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Backup and Restore WeChat Messages on iPhone

June 6, 2017

From this article, you will not only learn how to backup WeChat messages on iPhone, but also learns how to restore WeChat messages on iPhone. 

Why backup your WeChat messages on iPhone, then restore them? Because we may know how to backup them and think we do it successfully, but actually we may don’t know how to restore them from our backups. There are different things, so we’ll talk about how to backup and restore WeChat messages on iPhone. 

Way 1. Backup and restore WeChat messages at same time 

If you want to do it easily and selectively, there is a way can help us backup and restore WeChat messages together, it means kill two birds with one stone. 

Now we’ll briefly introduce you iRefone, because we’ll need its help. iRefone is a professional iOS data recovery software, which can recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, weChat messages ect. 

Also it can help us download them from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allows us to preview them before restoring. 

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try. 


Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”. 


Step 2. Now we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “WeChat Message” icon, and it’ll be scanned by the software. 


Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose WeChat messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”. 


Backup and restore WeChat messages with iCloud 

If you want to backup and restore your WeChat messages free, you can use iCloud to help you with it. But you need to make sure your iCloud storage is enough. 


1.Connect your iPhone with Wifi, go to Setting--iCloud. 

2.Log in it with your Apple ID and password, turn on iCloud server, tap on “Backup”, and confirm with “Backup”. 


1.When finish backup,go to Setting--General--Erase All Content and Settings, when all content and settings are erased, go to set up assistant with a hello screen. 

2.Swipe to begin the set up progress, choose the files you need, tap on “Restore Backup”, and confirm with “Restore”. 


Backup and restore WeChat messages with iTunes 

We can also use iTunes to help us backup and restore WeChat messages, but it just doesn’t allow us to preview them and do it selectively. 


1.Launching your iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC. 

2.Go to Files(Device)--Summary, click iPhone image icon, tap on “Backup Now” on the right page, and confirm with “Backup”. 

When finish backup, you can find them from below folder address or restore them from iTunes: 


For more similar issue, you can refer to below article: 

Recover Lost WeChat Photos on iPad

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