WhatsApp has become an ultimate messaging application for communicating with millions of people across the world. You can send text messages, audio and video files, documents, location and even contact details to the other person using WhatsApp.


In case your phone gets stolen or you lose your phone, all the WhatsApp data would be gone. You might start asking how to download WhatsApp messages from iPhone. It would be impossible to recover them if you have not created a backup. In such situations, downloading the WhatsApp data would prove crucial so that you don't lose important conversation.

Part 1: Download WhatsApp Messages from iPhone via Tool

iMyFone D-Back is one of the most advanced tools to download WhatsApp messages and attachments from iPhone. Here are some main features below:

  • It can selectively or fully download WhatsApp messages and its attachments from iPhone.
  • It can download WhatsApp data without affecting your current data on iPhone.
  • There is no storage limitation.
  • It will not affect your previous backups.
  • You can view them whenever you want.
  • It supports all iPhone models including iPhone XR/XS/XS聽Max and is compatible with all iOS versions. 聽

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1. Download WhatsApp Messages & Attachments from iPhone Device Directly

You can now download WhatsApp messages directly from iPhone using the iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1.Launch data downloading聽tool and select “Recover from iOS Device”. Click “Start”.

Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2.Connect your iPhone to the computer. Click “Next” when the software detects the phone.

connect your device

Step 3.All the files types will be displayed on the screen. Select “WhatsApp” under Third Party IM App聽and click “Scan”聽to continue.

select data types

Step 4.All the WhatsApp data will be displayed once the scanning is over. Select the chats and attachments that you want to download to the computer and click “Recover”.聽

preview WhatsApp

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2. Download WhatsApp Messages &聽Attachments from iPhone Backups

If you are thinking how聽to download WhatsApp messages from iPhone聽backups, iMyFone D-Back also allows you to download using iTunes and iCloud backups.

2.1 From iTunes Backup

Step 1. Launch iMyFone D-Back and select “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Click “Start”.

Step 2. All the available iTunes backups will be shown. Choose the one聽you want and click “Next”.

Step 3. Select “WhatsApp” under Third Party IM App 聽and click “Scan”.

Step 4. When the scan is completed, all the WhatsApp conversations will be shown. You can select the ones you want to download and then click “Recover”.

Select iTunes Backup

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2.2 From iCloud Backup

Step 1. Launch iMyFone D-Back and choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”. Click “Start”.

Step 2. Sign in to the iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. All available iCloud backups will be displayed. Select the most relevant聽one you want to download from聽and click “Next”.

Step 4. Select “WhatsApp” to download WhatsApp messages and attachments to your computer. Click “Scan”.

Step 5. When the scan is completed, all the WhatsApp conversations will be shown. You can select the ones you want to download聽and then click “Recover”.聽You will be prompted to choose the desired folder to save the WhatsApp conversation.

Select iCloud Backup

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Part 2: Download WhatsApp Chats from iPhone via Email

WhatsApp allows you to send the WhatsApp conversation via email. You can then download and save the file to the computer.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings.

Step 2. Various options will be displayed. Choose Email conversation.

Step 3. This will open the chat history of all the contacts. Select the conversation that you need to download.

Step 4. You will be asked whether you want to attach media files with the chat history or without media files. Select your choice.

Step 5. Enter the email address to which you want to send the WhatsApp messages and tap “Send”.

Step 6. The WhatsApp conversation will be sent to the entered email address.

Step 7. Now open the mail on computer and find the email聽you sent. Download to save it to聽computer.

Save WhatsApp Voice Messages by Forwarding them by Email

Part 3: Pros and Cons of Both the Methods

You can easily email the entire WhatsApp conversation of a contact from your iPhone itself. You can then download it to your computer and access them anytime. But you can email conversation of only one contact or group at a time. So, it takes a lot of time if you want to email the WhatsApp data聽one by one.

iMyFone D-Back allows you to download all the WhatsApp messages聽and attachments聽in your iPhone to the computer selectively or fully. Depending on the size of WhatsApp data, the software will scan and download conversations of all the contacts quickly.

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It is vital to download WhatsApp messages and attachments and save them at a secure place so that you can access them anytime in future. You can check all the above methods if you are thinking how to download WhatsApp messages from iPhone. Choose the most convenient way to download them via the way you trust. If you have any problems, feel free to聽let us know in the comment section.