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How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Backup

author Emily Watson
date Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WhatsApp is one of the most popular ways that people use to engage in social communication. It is a tool that free for users to share photos, videos and to chat with their family and friends. Once you have accidently lost your iPhone or mistakenly deleted some important messages on WhatsApp, please note that you can restore WhatsApp messages from iPhone backups, if you have backed up your iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud before. All you need is just a WhatsApp Backup Extractor - FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery.

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) is a professional designed WhatsApp Backup Extractor which enables users to recover lost, deleted and hidden data from iPhone backup files. It is created to help iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6/6s/5 users to deal with unexpected or accidental data loss. If you have lost more data like text messages, photos, videos and notes, etc. you can use this program to recover them and save them on your computer. Download the trial version of iPhone Data Recovery and have a try.

Note: when using this FonePaw program, you must make sure that you have synced iPhone data to iTunes and iCloud previously.

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Solution 1: How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

Run the program on your PC after downloading and installing. Then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup files".

Start to Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2: Scan iTunes backup files on computer

Select on backup from the list, and then click on "Start Scan". You will see a loading bar that shows you the scanning process. A few seconds later, all files will be scanned.

Scan iTunes Backup Files on Computer

Step 3: Preview and extractor WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup

After scanning, all data will be automatically displayed in different categories. You can go to "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachment" to preview all chat history. Then go to "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Preview and Extract WhatsApp Messages of iPhone

Solution 2: How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Log in iCloud account with this program

Launch this program on you PC, choose the third recovery method "Recover from iCloud Backup Files", and then log in iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

Log in iCloud Account

Step 2: Download iCloud backup files on PC

When you sign in iCloud account, you can select one backup from the list then click on "Download". After that, you can select the data you like to download. It will take minutes to finish the downloading process.

Download iCloud Backup Files on PC

Step 3: Extract WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup files

When the downloading process completes, you can preview the data you have downloaded one by one. Go to "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachment" to preview the messages, and then you can select "Recover" to extract and save all messages on your computer.

Extract iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

Solution 3: Extract WhatsApp Backup via FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) helps all iOS users to extract WhatsApp messages from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch backups in simple yet safe way. As long as you have made iCloud backup or iTunes backup previously, it is possible for you to recover all WhatsApp chat history easily with our program. If you haven't backed up with iTunes/iCloud but backed up via FonePaw iOS Data Backup & Restore, you can export the WhatsApp messages and attachments simply as below.

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  1. Launch the program and go to "iOS Data Backup & Restore" to get started.

  2. Choose "iOS Data Restore" to preview the previous backup files. If you want to recover WhatsApp from a backup with a lock, please enter password that you have set to unlock it.

  3. When all data is showed, please click "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" to preview the chat history.

Check WhatsApp

  1. You can decide which one to export them to PC in HTML format. And you can select output folder to save the restored files.

Export to PC