As we use WhatsApp to communicate with others everyday, the chat history can be massive, especially when there are large amounts of pictures and videos in our chat history. Due to the limited storage space of our iPhone, we have to delete most of the chat history periodically to release some space for new data and better performance of iPhone. Obviously most of us prefer to delete only some of the chat history and backup some photos and videos that we really want to keep as memory. Thus we come to the question of how to backup WhatsApp photos and videos from iPhone to computer before we can clear WhatsApp media files on iPhone.
Normally, we can connect iPhone to computer using USB, and then backup WhatsApp pictures and videos from iPhone’s Camera Roll to PC or Mac computer. To make this method work, there is one thing that we need to know in advance, which is that we have already saved these pictures and videos from WhatsApp chat history to iPhone camera roll before. We can either saved them one by one manually or save them by setting up media auto-download in WhatsApp on the iPhone. To save pictures and videos manually, we can simply select the file to view or play them in WhatsApp and then click the share sign, select SAVE. This will save WhatsApp photos to Camera Roll or download WhatsApp videos to iPhone Camera Roll. To enable the WhatsApp media auto-download function on iPhone, the routing is WhatsApp >> Setting >> Chats >> Save Incoming Media.
As we can see, these two methods need us to do some prepared work in advance. To avoid this trouble, you can use this iPhone WhatsApp backup program to create the WhatsApp backup, saving your chat history, pictures and videos from WhatsApp to computer in easy steps with fast speed.
Backup WhatsApp photos & videos from iPhone to computer
Download the iOS toolkit onto your Windows PC or Mac below. You will find various useful tools from its home screen like this.
We will back up WhatsApp conversations from an iPhone to Windows 10 computer using its Windows version in this demo. If you are on Mac, you may see slight difference in appearance. Click Backup & Restore from its home screen, you will be taken to a new screen like this.
To backup iPhone WhatsApp chats, click WhatsApp Backup & Restore from the left pane to open a new window with all WhatsApp tools.
We are going to backup WhatsApp messages from iPhone to a PC, thus click Backup WhatsApp Messages, then connect your iPhone to PC via USB, and hit the Backup button to copy all your chat history from iPhone to computer.
Do not disconnect your phone when the backup program is backing up your WhatsApp data from iPhone to computer. Your photos, videos and other files sent and received through WhatsApp conversations will be backed up to computer along with your chat history.
Recover deleted WhatsApp data from iPhone with or without backup
Deleted and lost important messages, photos or other files in WhatsApp? You can use above WhatsApp backup & restore tool to restore WhatsApp chats from previous backup files. If no backup files were created, you can follow this tutorial to recover lost WhatsApp messages and files from iPhone without backups using the professional iPhone data recovery tool also from the same iOS Toolkit above.
Update May 2018: this article was originally published in Nov 2015 and has since been updated. In this update, we replace the old iPhone data recovery with the new iPhone data backup program which is able to backup lots of your personal files and data from iPhone to computer, your photos, videos, music, contacts, calendars, reminders, call logs, WhatsApp chat history, Kik chats, Viber chats and many more.