How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer Easily

Don’t know how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer? This guide will tell you the way to export WhatsApp messages and its attachments to PC or Mac computer.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 18, 2021

If you like to use WhatsApp to chat with your friends or workmates, there is no doubt that you will have a long list of conversations on your WhatsApp. Some of these messages may be about business issues or other important information that we can’t lose.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer

We can use iCloud or iTunes to create backup for WhatsApp messages, and WhatsApp will automatically back up our messages on iPhone every day. However, we can’t view these backups until we try to restore our WhatsApp chat history entirely from them, and we have no option to recover WhatsApp messages selectively.

Thus, how can we back up our WhatsApp messages to view without limits? Luckily, we can transfer our WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer for backups. If you don’t know how to make it, in this tutorial, we will show you how to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to PC or Mac. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max supported.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer Easily

To transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer, the safest yet simplest way is to make a backup to the computer. Here we highly recommend you with AnyTrans,  a professional data management tool, provides an easy and safe way to manage your files on iOS devices and allows you to transfer WhatsApp Messages from your iOS device to your computer.

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In the recently released version of AnyTrans, it gives WhatsApp users a more convenient solution to back up, restore, transfer files from iPhone to iPhone, Android to iPhone and iPhone to the computer which could finish in just a few clicks. Here are steps to transfer your WhatsApp from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Download AnyTrans and run it on your computer > connect your iPhone to the computer > choose the Social Messages Manager on the left side > select the Back Up WhatsApp option.

To Back up WhatsApp Files with AnyTrans

To Back up WhatsApp Files with AnyTrans

Step 2. Then you can open the Enable Backup Encryption, or click Change Backup Path to change the restoring place of social backup> Click Back Up Now to start the process.

Click Back Up Now

Click Back Up Now

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer

If you accidentally deleted WhatsApp chat messages, then you can take the assistance of a professional data recovery tool, as one of the best data recovery and extractor tools, which supports restoring, backing up, or extracting WhatsApp messages and their attachments. And PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery is just the exact tool that can do all for you.

  1. Helps you recover WhatsApp messages and attachments selectively from iPhone to computer as backups as per your needs.
  2. It just takes you a few minutes and 1 click to finish the entire job.
  3. Supports extracting the existed or deleted data like photostext messages, contacts, videos, app data music as well as other up to 31 file types on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  4. It also supports you to extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue and connect your iPhone.

Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS (or click the Download button below to get it directly) > Connect your device to computer > Select Recover from iOS Device mode > Click on Right Arrow to continue.

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How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer - Step 1

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer – Step 1

Step 2. Extracting WhatsApp messages on your iPhone.

Uncheck Select All box and check WhatsApp only > Click OK button to start scanning.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer - Step 2

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Step 3. Recover WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer.

Preview and select the WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments you want to recover > Click the To Computer button as the screenshot shows to transfer the selected messages to your computer now.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer - Step 3

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

If you want to transfer selectively WhatsApp messages from iTunes or iCloud backup to computer to view, you can still use PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery to give you a hand by selecting the ” Recover from iTunes Backup” or “Recover from iCloud” on the homepage. Download it to have a try!

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer via Email

How do I export WhatsApp messages from iPhone? In this part, you can find a method to backup WhatsApp to pc via Email. This is the most direct way to transfer WhatsApp chat messages from iPhone to computer. If there are only several messages that need to be transferred it is the best choice.

Here are the detailed steps to export WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer:

  • Firstly, click on Chat in the WhatsApp Settings interface.
  • Secondly, choose Chat history > Email Chat.
  • Thirdly, find and select the conversation that you want to transfer ( You can choose to send the conversation “With media” or “Without media” when you get a pop-up message-“Attaching Media will generate a large email message”).
  • Finally, enter your email address and click “Send”. After that, log into your email account on your computer and view WhatsApp messages.
Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer by Email

Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer by Email

But, what you should know is that the method allows you to transfer only one conversation at a time. So, it is time-consuming when there is a large number of messages that need to transfer is not possible using this method.

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans, it becomes easy for users to create a WhatsApp backup on the computer to view when they need it. If you still have any questions in mind, please contact our support team via Email, they will reply to you within 24 hours. If you think this guide is helpful, please don’t forget to share it with your friends. Why not have a try on it now?

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Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.