WeChat, the most popular social chat app in China, which is also well-known and common used all over the world. This app provides text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messages, broadcast messaging, sharing of photographs and videos, and locating sharing. Once you used WeChat, there would be some chat history on your iPhone. However, unlike the other messaging apps, WeChat could only save your message or chat history on iPhone.
Then you may worry about the security of your WeChat chat history and want to know how to backup WeChat chat history. Here in this post, we will share you three ways to backup WeChat chat history.
Method 1: Backup WeChat Chat History with iCloud
One of the simplest ways to back up WeChat chat history on your iPhone is to use Apple’s own iCloud service. Apple provides free 5GB storage for each Apple ID to store the data. You could backup contacts, notes, photos, some apps data etc to iCloud. With a Wi-Fi network connection, you can make a backup of your device using iCloud. You don’t need to plug your device into a computer or even be at home to back up with iCloud.
To create and use iCloud backup, you need need an iCloud account, which is usually created when you first set up your iPhone.
Then just follow below path to continue the backup. On your iPhone, go to Setting> iCloud> Backup and you’ll see the option to toggle on iCloud backup. Then your iPhone will automatically backup your data to iCloud, including your WeChat data.
Method 2: Backup WeChat Chat History with iTunes
Another way that Apple provide users to back up iPhone data is iTunes. Having a local backup makes you know that you have a copy that you control. Making a local backup of your iPhone is also easy with the help of iTunes. iTunes backup data also including these chat history of WeChat.
First, open iTunes and plug the iPhone into your computer. If a message asks for your device passcode or to Trust This Computer, follow the onscreen steps. Then ensure that Summary is selected in the lefthand column, you will have three boxes in the main pane, the middle of which is entitled backups. Choose This computer and click Back Up Now to backup iPhone to iTunes.
Method 3: Backup WeChat Chat History with third-party Software
Backup iPhone WeChat chat history with iTunes or iCloud is easy. But these ways all not allow you to selectively backup your iPhone WeChat chat history and preview the content of backup. Nowadays, there are some third-party software could support to backup iPhone data selectively and allow you preview even manage these contents. Here we highly recommend iRefone.
iRefone is the professional iPhone data backup and recovery software. It is able to recover iPhone deleted and lost data as well as backup data on iPhone. Below we will introduce you how to backup iPhone WeChat chat history with iRefone.
First off, download and install iRefone on your computer.
Step 1: Launch iRefone and connect iPhone.
Launch iRefone and connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. Once connected successfully, iRefone will detect your iPhone. Choose the first recovery mode and click on Start button to go.
Step 2: Scan WeChat Messages from iPhone.
Then it will bring you to the interface for you to choose the data you want to scan in your iPhone. Click on WeChat Messages icon to start scanning and analysis process. If these is large data base for your WeChat messages, the scanning process may be a litter bit long. Please wait patiently.
Step 3: Preview and Backup WeChat Chat History
When the scanning is finished, all of the WeChat messages will be displayed in the program interface. Then you can select the chat history you need to backup, click “Recover to PC” button to transfer and save them to your computer.
iRefone provides two ways for you to preview and use these chat history, csv and html. For the csv format, you could edit and use them for other use; for html, you could preview these messages by using your browser.