2 Ways to Backup WhatsApp to PC

The importance of a backup cannot be stressed enough. Yet, most people never realize how important a backup is until they lose the data on their devices. You can backup these messages to iCloud for iOS or Google Drive to Android, but you may also want to have an additional layer of protection by backing these messages up on PC. This article will share with you how you can backup WhatsApp messages to PC.

Option 1. Backup WhatsApp from iPhone or Android to PC Using iTransor

Simply connecting the iPhone or Android device to the PC and moving the WhatsApp data to the PC doesn’t work. The best way to ensure that you are able to transfer all database of your WhatsApp messages is to use a tool like iTransor for WhatsApp.

It allows you to easily backup all your WhatsApp messages include all your messages and their attachments on an Android or iPhone device to PC without overwriting the old backups, and you can also restore the backup to an Android or iPhone device without os-restriction in future.

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How to use iTransor for WhatsApp to back up your WhatsApp messages;

Step 1: Begin by installing iTransor on to your computer. Launch the program and in the main window, Connect the iPhone or Android device to the computer using USB cables and wait for the program to recognize the device. When it does, click “Backup” to start the process.

Connect the iPhone or Android device to the computer

Step 2: Keep the device connected until the process is complete and you’ll have a full backup of your WhatsApp messages on your PC.

Backing up WhatsApp to Computer with iTransor

Frequently asked question about iTransor for WhatsApp:

1. Will iTransor Keep Every Backup I Make?

Yes. Every time you create a backup using iTransor, a new backup file is created and it doesn’t overwrite the old backup.

2. Can I Restore the Backup to the Device in the Future?

Like we’ve seen above, the program does have a restore function that allows you restore the backup back to the Android device or iPhone using the "Restore WhatsApp to Device" feature.

Option 2. Backup Certain WhatsApp Conversation to PC via Email

It is also quite possible to back up some of your WhatsApp messages from your iPhone or Android device to PC via email. The process basically works by you sending yourself an email with your messages attached and then downloading them on PC. Let’s see how to do this for both Android and iOS devices;

Backup Android WhatsApp to PC via Email

Follow these simple steps to export Android WhatsApp via email;

Step 1: On your Android device, open the Chat you would like to send and then tap on “More Options”.

Step 2: Tap on “More” and then choose “Export Chat”.

Step 3: Choose whether to include media or not and then enter the email address to send the messages to. The email will be sent with your chat history attached as a .txt document.

Backup an Individual Chat or Group via Email

Frequently asked question about this method:

Does It Have limits?

Yes. If you choose to attach media, the most recently received media will be added as attachments. But this will reduce the number of messages you can send to 10,000 latest messages down from 40,000 messages.

Backup iPhone WhatsApp to PC via email

To back up your iPhone WhatsApp messages to PC via email, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and then navigate to the individual or group chat you would like to export via email. Tap on the name at the top of the page.

Step 2: Tap on “Export Chat” and when prompted, choose whether you would like to attach media like photos and videos or not.

Step 3: Choose “Mail” and then enter the email you would like to send the chats to. An email will be sent to the email address with the conversations attached as a TXT file.

hit on the name of the conversationget to Export Chat optionchoose attach mediaTap the mail icon

Frequently asked question about this method:

Can I restore the File to my WhatsApp Account?

Unfortunately, there is no way to restore the chats you email back into your WhatsApp account. In fact, you really can’t do much with them, except view them on your computer.


Having a backup for your WhatsApp messages is very important. But at the same time, you don’t want to waste time trying to backup messages with a method that at best is time-consuming or at worst, will not allow you to restore the messages after the backup. The main purpose of a backup is to be able to restore it when you lose your data. For those reasons, iTransor for WhatsApp presents the best option for backing up your WhatsApp data. Not only will it create the backup in a single click, but you can also use it to restore the messages back on to your device just as quickly.

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