WeChat is a cross platform social networking app that has changed how we communicate with friends and relatives. This app developed by Tencent allows you to send instant messages and share videos, images, audios and even locations. WeChat users depend more and more on it these years.
Sometimes you may want to export some WeChat messages to computer in order to save your iPhone space or for further use. Sometimes you may need to extract the important WeChat history to your computer in case they are lost during updating to the latest operation system (iOS 10.3 for now). Sometimes you just want to back up the chat history with certain person and don't want to use iTunes or iCloud since you are not able to view the messages unless you restore the backup to your iPhone. That's very time-consuming.
We are happy to help you here. This article will show you how to export WeChat Messages from iPhone to computer easily using a 3rd-party tool: iMyFone D-Back.
Tool We'll Use: iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Extractor
iMyFone D-Back iPhone data extractor Win or iPhone data extractor Mac is data recovery software that allows you extract existing files and retrieve lost files on your iOS device. With this software, you can also extract files from iCloud backup and iTunes backup and store them on your Mac or PC. It is a versatile software that allows you preview files before extraction and recovery. And it supports iPhone SE, iPhone 7/6s/6/5/4 series, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 3, iPad with Retina Display and much more.
Here are some of its main features.
- It supports the extraction of 22 file types like WeChat messages, WhatsApp messages, Text messages, Notes, Voice Memos, Contacts, Videos, Call logs just to list a few.
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- It has inbuilt preview feature and supports selective file extraction.
- It can extract files on iPhone, iTunes, iCloud and store them to computer.
Its features show that this software is an effective tool that you can use to export WeChat data to your Computer. There are three ways that you can use and each method will be discussed below. First of all, please download the program in iMyFone Download Center.
1 Directly Export WeChat Messages from iPhone to Computer
For this method, you should have an USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 1. Choose "Recover from iOS Device"
Open iMyFone D-Back after installing it on your computer. After that go to the left side and click on "Recover from iOS" and click "Start". The program then lets you select the file types. Ensure you select WeChat and then connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
Step 2. Scan Selected Files
Once your device is detected by the computer, you can click on "Scan" button, and then the program will start to scan your device.
Step 3. Preview and Export WeChat Messages
On the next window all the files scanned on your iPhone are then displayed. Under "Third party IM APP" you will find WeChat and WeChat attachments. Click on them to view what it contains. Mark on those that you wish to export on your computer and click "Recover". A window will appear and lets you choose a location for the files. Once the files have been exported, they will be available on your computer.
2 Export WeChat Messages from iTunes Backup to Computer
Since we cannot view the files on iTunes backup file directly, we will have to extract and export them to the computer using iMyFone D-Back software. Follow this guide.
Step 1. Select Recover from iTunes
On opening the program you will have to select a recovery mode. Click on "Recover from iTunes Backup" and click "Start." Next select the files you want to export including WeChat files and click "Next."
Step 2. Scan Files
Now select a backup from the list of backup files. Thereafter, click on "Scan" button. Do not interrupt the scanning process.
Step 3. Preview and Export Files
The files that have been scanned are then displayed on the program window. Go to"Third party IM APP" to get WeChat and its attachment. Click on it and see the files it contains. Next mark on the files and click on "Recover" button. Lastly choose where to save files on your computer and click Save button. The files will then be stored your computer.
3 Extract WeChat Messages from iCloud Backup to Computer
For an iPhone users who have made a backup of file on iCloud, you can easily preview and selectively export those files to your computer using iMyFone D-Back software.
Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud" and Login to iCloud
First open the program and click on "Recover from iCloud Backup" and click on "Start". Proceed and select file types such as WeChat and then log in to iCloud account using your Apple account details. After that, select a backup file and click on "Next" to download and scan it.
Step 2. Preview and Export WeChat Messages
After scanning the files on the backup you will see the results on the window. Go to desired file type and preview them. WeChat is under"Third party IM APP" category. Go through the files and mark on the messages you want to export and then click on "Recover". Choose a folder to save your files and click on "Save". Boom! All the messages will then be exported to your Computer.