I'm trying to back up my whatsapp chats from my old iPhone 5 (iOS7) to icloud

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  1. Charlodj

    Charlodj New Member

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    So, trying to keep it short, I have previously backed up whatsapp chats to iCloud from my iPhone 6 (iOS 8+), which I have now lost, and am told that I will not be able to back up chats from the iOS 7 iPhone 5, because I've already backed up the iPhone 6 and the introduction of iCloud Drive in iOS 8 makes it impossible for you to then back up whatsapp using iOS 7. It is, however, quite important that I do, as for work reasons I need to upgrade to my new iOS 10 iPhone 6s whilst keeping chat history.

    Anybody know a way around this?

    Whatsapp says that it's backing up but doesn't move from 0% when attempting to back up the chats.

    Many thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    camabe216 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder why not first update your iPhone 5 to iOS 10 before doing this backup ?
    Shouldn't that make things easier.
     
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    Charlodj New Member

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    The reason I was trying to avoid this is because I have a stable jailbreak on the iOS 7 iPhone 5, with a few apps/ tweaks that I would like to keep. So this would be my last resort.

    Many thanks for your reply.
     

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