By Lena twitter / Last update February 27, 2023

Why transfer WhatsApp photos to PC?

With WhatsApp, we can share photos, videos and other media files instantly. However, over time, these files can take up a lot of space. To free up more space, we need to delete some of them from phone. But before that, it’s necessary to export WhatsApp chat from iPhone to PC, otherwise, you will have to say goodbye to them forever.

Here in this guide, I’ll show you how to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC from iPhone and Android. You can read first and then choose one method to achieve the transfer according to your situation. Here we go!

Part 1. How to Transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to PC

Here are two ways that can help you transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to PC.

Way 1. Transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via transfer tool

This way is recommended if you want to transfer all photos from WhatsApp to PC. You can first save WhatsApp images to Photos app and then transfer them to PC via tranfer tool.

Step 1. Save WhatsApp images to Photos app

You can tap and hold the image you need > Choose Save button to save individual image.

Manually save photos

To save all images you received, you can go to Settings of WhatsApp > Tap Chats > Turn on Save to Camera Roll. In this way, WhatsApp will automatically save all pictures when phone is connected to Internet.

Save to camera roll

Step 2. Transfer photos from WhatsApp to PC

Once the pictures are saved in the Photos app, you can follow the steps below to transfer WhatsApp images to PC.

Usually, you can plug in your iPhone > open This PC > go to the DCIM folder of your device to find your pictures and copy them to computer. However, you will need to open each folder to find your WhatsApp pictures, which is a time-consuming job.

To save time and energy, you can use a professional transfer tool to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC ine one click. FoneTool is recommended here. It will list all your photo albums so you can easily find WhatsApp pictures.

1. On the home screen, choose Phone Transfer and go to iPhone to PC.

iPhone to PC

2. Select your WhatsApp pictures and click OK.

Select pictures

3. Click Start Transfer and choose a storage path.

Start Transfer

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Way 2. Transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via iCloud Drive

You can also take advantage of iCloud Drive to wirelessly transfer whatsapp photos from iPhone to PC. First upload WhatsApp photos to iCloud Drive and then download them from iCloud.com.

Step 1. Upload WhatsApp photos to iCloud Drive

Go to Photos app > Select the pictures saved from WhatsApp > Tap the Share button > Choose Save to Files > Choose iCloud Drive as the destination.

Step 2. Download WhatsApp photos on computer

Open a browser and go to iCloud.com > Log into your account > Choose iCloud Drive > Click the Download button to download WhatsApp photos.

Download photos from iCloud Drive


Part 2. Transfer WhatsApp photos from Android to PC

By default, the WhatsApp photos will be saved to gallery. If WhatsApp photos not showing in gallery, you can go Settings of WhatsApp > Storage and data > Media auto-download and make sure it can download photos. Then go back to Settings > Tap the three-dots icon> Settings > Chats to turn on Media visibility.

When you see your WhatsApp photos, then you can try one of these two methods to transfer WhatsApp photos from Android to PC.

Way 1. Transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via File Explorer

With File Explorer, you can go to the Images folder of WhatsApp and copy pictures to computer.

1. Connect your phone to computer > Tap the USB charging this device notification and choose Transfer files option.

2. Go to This PC > Double-click to open your phone.

4. Go to the internal storage of the device > Navigate to WhatsApp > Media and choose WhatsApp Images.

WhatsApp Images

5. You can copy the WhatsApp Images folder to transfer all photos. Or go into the folder to select the pictures you want to transfer.

Way 2. Transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via Google Photos

If you have installed Google Photos on phone, then you can rely on it to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC.

Step 1. Backup WhatsApp photos to Google Photos

Open Google Photos app > Tap Library > Go WhatsApp Images folder > Select the photos you need > Tap Back Up Now.

Step 2. Dowload WhatsApp photos on computer

Open a browser and go to Google Photos website> Log into your account> Find and seletect the photos you need > Click Download button to save them to PC.

Download photos from Google Photos

Part 3. How to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via WhatsApp Web

If you just want to transfer several images, then you can choose to download them from WhatsApp Web, an extension provided by WhatsApp to help you send and receive WhatsApp on computer.

WhatsApp Web can work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. You can go to the web.whatsapp.com website to log into your account and download pictures. See how to transfer photos from WhatsApp to PC via WhatsApp Web.

1. Open the browser and go to web.whatsapp.com website.

2. Open WhatsApp on your phone > Tap the three-dots icon in the upper right > Choose WhatsApp Web > Scan the QR code displayed on the PC.

3. Go to that chat that contains the images you need > Select the picture > Click the Download button to save it to your PC.

Save pictures from WhatsApp Web

Part 4. How to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC via email

Another way to transfer WhatsApp images to PC is to send them to yourself via email. However, please note that it will transfer the entire messages in the chat.

On Android phone:

1. Open WhatsApp > Go to the chat where you want to export pictures.

2. Tap the three-dots icon > Choose Export chat > Select Attach Media.

Email WhatsApp on Android

3. Choose email app > enter your address and send it to yourself.

4. Check the mail on PC > Download photos you need.

On iPhone:

1. Open WhatsApp > Tap the chat including the pictures you need.

2. Tap the name of the chat > Choose Export Chat > Select Attach Media.

Export WhatsApp via email

3. Choose Mail > Enter the email address and tap the Send button.

4. Go to your PC to check your email and download photos.

Final words

That’s all about how to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC on iPhone and Android phone. If you want to transfer all WhatsApp photos, you can first save them to gallery and then transfer them to PC via USB cable or wirelessly. If you just want to transfer one or two pictures, you can download pictures via WhatsApp web or email the pictures to yourself.

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