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How to backup and recover WeChat history for android, iPhone iOS, Windows Phone

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WeChat is the Chinese voice and messaging chat app and known as Weixin in china. WeChat is growing months by months as social messaging apps and WeChat download available in all mobile versions. Latest WeChat download available in App Store (iPhone/iTunes), Google Play (Android), Windows Phone, Nokia Store, OS 5.0, OS 6.0 and above, BlackBerry 10, Symbian Touch, Symbian Keyboard (Nokia).

How to backup and recover WeChat history for android, iPhone iOS, Windows Phone

WeChat history backup and recovery or restore require if you have changing your handset of upgrade WeChat version. Unfortunately till now WeChat backup not possible on a desktop PC. WeChat provide a cloud storage solution for WeChat history backup and restore. By default WeChat chat history is only stored for 7 days. It means after seven days your backup will no more exist on server. While WeChat history backup you can set a password for secure your conversation and backup selected friend’s conversation. After configure WeChat on new handset or device you can restore WeChat backup on your smart phone.

Let’s start the WeChat history backup and restore procedure step by step and it remain same for all ranges of mobile version (Android, iPhone iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian)

How to backup WeChat history

Step 1. On your WeChat application screen Go to > Settings >General > Chat History Backup refer the images below.

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Step 2. Click on “Back Up” and select the conversations that all you would like to backup on the server.

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Step 3. Here you have an option to set a password for the WeChat history backup.

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Step 4. Click on backup and sit back till WeChat backup uploading to server.

How to backup and recover WeChat history for android, iPhone iOS, Windows Phone

How to recover or restore WeChat history

Now, after you ready with your new device or updated new WeChat version just login to your WeChat application.

Step 5. Go to > Settings >General > Chat History Backup then select “Restore” enter password which you have set at the time of uploading WeChat history backup.

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Step 6. At last it will ask for confirmation and show the backup file detail about the handset and backup date. Say OK and you have your last backup messages on your new smart phone.

How to backup and recover WeChat history for android, iPhone iOS, Windows Phone

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  • Tom8731

    Hello; Nice article. But i have an issue when i try to upload m’y backup from my iPhone : it stays blocked at 0%… Did someone already heard about this issue?
    I need that to restaure my chats on my new Android phone.

    • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

      Check your antivirus or any security software if installed.

      • Tom8731

        Tank you fort jour help, i have an y antivirus or sécurité software indtalled on my iPhone :/

        • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

          Your answer is not clear.
          If you have any security application installed then remove it. Then try to restore
          you also try switched off and restart your phone

          • Tom8731

            Sorry. I would say that i have not installed antivirus and other sécurité software. I tried to backup my chat history contact by contact ans it seems that one of my chat contact it vert uge (250mo) aller other contact were successfully backed up :) si thé feature works ;) thanks for jour help

  • Steen

    Is there anyway to store the chat content locally? I can do it much longer than 7 days in that case.

    • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

      Hi Steen,
      No such option available, I will consult with WeChat support personnel on this and let you know as soon as get update from them.

  • lily

    can you recover the deleted message you never backup before?

    • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

      Hi Lily,
      No, you can’t recover any message which you never backed up and deleted.

  • http://www.clickronline.com/ Mohammed Ali

    This is cool post. Very useful tips

    • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

      Hi Mohammed, I am glad to know that you find this post useful. Thanks for your valuable time comments.
      I would like to see you again. Keep visiting :-)

  • http://dailytipsndtricks.blogspot.com Arun Prasath

    Useful Tutorial Bro!

    • http://www.saveintrash.com Vasant Sakpal

      Hi Arun, I am Glad that you found my article useful and Thanks for your valuable time and commenting.
      Keep visiting bro :-)