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How to Save iPhone WhatsApp Media Files

WhatsApp is a paramount platform for communicating which makes it easy to send and receive media files like photos and videos. However you iPhone may risk various data loss situation, and how can ensure the safe of these media files of WhatsApp? At this time, it is wise to save iPhone WhatsApp media files on computer for backup. In this article we are going to be looking at how WhatsApp automatically backs up photos and videos as well as other option on how you can create a reliable backup of these media files.

How to Save WhatsApp Media Files on iPhone


With the latest version of WhatsApp, it makes easier for users to create a backup of messages attachments which includes photos. Follow below simple steps.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and then Tap on the Settings Tab

Step 2: After opening the settings, click on “Chats” to select the media that you want to save.

Step 3: Then tap “Save incoming media” to make sure that all the incoming images and videos that you receive is automatically saved in your WhatsApp folder.
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Tip: The only way to view the photos in your backup would be to restore the WhatsApp backup. You will need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. After you verify your phone number, you will be prompted to restore the messages and media from your Google Drive (Android users) or iCloud Account (iPhone users). When the restoration process completes, tap "Next" to display your chats. WhatsApp will then restore the media files.

How to Save iPhone WhatsApp Media Files to Computer


The automatically way that WhatsApp provides you to backup media file is not so easy and convenient. Therefore if you want a reliable way to backup WhatsApp photos and video on your iPhone, you need a reliable tool like iRefone. This program supports plenty of devices, and it can extract more than 16 files like messages, notes, contacts, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more from your iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. It enables you to preview these data and selectively backup and recover the data as you like. Besides, it works efficiently with the latest iOS 10.


Step 1. Launch iRefone and connect your iPhone with computer. The software will detect the device automatically. Click “Start” to go on.



Step 2. Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Choose the icon of WhatsApp Attachments to start the process of analysis and scanning your iPhone.



Step 3. When the scanning is finished, all of the WhatsApp messages attachments on your iPhone including photos and videos will be displayed in the software. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to backup them on your computer.



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