How to copy WhatsApp messages from iPhone to my PC/Mac?

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How do I copy WhatsApp messages from my iPhone to my PC/Mac?

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Summary

This article details how to transfer WhatsApp chats from your iPhone to your computer using TouchCopy. Your WhatsApp messages can be saved as PDF, html and text files and and will contain any images, videos or emojis included in the message, as well as dates and times the messages were received.

To copy WhatsApp messages from your iPhone, follow these steps...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB cable.
  3. In TouchCopy, click on the "Messages" tab.
  4. Select the WhatsApp conversations you want to copy and click "Copy Selected Conversations".

If you have not done so already, you can download TouchCopy from here:

Free TouchCopy Download For PC Free TouchCopy Download For Mac

Copying WhatsApp messages with TouchCopy

Detailed Instructions on how to transfer WhatsApp messages to your computer

If you have WhatsApp messages on your iPhone that you need to transfer to your PC/Mac, TouchCopy can copy them in the same way that you can copy SMS and iMessages.

Firstly, you will need to open TouchCopy and connect your iPhone. Once TouchCopy has read your device, navigate to the 'Messages' tab (1) on the left hand side of TouchCopy. You can then scroll down the messages to see your different messages, grouped by type. Your WhatsApp messages will be at the bottom of the list.

From there you can then select the message that you wish to copy or print by clicking on the name of the contact with whom the conversation is with (2). Then, you can either select 'Copy Selected Conversations' or 'Copy to PC/Mac' to copy the selected WhatsApp message to your PC/Mac as a HTML file named after the contact with whom you've exchanged messages. TouchCopy will also create a folder named after the selected contact, containing photos and videos sent and received as part of your WhatsApp chats.

Alternatively, you can choose to save your WhatsApp chats and other messages on your iPhone as PDF files. Simply select the chat you wish to save and click on "Save PDF" in TouchCopy.

Your WhatsApp chats can also be printed directly from TouchCopy. Simply select 'Print' to print out the selected conversation. The printout of your messages created by TouchCopy will appear exactly as it does on your iPhone.

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Latest Comments

Keith wrote...
2018-04-19
Up to 15 April 2018 I was able to save WhatsApp conversation and pictures. Since then I can no longer do so. With my iPhone 5S connected using USB when I open the messages all I get is the conversation and no pictures. When I copy the conversation to my laptop as PDF it only saves half the conversation no pictures and nothing else.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-04-20
@Keith We are currently aware of this issue with the latest version of WhatsApp (2.18.41) and have produced a fix. Please lookout for the upcoming TouchCopy 16.30 update that contains this fix.
Ansh wrote...
2018-03-27
I have an iPhone 6s, and I found TouchCopy to export my WhatsApp chat to PC in PDF Format. But I want to make sure about one thing - If the WhatsApp chat is first saved as .txt/HTML first & then converted to PDF? Or, is my chat directly converted to PDF with all the texts & shared media in the same order as I had received during chatting? Thus, if I saved my WhatsApp conversation as PDF, would they look as they looked in chat or would it be a txt file converted into PDF. Also, if i could see the samples of a few WhatsApp chats exported as PDFs.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-03-28
@Ansh I can confirm that TouchCopy copies Messages directly to PDF in a similar format to that displayed in the preview within TouchCopy. It does not copy as plain text and then convert that to PDF. Please note that media such as videos are not included in the copy when copying to PDF.
Edyta wrote...
2018-02-08
Hi I trying to copy WhatsApp messages and pics. Can't see them at the bottom of the messages list after clicking the message tab. Tank you
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-02-09
@Edyta I am sorry to hear this. Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing the versions of TouchCopy, iOS and WhatsApp you are using. One of our technical support team will then be able to assist further.
jerry wrote...
2018-02-04
I have an iPhone and android phone and a PC. Do I download TouchCopy onto the PC?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-02-05
@jerry TouchCopy for PC will allow you to copy your iPhone content to your PC. Please note that TouchCopy is not compatible with Android devices. Our other product Droid Transfer is compatible with Android devices.
Alan Ansell wrote...
2018-01-11
trying to copy WhatsApp messages and pics. Can't see them at the bottom of the messages list after clicking the message tab. Thx
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-01-12
@Alan Ansell Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing the version of TouchCopy and WhatsApp you are using on your device. This will enable us to better assist with this issue.
Heikki Kauppinen wrote...
2017-09-25
Hello, I just downloaded TouchCopy16 and have an iPhone 6. My aim is to download by Whatsapp messages but TouchCopy16 is stuck on "Initiating communications with this device. This may take a few minutes". What can I do? Thanks, Heikki
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-09-25
@Heikki Kauppinen Whilst TouchCopy is initializing data communications with your device, a spinning icon should appear within the status bar of your connected device. Please wait for this to disappear and then TouchCopy will resume. It may take a few moments if it is the first time that you have connected this device. Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk should you require any further assistance.
RAMINTA VENCKUVIENE wrote...
2017-09-12
Hi, I bought the Touchcopy half a year ago and coppied my messages to the PC and kept them, but the computerist swiched my computers and deleted files - do you keep somere else? Or I've lost everything?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-09-13
@RAMINTA VENCKUVIENE TouchCopy only saves your files to the chosen destination when performing a copy. It does not keep another copy of your files anywhere else. Unfortunately, if your copied files were erased and they are no longer on your device, TouchCopy will be unable to recover these.
Jamie Wilson wrote...
2017-09-04
cannot see whatsapp messages - only imessage and text ?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-09-05
@Jamie Wilson I am sorry to hear this. Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical team will be able to assist further. Please be sure to include which versions of TouchCopy, iOS and WhatsApp you are using.
Jamie Wilson wrote...
2017-09-04
cannot see whatsapp messages - only imessage and text ?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-09-04
@Jamie Wilson Please open a ticket on our online helpdesk confirming which version of TouchCopy you are using and whether it is the Mac or PC version. One of our technical support team will then be able to assist you further.
Shalini wrote...
2017-01-02
I am trying to save a WhatsApp conversation as a PDF but its coming up with this error message.
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Can anyone advise?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-01-05
@Shalini Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical support team will be able to assist further. Please include details about the length on the conversation and whether it contains large amounts of media.