How to Export WeChat Chat History (iPhone or Android)?

Exporting WeChat Chat History is an effective method to transfer chat conversation from one device to another. The following article introduces how to export Chat History from WeChat application step by step.


By Lora / Updated on June 7, 2023

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When need to export WeChat Chat History?

With the overwhelming popularity, the WeChat has been a widely welcome application for PC or mobile users to send instant messages and chat with others at home or abroad. The large amount of Chat History may contain pictures, videos, messages, etc. And in the following situations, we need to export the WeChat Chat History.

▶Make a backup. If you have lost some quite vital WeChat chat conversations by accident or mistaken deletion, you can easily restore the missing Chat History from the backup if you made one before the accident occurs.

▶Switch the phone. If you are planning to switch a new phone, you can export the WeChat Chat Histroy from the old phone to new one. Then switching the phone will become super easy without worrying about losing your current messages.

How to export Chat History from WeChat App?

No matter what’s the reason why you need to export Chat History from WeChat, it is urgent to find out how to get it completed. Generally speaking, there are 3 methods in totoal that can help you successfully export WeChat Chat History in Android or iPhone device.

Method 1. Use “Migrate Chats to Another Device” feature in WeChat

If your old phone still works and the WeChat app also functions well, this method is highly recommended. It can help you to transfer all Chat History from one device to another, and save you lots of time when you switch the old one with a new one. The process is easy to follow:

Step 1. Join both your old phone and new phone to the same WiFi network.

Step 2. Open WeChat on your old phone and select “Me” > “Settings” > “Chats”.

Me Setting Chats

Step 3. Select “Backup and Migrate Chats” on this screen.

PS.: If you are exporting WeChat Chat History on iPhone, please choose “Me”> “Settings” > “General”, and then you can find the “Backup and Migrate Chats” option.

Step 4. Select “Migrate Chats to Another Device”.

Step 5. Tap on “Select Chat History”. Choose “select all” at the bottom of the screen to check all list Chat History and export them to new phone. Or just check the boxes next to the chats you want to export to your new phone.

Step 6. Select “Done” when you’re ready.

Step 7. Log into WeChat on your new phone and scan the QR code on your old device. When the QR code is verified successfully, your chats should be exported.

Method 2. Use the “Backup Chat History to Computer” feature in WeChat

If you are planning to export the WeChat Chat History from Android or iPhone to PC or Mac, you can try this method. It is another feature in WeChat: Backup Chat History to Computer. This method also requires that you can access to your old phone.

Step 1. Download and install WeChat for Windows or Mac.

Step 2. Open it and log in with your WeChat ID.

Step 3. Tap icon in the lower-left corner and select “Backup and Restore” > “Backup on PC”.

Back up on PC

Step 4. Connect your phone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network. Choose the “Backup All” or “Select Chat History” option on your phone.

Then all or specific Chat History will be saved to your computer. With this method, you can restore the Chat History to your old phone when it is deleted by accident, or restore it to a new phone for a quick device switch in the future.

Method 3. Try WeChat Recovery software (Recommended)

At last, we would like to recommend you the reliable MyRecover for iOS. It can help recover WeChat conversations including messages, audio, videos, photos, files. Also, it allows you to save and export WeChat Chat History to the computer. The process is simple to follow:

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Step 1. Download and install MyRecover for iOS on your computer, and connect your iOS device to this computer via the charging cable as well.


Step 2. Click “Scan” to start scanning data on the connected iOS device.


Step 3. When the scanning process is finished, select the data you need and click"Recover". 


Final words

So, here we shared you with 3 methods to export WeChat Chat History to computer or another cellphone. No matter you are using iPhone or Android phone, you can find the way to do it.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.