How to Open Line Chat Backup Files on PC

If you would like to read your Line chat conversations on your PC, the following guide should teach you how you can open your Line chat backup files on your PC for you to view your messages. Read on to find out methods for both Line for Android and Line for iOS.

By | Last Updated: May. 24, 2019

While in most cases users prefer to read their Line chat conversations on your smartphone such as an iPhone or an Android device, there are times when you may want to view your messages on the large screen of your computer. Unfortunately, the default options in the app do not let you view your Line backups on your PC. However, there is a workaround that lets you access and read your chat history on your PC.

The following guide basically shows you how to backup your Line chat history on the PC and access and view your messages on the large screen of your machine. It is pretty easy to do the task as you are going to use one of the built-in options in the app to do the job on your device.

Let’s check out how to do it on both your iPhone and Android device:

Open iOS Line Chat Backup files on PC

If you use the Line chat app on your iPhone or iPad and you would like to access the messages on your PC, this section will show you how to do it using the most efficient way available.

Basically, what you are going to do is to create a plain text backup of your Line chat history which is readable and supported by all the PCs out there. You will then transfer this plain text file over to your computer. The following is exactly how you do it on your iOS device.

Step 1. The first thing you will want to do is launch the Line app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on the chat room you would like to access on the PC. Then, tap on V followed by Settings to launch the settings menu.

Open Line app settings menu

Open Line app settings menu

Step 2. On the following screen, you will find an option saying Export chat history. Tap on the option and it will allow you to export your chat history in your chosen format on your device.

Export chats as plain text files from the Line app

Export chats as plain text files from the Line app

You will then need to transfer the Line backup chat history over to your PC to view the backup contents. Once you have got it on your computer, you will be able to easily scroll through and read the long conversations you have had with your loved ones on your computer.

Open Android Line Chat Backup files on PC

If you use the Line app on an Android device and you wish to open the app’s backup files on your PC, this section will tell you how to do it.

Just like the iOS method mentioned above, you are going to follow a similar set of steps to open your Line backup files on your PC. The following are the exact steps you need to follow to do the task on your machine.

Step 1. Launch the Line app from the app drawer on your Android device. When the app launches, select the chat room you would like to view as a backup on your PC. Tap on V followed by Settings to open the settings menu.

Step 2. Tap on Export chat history and choose the destination for your backup file.

Get the backup file transferred over to your PC and you will be able to access and read its contents.

Bonus Tip: Open Line Chat Backup File on PC via AnyTrans for iOS

Sometimes third-party tools are also available for users to view Line chat backup files on computer, AnyTrans for iOS is one of them. It is designed as an iTunes alternative for users to manage iOS contents. Here are the features of AnyTrans for iOS:

  1. Supports users to backup SNS chat history, including WhatsApp, Line and Viber.
  2. Enables users to restore backed up files and transfer them from iPhone to iPhone.
  3. Available for users to open backup files on computer with ease.
  4. The operation is easy and convenient. Just a few clicks are needed when backing up chat history.

Now download AnyTrans for iOS and follow the steps below to see how to open Line chat backup file on PC.

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Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone to it.

Step 2. When AnyTrans for iOS has detected your iPhone, go to Social Messages Manager.

Go to Social Message Manager in AnyTrans for iOS

Go to Social Message Manager in AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3. Find Line in the interface, choose Backup.

Backup Line Chat History

Backup Line Chat History

Step 4. Click the right arrow to start back up, wait until the Backup Completed page appears.

Backing up Process

Backing up Process

Step 5. Click View on the interface, then you could see all the backup files.

View Backup Files on Computer

View Backup Files on Computer

Step 6. Choose the one you want to manage and click open, then you could read the backed up Line chat history on your computer.

Open the Backup File You Want to Read on PC

Open the Backup File You Want to Read on PC

The Bottom Line

If you are having trouble opening Line chat backup files on a PC, the above guide shows you the simplest method of getting the backup files to open on your machine. We hope it helps you out.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.