WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps for iPhone users, which allows you to chat with your family, friends, and colleagues freely. You can also send or receive photos, videos, and voice files within this app. Some of the WhatsApp photos and videos you’ve received may be associated with precious memories, which are worth preserving.
However, for keeping your iPhone clean, you have to regularly delete the stuff that you don’t need, including old WhatsApp chat history. Then what about the photos and videos in WhatsApp? Actually, you can extract and save these WhatsApp photos and videos before deleting the chat history. In this article, we will show you how to save photos and videos from WhatsApp to iPhone’s Camera Roll and how to transfer WhatsApp photos and videos from iPhone to computer.
It is a decent choice to save those WhatsApp photos and videos that you need to the iPhone’s Camera Roll. There are two options for you. You can make WhatsApp save photos and videos automatically, or you can save them manually. But no matter which option you prefer, you need to permit WhatsApp to access the iPhone Photos app first. Go to Settings > Privacy > Photos > WhatsApp on your iPhone, then select Read and Write under Allow Photos Access in the next screen. Now let’s see these two options.
When you turn on this feature, WhatsApp will automatically save all the photos and videos you received to the iPhone’s Camera Roll, including those you don’t need. Thus, some users who frequently receive multiple photos and videos from their WhatsApp contacts may keep this feature off. Anyway, it is still a workable way when you have a slew of WhatsApp photos and videos to save on the iPhone. The steps to finish this task are simple.
Now the photos and videos you receive in WhatsApp will be saved to the Camera Roll of your iPhone.
As we mentioned before, one of the drawbacks of auto-saving WhatsApp photos and videos to your iPhone’s Camera Roll is that you are not allowed to save those you need selectively. If you are unwilling to delete lots of unwanted photos and videos on your iPhone’s Camera Roll saved from WhatsApp, you can choose to manually save WhatsApp photos and videos to the Camera Roll of your iPhone. The detailed steps are as below.
However, when there are numerous WhatsApp photos and videos you want to save to the Camera Roll of your iPhone, this way can be tedious and time-consuming.
Compared with the iPhone’s Camera Roll, many iPhone users prefer to save WhatsApp photos and videos to the computer, which offers more storage space. Some people may think that they can manually save or make the WhatsApp auto-save photos and videos to the iPhone’s Camera Roll and then transfer them to the computer via a USB cable. That’s a practical way. In this part, we will tell you another two ways to transfer WhatsApp photos and videos from your iPhone to the computer.
You can use third-party software like iPhone Data Recovery to help transfer photos and videos from WhatsApp to the computer. This tool allows you to preview up to 16 types of data on your iPhone and selectively extract the data you want from your iPhone to PC or Mac. It is also a reliable software to recover deleted photos, contacts, messages, notes, etc. from your iPhone, iTunes backup, or iCloud backup. You can transfer WhatsApp photos and videos from your iPhone easily and selectively via iPhone Data Recovery.
You can also make use of the syncing feature of iCloud to transfer WhatsApp photos and videos from your iPhone to the computer.
You must have noticed that there are also Airdrop and Mail options in the menu where you tap on the Save to Files option. Yes, you can also transfer the WhatsApp chat file to the computer via email or airdrop the WhatsApp chat file to your Mac.
These are the methods we summarize for how to save photos and videos from WhatsApp to the iPhone’s Camera Roll and how to transfer WhatsApp photos and videos from your iPhone to the computer. We hope you can find the suits you best among all the methods in this guide. You are welcomed to sound off your suggestions or queries below.