How to Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone

"I want to export some important WhatsApp messages from my iPhone to my computer. But there is no option that let me do it. From WhatsApp official site, it is said my WhatsApp messages can be saved in iTunes or iCloud backup file. I don't need that, because I can't view it. Is there such a program to back or export WhatsApp messages from my iPhone?" – Emma

What Emma said is right. There is no option for you to export WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone (iOS 11 supported). If you backup your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud, WhatsApp messages will be packed to the backup file, but you can't view them because the backup file never lets you do it. Keep your shirts on. Work around still exists. This article tells you 3 ways to backup or export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone devices.

3 Solutions to Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone

dr.fone - Recover (iOS), it's the software that helps to export WhatsApp messages from iPhone. It plays a very important role in exporting WhatsApp messages from iPhone (iOS 11 supported).

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Solution 1. Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Directly

Step 1 Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer

Connect your iPhone with your computer first and launch dr.fone,the program will respond you as follows after it recognized your iPhone.

connect iphone to retrieve whatsapp messages

Step 2 Scan your iPhone for WhatsApp messages

Click the "Start" button on the window shown in step 1 to let the program scan your iPhone for WhatsApp messages. And later you can click the "Start Scan" button to go on.

scan iphone to retrieve whatsapp messages

Step 3 Export WhatsApp messages from your iPhone

The program not only finds WhatsApp conversations on your iPhone, but also helps to find other data like contacts, SMS, call logs, notes, and more. Therefore, the scan needs some time. After it, you can preview all data in the scan result by clicking them separately. For WhatsApp chat history, you can export the text content, emoji, pictures, videos, etc. Check wanted "WhatsApp" or "WhatsApp Attachments", click "Recover" > "Recover to Computer" to export them on your computer.

preview and recover iphone to retrieve whatsapp messages

Solution 2. Save iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup file

Step 1 Download iTunes backup file that contains WhatsApp messages

On dr.fone - Recover (iOS), click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" to let the program detect iTunes backup file on your computer. In the list, choose the latest iTunes backup file that contains your iPhone WhatsApp messages and click "Start Scan".

scan itunes to retrieve whatsapp messages

Step 2 Save iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup file

In the result window, all files will be sorted into category. In the left sidebar, click WhatsApp messages and WhatsApp message attachments to preview the files. After then, click Recover and choose Recover to Computer to save your iPhone WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup to your compuer.

retrieve whatsapp messages from itunes backup

Solution 3. Export iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup file

Step 1 Download iCloud backup file that contains your iPhone WhatsApp messages

If you've backed up your iPhone to iCloud, then your WhatsApp messages were saved to iCloud backup file as well. You can use dr.fone to export iPhone WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup file by clicking "Recover from iCloud Backup File". And then log in with your iCloud account. In the iCloud backup list, choose the backup file that contains your WhatsApp messages and click Download.

sign in icloud for whatsapp messages

To save your time, in the pop-up, choose the file type you're going to download. Here you're supposed to check "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments".

sign in icloud for whatsapp messages

Step 2 Save iPhone WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup file

In the scan result page, you can see all extracted files are there. Check "WhatsApp" or "WhatsApp Attachments" to preview them. If they're the ones that you need, click Recover and choose "Recover to Computer" to save them on your computer.

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