Kik is a popular and free instant messenger for Android, iOS and more mobile platforms. It does not only allow users to send unlimited text messages, but also many other files and documents, such as photos, videos. All you need is to register a free account with Kik using your email address. Sometimes you may have received important messages, photos and videos through Kik on our mobile phone. In this article, we will show you two easy ways to transfer your Kik chat history from iPhone to Mac, export Kik messages, photos, videos from iPhone to Mac.
This iPhone Data Backup & Restore can help us backup various files and data from iPhone to computer, such as Contacts, Messages, Call history, Notes, Photos, Video, Calendar, Reminder, WhatsApp messages, Voice memos, Voicemail, Safari’s bookmark, and even more. It supports social app data backups including WhatsApp backup, Kik backup, Line backup. This utility allows users to quickly backup KIK chats from iPhone/iPad to Mac, view or export Kik chats and files backups on computer, selectively restore KIK chats backups from Mac to iPhone. See how you can backup your Kik chat history to computer using this iOS backup program below.
Back up Kik chat history from iPhone to Mac – Method 1
Download the above software, which is a toolkit for iOS users, and install it on your Mac. Click to open the Backup & Restore tool in a separate window. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB, you will then get a screen like this.
Click Backup button. Then choose Kik & Attachments and disable other types of data you do not want to include in the backup file. Optionally choose a different backup path to save the backup file. Finally click Backup button again to save Kik chat history and files from iPhone to Mac.
Backup iPhone Kik chat history to Mac – Method 2
The above iPhone backup program has a separate section for social app data backup. Click Social App Data Backup & Restore from the left pane, you can then find the backup tools for Line, Viber and Kik.
Select Kik Backup & Restore, then one-click to backup all your Kik messages, sent and received files from iPhone to Mac.
Export iPhone Kik messages and files to Mac
Once you have backed up Kik from iPhone to Mac using this Kik Backup & Restore tool, you will be able to open and view data contained in Kik chats backup file on Mac. You can optionally select and extract any data from Kik backup to Mac, selectively restore any data from Kik backup from Mac to iPhone.
To export iPhone Kik messages and files to Mac, open the backup file in the Kik backup and restore program on Mac. Select any chat, sent and/or received photos, videos or other files, click Export to Mac button at the bottom right corner, choose a location on your Mac to save the Kik chat history or attached files.
More Kik Messages backup tips
- The above Kik messages backup tool is a desktop software which you need to download and install on Mac other than your mobile phone. You do not need to install any app on iPhone.
- The Kik backup utility can back up all conversations and files in them, like the sent messages, received messages, sent and received photos and videos through Kik on iPhone.
- Your Kik chat history will be exported from iPhone to Mac, no backup files will be saved on iPhone.
Restore Kik chat history without backups
If you have not created any backup of Kik chat history or the backup file is lost as well, the above iOS toolkit has a data recovery that can help. Following is the step-by-step tutorial to recover deleted Kik messages and data from iPhone to Mac. However due to the complexity of the data recovery, there is no guarantee you can get back all lost data 100%. Thus backing up your data from phone to computer is always our best choice.
Update Aug 2018: this article was originally published in May 2016 and has since been updated. new screenshots were added to reflect the change of the new UI in this update.