How to backup and restore Naver LINE chat history on Android without rooting
LINE is a free instant messaging app for smartphones and PCs with over 200 million users worldwide. As a LINE messenger user, you may want to backup and restore your LINE chat history, be it switching to a new device or just as a backup in case the data is deleted accidentally. It may 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.
Fret not as we have found a way to backup your valuable data which is your LINE history and a way to restore it to another device as well. It is actually quite easy once you have tried it once. Plus the good news is that there is no rooting required.
You may also want to check out How to backup and restore Naver LINE chat history on iOS without jailbreak.
Guide to backup LINE chat history on Android
Launch LINE messenger, and from the Chats tab, go into the conversation that you want to backup.
In the conversation, tap the drop down arrow on the upper right corner to bring down more options.
Tap on Chat Settings.
Then tap on Backup Chat History.
Select Backup All.
Note: This will only backup the individual conversation. That means you need to do it for each individual conversation.
Important: If you choose “Backup as a Text File”, you cannot restore the chat history later. So choose “Backup All”.
Select Yes to send the backup file to an email address.
Tap on OK to continue.
Enter your email for the backup file to be sent to and tap on Send to finish the backup process.
Guide to restore LINE chat history on Android
After you are done backing up your LINE conversations, the restoration part is rather quick and easy.
Warning: When you log into LINE from your new phone, all chat history will be deleted from your old phone. So please make sure that you have done the backup correctly before proceeding.
On your new Android device, copy your chat history files with extension .zip to the folder on internal storage /sdcard/LINE_Backup/.
Launch LINE app, start a new chat or enter an existing conversation with the person whose chat history you want to restore.
Tap the drop down arrow on the upper right corner to bring down more options, then tap on Chat Settings. You will notice there’s a new option below the Backup Chat History, that is the Import Chat History. Tap on it.
Tap on Yes to confirm.
LINE will prompt you that the import is successful. Tap on OK, and you are done. Repeat the same for each conversation that you wish to restore.
We hope that this guide is of use to you. Do drop us a message in the comments if you encounter any problem.