This article shows how to manually back up whatsapp images from Android to PC and also proposes an alternative option to save Android WhatsApp photos with Jihosoft WhatsMate.
WhatsApp is really a convenient instant messenger for us to share funny and important pictures with others and receive these pictures via our Android phones. Then how to protect these images from various data loss risks? The best solution is of course backing up WhatsApp images from Android to PC.
Hence, in the following article we are going to show you how to back up WhatsApp pictures on Android to computer in two methods.
Save WhatsApp Photos on Android to Computer Manually
The first method is to manually select and copy the WhatsApp photos you want from Android internal memory/SD card to computer. What you should do first is to connect your phone to computer with a USB cable.
And then open the phone storage on computer, and navigate to WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Images. Under this folder, you can check your sent and received WhatsApp pictures. Then, select the specific WhatsApp pictures you want and copy them to PC.
This method will really save you in a pinch. But if you think it is too cumbersome and time-consuming, you can use the second method.
Back Up Android WhatsApp Photos to PC with Jihosoft WhatsMate
Want a smart backup tool to back up WhatsApp photos from Android to PC? Then Jihosoft WhatsMate is absolutely your good choice. This program enables you to back up the chats which contain the images you want. From the backup file, you can preview those images by browsing the chat history file or directly opening the separate folder named WhatsApp Images. Apart from whatsapp chats, this program can also help you export whatsapp contacts, call logs and more from Android to PC.
And you don’t need to worry about whether this program is compatible with your phone or not, Jihosoft WhatsMate supports almost all Android phones, such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Nexus, Motorola, Huawei and etc. So hesitate no more, let this professional tool to help you keep your WhatsApp photos safe.
Now run the program, select the “Backup WhatsApp data to computer” function and then connect Android to computer with USB cable.
When your device is identified by the program , click “Next”. After that, the program will scan the device automatically.
After the program finishes scanning, you can choose the chats containing the images you want, and then tap “Backup”. Now you can go to the backup folder to check your WhatsApp pictures.
How to Hide WhatsApp Images from Gallery?
Don’t want your important WhatsApp images automatically showing in Gallery? Here we provide two easy ways for you to solve it.
- In the file manager app of your phone, head over to device storage/sd card > WhatsApp > Media. Find the “WhatsApp Images” folder and rename it to “.WhatsApp Images”.
- The second method requires you to install ES File Explorer or other file manager apps which have the function of creating new file on Android devices. Then, open the Explorer and go to the “WhatsApp Images” folder. Inside this folder, create a new file and name it as “.nomedia”.
Note: To bring back your WhatsApp images in Gallery, you just need to remove the “.” from the folder name, or delete the “.nomedia” file from the folder.