The Best Way to Backup and Restore Kik Messages on iPhone

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-06-30 / Update for  iPhone Backup

If this is your first time using Kik then it will look like just another messaging app like WhatsApp. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Well, this is a free messaging app where you sign-in, pick a username and then send texts, selfies to your friends. This is just the outer layer of the Kik app. The app was actually designed for the teenagers, so, it has an integrated browser and all sorts of attachments. The kids can play games; make memes, watch videos and more. So, it is natural for you to have important conversations and other data on Kik and as a precaution, you have to make a backup. It is not very difficult to backup and restore for Kik on iPhone XS/X/8/8 Plus/7/6/6s/SE/5. The methods are elaborated below.

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Part 1: How to Backup Kik Messages on iPhone

Tenorshare iCareFone is one of the best software of this generation. It provides the user that much-needed flexibility and a wide range of features. A few well-known features of the tool include Backup & Restore and File Manager etc. Now, if you want a Kik backup, then you have to use the Backup & Restore feature of the tool to backup Kik messages. Needless to say that the procedure is very easy but if you still have no idea on how to backup Kik messages on iPhone then follow the procedure below:

1.    Installing iCareFone on your computer.

2.    Now, connect your iPhone and computer using a lightning cord.

3.    Tap on the prompted message to establish a connection.

4.    Run Tenorshare iCareFone on your computer and click on the Backup and Restore option.

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5.    Next, you will see different data types that are available. They will be selected by default but you can customize the selection.

6.    So, you will only choose the “Kik & Attachments” option under App data and finally click on the Backup button to backup the data.

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With Tenorshare iCareFone it does not matter if you are backing up simple files or doing backup & restore for Kik. In both cases, the procedure is the same and it can be completed with just a single click.

Advantages of Tenorshare iCareFone:

  • It is fast, efficient and reliable.
  • 1-click operation.
  • Selective data transfer.
  • No storage limitations.
  • Fully readable and accessible files after backup and transfer.
  • No Wi-Fi needed.
  • Supports all kinds of file types.
  • Available on Windows and Mac.

Part 2: How to Restore Kik Messages on iPhone

This part of the article contains the last part of Backup and Restore Kik messages on iPhone. The previous part tells you how to backup Kik messages but this part will describe to you the process to restore them on your iPhone.

We are also going to use the same Tenorshare iCareFone for this purpose and this is how to use Tenorshare iCareFone to Restore Kik messages:

1.    Now that you already have the software on your computer, you just have to connect the same devices again with the data cable.

2.    Then run the tool and choose the “Backup & Restore” option.

3.    On the next window, click on “To view or restore previous backup files”.

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4.    Now, all of the backup files on your device will be visible, regardless where and when they were created.

5.    Choose the backup you did previously.

6.    Now, select the files you wish to restore. Select Kik and choose the messages.

choose kik messages

7.    Again, choose Kik attachments and choose the attachments that you want to restore.

choose kik attachments

8.    You will get two options, one to extract them to your computer and second extract to your iPhone. Tap the option of restore to iPhone. And that’s it!

As you can see, the restore method is also hassle-free. You just have to select the files and click on the export option to get the files on your desired device.


Well, Kik is a famous app and there have been a lot of questions surrounding the app. But one thing is clear, if you are using the app there must be a few personal messages or photos or videos that you have exchanged earlier and which you should definitely backup. And here comes Tenorshare iCareFone to the rescue with its huge potential and convenient features to backup those private files with a single click. And after that it can also restore that backup file as per your command effectively. We highly recommend you to go for this software!

  Updated on 2020-06-30 / Update for  iPhone Backup

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