LINE is a free instant messaging app for smartphones and PCs with over 200 million users worldwide. You can send free one-on-one and group texts to your friends anytime and anywhere, make voice & video call to your friends and family as often as you want! And share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts, and location information in the moment.
As a LINE messenger user, you may want to backup and restore LINE chat history on your iPhone, be it switching to a new phone or just as a backup in case the data is deleted accidentally. It might seem an impossible task to restore the data and the latest LINE update makes matter even worse, where the history is deleted automatically when there is a login detected on another device, which means the data would be lost forever if there is no prior backup performed. Like the person below who’re confusing about:
How to transfer chat history that is backed up on Macbook for Line Messenger to new iPhone 6S?
I had an iPhone 6 and recently bought a new iPhone 6S+. Before selling my iPhone 6 I backed up my iPhone 6 via my own computer by doing a sync with iTunes. I had Whatsapp, Wechat and Line Messenger. When I got the new iPhone I did a restore. All my applications and Chat messages came back accept for my Line Messenger chats. I can see them and find them on my computer but for some reason Line will now allow me to restore them on my iPhone. I get an error message telling me "The LINE account on your previous device will be deleted. Also, by logging in, your chat history will be deleted. Continue?"***??
There has to be a way to recover the chat history to my new iPhone 6S. Need a genius to help me here.
iOS LINE Chat Backup & Restore is a new feature of Dr.Fone iOS suite. It offers an easy way to backup your LINE chat history on iPhone/iPad and restore it to your device, for accomplish transferring chat history from old iPhone to the new one. Plus the LINE chat history can be extracted and viewed one by one, even exported to PC or printed out.
To get started with LINE chat history backup and restore, you need to download the demo version and get it installed.
Part 1. How to Backup LINE chat history on iPhone/iPad?
After launching Dr.Fone – iOS LINE Backup & Restore on your PC/Mac, click "More Tools" tab on the left column and you will get a list of tools as below.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer
Then, select "iOS LINE Backup & Restore" from the tool list. And connect your iPhone or other iOS device which your want to backup the LINE chat history.
Step 2. Backup LINE chat history now
The program will automatically recognize your device as soon as possible. What you need to do is tapping on the "Backup" button. Then wait for a few minutes and keep your device connecting during the backing up.
When the backup process is complete, you can click "View it" to preview your LINE backup files.
Part 2. Restore LINE chat history to iPhone
Connect your iPhone or other iOS device which you want to import chat history, and come to the screen to view the LINE backup files.
Step 1. Preview LINE chats and attachments
To check the LINE backup files, you can click "To view the previous backup file >>" on the first step screen.
Step 2. Extract the content of LINE backup file
Here you will see a list of LINE backup files, choose the one you want and tap on "View".
Step 3. Restore LINE chat history to iPhone/iPad or export to PC
When the scan finished, you can preview all LINE chats and attachments, and then restore or export them by clicking "Restore to Device" or "Export to PC".
That’s it! You’ve restored all your Line chats to the new iPhone saving a lot of your time. We highly recommend you regularly backup your Line chat history, including personal chats and group chats; text, voice and video chat history; images and stickers, etc. In case you lost the Line data or need to switch device, they can be quickly restored to your device.