How to Save WhatsApp Media Files on iPhone

WhatsApp is a paramount platform for communicating. It gives users a chance to send messages, photos, and other valuable data. Sometimes, we may delete or lose some WhatsApp data by accident, so it is wise to save important audio messages, photos and videos on your computer for backup. This article, therefore, explains how you can save your WhatsApp media files on your iPhone for later use.

3 Methods to Save WhatsApp Media Files on iPhone

Note

All the three ways work for iPhone running iOS 7/8/9/10, even the latest iOS 11.

Method 1. Save WhatsApp Media Files to Your iPhone

To save your WhatsApp media files, you just need to follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Navigate to the WhatsApp application and launch it.

Step 2: After opening it tap the icon on the bottom right corner of your iPhone and click the "Settings" option.

Step 3: After opening the settings, click on "Chats" to select the media that you want to save.

Step 4: Then tap "Save incoming media" to make sure that all the incoming images and videos that you receive are automatically saved in your WhatsApp folder.

Save WhatsApp Media Files to your iPhone Save incoming media

Method 2: Save WhatsApp Media Files by Enabling Auto Backup via iCloud

You can prevent the risk of losing your WhatsApp media files by enabling auto backup through iCloud. To do that, you need to follow these three simple steps.

Step 1: Locate WhatsApp application, open it and then tap on "Setting" option.

Step 2: When you open the settings, go to the "Chat" option and click to open it. Then tap on the "Chat Backup" option.

Save WhatsApp Media Files to your iPhone Save incoming media

Step 3: Select iCloud as your backup account and then choose the "Back Up Now" option. This selection will instantly backup your WhatsApp photos and messages.

Step 4: Turn on the automatic backup by choosing the "Auto Backup" option. Then select the schedule for your backup. The schedule could be daily, weekly, or monthly. Your messages and media will also be backed up to your iCloud and you can restore them when you reinstall WhatsApp.

backup whatsapp media files using iCloud turn on auto backup

Method 3: Save iPhone WhatsApp Attachment, Voice & Text Messages to Computer via iMyFone D-Port

It is vital to save WhatsApp attachments from iPhone to computer and you can also make it by a data extraction tool. Though varieties of applications offer this function, none matches the service provided by iMyFone Port iPhone Data Exporter. With credible features, the program can do more than you expected.

iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter (iOS 11 Supported)

  • Besides WhatsApp, it extracts voice memos, notes, photos and more from your iPhone.
  • With preview function, you can save the media files you need and ignore those useless files.
  • It works efficiently with almost all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • The program can also extracts data from iTunes/iCloud backup.

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Here are step-by-step guide on how to save WhatsApp voice messages, text messages, and attached photos/videos from iPhone to computer using iMyFone D-Port.

Step 1: Choose "Export from iOS Device" Option

Launch the iMyFone program on your computer and then select the "Export from iOS Device" option on the left panel. Then click "Start" to select the files that you need.

select “Export from iOS Device” option

Step 2: Choose Files and Scan iOS Device

Select the WhatsApp as the file types you want to scan. And you can select all the file types of course. Connect your iPhone to the computer and then click the "Scan" button to scan for the files on your iPhone.

scan for the files on your iPhone

Step 3: Preview and Choose WhatsApp Data to Save

Once the scanning is finished, all the WhatsApp data will be displayed. Preview and select media files that you want to save. Then click on "Export" to choose a folder on your computer to save the exported files.

Preview WhatsApp Attachments

With iMyFone Port iPhone Data Extractor, you can always save your WhatsApp and other data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your PC/Mac with the above easy steps. Just download its free trial version to have a try!

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