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How to Extract WhatsApp Messages from iPhone Backup?

Nearly a billion people around the world today rely on WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family. These are lots of important information contained in the WhatsApp chat history. However, WhatsApp itself doesn’t store those messages in the cloud. So it will be a problem if you accidently delete WhatsApp messages from iPhone, or change to a new device.

Luckily, we can back up WhatsApp messages through iCloud and iTunes software. So we could extract WhatsApp messages from iCloud and iTunes backup. Here, I will introduce you a powerful software to help you with the extraction – iPhone Data Recovery. It can easily help you recover WhatsApp messages and attachments from iCloud backup and iTunes backup. It also supports recovering WhatsApp messages from iPhone device.

First of all, please free download this software and install it on your computer.

Step 1: Select and scan iPhone backup

Launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Select “Recover from iTunes backup file” or “Recover from iCloud backup file” option based on your need.


Scan iTunes backup

If you select “Recover from iTunes backup file” option, this software will detect and list all iTunes backup files on your computer.

iTunes backup file list

Choose the proper iTunes backup file and click “Start Scan” to start scanning the iTunes data.

Scan iCloud backup

If you select “Recover from iCloud backup file” option, you need to sign in your iCloud account on the software window.

Sign in iCloud

Then choose the proper iCloud backup file from the backup list, and click “Download” button.

iCloud backup file list

Then select the data type on the next window. Here you can just select “WhatsApp” item. Click “Next” button to start download and scan your iCloud data.

Choose data type

Step 3: Extract WhatsApp messages from iTunes/iCloud backup

The scanning process will last a few minutes. Once it finished, the software will show all found data on the result window.

Click “WhatsApp Messages” category to view all WhatsApp messages. Then you can select the messages you need.

Recover WhatsApp messages from iTunes

Click “Recover” button to extract selected WhatsApp messages to your computer.