This article explains how to adjust how often backups are taken in WhatsApp on mobile devices.
WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.
One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at login, turning read receipts on or off, turning notifications on or off, turning automatic downloads on or off, clearing and deleting chats, and more.
On mobile devices, you can turn the fingerprint lock feature on or off, turn disappearing messages on or off, turn last seen and online status on or off, silence unknown callers, add or remove people from blocked contacts, change who can add you to groups, turn conversation tones on or off, turn Send is enter on or off, turn ringtone on or off, turn high priority notifications on or off, change who can see your updates, turn reaction notifications on or off, turn use less data for calls on or off, turn two-step verification on or off, turn security notifications on or off, turn protected IP address on or off, enable or disable WhatsApp chat backup, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop.
After you set up “Chat backup” in WhatsApp, it will backup your data weekly by default. If you want to adjust how often backup is taken, follow the steps below.
Adjusting the chat backup frequency in WhatsApp can be useful in several situations. For example, suppose you use WhatsApp frequently and send or receive many messages, media files, and documents. In that case, you may want to back up your data more frequently to ensure you don’t lose any important information.
On the other hand, if you don’t use WhatsApp often or have limited storage space on your device, you may want to back up your data less frequently to save storage space.
Change the “Chat backup” frequency in WhatsApp
As mentioned above, users can change how often WhatsApp takes backups of documents, media, and chats. By default, it’s done weekly.
Here’s how to change it.
First, open and launch the WhatsApp app on your mobile device.
When the app opens, click the Settings and More button (vertical dots) at the top right corner.
Then click Settings on the context menu.
On the Settings screen, select Chats to expand it.
Next, select the “Chat backup” tile on the Chats settings page to open it.
Then, select the ‘Backup to Google Drive’ tile on the’ Chat backup‘ settings page to open its settings.
Next, select one of the following options for backing up to Google Drive:
- Only when I tap “Back up”
When you’re done, exit the settings and return to the app.
That should do it.
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