How to turn off WhatsApp in your device backup
Your iPhone may automatically create backups of your WhatsApp chats, and these backups aren’t protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. We recommend turning off WhatsApp in your device backup when you set up end-to-end encrypted backup in WhatsApp.
To turn it off:
- Open Settings.
- Tap your name > iCloud > iCloud backup.
- Select your device.
- Untoggle WhatsApp.
- Turning off WhatsApp in your device backup doesn’t enable end-to-end encrypted backup. Learn how to turn on end-to-end encrypted backup.
- WhatsApp messages aren’t included in your device backup.