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How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

By default, WhatsApp chats are encrypted end-to-end, but iPhone users’ backups are not encrypted. To be on the safe side, you can encrypt those WhatsApp backups end-to-end. This is how.

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone to begin. Then, in the bottom-right corner, tap the “Settings” (gear-shaped) icon.

In WhatsApp Settings, select “Chats.

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

In Chats, tap “Chat Backup.”

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

Under Chat Backup options, tap “End-to-End Encrypted Backup.”

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

The next screen will show that the Encrypted backup is off. Select “Turn On.”

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

On the next screen, tap “Create Password.”

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

Create a new password that contains at least six digits and a letter. Then, in the top-right corner, tap the “Next” button. On the following screen, enter the same password and tap “Next” in the top-right corner once more.

Precaution: Keep a copy of this password in a secure location. Without it, you will be unable to access your message backups.

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone

At the bottom, tap the “Create” button to confirm your desire to create a new End-to-End Encrypted Backup. WhatsApp will encrypt your backup and store it in iCloud.

How to encrypt whatsApp chat backups on iphone
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