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.



  1. Danny says

    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.

  2. James says

    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?

  3. Chris says

    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?

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