How to backup WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer?

WhatsApp is a very useful app for smartphone users. It can’t not only allow us make unlimited free calls, send unlimited messages, but also help you share various files and data between mobile phones, such as photos, videos, music and many more. If you receive some important data and files in WhatsApp chats, you may want to back up them somewhere else. WhatsApp has the built-in feature to help users back up WhatsApp to a cloud storage, such as the Apple iCloud. See this guide to back up WhatsApp messages to iCloud. Today, we will introduce you different solutions to backup WhatsApp data. Instead of saving your WhatsApp files on the phone or a cloud hosting, you will discuss how you can backup WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer, transfer WhatsApp photos, videos and more files from iPhone to computer.

Backup WhatsApp chats from iPhone to computer using WhatsApp Transfer

WhatsApp Transfer is one of the many useful tools in the iOS toolkit. To back up WhatsApp chats from iPhone to computer using WhatsApp Backup, download and run the Toolkit on your computer.

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Select Backup and Restore from its home screen, you will see a screen like this.

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Choose WhatsApp Backup & Restore >> Backup whatsApp Messages, then connect iPhone to computer with USB data cord.

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Finally hit the Backup button to back up WhatsApp chats, messages, sent and received photos, videos and more files from iPhone to computer. Do not disconnect your iPhone from USB when the WhatsApp backup program is backing up your content from iPhone to computer.

Backup WhatsApp chats from iPhone to computer – video guide

Backup WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer using iPhone data backup

We will use iPhone data recovery which is also one of the tools in the above toolkit as the data extractor from iPhone to PC.

Firstly run this software to scan iPhone internal storage, it can then find all WhatsApp messages and attachments from iPhone and display them in the scanning result page. You can preview and select any WhatsApp files and documents, then export them from iPhone to computer. Please refer to this tutorial to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history from iPhone for more details. You can save WhatsApp chats and files as HTML and CSV file formats on your computer, Whatsapp attachments will be transferred and saved in their original format, such as PNG, JPG, JPEG, MOV, MP4, etc.

This software can find and recover existing and recently deleted data from iPhone to computer, such as contacts, text messages, call history, Notes, calendar, Safari bookmarks, photos, videos and so on. It works with the default messaging app on iPhone as well. It is a complete iPhone data recovery solution. We are not able to introduce all the feature in one article. You can download the free trial version and explore it by yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

Update 2017: this article was originally published in 2016 and has since been updated in 2017 with the new iOS data backup & restore tool and WhatsApp transfer, backup and restore tool.

Update May 2018: this article was originally published in Apr 2016 and has since been updated. In this update, the old WhatsApp transfer, backup & restore was replaced by the new WhatsApp backup & restore.