How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone or iPhone Backup

Increasing people use WhatsApp as a communication tool nowadays. Some even use it to share and transmit important information or files, so it is very important for them to keep WhatsApp data safe and avoid data loss. Backing up WhatsApp data to iTunes or iCloud is a good idea but not the best option. You will have to replace all the current data on iPhone to get back the WhatsApp messages by restoring a complete iTunes/ iCloud backup to your iPhone.

Hence, is there a way for users to export the important WhatsApp messages without losing other data on iPhone? This article will provide you with 2 solutions to extract WhatsApp history from your iPhone (iOS 11 included).

Method 1 Export WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Using Email

One way to save your WhatsApp messages is to email them to yourself. Follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and the conversation you want to save.

Step 2: On the navigation bar, tap on the contact or group's subject.

Step 3: Scroll to find "Export Chat" and tap on it.

Step 4: Choose if you want to attach media or if you want to email the conversation "Without Media".

Step 5: Select the main app, enter your email address and tap "Send" to finish.

Export WhatsApp Messages using Email

Method 2 Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone via 3rd-Party Tool

iMyFone D-Port specializes as a data exporter tool for iOS devices. With the support of the program, your can easily extract the existing data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. What makes the program an outstanding extraction tool is its features:

Main Features of iMyFone D-Port (iOS 11 Supported)

  • Extracts 20 file types, such as photos, text messages, contacts, notes, voice memos, call history, messages from WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat, etc;
  • 3 modes to extract data: Export from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup;
  • Preview function allows you selectively to extract the data you want;
  • Support iOS 11/10/9/8/7 running on iPhone 7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5/4s.

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Extract WhatsApp Messages from iTunes/iCloud Backup

This tip is useful for those who hold a backup file in iTunes or iCloud. Let us take iCloud backup as an example and list the procedures to export WhatsApp history from it.

1 Install iMyFone D-Port. Start the program after completing the installation procedure. From the main window, select "Extract from iCloud Backup" option. Click the "Start" button to proceed.

Export from iCloud Backup

Then you need choose "WhatsApp" as the file type that needs to be exported.

Choose WhatsApp

2 Login to your iCloud account by filling the details. The software package will then check iCloud backup files within the account. After that, choose the recent file from which you would like to extract WhatsApp data. Press the "Next" button. It will allow the program to download the selected iCloud backup file.

choose iCloud backup

3 After download and scan is completed, iMyFone D-Port will display the WhatsApp history on its interface. You can preview the conversations and select the needed ones accordingly. Press the "Export" button to export them onto your computer.

 preview the conversations

4 In the last step, you need pick the destination folder to save the exported data.

Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone (iPhone 7 Supported)

The process below will be helpful in extracting WhatsApp messages directly from an iPhone.

1 From the main window, click "Export from iOS Device" option. Continue by pressing the "Start" button.

Export from iOS Device

2 Click "WhatsApp" under third-party IM app in the next screen. After that, tap on "Next".

Click WhatsApp under third-party IM app

3 Press the "Scan" button after you connect your iPhone to computer and iMyFone D-Port successfully detects the iPhone.

scan the device

4 After the program finishes scanning the device, it will display all the messages on the preview interface of the program. You can select the information you want to extract by pressing the "Export" button.

extract whatsapp messages from iphone

A small window opens up asking you to pick up a destination on your computer to save the conversations. You can choose an existing folder or create a new one. After the extraction completes, you can browse the folder to see the exported WhatsApp messages from your iPhone.

iMyFone D-Port, fully compatible with iOS 11, gives an excellent opportunity to extract your existing WhatsApp messages from iOS device or iPhone backups with ease. Just have a try and you will find it really efficient and easy to use.

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