How to Save WhatsApp Audio Files on iPhone with 8 Easy Ways [iOS 14 Supported]


July 28, 2020 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

A friend who is an Android user sent me audio clips by WhatsApp, and I don’t find a way to save such clips to any other place nor to forward the files by email. I’d prefer to avoid having to tell him to send me the audio files again in other ways because I am an iPhone user. Thanks a lot for any idea!

WhatsApp stores audio files within its own isolated app storage. For Android users, they may be able to find saved WhatsApp audio files with the help of suitable File Manager apps.

save whatsapp audio files iphone

But for iPhone users, the WhatsApp audio files cannot be accessed by other apps on any iPhone or iPad. Then is it possible to get the audio files out of the WhatsApp on your iPhone? Of course yes.

Here in this post we would like to introduce three ways to save the received WhatsApp audio files on iPhone.

1. How to Save iPhone WhatsApp Audio Messages

You can save the Whatsapp audio messages by backing up them to iCloud.

Option 1. Save iPhone WhatsApp Audio to iCloud

And you should back up iPhone data regularly, so that you can restore data from backup files with ease. Below is how to backup WhatsApp audio messages.

Open Settings on your iPhone and navigate to iCloud.

Tap on iCloud Drive and turn it on if it is turned off. If you are using iOS 10 and later, you should go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

Scroll down to find WhatsApp from the list of apps and make sure that it is on. Then the messages from WhatsApp app will be automatically backed up to iCloud.

Turn on WhatsApp iCloud Drive

Option 2. Save WhatsApp Voice Messages by Email

It's also a good idea to save the voice messages in Whatsapp by forwarding them via email.

Follow these simple steps to do it.

Locate the audio clip you want to save from WhatsApp conversation.

Tap on it and the forward button in the lower-right corner.

Choose the Mail option and set your email address as the recipient to send the audio message to yourself.

Login to your email and download it from there.

Option 3. Get WhatsApp Audio Clips Off with FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is able to help you extract and save audio messages from WhatsApp quickly to PC or Mac with ease. Follow the below simple guide to save your WhatsApp audio messages.

Download and install the free trial version of the software with above link according to what operating system your computer is running.

When it is finished, it will launch automatically. Choose iPhone Data Recovery and connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect the device within a few seconds.

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After your iPhone is detected by the program, you will have three recovery modes to choose from, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Here select Recover from iOS Device to start scanning.


After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar sorted by file types. Click WhatsApp Attachments from the sidebar to preview details on the right. Check those items you want and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

Scan iTunes Backup

That’s all! This software is also professional in recovering deleted or lost WhatsApp message, photos, and other contents from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

What’s more, it can be used as iTunes backup extractor/iCloud backup extractor as well, which is able to help you extract or restore data from your backup file selectively without data loss.

Option 4. Save WhatsApp Audio File with iTunes

iTunes is one of the option to save iPhone WhatsApp audio file. If you would like to use this tool, please move on.

Go to WhatsApp and locate the audio file you want to save. And then press and hold it until you see the pop-up windows.

Choose Forward, and then tap the share icon on the right bottom corner, then you can tap Save to Files.

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Click On My iPhone to save the audio file on device. And then you can accesss this audio file on PC windows iCloud.

Connect iPhone to computer, and run iTunes. Click Edit > Preference > Advanced to find iTunes Media folder location.

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Drag and drop the audio file from PC iCloud folder to the iTunes Media folder.

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Click device icon > Music, enable Sync Music and then click Sync.

sync music with itunes

Option 5. Save WhatsApp Audio File with iCloud Drive

Go to WhatsApp and locate the audio file you want to save. And then press and hold it until you see the pop-up windows.

Choose Forward, and then tap the share icon on the right bottom corner, tap Save to Files >On My iPhone.

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Go to computer, visit icloud.comlink out on webpage. Log in your iCloud account.

Click iCloud Drive and access your audio file.

Option 6. Save WhatsApp Audio File through AirDrop

Go to WhatsApp and locate the audio, then choose share by holding the file.

Choose Forward > AirDrop, and then tap where you want to send the audio file. You can save the audio file to Mac if you want.

save audio file via airdrop

Option 7. Save WhatsApp Audio File on WhatsApp WebPage

Go to WhatsApp webpagelink out and go your phone WhatsApp > Menu > Settings > WhatsApp Web to scan the code to login your account.

Go to your conversations to find the audio file, right-click to choose Download.

Save the audio file on computer.

whatsapp web

Option 8. Save WhatsApp Audio File via FoneTrans for iOS

FoneTrans for iOS is one of the best tools to help users move files between computer and devices with ease. It supports photos, videos, contacts, notes, WhatsApp, Kik, Line, etc. More importantly, both Windows and Mac versions are available. Compered to other competitors, it allows you to transfer files easily and effectively.

Below is how to use it to transfer WhatsApp audio from iPhone.

Download and install FoneTrans for iOS on computer. Then it wll be opened automatically.

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Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Please don't disconnect device during the procedure.

After scanning, select Messages > WhatsApp.

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Choose the audil file, choose folder or device you want to save the file.

2. 3 Ways to Backup WhatsApp on iPhone

The only way to prevent data loss is to back up data regularly. If you are interested in it, please move on.

Option 1. Backup WhatsApp with iCloud

It has 2 available ways to backup iPhone WhatsApp data. You can use its built-in feature or iPhone settings according to your needs.

1. Using iPhone Settings

Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup in iOS 10 and later. If you are using earlier iOS versions, you should go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

Backup iPhone to iCloud

Enable iCloud Backup and then tap Back Up Now.

backup iphone to icloud

2. Using Built-in Feature

Open WhatsApp on iPhone, go to Settings > > Chats > Chat Backup.

Tap Back Up Now.

Restore WhatsApp iCloud Backup

Option 2. Backup WhatsApp with iTunes

iTunes is another Apple way you can't miss.

Run iTunes on computer, plug iPhone to computer with USB cable.

Click device icon > Summary > Back Up Now.

Backup iPhone to iTunes

Follow the on-screen instruction to confirm you want to backup iPhone.

Option 3. Backup WhatsApp with FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore

FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore is one of the features to help people backup and restore iOS data on computer via USB cable. You can save the selected data without wasting time.

Choose iOS Data Backup & Restore > iOS Data Backup.

Choose iOS Data Backup

Choose the backup mode and data type you want to backup and click Start button.

Click Start

The data will be saved on computer with .data format. It is easy to restore iPhone data from backup with ease. Why not download and have a try now!

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