chat Backup" > "Auto Backup" option. Then select a backup frequency, and click the "Back Up Now" button. The WhatsApp messages will be backed up to iCloud.
iCloud automatically creates backups of your WhatsApp chats, and these backups aren't protected by WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption. We recommend disabling iCloud backup when you set up end-to-end encrypted backup in WhatsApp. To disable automatic iCloud backup: Open Settings.
As you know, WhatsApp can be linked to your iCloud account to save the backup of the app. In this way, you can go to your WhatsApp settings and take the backup of the chats, attachments, etc. on your iCloud account. Needless to say, you should have enough space on your iCloud account to accommodate the WhatsApp backup.
Automatic backup You can enable automatic, scheduled backups by tapping Auto Backup and choosing your backup frequency. This will back up your chats and media to your iCloud account.
Here's how you can take WhatsApp backup on iCloud with this feature.Method 2: Include WhatsApp in iPhone Backup.
|Dedicated WhatsApp Backup||Entire Device Backup on iCloud|
|What is it?||Will only take the backup of WhatsApp data on iCloud||Will back up the entire device, including WhatsApp data|
Restore your chat history from an iCloud backup Verify that an iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.