How to turn off iCloud Backup
iCloud automatically creates backups of your WhatsApp chats, and these backups aren’t protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. We recommend disabling iCloud backup when you set up end-to-end encrypted backup in WhatsApp.
To disable automatic iCloud backup:
- Open Settings.
- Tap your name > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups.
- Select your device.
- Untoggle WhatsApp.
Note: Disabling automatic iCloud backup does not enable end-to-end encrypted backup. Learn how to turn on end-to-end encrypted backup here.