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How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Backup?

WhatsApp is widely used by mobile users, because it can send messages, photos, video and audio messages between different mobile OS. Both iOS and Android users can use it and send messages to each other or group chat. However, if you delete or lost important WhatsApp messages on your iPhone, what to do? If you have iPhone backup files from iTunes or iCloud, you can extract WhatsApp messages easily. In this article, we will show you how to extract WhatsApp messages from iPhone backup.

iPhone Data Recovery can scan your iPhone backup file and extract WhatsApp messages for you. It can restore WhatsApp messages from both iTunes and iCloud iPhone backup files easily. As WhatsApp Backup Extractor, it can help WhatsApp users to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages along with photos, videos, audio files in your WhatsApp chat history.

Part 1: How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery

Free Download, install and run the recovery software for WhatsApp messages.

iPhone Data Recovery interface

Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup File

Select the second option on the main interface, Recover from iTunes Backup File. Here you will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. You need to choose the iTunes backup file for your iPhone and click “Scan” button. The software will automatically scan and analyze your iPhone backup file to find out the WhatsApp messages for you.

iTunes backup file list

Step 3. Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Backup

Once it finishes the scanning, all the data in your iTunes backup file will be listed on the interface. You can easily go to the “WhatsApp” and “WhatsApp Attachments” section on the left menu of the interface. Here you can find all your WhatsApp messages, photos, videos and audio files. You just need to select the messages you want to retrieve and click “Recover” button. All the selected WhatsApp Messages will be extracted from the iPhone backup file and saved to your computer.

Part 2: How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Log in iCloud Account with iPhone Data Recovery

Launch the software and select the last option “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. You will need to log in your iCloud account via this software. After that, you will see all the iCloud backup files in your iCloud account.

log in iCloud

Step 2. Download and Scan iCloud Backup File

To extract WhatsApp messages from iPhone iCloud backup, you need to first download the backup file and then scan it. Select the iCloud backup file for your iPhone and click “Download” button to download the iCloud backup file. Once it finishes the downloading process, you can click “Scan” button to let the software analyze your iCloud backup file.

iCloud backup file list

Step 3. Extract WhatsApp Messages

After the software display all the data in your iCloud backup file, you can easily go to the “WhatsApp” and “WhatsApp Attachments” section to find you WhatsApp messages and other data in your WhatsApp. Select all the WhatsApp messages you want to restore and click “Recover” button. You will get all the select WhatsApp messages saved on your computer.

recover WhatsApp from iPhone

With the two methods above, you can easily extract WhatsApp messages from iPhone backup files. If you have iPhone backup files, you can read this article. If you don’t have backup files for your iPhone, you can also try to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from iPhone directly with this software.