How to Backup WeChat History & Restore Procedure


Check on how you can take WeChat backup. Also find guide to restore WeChat History on Android/Windows/iPhone/iPad & BlackBerry Phones.

Just like social network, there exist many cross-platform chat applications. Thanks to increase popularity of WhatApps, WeChat & Line apps have been launched with TV Commercial promotion gaining them quick popularity. We will go through WeChat application different tips and tricks on our Advices Academy blog.WeChat


Here in this guide we go through guide on how you can backup WeChat history and also step to restore the earlier backup taken. Backup is quite important if you moving from one phone to another and also helpful when upgrading to latest version of software on your phone. This guide applies for all Android phones, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Nokia phones.

Also Read – How to Reset WeChat Password

How to Backup WeChat History

  • Open WeChat app on your phone.
  • Then tap on Settings.
  • Now tap on General and then click on Chat History BackupWeChat Settings
  • Now select Backup to backup the chat history. Your phone will back up your chat history to the server for 7 days. So after 7 days chat history backup is deleted.WeChat Backup

So the backup is completed. For regular user we advise to back it up every 7th day as server backup is deleted weekly. This video explains how you can take WeChat backup -

How to Restore WeChat History

Follow the instructions to restore the backup -

  • Make sure you have earlier taken backup.
  • Now open WeChat on your phone.
  • Then tap on Settings.
  • Now tap on General and then click on Chat History Backup.WeChat Settings
  • Now tap on Restore and it will automatically backup which is present on the server.WeChat History Restore
  • That will backup all chat history on We Chat.

Do let us know if you face any issues on WeChat.


    • Advices Academy says

      Sadly WeChat doesn’t allow to get a copy of backup to store, instead backup is stored on their server and deleted after 7 days.

      • kevin says

        hello i delete my wechat and i install it back again but i lost my chat..can you tell me how to recovery my chat history without backup,because i no backup it before i delete
        ….must it have backup?

  1. Alia qistina says

    I accidentally deleted my chat history. And i didn’t set up the backup earlier. Is there any other way to restore my chat history? :(

  2. Jeff says

    Hi, try to migrate chat history from Android phone to a windows 8 phone.

    I can backup chat on Android, and restore on Android do see the backup. When login to windows phone, all the contacts are there, but it doesn’t show previous backup when try to restore.

    any advise?


    • k2point0 says

      I am sorry but the Chat history backup can be restored to same device that you were using. It doesn’t help in migrating from one phone to another. Moreover the backup is not downloadeable as its stored on WeChat servers.

      • Jeff says

        Thanks for your reply, k2point0.

        In this case, I am stuck with that phone, right? Is there a way to export chats to a plain text file?


  3. Sepideh says

    If I backup my chat history,can i restore it after i reinstall the wechat? Please help me i should reinstall my wechat and i’m worried about my chat history.

    • k2point0 says

      Yes, you can do it. But ensure that re-install WeChat and Restore the backup within 7 days.

      Go ahead! It will work fine.

  4. Salma says

    Hello I Delete my wechat 1 hour ago and I’m installing it again but all of my chats are deleted what can I do??pleaaaseeee help meeee I want my Chats baaaackkkk

  5. grisel garcia botes says

    I had wechat on my blackberry torch but it freezed so I pressed the restore key ..from that moment I can’t access wechat??? I now have a galaxys4 and when I try open wechat it says “unfortunately find friend finders stopped.
    What xan I do how can I get back into my account?

  6. joyce says

    I set a password for my wechat during the backup but when I wanted to restore the history in my new phone it says my password is invalid. what can I do?

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