WhatsApp Backup Settings
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What is a JSON.CRYPT14 file?
A JSON.CRYPT14 file is a settings file used by the Android version of WhatsApp Messenger. It contains an encrypted record of a user's WhatsApp backup settings. JSON.CRYPT14 files are always named backup_settings.json.crypt14.
WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app for Android and iOS. The Android version of WhatsApp uses a variety of .CRYPT14 files to store encrypted copies of a user's messages, stickers, and settings.
Backup_settings.json.crypt14 is an encrypted JSON file that defines a user's WhatsApp backup settings. If a user changes their backup settings in WhatsApp, the app updates the user's backup_settings.json.crypt14 file accordingly.
Common JSON.CRYPT14 Filenames
Backup_settings.json.crypt14 - The standard name WhatsApp Messenger assigns to JSON.CRYPT14 files.
How to open a JSON.CRYPT14 file
JSON.CRYPT14 files are not meant to be opened. If you want to change your WhatsApp Messenger backup settings, you should do so from within the app (by selecting Settings → Chats → Chat backup).