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4 Best Ways to Back Up LINE Chat on Phone & Computer?

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Cody Walsh

Updated: May 19, 2022 04:41 pm

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LINE is an extremely popular instant messaging and calling app across the world. If you are a regular user of LINE app for your regular communication, you have to take back up of your chats.

This is because your device can get damaged at any time, and you would not want your chats to get lost forever. Here, we will illustrate how to back up LINE chat on your phone and computer.

Part 1. How to Back Up LINE Chat on Android

If you are an Android user, you can take back up of LINE chats directly on your linked Google Drive. LINE app provides you with the in-built option to back up your chats as well as restore them whenever you need to. Here are the steps to back up LINE chat on Android devices.

Step 1: Open LINE app on your Android device.

Step 2: Go to Home tab and tap on Gear icon to open Settings.

Step 3: On the next screen, tap on Chats option.

Step 4: Tap on "Backup and Restore Chat History" option.

Step 5: Finally, tap on "Backup to Google Drive" option.

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Wait for some time for LINE to back up chats on Google Drive. Make sure you have your Google Drive account linked to your device. The limitation of this method is that if you have deleted messages and media files, you cannot back them up. Similarly, when you restore chats back to your LINE account from Google Drive, all the latest chats will get deleted, and the backed up ones will get restored.

Part 2. How to Back Up LINE Chat on iPhone

If you are using LINE app on iPhone or iPad, you can take back up of LINE chats on iCloud. LINE comes with the in-built option to take back up on iCloud regularly. Here are the steps on how to back up line chat iPhone.

Step 1: Open LINE app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Gear icon to open Settings.

Step 3: On Settings screen, tap on Chats option.

Step 4: Tap on Chat History Backup option.

Step 5: Finally, tap on Backup Up Now option.

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In order to restore, you have to reinstall the app and log into your account. The limitations are the same as you cannot back up deleted messages and the latest messages will get deleted when you restore from the last backup file.

Part 3. How to Back Up LINE Chat with 3rd-Party Apps

It is quite annoying that you have to take back up of LINE chats from time to time. Most of the times, you won't remember to take back up and hence, when you need to recover, you won't get the required chats.

That is why it is better to back up LINE chats with third-party apps. We recommend KidsGuard for LINE app for Android users and KidsGuard Pro for iOS for iPhone users.

1. Android: KidsGuard for LINE

When you use KidsGuard for LINE app, you do not have to take back up at all. All you need to do is deploy the app on the target person's Android phone and you can monitor all the LINE chats from KidsGuard for LINE Dashboard.

The LINE chats of target person are synced with KidsGuard for LINE web server in real-time where they are available for you to check anytime you want.

How to Back Up LINE Chat with KidsGuard for LINE?

Step 1. Register A KidsGuard for LINE Account

First, you can click the "Monitor Now" button to register an account with a valid email address. Thereafter, you need to choose a plan as per your suitability.

Monitor Now View Demo

Step 2. Deploy KidsGuard or LINE app

Get the Android device of the person whose LINE chat you want to back up. It could also be your Android device as well as someone else's device.

Install KidsGuard for LINE app on the device and set it up properly. Once installed, the app will continuously upload LINE chats on its web server as back up.

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Step 3. Check The Back Up Chats

You can check back up chats from KidsGuard for LINE dashboard. You have to visit the official website and log into your account. You can do it from mobile device as well as computer. From dashboard, you can check LINE chats for individuals as well as group chats.

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What Else Can You Get from KidsGuard for LINE?

If you have installed KidsGuard for LINE app on the target person's phone, you can monitor the following remotely and secretly.

  • Check LINE Call Logs: You can check the complete call logs of the target person's LINE account. Therefore, you can understand with whom the person is keeping contact on LINE app.
  • Take Screenshots: You can take screenshots of LINE app so that you can check what the target person is doing on LINE app at any given time.
  • View LINE Activities: You can keep an eye on the target person's LINE activities such as how much time he is spending on LINE app and if he is getting addicted to LINE app.
  • Monitor Videos, Photos, Chatting Audios: Apart from checking back up chats, you can check all the media files shared on LINE app. These include shared photos, videos and audio clips.
  • Export All Data: KidsGuard for LINE app lets you download all the LINE data of the target person starting from chats to shared media files for future reference. You can export all data directly from Dashboard.

2. iOS: KidsGuard Pro for iOS

When you use KidsGuard Pro for iOS, you can not only take back up of LINE chat but also of other popular social media apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, and Viber. There is no need to install any app as you need to connect your iOS device to your computer where KidsGuard Pro for iOS will take back up and show you LINE chats instantly.

How to Back Up LINE Chat with KidsGuard Pro for iOS

Step 1. Create A KidsGuard Pro for iOS Account

Click the "Monitor Now" button below to register an account for KidsGuard Pro for iOS with your email address. Pick a plan as per your preference.

Monitor Now View Demo

Step 2. Download KidsGuard Pro for iOS on the Computer

Install KidsGuard Pro for iOS on the computer which is preferably the one where the target person takes back up. After installation, connect the iOS device to the computer via Wi-Fi or USB. Then follow the onscreen instruction to set KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

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Step 3. Start Scanning and Monitoring

After installation, log into your account on KidsGuard Pro dashboard, and then you can monitor backed up LINE chats on it.

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What Else Can You Get from KidsGuard Pro for iOS?

If you are connecting the target person's phone for backing up data, you can monitor all the different device activities.

Monitor Social Media: You can monitor chats of different social media apps starting from LINE and Kik to WeChat and WhatsApp. This is also how you are backing up data on social media apps as well.

Read Text Messages: You get to read all the text messages on the target iPhone, and this includes even the deleted text messages. All the text messages are shown in proper format with the sender name or number and timestamp.

Track Calls: You can check the call logs on the target iPhone with details such as caller name and number, call types, as well as call duration and timestamp.

Check Media Files: KidsGuard Pro for iOS lets you check all the photos and videos stored on the target iPhone. These media files could be photos and videos taken with phone camera as well as downloaded through apps and internet.

View Text Files: You can even check all the text files and documents downloaded on the target iPhone easily. In fact, these files could also have been downloaded from social media apps.

Track Location: You can monitor the location history of the target device to understand the whereabouts of the target person easily. The locations are shown on the map with complete details.

Monitor Browsing History: You can check the browsing history of the target device to find out which websites the target person has been visiting.

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Part 4. How to Back Up Line Chat On PC?

If you are backing up LINE chats on Google Drive from Android app, you can access Google Drive from your PC. Similarly, if you are backing LINE chats on iCloud from iOS app, you can access iCloud from your PC from iCloud web platform.

Otherwise, you can export chats from your mobile app in text files and send those text files on your PC to back them up on PC. Here are the steps to export LINE chats in text files.

Step 1: Open LINE app and tap on the chat that you want to back up.

Step 2: Tap on Menu icon at the top of the screen and tap on Settings option.

Step 3: Finally, tap on Export Chat History option and save the chat in a text file.

save line chats in text file

Step 4: Connect your device to your computer and send the backup text files.

You can only take back up of chats in text files but cannot restore them from text files.

Bottom Line

We have illustrated how to backup LINE app chats with the in-built feature. However, there are certain limitations going by the traditional method and hence, we have illustrated how to back up chats on LINE using third-party apps. You can even monitor various LINE app activities and phone activities with our recommended KidsGuard for Line Android app and KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

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By Cody Walsh

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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