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How to take chat backup on Signal

Wondering about how to take chat backup on Signal? Well, it’s different from WhatsApp.

For starters, it does not allow cloud backup which means all the backups are stored locally on your smartphone storage.

To make chat backups more secure, Signal also encrypts the backup file with a passphrase. Users need to enter the passphrase to restore the backup.

Here’s how to take chat backup on Signal.


Open Signal app and head to Settings


Then tap on Chats and media and select the option Chat backups


Tap on Turn on button


Then tap on Choose Folder button from the popup


Select an existing folder or create a new folder


Tap Use this Folder button and allow necessary permissions


Now, note down the passphrase for your backup file


Do note that this passphrase is mandatory to restore the backup in future.


Check the disclaimer checkbox and tap Enable Backups


To take the backup, tap Create backup option

How to restore a backup on Signal
To this, install a fresh copy of Signal on your smartphone. Verify your phone number and select Restore.

Select the file stored on your smartphone and enter the passphrase to verify and restore the backup.

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