May 13,2020 • Filed to: iPhone Recovery • Proven solutions

What you send and receive on WhatsApp is very important. In some cases you may want to protect or backup your messages just in case any disaster strikes. How do you export WhatsApp messages to save a copy? Now you can get 3 effective solutions to export messages from iPhone here!

Exporting of files is easy when using dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery. This software can export WhatsApp history, call logs, messages, calendar, contacts, emails, photos, videos bookmarks and many more from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod as well as from your iTunes or iCloud backup files.

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  • With dr.fone, you can export WhatsApp messages and images from iPhone to computer as CSV or HTML format.
  • It helps you export the WhatsApp messages from iPhone, together with the ones you have deleted before.
  • Apart from WhatsApp messages, you can also export contacts, SMS, photos, videos, call history, etc.
  • It supports nearly all iOS devices and fully compatible with iOS 11.
  • You can choose to export your WhatsApp messages from iPhone, or from iTunes, iCloud backup.

Method 1. Directly Export WhatsApp History from iPhone X/8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS

Step-by-Step Guide to Export iPhone WhatsApp Messages

Step 1. Connect Your iPhone to Mac

When you a have downloaded and installed the software to your computer, open it and connect your iPhone. Click on the "Data Recovery" menu on the main window. Then you are at "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

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Step 2. Scan Your History

When your phone has been detected, you then need to mark on "WhatsApp & attachments" and click on "Start Scan" button.

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Step 3. Export WhatsApp Messages to Computer

The scanning process will begin immediately. After the scanning process you will see the WhatsApp messages. Now select the messages you want to export to computer and hit "Recover to Computer". Your wanted data will be exported to computer as CSV or HTML formats.

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[Update] If you are going to transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android, you can't miss this post: Full Methods to Transfer WhatsApp Messages from iPhone to Android.

Method 2. Export WhatsApp Text Messages from iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your WhatsApp with iTunes, you can also extract and export WhatsApp history from your backup file.

Step 1. Download Your iTunes Backup

First, begin by opening the dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery on your Mac. After that now choose "Recover from iTunes backup file" at the next window after you click "Data Recovery" menu. You will see list of your backup files. Choose the file which contains your WhatsApp history, then click "Start Scan".

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Step 2. Preview and Esport WhatsApp Messages

When the scanning process is concluded, all your WhatsApp messages will be displayed on the program window. Select the desired messages and click on "Recover to Computer" button. Then choose where your want to save the copy.

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Method 3. How to Export WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup File

If you have a habit of making backup with iCloud, you can also use this software to extract WhatsApp from your iCloud backup.

Step 1. Log into Your iCloud Account

Exporting files is simple. Open iSkysoft iPhone WhatsApp Message Exporter on your PC after installing it. Click on "Recover from iCloud backup file" mode after you choose "Data Recovery" menu. It will prompt you to log in to your iCloud account. Key in your iCloud details to be able to access your iCloud backup file.

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Step 2. Select and Extract Your iCloud Backup File

You will see a list of all your backup files. Select the one you need and then click on "Download". When the download is complete, select the type of files (WhatsApp & Attachment) you want to export from iPhone, then click on "Next" to search all your WhatsApp messages.

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Step 3: Export WhatsApp Text from iCloud File

All the recovered messages will be visible after the scanning. You can cross check to be sure which articles you want to recover. Then mark the required messages and click "Recover". In this way, your WhatsApp messages will be exported from iCloud backup to your computer with the help of dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery.

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