Whatsapp Messenger is the most popular instant messaging app in the market today. Now a part of the Facebook ecosystem, Whatsapp offers multiple functionalities to users including the ability to create and talk in groups, host video calls, send media and enjoy end to end conversations across the platform.

Whatsapp started off as a simple free to use ‘Instant Messaging’ app, which soon rose to popularity and eventually ended up replacing the standard messaging app on our phones. Recently, Whatsapp also rolled our business-centric features, including a Whatsapp for business app, making the product a versatile and must-have app on all smartphones. Today, Whatsapp is the most downloaded messenger and is available as a free download on iOS, Android, and even PCs.

If you have recently changed your smartphone device, or have reset your OS, then you will have to reinstall Whatsapp. If you have previously created a backup of your Whatsapp conversations, you can easily restore all data to your new device or reinstalled the Whatsapp account.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to restore a Whatsapp backup.

Step 1. Uninstall and then reinstall the Whatsapp Messenger app on your smartphone.

restore a whatsapp backup


Step 2. Go through the setup process and verify your registered mobile number.



Step 3. You will now see the option to restore your Whatsapp account from a backup.



Step 4. Tap on the restore button to begin restoring your messages and media via the saved backup file.



Step 5. After the restore process is complete, tap on the ‘Next‘ button.



Step 6. You will now see all the messages restored to the new installation of Whatsapp.

Once the messages are restored, you can start using the Messenger as usual while the media will begin restoration after the MEssage restore process.

If you do not have Whatsapp on your device, you can download it from the links below.

Whatsapp for Android – Click Here

Whatsapp for iOS – Click Here

Whatsapp for PC – Click Here