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.


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  1. Reply janeng April 28, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Why it takes long to back up ?

  2. Reply rosse April 3, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    I clear my data on weechat and now all my conversations gone.i didnt even backup my chats…help me how to restore my chats because i try tu restore but it didnt appear and said ‘you dont have any history’ uwaaaaa help me…

    • Reply Karshim Kanwar April 6, 2015 at 10:45 AM

      Did you change the device?

      • Reply all April 14, 2015 at 5:26 AM

        Its posible to get the chat back even didnt do the backup?

      • Reply all April 14, 2015 at 5:36 AM

        Help me please.its not posible to get it i right?:(

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  4. Reply Danny January 3, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Now with new wechat ver. 6.0, the backup/restore button has been moved to “chat” instead of “general”. It took me quite some time to find it.

  5. Reply James December 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Hi, I have backuped my Wechat history on another device and but after restore to a new device, the wechat history does not shown up on this device. I have tried several times. Anything you can help?

    • Reply Karshim Kanwar December 29, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      Chances that backup wasn’t taken perfectly or you are not able to locate the backup file?

  6. Reply Unknow December 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    How Can I See My Deleted Chat On Wechat

  7. Reply Chris December 13, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I was changing from iPhone 4 to iPhone6. I did an encrypted phone backup in iTunes and transferred that to the new iPhone. When I opened we chat all my chats were still there. But unfortunately the custom stickers do not work anymore.
    Is there a way to copy the copy stickers?

  8. Reply Ning October 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Hey, could anyone tell me why i couldn’t see my previous msg after done restore and merging.
    I backup from my iPhone and restore to my samsung phone.

  9. Reply Ice September 20, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I switched from iphone to bb. But it seems that i m not able to transfer my upload chat history to bb ?

  10. Reply Desmond July 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Hi I tried to back up my chat history and it gets to 99% and just stays there. I have to cancel after a long period of time.
    So no back up. I have tried to back up chat history many times but only goes to 99%
    What must I do so I can go to 100%

    • Reply Karshim Kanwar July 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Check for Total Storage available under backup location directory.

      • Reply Rajesh August 4, 2014 at 1:29 AM

        Hi I want to recover my all chat history unfortunately I didn’t backup my history so kindly help me to recover the data do you have. Any way for recovery

        • Karshim Kanwar August 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

          I am Sorry to say that you can’t recover the chat history now because backup is required.

        • barbie November 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM

          How about blackberry q10? Can’t see any back up or restore settings there. Even the chat option in settings.

  11. Reply Franco June 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    I bought a new note 3 and wanted to restore my wechat history from the old blackberry torch 9800. Sadly, I have tried all mean to find the “chat history backup” button but it seems never appear on my blackberry wechat setting. In this instance, does anyone knows how should I do to get the history migrated from 9800 to note 3. Would very much appreciate your soonest advice. Thanks


  12. Reply Herman Tan May 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I try to restore my wechat chat history but the merging part keep waiting for 2 days, so if anything I can do to retrieve back my chat history??

  13. Reply Adam April 30, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    come on weechat… give us what we all want…..




  14. Reply Desmond March 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Is the chat backup include photo and voice record together in the backup file?

  15. Reply Rohit kumar February 26, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    we chat is bakwass since it not save chat not show last senn
    totally bakwaass app

  16. Reply joyce February 8, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    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?

  17. Reply grisel garcia botes December 28, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    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?

  18. Reply Salma December 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    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

    • Reply Manazir December 26, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Hi, are there anyways to get back all my drift bottle contacts. Please help me

    • Reply carol June 25, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      Salma, I had similar problem 2 days ago. I lost wechat history after installation. Did you manage to recover your chats? it appears that the server delete history every week. I’m hoping against hope that prior versions are still available.

  19. Reply marjan December 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    how can i recovery my deleted contact and deleted message in wechat?

    • Reply Avinash Sharma September 18, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      i have the same question!! did u get an answer to dat?

  20. Reply Sepideh October 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Thank you very much :)

  21. Reply Sepideh October 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    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.

    • Reply k2point0 October 24, 2013 at 2:25 PM

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

      Go ahead! It will work fine.

  22. Reply Rahul October 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Can any one watch my deleted video call,? Please answer on my mail,

    • Reply k2point0 October 14, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      Nobody can watch your video call. Be sure of that!

  23. Reply steven October 11, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Can I email chat history to my mail?

    • Reply k2point0 October 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      Sorry but you can’t do it on We Chat.

  24. Reply Jeff October 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    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?


    • Reply k2point0 October 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      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.

      • Reply Jeff October 13, 2013 at 5:50 AM

        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?


  25. Reply Arpit September 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I had a password for my backup, which i forgot. How to restore now?

  26. Reply Alia qistina September 5, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    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? :(

    • Reply Advices Academy September 6, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      Not Possible Alia.

  27. Reply vijay July 27, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    i am using blackberry 8520 i cant seen this backup. so how i can backup my chat history.

    • Reply Advices Academy July 27, 2013 at 7:47 AM

      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.

      • Reply kevin April 4, 2014 at 8:17 AM

        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?

        • cchhcc September 15, 2014 at 3:13 AM

          same question… what if I deleted wechat without back up and reinstall it, can get my chat history back?

        • Karshim Kanwar September 15, 2014 at 7:46 AM

          No. You Can’t!

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