By Demi twitter / Last update April 19, 2023

WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion active users. If you're an iPhone user and have been using WhatsApp to communicate with your friends and family, you may want to transfer your WhatsApp messages to your PC for backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC or freeing up iPhone storage space.

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In this guide, we will show you 3 ways to transfer WhatsApp messages to PC from your iPhone. Whether you're a tech-savvy user or a beginner, you'll find a suitable method to transfer your WhatsApp messages easily and quickly. So let's get started!

Way 1. Export WhatsApp messages to PC via email

The WhatsApp app provides you with a built-in feature that allows you to export WhatsApp messages from iPhone to PC. You may email yourself the chat and then check your email on your computer.

It’s worth being noted that you can only send one conversation at a time. And you are not able to email 10,000 messages when you are attaching media files or export WhatsApp chat more than 40,000 without media files.

If it meets your needs, proceed with the steps below to export your WhatsApp messages to PC via email.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat you want to export > Tap the name of the contact.

Step 2. From the prompt page, tap Export Chat > Choose Attach Media or Without Media depending on whether you’d like to export media files.

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

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Repeat the procedure above for each chat on your iPhone if you want to export more than one chat at a time.

Step 4. Finally, go to your email client on PC > Log into your account and check your WhatsApp chats.

The exported files are saved in ZIP format and have txt. files and .mp4 media files inside.

Way 2. One-click transfer WhatsApp messages to PC

You can also try professional WhatsApp data transfer software like FoneTool to export all WhatsApp chats to PC. Besides, it also exports all WhatsApp photos, videos, attachments, and so on, which is helpful if you want to transfer WhatsApp videos from iPhone to PC.

With a stable USB connection, WhatsApp transfer can be done quickly. Here are the steps to use this tool to export WhatsApp chat from iPhone to PC. Free download FoneTool to your computer, and let’s get started.

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Step 1. Open FoneTool on your computer > Connect your iPhone to computer via the USB cable > Click WhatsApp Manager > Backup WhatsApp > Get Started on the Home screen.

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Step 2. Enable backup encryption and click Start Backup to confirm.

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Step 3. When the backup is complete, click View to check the WhatsApp backup file.

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Step 4. Now you can see the details about your WhatsApp > Choose the messages or media files you need and export them to computer.

Way 3. Transfer WhatsApp messages to PC via screenshot

It is also a wise choice to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to PC via screenshot. Although taking screenshots takes some time, especially if you have a lot of WhatsApp chats need to be transferred, screenshot guarantees that the most authentic WhatsApp chats are preserved and cannot be modified.

If you don’t mind, follow the steps below to know how to transfer WhatsApp chat to PC via screenshot.

Step 1. Take screenshots of the WhatsApp chats to be transferred
Get to the WhatsApp chats you’d like to save to PC > Take screenshot of your WhatsApp chats.
Take screenshot on iPhone with Face ID: Press and quickly release both the Side button and the Volume + button at the same time.
Take screenshot on iPhone with Touch ID: Press and quickly release both the Home button and the Top/Side button at the same time.

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Step 2. Transfer screenshots from iPhone to PC
To transfer photos from iPhone to PC, the easiest way is to rely on a powerful iOS data transfer tool, like FoneTool. It just takes 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos to computer.

• Connect your iPhone to PC > Launch FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > iPhone to PC > Get Started.


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• Check Photos icon to choose the screenshots of WhatsApp chat > Click OK to confirm > Click Start Transfer to begin.

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Once all the screenshots of the WhatsApp messages have been transferred to your computer, you can store them in folders according to your needs by contact, time, etc.


Transferring WhatsApp messages from your iPhone to your PC can be a useful way to backup your important conversations or free up space on your phone. In this guide, we have shown you 3 different methods to transfer WhatsApp messages to PC from iPhone. No matter which method you choose, hope this guide has been helpful for you.

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