How To Transfer WhatsApp Messages From iPhone To Computer

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WhatsApp is a popular app allowing users to send messages, pictures, videos and share locations. There is no doubt that we all have important conversations on WhatsApp and don't want to lose them in any case. It is universally known that we can back up WahtsApp to iTunes or iCloud. However the problem is that we are not able to view the conversations unless we restore the entire backup to an iOS device. This will lead to the loss of the existing data on the device, which is the last option we would like to choose.

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Tool You'll Need: iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter

Is there any other option? Sure, you can use a data extractor tool to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer. Although plenty of programs offer the possibility, none matches to the service provided by iMyFone D-Port. The program, specially designed for iDevices, helps in extracting 18 file types from your iPhone. The important features that make it unique from others are:

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Key Features:

  • It supports to export data from iPhone or extract data from iPhone backups.
  • It allows you to make a full backup or only back up only Messages, WhatsApp data and WeChat data.
  • It gives you the glimpse of the files that you can extract on its preview interface.
  • It supports nearly all iOS devices and all iOS versions, even the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8 running iOS 11.
  • You can view iCloud backup without restoring it to iOS devices.

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1 Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Computer

Step 1: Download iMyFone D-Port. Install the package and start the application. From the window, press "Back Up & Export from Device", and click "Export Data" button. Don't forget to connect your iPhone to computer.

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Step 2: Choose the file type that you want to export. It is "WhatsApp". Then click "Next" to start the scanning process.

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Step 3:After scanning,  you will view all the WhatsApp messages that are currently on your iPhone. Select those that are essential and press "Export" at the bottom right corner.

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Step 4: You now have to pick a folder on the next pop-up window to save the exported data. Once selected, wait for a few minutes to finish saving process.

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2 Extract WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup to Computer

Step 1: Tap " Extract Data from Backup" option in the main screen of iMyFone D-Port, then select an iTunes backup file that you want to extract whatsApp messages from.

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Step 2: Upon clicking "Start", you will see another screen from which you have to choose "WhatsApp" as the file to be transferred. Then please click "Next" to scan.

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Step 3: After scanning finishes, it will display all WhatsApp messages for preview. From them, you can pick those important conversations and press the "Extract" button. Finally, you just need to choose a location on your computer to store them.

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3 Extract WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup to Computer

Step 1: In the main screen of the application, tap " Extract Data from Backup". If there is no iCloud backup, please click Download iCloud Backup to download your iCloud backup, then click Next.

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Step 2: Sign into iCloud account in the next window. (Note: iMyFone D-Port will not record your personal information.)

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Step 3: It will display all the backup files. Choose the file from which you want to transfer the WhatsApp messages and click "Next" to begin downloading files.

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Step 4: Mark the needed conversations from preview screen and hit the "Extract" button. Then choose the place to save the data.

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iMyFone D-Port iOS data transfer can transfer the conversations from WhatsApp on iPhone to your computer by simple steps as explained above. All you need is to have a try! Get started today with its Free Trial version to transfer your essential WhatsApp messages!

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