For Beginners | Backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC in 4 Ways

Want to know how to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC? Do you have a problem that you can't transfer WhatsApp backup to computer? Read this article to get complete guidelines for iPhone WhatsApp backup to PC.

Demi by Demi Updated February 5, 2024
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How do I transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Windows?

WhatsApp is a popular tool for everyday communication, such as sending and receiving text messages, answering phone calls, sharing photos and videos, and more. Your iPhone's personal data faces risks like iOS updates, accidental app deletion, or crashes, which may lead to WhatsApp important data loss.

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It is necessary to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to Windows PC, and you can move WhatsApp data to new iPhone through this transfer process. Read on to get 4 effective ways to backup iPhone WhatsApp.

Method Function Effectiveness
🏆FoneTool  Use the professional iPhone backup tool to backup WhatsApp easily. More details... High
📘iTunes Backup App data including WhatsApp to computer. More details... Medium
📙Email Send WhatsApp media files to your PC as attachments. More details... Low
📗iCloud Backup WhatsApp data to cloud drive and save to PC. More details... Medium

Way 1. Backup iPhone WhatsApp to PC with FoneTool [Easy]

The safest and easiest way to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC is using a professional iOS data backup tool. FoneTool helps you easily backup or transfer WhatsApp from your iPhone with its photos, videos, messages, etc. to another device. 

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  • Backup WhatsApp chat, photos, videos, attachments, etc.
  • Easily transfer WhatsApp between iPhone and PC, and iPhone to iPhone.
  • No data and privacy will be leaked during the transfer.
  • Preview and select the data before backup and restore.
  • All WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business accounts are supported.

Download and install FoneTool on your PC, and connect your iPhone to PC with USB cable, learn how to backup WhatsApp iPhone to PC for free.

Step 1. Choose WhatsApp Manager from the homepage of FoneTool > Backup WhatsApp > Click Get Started.

Backup WhatsApp

Step 2. Enable backup encryption and select a storage path, you can even backup WhatsApp to NAS > Click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Step 3. When it's done, you can click View button to check the WhatsApp chats.


When you want to access, restore, or delete the backup, you can go to Backup History page to make it.

Restore Backup

Way 2. Backup WhatsApp from iPhone to Windows with iTunes

iTunes should be the most commonly used backup tool for Apple users. It's a pity that the tool doesn't support backing up WhatsApp only. If you still have enough space on your computer, you can try to use iTunes to backup all data including WhatsApp from iPhone to PC.

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on Windows PC.

Step 2. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer with USB, click the  iPhone icon in the upper left corner of iTunes

Step 3. Click Summary Back Up Now to backup WhatsApp on iTunes.

click backup now

 When the task is over, you can go to iTunes > Preference Devices to have a check.

Way 3. Backup WhatsApp chats from iPhone to PC via Email

Email can also satisfy some people who want to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC, and it is suitable for backing up part of WhatsApp chat history. You can email WhatsApp chats and get files from your computer. Now read on and see how to backup WhatsApp media from iPhone to PC.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and click the chat you’d like to backup > Tap the name of the contact > Tap Export Chat.

Step 2. According to your needs, choose Attach Media or Without Media.

Step 3. Choose Mail > Type in your email address > Click Send to export your WhatsApp chats.

save WhatsApp to email

Step 4. When it is done, you can go to your email client on your PC to view the WhatsApp backup.

Way 4. Backup iPhone WhatsApp files to PC with iCloud

You can enable WhatsApp backup within the app via iCloud and save the backup to your PC. However, you need to note that iCloud only offers 5GB of free storage, and you will have to pay for exceeding the limit. Transfer WhatsApp backup on iPhone to PC by following the steps below.

Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Make sure both iCloud Drive and WhatsApp are enabled.

Step 2. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone > go to its Settings > Tap Chats Chat Backup.

Step 3. You can tap Back Up Now to take an immediate backup, or choose automatic backup WhatsApp by going to Auto Backup and setting its frequency to daily, weekly, or monthly.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

Step 4. Go to on your PC and sign in to the same Apple ID. Find what you need, click the Download icon to transfer the WhatsApp backup to your PC.

Do you find it troublesome to always log in to the site to access and use iCloud backup data? FoneTool can help you manage and sync iCloud photos, contacts, and other data in one place. 


That’s all for the 4 ways to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC. You can make use of the data backup tool or email to save WhatsApp backup on your computer. If you don’t mind, you can utilize all iPhone files to PC using iTunes.

Of course, we recommend you to use the simple and professional FoneTool, which not only helps you backup and transfer WhatsApp, but can also transfer more types of data from iPhone to PC and vice versa. If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact us.

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