Kik doesn't provide chat history backup like other instant messaging apps and it will automatically delete your Kik messages when you have exceeded its limit on the number of messages you can hold on a mobile device.
Therefore, it is a must to have your Kik messages backed up by yourself if you are a heavy user, especially you want to save your chat history before logging out. iPhone and Android users have different ways to back up Kik messages on their devices.
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# 1. Back up Kik Messages on iPhone
Since Kik app has no backup function by default, a third-party backup utility- FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore (opens new window) - can be used for Kik backup on iPhone. Your Kik messages, image files, and attachments are one of the types of data the utility can back up.
With one simple click in FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore, you are able to do a whole backup for chat history on Kik, which is very useful if you want to save a copy of your Kik messages before logging out of your account. Other types of data on your iPhone, like contacts, photos, videos, music, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. can also be backed up.
You can follow the below steps to back up your Kik messages on iPhone.
Step 1: Connect your iDevice to the computer
Launch FonePaw homepage to choose iOS Data Backup & Restore on PC.
Connect your iDevice to PC. If a window pops up asking for Trust permission on your iOS device, click yes.
Step 2: Go into iOS Data Backup & Restore
Enter the homepage of iOS Data Backup & Restore.
Click "iOS Data Backup" to get started.
Step 3: Begin to back up
Two options appear:
Standard backup: back up files, such as Kik messages, text messages, contacts, call history, etc.
Encrypted backup: back up files with one password to protect your private information. Select one and click Start.
Step 4: Choose the Kik data to back up
All data types show on the page. Select the Kik data you want to save and click Next.
Wait until the backup is finished.
Step 5: Backup is Completed
When the backup is done, it will display the name and the size of the backup file.
Click Restore iOS Data to view backed up Kik messages.
# 2. Backup Kik Messages on Android without Root
Kik doesn't have a backup feature for Android device, either, so if you need to save important Kik information on your Android phone, you can take a screenshot or copy and paste text into a document, such as a note or a Word document.
Take screenshots of Kik messages
To save your important conversations on Kik, you can take a screenshot of the Kik chat you want to save, which will be saved to your Gallery.
You may have some concern if the other user knows when you take a screenshot of a conversation or photo on Kik. Some social media apps, like Snapchat, will notify users when the other side takes a screenshot of the sent image, video, message. However, it is not the case with Kik. Kik doesn't send a notification to the other person when you capture a screenshot. So be careful about what you send on Kik.
Copy Kik messages to somewhere
The other way is to copy your Kik messages and save it somewhere on your Android phone. What you need to do is to copy what you want to save and paste it somewhere else on your Android phone, such as creating a new Note or a Word document on your phone to save the chat history which is important to you.
Now you don't need to worry about your Kik messages will be automatically deleted or mistakenly deleted by yourself.