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How to Back Up WhatsApp Chat to PC from iPhone

Myra updated on Aug 12, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Four proven ways to back up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC.

Why Do You Need to Back Up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC

It's no surprise that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app worldwide. Many users send text/voice messages, make voice/video calls, and share images, videos, documents, locations, and more daily via the platform. Thus, it's safe to say that WhatsApp saves your precious data, more or less.

However, since data loss may occur on your iPhone or other mobile devices due to reasons like accidental deletion, iOS upgrades, and other unexpected reasons, you will need to back up your WhatsApp data if you want to avoid data loss.

Many users choose to back up WhatsApp chat to PC. If you are looking to do the same thing, follow one of the methods below to back up your WhatsApp conversations and attachments to your computer.

Method 1. How to Back Up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC with Professional Software

There are many third-party tools that are developed for WhatsApp backup. EaseUS MobiMover is one of them. It is an iPhone data transfer as well as WhatsApp backup & restore tool. With the help of EaseUS MobiMover, you will be able to:

  • Back up your WhatsApp chats, photos, videos, attachments, and more from your iPhone to your computer, be it a PC or Mac
  • Restore WhatsApp messages to your iPhone
  • Transfer WhatsApp messages to another iPhone

Moreover, this tool also enable you to access your iPhone WhatsApp chat history from your computer.

If you prefer a direct and easy way to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to PC, try this WhatsApp backup tool to get it done.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable, launch EaseUS MobiMover, and choose "WhatsApp" > "Backup".

Choose WhatsApp backup

Step 2. Select the location you want to back up WhatsApp data to and click "Back up" to start backing up your WhatsApp messages and attachments to PC.

Back Up whatsApp to PC - select backup location

Step 3. Wait for the backup process to complete. The messages will be saved as an HTML file on your Mac. Thus, you can view the details with a browser whenever you want.

Back up WhatsApp to PC - backup process

Step 4. When it has done, you can go to "WhatsApp" > "Backup History" to check the WhatsApp messages and attachments in the backup.

Back up WhatsApp to PC - backup complete

Method 2. How to Back Up WhatsApp Data from iPhone to PC with iTunes

An iTunes backup includes almost all data and settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, including WhatsApp and its data. However, although it's free to make a backup of your WhatsApp data on your iPhone using iTunes, it's really not a flexible solution given that you have to back up other data and settings together with the WhatsApp messages. In addition, you will need to restore your device from the iTunes backup to reaccess your WhatsApp conversations.

To backup WhatsApp messages to PC:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable and wait for iTunes to launch automatically.

Step 2. In iTunes, click the device icon and select the "Summary" option.

Step 3. Click "Back Up Now" to start backing up your WhatsApp data and other files from your iPhone to computer.

How to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC with iTunes

Method 3. How to Transfer WhatsApp Data from iPhone to PC via Email

A workable but not straightforward way to back up WhatsApp chat history to computer is to use an email to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to PC. Using an email is quite convenient especially when you only need to back up several conversations.

To Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to computer, you can export WhatsApp conversations via an email and then check the email that contains the WhatsApp chats from your computer. 

To export WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and tap on "Chats".

Step 2. Find the conversation you want to export.

Step 3. Swipe right to left across the conversation and choose "More".

Step 4. Select "Export Chat" and choose Mail to send the messages.

Step 5. Check the messages from iPhone on your computer and save the WhatsApp data to your PC.

How to Transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to PC via Email

Easy, right? Follow these steps to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone to computer for free.

Bonus Tip: How to Back Up WhatsApp Messages to iCloud

Other than making a backup of your iPhone WhatsApp messages to a computer, you can also back up WhatsApp conversations via iCloud.

To use iCloud successfully, make sure there is sufficient storage in iCloud to save your WhatsApp, or the backup will fail.

To back up WhatsApp chats to iCloud:

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to "Settings" > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2. Scroll down to enable "iCloud Drive".

Step 3. Open WhatsApp and click "Settings" > "Chats" > "Chat Backup".

Step 4. Check the "Include Videos" open and click "Back Up Now" to start backing up your WhatsApp messages.

How to backup WhatsApp messages to iCloud

If you make an iCloud backup on your iPhone, it will also include your WhatsApp data. Afterward, you are able to restore a new iPhone from the backup and the WhatsApp messages will be restored, too.

The Bottom Line

These are the ways to back up WhatsApp data on an iPhone. Whether you want to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to PC or back up WhatsApp to cloud storage, now you know how to do it.

Specify your needs and apply the way you like best to back up WhatsApp messages with ease.