Latest iOS LINE Chat Backup And Restore

Since iOS 8.3 has been improved the performance, bug fixes and lot of vulnerabilities are resolved, many LINE messenger users facing iOS LINE chat backup issue. They can backup the chat history as easy as before, they chat history will disappear easily as they change to new iPhone or re-install LINE app for iOS.

Techgravy blog shared how to backup iOS line chat by using iFunbox application locate User applications/LINE/Documents, backup all the content inside to computer then restores back to same location path manually.

However, we are unable to find and locate the LINE app folder with your latest iOS version installed on your iPhone or iPad. Now we can only rely on jailbreaking which is the process of removing software restrictions imposed by iOS, let iOS  LINE app users to backup line chat history.

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As we connect iOS devices with iFunbox, we can see that all the iOS app folders are in the string value, not in the app name. So, how to find the actual app name (LINE app) that you are looking for?

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Backup iOS LINE Chat

First install “Filza File manager” which is the powerful File Manager available in Cydia, the function is almost similar with iFile. You can also go directly to Cydia to download and install Filza.

Now we must find the actual LINE app folder location in your iOS device. Tap and start up Filza app, those using LINE messenger for iOS,

LINE versions before 5.1.x
LINE folder in “/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup” path.

LINE 5.2.x or later
LINE folder in “/private/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup/” path.

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You will see all the string value become the actual name. Locate and tap on the LINE folder, note down the string value of the LINE app folder, remember every iOS devices having different number.

Connected iOS devices with the iFunBox application. Then locate LINE messenger folder as below,

LINE versions before 5.1.x
“/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup/Tap on LINE app string value that you note down/Library/Application Support/Messages” path.

LINE 5.2.x or later
“/private/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup/Tap on LINE app string value that you note down/Library/Application Support/Messages” path.

LINE 6.0 or later
“/private/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup/Tap on LINE app string value that you note down/Library/Application Support/PrivateStore/folder name(S_u3602c751142ae733d0518488cdc2d85f)/Messages” path.

You will get Line.sqlite, Line.sqlite-shm and Line.sqlite-wal files. Backup and export these three files to the computer which are the iOS LINE chat files inside your iOS devices.

Restore LINE Chat History iOS

We need Line.sqlite, Line.sqlite-shm and Line.sqlite-wal files to restore back iOS LINE chat history.

Now stop running LINE app at background by tap twice on HOME button. Use Filza app find LINE app folder, the string value of the LINE app folder will change accordingly as reinstall the LINE again, so we must note down again the value.

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Connected iOS devices with iFunBox and locate messenger folder, copy and replace Line.sqlite, Line.sqlite-shm and Line.sqlite-wal files with your backup files.

Now all your iOS LINE Chat history come back again.

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