Will I Lose My Messages if I Uninstall WhatsApp?

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Myra· Answered on Apr 22, 2024

Whether you are an Android or iPhone user, you will lose all your WhatsApp chats if you don't back them up before uninstalling.

🔎For Android users:

WhatsApp provides a daily backup of your chats and saves them on your device. However, this backup stays on your mobile for a limited time. If you uninstall WhatsApp accidentally and reinstall it immediately, you will get your previous chat history back.

To back up WhatsApp on Android to Google Drive: Open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up.

🔎For iPhone users:

If you uninstall WhatsApp from your iPhone, you will lose the messages stored locally on the device. However, if you have enabled iCloud backup for WhatsApp, your messages should be backed up to iCloud, and you can restore them when you reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone.

To back up WhatsApp on iPhone to iCloud: Open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chats Backup > Back Up Now. You can also enable Auto Backup and Include Videos, which will automatically back up your WhatsApp conversations, including the multimedia files.

Moreover, since Google Drive and iCloud provide limited free storage, there is another efficient way to back up your WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, etc, to your computer instead of using cloud services. EaseUS MobiMover is a tool that can help you transfer WhatsApp between iOS and Android. Moreover, EaseUS makes the process of WhatsApp transfer, backup, and restore so easy.

Step 1. Connect your device to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover

Step 2. Choose Social App Manager > WhatsApp > Back up.

Step 3. Select the path where to keep your conversations and click Back Up again.

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