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How do I back up my chats? toggle
You can back up your chats by selecting Backup Chat History from each chat room.

When you back up your chat history, backup files will automatically be created on the SD card or on your device. Before backing up your chat history, make sure you have enough free space on the SD card and your device.

To back up your chat history, please follow the steps below:

1. From the Chats tab, select the chat room with the chat you want to back up.
2. Tap the V icon at the top-right of the screen > Chat Settings.
3. Tap Backup Chat History.

If you want to restore your chat history at a later time, select Backup All and follow the steps above for each chat room.
 Note:
- If you select Backup as a Text File, things such as stickers, photos, videos, and voice messages will not be saved and cannot be restored.
- If you select Backup All, you will be able to restore things such as your chat history and stickers for each chat room you selected this option for.

If you are viewing this page on your smartphone, tap this link to move to your chat list.


If you successfully carried over your account from the LINE User Login screen, you will be able to restore the chats that were saved by selecting Backup All.

For steps on how to restore your chat history, please refer to this article.

Important notes when changing devices:
- If your chat history was saved on your device, you will need to copy the backup file to an external device like an SD card.

For more information regarding issues with importing your chat history, please refer to the following Help article:

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Restoring backed up chats on Android devices toggle
To restore (import) your chat history, you will need to select Backup All from the Backup Chat History option beforehand. For more information, please refer to the following Help article:


To restore your chat history, please follow the steps below along with making sure you have enough free space on the SD card and your device:

Using an SD card
1. Insert the SD card with the backed up files into your device.
2. Open the chat room that you want restore the chats for > tap the V icon at the top-right of the screen > Chat Settings.
3. Tap Import Chat History.
Note: If the Import Chat History option does not appear, please refer to the "If you are not using an SD card" below.

To restore the chat histories for multiple chat rooms, you will need to follow the above steps for each room.

If you are not using an SD card
If the Import Chat History option does not appear when importing your chat history, please refer to the following Help article:


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Problems importing chat history toggle
If you encountered an error when importing your chat history, it may be that:

You didn't download the saved file from Keep
If you saved the backup file to Keep on LINE, you'll need to download it from Keep and save it to your new device after transferring your account.

The backup file wasn't saved in the right location
Files created by selecting Back up all data are saved on either the SD card or your device.

If you're unable to import (restore) your chats, you'll need to manually move the relevant file to the folder titled "LINE_backup" on the device you want to restore your chat history on.

Please use a file managing app or connect your device directly to your PC to access the backup files and move them.
Note:
- If this folder doesn't exist, please create one.
- If you did not select Back up all data from the Back up chat history option, you will not be able to restore your chats.

If you're not sure how to create folders or move files, please contact the manufacturer of your device.

Your device doesn't have sufficient memory or your system specs are too low
The app may freeze or crash if your device doesn't have enough memory or the specs are too low. Please delete any unnecessary data and restart your device before trying again.

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How to back up and restore your chat history using Google Drive toggle
To back up and restore your chat history using Google Drive, please see the following steps.
Note: This feature is available on LINE version 7.5.0 and later.

Before backing up your chat history, make sure you have sufficient free space on Google Drive. Be sure to try the following steps in an area with a strong network connection.

To back up you chat history:
1. Tap More > Settings > Chats & calls.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Back up to Google Drive.

To restore your chat history:
1. Tap More > Settings > Chats & calls.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Restore.

Note:
- The backup may not be completed properly if you don’t have sufficient free space on Google Drive, or if you tried the above steps in an area with an unstable network connection.
- Even if an error message doesn't appear, it’s possible for the backup process to fail.

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Searching for chats toggle
You can search your chats using the search box on the Chats tab.

1. Pull the list of chats down or tap the search icon at the top right.
2. Enter the keywords you wish to search for in the “Search for Chats and Messages” box.

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