WeChat data recovery

Backup WeChat Photos without iTunes and iCloud

June 13, 2017

“There is always something wrong when i do backup on iTunes and iCloud, now i want to save my WeChat photos, but i don’t want to use iTunes and iCloud to help me any more. What should i do to backup WeChat photos without iTunes and iCloud backup?” 

When related to backup iPhone data, it seems there is no other ways for us to choose except iTunes and iCloud, how sad it is! iTunes and iCloud are recommend by Apple for us to backup iPhone data, but actually, there are still some other ways can help us backup them on iPhone. And in order to solve your problem, we’ll show you steps about how to backup WeChat photos without iTunes and iCloud. 

See below methods and choose the one according to your needs. 

Way 1. Backup WeChat Photos to PC with USB Cable 

Unlike WeChat messages, we can easily save WeChat photos on our photo album, then we can transfer them to our PC, see below steps. 

1.Open your WeChat, and go to the chat log with the photos you need to save. 

2.Tap on the photo and hold on, then it will appear the option “Save to your phone”, tap on it. 

3.Then you can find those photos on your photos album. 

4.Connect your iPhone with PC by using your original USB cable, find those photos and copy them to your PC. 

Remark: it’s suitable for there are only several of photos. 

Way 2. Email Photos to PC 

We can also save WeChat photos on our photos album, then email those photos to our PC. 

1.Go to the chat log with photos you need to save on WeChat. 

2.Open the photos and hold on, until there is a option “Save to your phone” appear, tap on it. 

3.Then you can find those photos on your photo album, tap on it and find the “Share” button, tap on it. 

4.Choose email option, and input your email address and password and send those photos. 

5.Log in email on your PC, and download those photos on your PC. 

Way 3. Directly Transfer WeChat Photos to PC 

When there is hundreds of photos you need to backup, and also you want to backup them selectively and directly, then iRefone can help you with it. 

iRefone is an excellent iOS data recovery software, which can transfer and backup as well as recover more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, photos, reminders, calendars, WeChat message ect. 

Also it can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try. 


Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”. 


Step 2. Then new interface will show up, and we can see many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover. Click “WeChat Attachment” icon, and it will be scanned by the software. 


Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose WeChat photos you need, tap on “Recover to PC”, and choose the folder path to save them. 


For more similar issue, you can check below article for detailed steps: 

Retrieve Lost WeChat Contacts on iPhone

Go Back


Blog Search


There are currently no blog comments.