WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular messenger that known as an SMS killer. With the help of this app and your Wi-Fi or 3G connection you can easily send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages for free. The best thing is, the app also available in other mobile platform such as BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones.
As digital content always needed to be backup regularly, we have to find a way to back up WhatsApp data. The good thing is, WhatsApp backup all data automatically in every 24hours to keep your messages secure which you can later restore.
Now, imagine a situation when you need to full reset your phone but have many important data on it such as WhatsApp data. We already write on SMS backup guide and regular data backup guide. In this article we will guide you to backup Chat Messages in WhatsApp Manually.
How to Backup Chat Messages in WhatsApp Manually
- Open WhatsApp Messenger.
- Now, press Menu button and then tap on Settings.
- Then tap on Chat Preferences and later on Chat History Backup. The backup process will then start.
This manual backup file will be saved as “msgstore.db.crypt” in your /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.
Now, after a full reset when you re-install WhatsApp, it will ask you to restore backup file. You need to tap on Yes to start the restore process. Don’t forget to rename backup file that you want to restore from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” to “msgstore.db.crypt”.
That’s it! You have now learned how to backup and restore WhatsApp Messenger data manually.