“WhatsApp” is an instant and secure messaging app that works with almost all smartphones and is used by billions of people worldwide. It is easy to set up and use. However, the WhatsApp data, including photos, videos, files, etc., that you send and receive, can take up a lot of free storage space on your phone.
So, it is recommended to delete the unwanted or old data from the app to clear storage space. If you wish to keep some important or favorite images or videos, you can take a backup of those data. The rest of this page will show you how to transfer WhatsApp data from iPhone to Mac computer.
Transferring WhatsApp Data from iPhone to Mac
You can transfer your WhatsApp data from iPhone to Mac via:
The Photo App on Mac
The WhatsApp Transfer Tool
All these five methods are pretty simple. You can choose any one of these transfer methods based on your comfort and desire. The rest of this article shows you how to transfer WhatsApp data using iTunes and iCloud.
Transfer Whatsapp Data From Iphone To Mac Using Itunes
Initially, ensure that the iTunes app is up-to-date on your Mac computer.
Now, connect the USB cable from your iPhone to the computer.
Wait for the app to recognize your phone.
Once it is recognized, open the Devices menu on your computer.
Select your phone and go to the Summary tab followed by the Backups section.
Click the Radio button beside the This Computer option under the Backups section.
Now, to begin the transfer process, click the Back Up Now button under the Manually Back Up and Restore section.
Wait for the transfer process to complete.
Once it is over, check whether the data has been transferred correctly. If yes, the transfer process is done successfully.
Initially, back up your WhatsApp data to iCloud. To do so, follow the instructions below:
Enable the iCloud Backup option on your iPhone if it is disabled.
Touch the Settings icon (it looks like a gear icon).
Select Chats > Chat Backup.
Now, export the WhatsApp files to iCloud.
Open the chat you wish to export on the WhatsApp app.
Tap Contact Name > Export Chat > Add to iCloud Drive > iCloud Drive > Add .
Wait for the export to complete.
Once it is done, sign in to your iCloud account on the Mac computer.
Open the iCloud Drive and download the exported files.