How to Download Facebook Data to Computer

Due to the Facebook data breach, you want to delete Facebook from iPhone? For the posts, photos and videos you’ve shared on Facebook, you can download them to computer. Read to know how to download Facebook data for a local backup.

By iMobie | Posted: Apr. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018
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Several hours ago, Mark Zuckerburg apologized for the Facebook data breach and promised to fix these privacy invasions. Before the whole Facebook data scandal getting completely resolved, out of privacy protection, you might want to freeze your Facebook account now.

How about all the posts, photos and videos you’ve shared on Facebook before you close the account? Backing up the Facebook data to computer is an exit. How to make it? The guide offers 2 ways to download Facebook data to computer for a local backup. Check for further details.

Method 1: How to Free Download Facebook Data with Facebook Backupper

iMobie Facebook Backupper is a free and smart tool that enables you to download Facebook data to computer, including photos, videos and posts on Facebook.

Now free download Facebook Backupper on your PC or Mac computer and then follow the steps below.

Step 1 Launch Facebook Backupper and log into your Facebook account.

Step 2 Select the photos, videos, or posts that you really want to download for a backup and hit the Start Backup option.

Step 3 Wait for the backup to finish. After that, you can choose to view files or do a backup again.

Method 2: How to Download Facebook Data with Facebook Itself

Step 1 On any website, log into your Facebook account and go to general account settings page.

Step 2 Click “Download a copy of your Facebook data”.

Step 3 Click “Start My Archive”.

Step 4 Enter your password and click “Submit” to continue.

Step 5 Click “Start My Archive” to start the process of creating your Facebook archive. Then hit “Okay”.

Step 6 Wait for an e-mail or Facebook notification letting you know your Facebook archive is ready to download.

Step 7 Click Download Archive.

Step 8 Again enter your password and click Submit to download your Facebook archive. Your archive will download as a ZIP archive. Inside you’ll find four folders and an HTML page.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Downloaded Facebook Data on Computer to iPhone/Android

After a full backup of your Facebook data, now you can delete Facebook from your iPhone or Android phone. If you’d like to reuse the Facebook data like photos or videos on your iPhone or Android phone, iMobie offers you AnyTrans for iOS and AnyTrans for Android to help transfer the Facebook data on computer to iPhone or Android.

To know the details of transferring the downloaded Facebook data from computer to iPhone or Android phone, please refer to:

How to Transfer Data from Computer to iPhone >

How to Transfer Data from Computer to Android >

The Bottom Line

Out of the Facebook data privacy consideration, the iMobie Facebook backupper is introduced to help you download Facebook data for local backup. And if you want to reuse the downloaded Facebook data like photos or videos on iPhone or Android phone, AnyTrans for iOS and AnyTrans for Android can do you a favor.


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