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 order to avoid that they are lost during updating to the latest operation system (iOS 11 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 iPhone Data Exporter tool --- iMyFone D-Port.
Tool We'll Use: iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter
iMyFone D-Port iPhone data exporter is a professional data exporter tool that allows you export existing files on your iOS device to computer. With this software, you can also extract files from iCloud backups or iTunes backups and store them on your Mac or PC. It is 100% secure and reliable. No personal information will be leaked out.
- It supports to export 18+ types of data from iOS device to computer. You can transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer, export text messages from iPhone, export notes from iPhone to computer, just to list a few.
- It works with almost all iOS devices and iOS versions, including iPhone X/iPhone 8 running iOS 11.
- This versatile software that allows you preview files before extraction and exportation.
- It also works for backups - you can extract files from different iTunes/iCloud backups 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 "Back Up & Export from Device"
Open iMyFone D-Port after installing it on your computer. After that go to the left side and click on "Back Up & Export from Device" and click "Export Data".
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 the data types you have choosen on your device.
Step 3. Preview and Export WeChat Messages
On the next window all the files scanned on your iPhone (all iOS versions including iOS 11 supported) 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 "Export". 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-Port software. Follow this guide.
Step 1. Select "Extract Data from Backup"
On opening the program you will have to select a recovery mode. Click on "Extract Data from Backup" and you will see a list of all your backups on computer. Next select the iTunes backup you want to export WeChat files from and click "Next."
Step 2. Scan Files
Now select WeChat from the list of data types iMyFone D-Port supports to extract. Thereafter, click on "Next" button and the program will scan data in the iTunes backup. 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 "Extract" button. Lastly choose where to save the files on your computer. The files will then be stored and you can view them on 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-Port iPhone Data Exporter software.
Step 1. Choose "Extract Data from Backup" and Login to iCloud
First open the program and click on "Extract Data from Backup". Click the superlink "Download iCloud Backup" on the bottom of backup list and then log into iCloud account. After that, select a backup file and click on "Next".
Step 2. Choose Data Types You Want to Extract
Then the program will prompt you to check the data types you want to extract from the iCloud backup. Check WeChat and click "Next". iMyFone D-Port will begin to download the iCloud backup and will scan it after downloading.
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 "Extract". Choose a folder to save your files. Boom! All the messages will then be exported to your Computer.
iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter is an extremely powerful tool to export files from your iPhone (iOS 11 supported), iCloud or iTunes to computer.