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Top 3 WhatsApp Backup Extractor 2018

WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app for many users to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. With time, it may contain many important messages and media. However, WhatsApp only keeps your message history for 7 days, and iTunes/iCloud backup won't allow you read it until you restore your phone. If you need to extract data from WhatsApp backup, a WhatsApp backup extractor is a great tool for you. Here we list the top 3 WhatsApp backup extractor 2018 that can help you extract WhatsApp data easily and quickly.

Part1: The Best iOS WhatsApp Backup Extractor

When it comes to WhatsApp backup extractor, Tenorshare UltData is worth mentioning. UltData comes to my first recommendation because it is a little but useful WhatsApp backup extractor for PC/Mac to extract WhatsApp messages from your iTunes or iCloud backup without restoring your iPhone.

Key Features:

  • Flexibly extract WhatsApp messages, attachments from iCloud/iTunes backup without restoring the whole backup.
  • Extract WhatsApp messages from iOS device directly.
  • Allows to preview WhatsApp chat history (sender, date, contents, etc.)
  • Exported data will be saved as readable file.

How to Extract WhatsApp Message from iOS device directly ?

1: Connect iOS Device to Computer

Launch UltData on your computer. The default mode is "Recover from iOS Device". The program will detect your iOS device automatically if it is connected and trusted.

connect your device

2: Start Scanning iOS Device

You can tick "WhatsApp & Attachments", then click "Start Scan" to proceed.

start scan

3. You can recover data from iOS device

recover to device

How to Extract WhatsApp Message from Backup File?

1. Extract from iTunes backup: Run UltData and select recover from iTunes backup file. The extractor will display all available iTunes backups. You can choose one of the backup to scan and extract WhatsApp chats.

whatsapp backup extractor

2. Extract from iCloud backup: Run UltData and select recover from iCloud backup file. Log into your iCloud account. The program will show you all backups on the account and you can download the backups and view WhatsApp messages inside.

whatsapp backup extractor

Part2: Great Android WhatsApp Backup Extractor

For Android users,Tenorshare Android Data Recovery is the perfect software to help you recover WhatsApp messages from any Android devices, like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Google Nexus, LG, Sony, etc. Below is the user guide for this program. To get started, download Tenorshare Android Data Recovery and install it on your PC. Then follow the guide.

1. Connect Your Android Device

Launch Android Data Recovery, you will get the interface like below. Connect your Android device via the OEM USB cable.

connect android device

2. Enable USB Debugging

Please make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. And you can choose the corresponding Android version to enable USB debugging. Here take the Android 6.0 or newer for example.

usb debugging

3. Start Scanning

After your device is detected, click "OK" when a window pops up on your device's screen to allow USB debugging.

Choose the files type "WhatsApp messages & attachments" to scan when connection is finished. Then click on "Next". The software will scan your device.

choose file types

4.Recover and Save the Files

Click "Recover" to recover and save the lost files on your PC. Text messages and call history can be saved in .txt, .xml, .xls.

recover android files

Part3: Another Tool to Extract WhatsApp Backup

In the last part, we would like to show you another WhatsApp Backup Extractor, Backuptrans to view WhatsApp conversations on your computer. Here is how to use Backuptrans to decrypt and read chat messages from WhatsApp backup.

Download link: http://www.backuptrans.com/android-whatsapp-transfer.html

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer via USB. Find the WhatsApp backup folder in /storage/emulated/0/WhatsAppor /sdcard/WhatsApp and copy it on your computer.

whatsapp backup extractor android

Step 2. Now run Backuptrans Android WhatsApp Transfer software, right click database icon and then choose "Import Android WhatsApp Backup Data".

read whatsapp backup message on pc

Step 3. Select the WhatsApp backup database file(*.db.crypt*) on computer. Then click "OK" to continue.

whatsapp backup extractor for android

Step 4. Enter your Android account in order to decrypt the file. Click on 'Ok' to continue. All the messages in that file will be decrypted and extracted successfully. You can read all WhatsApp messages on PC now.

Android whatsapp transfer

Part4: Comparison of the 3 Tools

UltData Android Data Recovery Backuptrans
Simple Operation
Automatically Scan Data
Intuitive UI
Phone Account Necessary

That's all about how to use WhatsApp Backup Extractor to extract WhatsApp data. I think you must have deep impression about the first 2 tools for their simple operation and high efficiency.If you think the tools we shared in this article is helpful, please share with your friends.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to WhatsApp Tips Follow @Jenefey Aaron