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How to Backup WhatsApp Contacts from Android/iPhone to PC?

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Summary: Is there any way to only backup Android and iPhone WhatsApp contacts to computer? You can find the answer here.


We WhatsApp avid users are keen on using WhatsApp to keep in touch with friends, family and others, regardless of distance. So we do not wish that any of our WhatsApp data are lost or deleted, especially WhatsApp contact list. To this end, it is important for us to backup WhatsApp contacts from iPhone to somewhere else to keep them safely, like computer and external hard drive.


Do you want to use WhatsApp’s built-in backup feature to save WhatsApp contacts? I am afraid that WhatsApp can’t do that for you. Since it can only backup WhatsApp chat history and media, never including WhatsApp contacts. Then how can you prevent WhatsApp contacts from losing?


In the following article, we will guide you through some simple steps to backup WhatsApp contacts on Android/iPhone and restore them back to your phone device later.


How to Backup WhatsApp Contacts from Android/iPhone to PC


Before we get started, you should download this WhatsApp Backup & Restore tool on your Windows computer. It is this WhatsApp Manager program that enables you to copy Android and iPhone WhatsApp contacts to computer in CSV, HTML, PDF and TXT format. Moreover, it can not only save WhatsApp contacts from Android/iPhone to computer, but also save WhatsApp chat history, call logs, photos, videos and voice messages.


1. Run this manager on your PC, and choose the Backup function.


2. Connect your phone to computer and when it is recognized by the program, click NEXT to let the program start scanning.

Note: For iOS device, if it is encrypted, you have to enter the password when prompted.


3. Once scan finishes, hit the Contacts option and you will see the contact list of your WhatsApp. Choose the ones you need and click BACKUP button at the bottom right corner.


After you complete the above steps, your WhatsApp contacts have been exported from your phone to the local folder on your computer.


Related Article: How to Save iPhone WhatsApp Messages to Computer?



How to Restore WhatsApp Backup to Android/iPhone?


Then your next question may be: how to restore WhatsApp contacts from backup to my Android/iPhone? Take your time. As we now start in at once.


Well, whenever you want to restore WhatsApp data like contacts, messages and photos etc, launch the program again. And follow the instructions below.  


1. Connect your phone to computer. On the program interface, hit the function you need: Restore WhatsApp data from backup file.


2. Then select the WhatsApp backup that includes your desired WhatsApp contacts.


3. After a while, the program will display all the files found in the backup file. You need to choose the Contacts option and then select which contacts to be restored.



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Free Methods for Samsung WhatsApp Messages Backup

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Do you know these two effective ways to back up and restore WhatsApp messages on Samsung Galaxy S8(Plus)/ S7(Edge)/ S6(Edge)/ S5/ S4, Galaxy Note7/ Note5/ Note4, s well as the Galaxy J and Galaxy A series.


We know that our mobile phones can somehow crash in our daily use, but we will never know when they will knock off. Hence, we should get ourselves into the habit of frequently backing up data on Android phones.

It is certain that your device stores lots of important data, especially some WhatsApp conversations which mean a lot to you. Of course, you don’t want to lose any of them. If you own a Samsung handset, luckily here we will show you how to back up and restore WhatsApp messages on Samsung Galaxy S8(Plus)/ S7(Edge)/ S6(Edge)/ S5/ S4, Galaxy Note7/ Note5/ Note4, and the Galaxy J and Galaxy A series.


Solution 1: Jihosoft WhatsMate for Samsung WhatsApp Backup


Here we firstly recommend you Jihosoft WhatsMate, a professional and efficient WhatsApp manger. This tool can help you quickly and selectively back up WhatsApp messages, contacts, call logs, photos, videos and voice messages from Samsung Galaxy to PC without any charge.


And once you lose important WhatsApp files, you can restore it from the backup file. It will never overwrite data on your Samsung device or computer. What’s more, if you want to transfer WhatsApp files between Samsung and iPhone and even recover deleted WhatsApp data without backup, this powerful tool can also help you.


  1. Run the program, and choose “Backup WhatsApp Data to Computer”.


  1. Connect your Samsung device to PC. When the program has identified the device, click “Next” and the program starts scanning the device.


  1. Once the program finishes analyzing WhatsApp data on your device, select the WhatsApp files you want and then click the “Backup” button.


Once you back up WhatsApp chat on Samsung Galaxy to PC with Jihosoft WhatsMate, you can restore them at any time. You just need to choose “Restore WhatsApp Data form Backup File” on the program’s hompage > connect your phone to PC > click “Next” > choose a backup file to restore > click “Restore”.


Yet, Jihosoft WhatsMate has to be installed on computer. If you don’t have computer, then Google Drive might be a good choice for you to save WhatsApp messages on Samsung Galaxy.


Solution 2: Google Drive for Samsung WhatsApp Conversations Backup


Google Drive can save Samsung WhatsApp messages together with videos for you regularly. But you should note that every time you create a backup with your Google Drive account, the previous Google Drive backup will be overwritten by the new one and it is impossible to regain the older Google Drive backup.


Note: Make sure that your Samsung device has synced with Google Drive.

  1. Run WhatsApp.
  2. Go to Menu Button > Settings > Chat Settings > Chat backup.
  3. Tap “Back Up to Google Drive” and choose the backup frequency to backup WhatsApp conversations periodically, or you can tap “Back Up” to export your messages to Google Drive immediately.


To restore WhatsApp messages from Google Drive is pretty simple: uninstall WhatsApp > reinstall WhatsApp > open WhatsApp and verify your phone number > tap “Restore” when prompt you to restore WhatsApp chats and media from Google Drive backup.


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