Four proven ways to back up WhatsApp from iPhone to PC. To achieve the best result with minimum effort, we highly recommend using EaseUS ChatTrans. It's a third-party WhatsApp transfer software applying a top-notch algorithm to safely and fastly migrate data in WhatsApp.
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 "Social App Manager" > "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.
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.
Step 4. When it has done, you can go to "WhatsApp" > "Backup History" to check the WhatsApp messages and attachments in the backup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Update Information
- This article was originally written to give instructions on how to transfer WhatsApp data by using EaseUS MobiMover. Some users might download the other software called ChatTrans, that's no problem, as we're migrating the WhatsApp section from MobiMover to ChatTrans, to hopefully manage WhatsApp better in doing transfer, backup and restore.
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Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.
Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.
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