How to save WhatsApp audio files on iPhone and Android? – Tech Tribune France

Currently, WhatsApp is among the applications used on a daily basis. Hundreds of thousands of messages and audio files are sent all over the world using these chat apps. There may be times when you want to save WhatsApp audio files on iPhone and Android. In particular, it is difficult to save audio files on iPhone because unlike Android, it is difficult to access them directly on iPhone. If you noticed on WhatsApp, you can save images and videos separately in your gallery, but this case does not apply to audio files. The question is how to record Word audio files on iPhone and add to Android easily.

There are two methods you can use to save WhatsApp audio files to your iPhone. The first method is using the transfer option and the second is using the export feature to save audio files to your iPhone. You cannot access WhatsApp storage on iOS and that is the main reason why you cannot save it on your iPhone.

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Steps to save WhatsApp audio files on iPhone with transfer options:

  1. Open a chat you want to download the audio file from to your iPhone, tap and hold until you see the options.
  2. For the next step, tap before.
  3. Tap Share
  4. And finally choose to save the files.
  5. After you choose to save the files, you will be presented with a list of folders that you can access from the files directory on your iPhone. For example, I choose the download directory where we need to save it.
  6. After selecting the directory, tap Save to save it permanently on your iPhone.
  7. After applying the mentioned methods, you should check if the audio file is properly saved in your iPhone download directory. So open the Files app, visit the downloads directory and take a look.

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Steps to save WhatsApp audio files on iPhone using export feature:

If you want to save all WhatsApp chat audio files at once, this might be one of the best methods. With this method, you not only export images and videos, but also text and audio files.

  1. Launch WhatsApp and visit WhatsApp settings.
  2. Open chat settings.
  3. Choose Export Chat.
  4. Select the number or user whose audio files you want to store on your iPhone.
  5. For the next step, you need to make sure that you enable attached media files because without them you won’t be able to record audio files either. You have to wait for WhatsApp to create a ZIP file from the selected user data. Please be patient as this part takes a while.
  6. Once the ZIP file is created, save it to your iPhone’s file manager or you can save it to iCloud.
  7. After saving the ZIP file in your iPhone’s file manager or iCloud, open it. Once you open it, it will automatically extract the contents of the ZIP file to a separate directory.
  8. The good news is that you can now view and see all exported chat content, including audio files with the opus extension.
  9. To play the audio file, rename it and change the extension from opus to mp3 or ogg.

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Save WhatsApp audio files on Android

Unlike the iPhone, each media file is saved directly to your phone storage. You can access it from the file manager or with any third-party file manager app. This means you don’t have to follow the steps we did for the iPhone.

However, I do want to mention that you don’t need to use a file manager app to view a recorded audio file. Instead, all you have to do is open the file manager, visit the WhatsApp directory, navigate to the media directory, and just view the content you want.

Here are again the steps you can use to play WhatsApp audio files on Android:

  1. Open the file manager app on your Android.
  2. Tap Internal storage or Internal storage.
  3. Locate WhatsApp directory and open it.
  4. Open the multimedia directory. The good news is that all downloaded media files are available here and are divided by their file type, which means they are organized in a way that you can easily find audio files.
  5. Audio files including music are stored in WhatsApp audio folder and voice messages are stored in WhatsApp voice memos folder.
  6. When you see all audio files, you can sort in ascending or descending order from newest to oldest. To play the audio file, rename it and change the extension from opus to mp3 or ogg, or move it to another directory.

Note: The WhatsApp folder is located at Android > media > com.whatsapp on Android 11 and later.

Now you can do whatever you want with the audio files. Keep in mind that the music is preserved with the MP3 extension, so you don’t have to edit it at all.

Path to WhatsApp audio files

Rename WhatsApp voice notes


These are the methods you can use to save WhatsApp audio files on iPhone and Android. I admit that on Android it is already registered, but on iPhone it’s a bit difficult, but in the end you can have it on your local phone.

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