How to Backup WhatsApp Photos and Messages to Dropbox
This tutorial explains how you can backup WhatsApp to dropbox on Android apart from the default option of Google Drive. Backup all the WhatsApp content including messages, photos and videos to your Dropbox account using the steps mentioned here.
The experts are always reminding you that you should always have a backup of all your content. That includes all your pictures, video, files, and apps. You just never know when you might drop your phone or your phone is infected with malware that just destroys everything. Backup goes a long way in helping you to recover deleted WhatsApp messages.
If you’re like me and you use WhatsApp for work and personal reasons, then it’s extremely important that you backup your WhatsApp content. If you’ve been cautious, you probably already have a backup but in Google Drive. But why should you be forced to only backup your content to Drive? What about Dropbox?
Backup WhatsApp Photos, Videos and Messages
The FolderSync Lite App is very easy to use and offers a large variety of useful features. The most important one being able to backup your WhatsApp content to Dropbox. When you first install the app, you will be taken through a brief introduction, and you will also need to grant the app access to your files.
Once you’ve done that, you can start backing up your WhatsApp content to your Dropbox account. The first thing you’ll need to do is tap on the hamburger icon on the top left and choose the Accounts option.
Now, you’ll need to give your account a name and then tap on the Authenticate Account option below. Once you’ve logged in, don’t forget to tap on the Save button below.
Tap on the hamburger icon once more, but this time tap on Folderpairs. You should see a green button with a plus sign at the bottom, tap on it, and now it’s time to fill in the Folderpair information.
Think of a unique name to give your folder, since the app will ask you to create one. Tap on where it says Remote folder (this will take you to your Dropbox account folders) and choose the folder you want your WhatsApp content to go to. Tap on the folder and then tap on the plus sign.
You will automatically be taken back to the Folderpair page. Now, tap on the Local Folder option, scroll down until you see the WhatsApp folder. Select it, and here you have two options; you can either tap on the plus sign to add all the folders you see or if you want to add a particular folder only, tap on that folder and then the plus sign. For this article, I chose to backup all the folders I saw.
If you scroll down, you will find a large variety of options. In the Scheduling section, you can set up the auto backup. Just toggle it on and in Sync interval choose how frequent you want the back to be. You can either make a choice between every 6 hours, 12 hours, Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Advanced.
Also Read: How to Schedule WhatsApp message
In Sync Options, you also have quite a few choices to make. You can choose to sync hidden folder, Retry sync if failed, Overwrite old files, and more!
You also have control as to how the connection is done. Choose if you want to backup your WhatsApp content on WiFi, Use 3G/4G, Use 2G, Sync when roaming, Use other connections or ignore network state.
Are notifications important to you? If so, the app has a section for that too. You can have the app show notifications when syncing, Show notifications on sync success, Show notification when changes occur and Show notifications on sync error.
This section also has some useful features. For example, you can only sync if charging, Rescan media library, Use MD5 checksums, Use temp-file scheme and Disable file size check.
When you have gone through all the options the app offer, and everything is just the way you like it, tap on the Save button at the bottom. You will be taken to where you can finally sync our files.
Tap on the dark Sync button, and your files will automatically start backing up. The backup time is going to vary since it will depend on the number of files that are going to be transferred.
Final Thoughts: BackUp WhatsApp To Dropbox
Backing up your WhatsApp to Dropbox is easier than you probably thought it was, right? Now, if you don’t want to backup your WhatsApp files yo Google Drive or simply want an extra place where you files are going to be. Do you think that you’re going to give the app a try? Let me know in the comments.