Read this step-by-step tutorial and find out how to backup iPhone WhatsApp conversations to your computer or export WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Word, Text, HTML or PDF File.

How to Backup or Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to PC or Mac

By: Johanna Parker

Posted In: iPhone Tips & Tutorials

 

WhatsApp has proved over the months and years that it has been running that it is actually a rather useful little app. Many people did not believe that it would ever take off when it was first announced – they thought that text messaging was such a brilliant concept that nothing could ever usurp it. And although texting is wonderfully useful when you are trying to contact a person, it is actually only really useful when you are trying to contact one person. Getting the same message to a large group of people can take an awful long time when you are texting, and then trying to have a conversation as a group just becomes impossible. No one can see what messages are sent back to you, and it is impossible for you to tell whether or not other people are discussing everything between them!

 

 

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That is the reason why WhatsApp is so great; because you can have a conversation, a real conversation, seeing what each and every person is saying. And that is all very well and good when you have your iPhone with you. But what happens if you lose it – what happens if it crashes? What happens if you need to keep a record of that conversation, and or send a copy of that conversation to someone else? It may seem completely impossible, but thankfully due to modern technology and a whole host of other people who have been in exactly the same position, there is now a computer program that makes it possible for you to backup and transfer your iPhone WhatsApp messages to your computer. It does not even matter whether your computer is a PC or a Mac!

 

All you need to do is to download the special software which is called iPhone WhatsApp Transfer and follow these simple instructions. They may look long, but actually they are remarkably easy, and before you know it you will have all of your iPhone WhatsApp conversations safely stored on your computer:

 

 

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(a). How to Backup iPhone WhatsApp Chats to Local Drive

(b). How to Extract WhatsApp Media Content from an iPhone on a Computer

(c). How to Export iPhone Whats Conversations to PDF, HTML, Word or Text File

 

Part 1. Create a backup of your iPhone WhatsApp conversations on your computer

 

Step 1: Launch the program and connect your iPhone via USB cable

Install the program on your computer, and then open it up. The next step involves you linked up your iPhone to your computer – be it Mac or PC. You will just need a standard USB cable to do this, and when it has fully connected it should automatically show up in the program's user interface.

 

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Note: iTunes 11 or above is required for this process, so if you have not already downloaded it onto your computer, then you should do so now. You should also make sure that your iPhone is unlocked and will stay unlocked for the whole time you follow these steps.

 

Step 2: Backup all or selected WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer

You will need to click on the iPhone in the list of Devices that is within the iPhone WhatsApp Transfer program – this is always simpler if you only have one iPhone connected to your computer. Now look at the top toolbar within the program. There will be an option called ‘Backup Messages’. If you cannot see it, then go to File, and it will be there. If you just want to back up the WhatsApp messages from a single contact, then choose that person’s name within the Device setting, and click ‘Backup Messages’.

 

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Step 3. Select a database to create a backup of your WhatsApp messages on your computer

You will then be asked to choose a database where the saved messages will live. If you do not have a database already created, then all you need to do is put in a new name. Then click ‘Confirm’.

 

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Part 2. How to Transfer Media Files from an iPhone to a Computer

 

Step 1: Start the program and connect your iPhone to your PC/Mac

After installing the program on your PC or Mac, launch it and connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. You will be able to see your iPhone WhatsApp chats on the software main interface within a few seconds.

 

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Note: This program doesn't work without the iTunes. So make sure iTunes 12 or later installed on your computer.

 

Step 2: Extract WhatsApp media files from your iPhone on your computer

Select your iPhone listed in the available devices list and click "Extract Attachments" button if you want extract all the media attachments from your iPhone. If you want to extract WhatsApp media files like videos, photos, audio notes etc. received from a particular contact, select that contact displayed on the program and then click "Extract Attachments" button.

 

Tip: You can also right click on your iPhone or a contact and then select "Extract Messages Attachments" option to extract WhatsApp media files.

 

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Part 3. Export or transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Computer as Text, PDF, HTML or Word file

 

Step 1: Export complete WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to computer

On the other hand, if you want to export your iPhone WhatsApp messages to a Text, PDF, HTML or Word file instead of a database that is just as simple. All you need to do is choose the 'Export Messages to File' button. Once again, if you cannot see it on the top toolbar, then just simply click on 'File' and it should be there.

 

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Step 2: Export iPhone WhatsApp messages from a particular contact to computer

If there is just one person’s messages that you would like to transfer to a file, then choose that contact under the Device name, and then continue as normal – clicking on ‘Export Messages to File’.

 

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Step 3: Choose the file type and destination folder

If there is just one person’s messages that you would like to transfer to a file, then choose that contact under the Device name, and then continue as normal – clicking on ‘Export Messages to File’.

 

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