By Demi twitter / Last update January 3, 2023


How can I save an audio file from WhatsApp?

I’ve been sent a couple of audio recordings taken at our choir rehearsal. Is there any way of getting these clips out of WhatsApp? Thanks a lot if you’ve some idea!

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Some of your WhatsApp contacts may prefer to send message in audio format rather than typing them. Chances are that you need to access WhatsApp audio files without WhatsApp or offline. While is it possible to save and export WhatsApp audio files on your iPhone?

save WhatsApp audio

The answer to this question is, absolutely YES. In this guide, we will show you how to save WhatsApp audio on iPhone in five ways. Without any further ado, look through them one after another, and choose one to do you a favor.

Way 1. Save WhatsApp audio on iPhone via iCloud

If you want to save all audio files on WhatsApp on your iPhone, you can quickly get the job done via iCloud. You need to backup WhatsApp data to iCloud, though you must ensure you have enough iCloud storage space for this operation, which should be at least twice the size of the WhatsApp data you’re about to backup.

Steps to save WhatsApp audio on iPhone via iCloud
Step 1. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Turn on iCloud Drive and WhatsApp if they are not enabled.

iCloud Drive

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

Step 3. You can backup WhatsApp chats to iCloud right now by tapping Back Up Now. You can also backup it automatically by taping Auto Backup and selecting a frequency.

iCloud WhatsApp backup

Way 2. Save WhatsApp audio on iPhone via Email

You can email the WhatsApp audio file to yourself and then download it to your iPhone. However, if the audio file you want to send via email is larger than 25 MB, this may not be the best option. See how to save a WhatsApp audio on iPhone via email.

Step 1. Locate the WhatsApp audio you want to save to your iPhone > Long-press the audio and tap Forward > Tap the Share icon in the lower-right corner.

share WhatsApp audio

Step 2. Choose Mail > Type in your email address > Click Send to export your WhatsApp audio.

Way 3. Export WhatsApp audio on iPhone via Files app

The Files app on your iPhone is also a good option. Although the process is very similar to that of email, it allows you to save more WhatsApp audio as long as you have enough storage space. Here are steps about how to export audio from WhatsApp to Files app.

Step 1. Get to and long-press the audio chat you want to save > Select Forward > Tap the Share icon.

Step 2. Choose Save to Files from the menu list > Choose a location to save the WhatsApp audio > Finally, tap Save at the top right to finish.

save WhatsApp audio to Files app

Way 4. Save WhatsApp audio on iPhone by exporting chat

Another reliable way to save WhatsApp audio files on your iPhone is to export your chat with media. This is a great option for anyone who wants to save multiple audio files from a WhatsApp chat to their iPhone. Follow the steps to know how to save audio files from WhatsApp on iPhone by exporting chat.

Step 1. On your iPhone, open the WhatsApp app > Settings > Select Chats > Export Chat.

export chat

Step 2. Select the chat you want to export. Choose Attach Media from the pop-up that appears and wait for WhatsApp to prepare the file.

WhatsApp attach media

Step 3. Finally, select Save to Files from the pop-up to save it to the Files app on your iPhone.

Way 5. Transfer WhatsApp audio from iPhone to PC via Dr.Fone

Saving WhatsApp audio from iPhone to PC is a piece of cake once you have a reliable tool like Dr.Fone at your fingertips. You can not only save the audio files in WhatsApp, but you can also browse the entire WhatsApp chat history, so you won't lose any audio related information.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer > Download, install, and launch Dr.Fone on your computer and choose WhatsApp Transfer feature from Home screen.

Dr.Fone WhatsApp transfer

Step 2. Choose Backup WhatsApp messages to backup your WhatsApp chats > Click Start to confirm.

Dr.Fone start backup WhatsApp

Step 3. When it is finished, click View to check the WhatsApp backup file you want.

Dr.Fone view WhatsApp  backup

Step 4. You can click a WhatsApp backup file to see the detailed audio files. You are also able to export wanted files to your computer.

Dr.Fone WhatsApp backup detail


That's all for the five ways to save WhatsApp audio on iPhone. Hope you have determined which tool that you will utilize to assist you to save important WhatsApp audio files on your iPhone. If this guide is helpful, please share it with others.

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