How to Backup WhatsApp Files to OneDrive [iOS and Android]

Protect your photos and videos with a OneDrive backup

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Key notes

  • WhatsApp is a popular messaging and VoIP service, and users often need to back WhatsApp files to OneDrive.
  • You can back up WhatsApp images and videos to OneDrive on Android and iOS.
  • All you need is the OneDrive app installed and sufficient storage to back up WhatsApp files.
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WhatsApp has developed native backup integration features with each platform. Android users can store the chat backup in their Google Drive account, while iOS users can store the backup in their iCloud account. But you can also store WhatsApp files on OneDrive.

Backing up WhatsApp is critical for many reasons, but it becomes all the more important when you switch devices and want to transfer files between the two. So, if you have been trying to find out how to sync WhatsApp photos to OneDrive, we have the solution.

Can WhatsApp be backed up on OneDrive?

Yes, you can have WhatsApp backup to OneDrive on your iPhone. Also, you can change WhatsApp backup from iCloud to OneDrive if you currently rely on the former.

Besides, users can also backup WhatsApp to OneDrive on Android, a popular OS amongst phone users. So, let’s find out how you can store WhatsApp photo and video files on OneDrive.

How can I back up WhatsApp to Onedrive?

1. On iPhone

  1. First, you will need to install OneDrive from Apple App Store.
  2. Open OneDrive and sign in.
  3. Now, tap on the Profile icon at the top left.profile
  4. Choose Settings.settings for whatsapp files onedrive
  5. Tap on Camera upload
  6. Enable the toggle for your account at the top, and also the Include Videos one.enable for whatsapp files onedrive
  7. If asked to grant permissions, make sure OneDrive has access to All photos. You could do so via the prompt that appears or from the settings.all photos
  8. All that’s left is to ensure WhatsApp saves photos to the gallery. For that, open WhatsApp, head to Settings, and then choose Chats.chats
  9. Now, turn on the Save to Camera Roll to camera roll

All the WhatsApp files will now be backed up to OneDrive on your iPhone.

2. On Android

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In order to see the WhatsApp folders in OneDrive, you will need to set the WhatsApp backup to OneDrive.
  1. Download the OneDrive app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open it and sign in.
  3. Go to the Me tab, and tap on tab
  4. Tap on Camera backup
  5. Choose Confirm to proceed.confirm whatsapp files onedrive
  6. Tap on Allow in the confirmation prompt.allow
  7. Now, tap on Back up device folders.back up device folders for whatsapp files onedrive
  8. Tick the checkboxes for WhatsApp Video and WhatsApp Images.tick checkbox

That’s it! You are all set. All your WhatsApp images and video files will now be automatically backed up on OneDrive and accessed from any device.

In case you have too many files taking up space, you could always use two OneDrive accounts. You can have one to back up WhatsApp files on OneDrive and another for other files from your computer.

Also, if WhatsApp photos are not showing in OneDrive, make sure the backup has been configured properly and that images are set to sync. Another trick is to restart the device or re-sign it into the OneDrive app. You can even force sync files to OneDrive.

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