I'm currently trying to help my uncle to back up his iPhone 4 due to low storage usage. I found that, you are only allow to back up via iCloud from the iPhone unlike the Android system. Is there any other alternative ways such as Android where we can just retrieve the media folder? The reason for this, he has only 5 gb of iCloud storage and he needs another 10 gb of space. We do not see the point of actually pay the iCloud storage as he doesn't even use it most of the time and secondly this is a slow pain staking process as we are not in high speed broadband network! I look forward to hearing your advice.
Pretty a long post extracted from Apple community. In short, this user wants an alternative method to back up all WhatsApp messages not via iCloud
from iPhone. Some people may not know that WhatsApp itself can back up your whatsapp messages via iCloud. If you need to restore the before iCloud backed up whatsapp messages, you need to uninstall it and then reinstall the app, then you can restore the whole WhatsApp messages to your iPhone again. So here, is there any alternative method to copy all whatsapp messages from iPhone? Absolutely yes, we've got it. Keep reading.
In order to back up all whatsapp messages from iPhone not via iCloud, what you need is the help from iFonebox
, which is a professional iOS data recovery software which is able to back up all whatsapp messages from your iPhone without using iCloud. Plus, it supports to recover deleted messages
, whatsapp messages
, notes, etc, from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch directly. Also, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost data, you can selectively extract and restore those data from backup without wiping any data on your iDevice within the help from iFonebox. Well done.
It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
How to back up WhatsApp messages without using iCloud?
Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode.
Remember to connect your iPhone to the compute so as to scan and copy all whatsapp messages from it. Click Start button to begin.
Scan WhatsApp messages from iPhone.
Click on WhatsApp Messages to start automatic scanning and analysis.
Preview and select all WhatsApp messages to back up.
Now after scanning, you can choose all whatsapp messages and then, click Recover to PC button to back up all those whatsapp messages to your computer in a folder.
if you need to back up whatsapp attachments, just click WhatsApp Attachments and then, follow the above steps to finish the rest process.
That's it. Under the help from iFonebox, it is just convenient to back up all whatsapp messages from iPhone not via iCloud.