My iPhone was damaged to the point of not working anymore and will be replaced by the insurance, but this might take 1-2 weeks.
I have backups in iCloud.
FOR ME THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT: I have important whatsapp messages that I want to retrieve.
I am planning to only connect to my Whatsapp number once I have the new replacement iPhone and use the restore functionality with the latest backup of my broken iPhone.
I am using a temporary android phone, until I get the replacement and I did not associate Whatsapp with my number on this phone, because I think I will not get my messages back.
In the meantime, I am not receiving WhatsApp messages from important people, we also use it a lot at work, this has been already happening for a week and maybe another one or two more.
Do you know another way I can get my messages back without waiting for an iPhone and running the backup restore?