Creating backups of WhatsApp data
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You can back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud backup or iCloud Drive.
Creating iCloud backup
To back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud backup, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage > This iPhone. Make sure WhatsApp is turned on.
Creating iCloud Drive backup
To back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud Drive, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup, and then tap Back Up Now.
You can also schedule automatic backups of your WhatsApp data to iCloud Drive. To do this, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup, and then tap Auto Backup. Choose the backup frequency you need.
Requirements for creating WhatsApp data backups in iCloud Drive:
•There must be iOS 5.1 or later on your iPhone.
•You must be signed into iCloud (iPhone Settings > iCloud).
•You must have enough free space on both your iCloud and your iPhone.
•Make sure the following settings are set to ON:
oFor iOS 7: Documents & Data (iPhone Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data)
oFor iOS 8 and later: iCloud Drive (iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive)
For more information on creating iCloud Drive backups, please follow the link: https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/iphone/20888066#backup
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