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How to Save WhatsApp Audio on Android or iPhone

Written By Nicola Massimo |

“How to save WhatsApp audio messages on an Android? I want to save the voice notes that I get from my friends and siblings, but I can’t seem to find where they are stored on my phone!”

Being one of the biggest social IM apps of the present time, WhatsApp comes with tons of features. For instance, many people use it to exchange audio files, songs, and even voice notes. However, after the WhatsApp audio files are saved, users often find it hard to access them. Like the above query, we also get similar questions from other WhatsApp users.

There are different ways to learn how to save WhatsApp audio on iPhone and Android. In this guide, I will cover the same with dedicated solutions on saving WhatsApp voice notes and exchanging audio files like a pro.

Part 1: How to Save WhatsApp Audio on Android?

You can access its storage to save the exchanged voice notes or audio on WhatsApp if you have an Android device. In addition, when any media is sent or received on WhatsApp, it is also saved on the internal storage.

Once you have accessed its storage, you can copy the saved media and move it anywhere.

To learn how to save WhatsApp audio files on Android, just go through these steps:

1. Firstly, use any File Manager on your Android to access its device storage. You can use the native file manager or any third-party app (like ES File Explorer).

2. In most phones, WhatsApp data is stored in internal storage, but for some (rooted) devices, the SD card can also be a source.

3. Browse to the Internal Storage > WhatsApp folder and tap on the “Media’” folder.

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4. This will display folders for different types of media files like WhatsApp Images, WhatsApp Audio, WhatsApp Voice, etc.

5. To access the exchanged voice notes, go to the WhatsApp Voice folder, while to get the saved audio files, visit the WhatsApp Audio folder. Then, explore the saved audio files from here and copy/move them to any other location to save them.

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If you want, you can mail these files to yourself, share them with another device, or connect your device to the computer to save them as well.

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If you are an active WhatsApp user, you should consider taking a regular backup of your chats. Since WhatsApp does not provide a native solution to save our chats on the computer, you can use a third-party tool like MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. It is a beneficial and user-friendly application that can back up all WhatsApp data from your iPhone/Android to the computer, including chats, shared media, voice notes, documents, etc. You can later preview the backup and restore it to your device.

You can download MobileTrans on your computer. Later, you can save your WhatsApp chats by following these steps:

1. Launch MobileTrans, select the “Backup&Restore” feature from its home, and connect your phone to the system using a working cable.

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2. Go to the WhatsApp section here, choose the “App Backup&Restore” feature, and click "WhatsApp" to continue.

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3. Click on the “Start” button and wait for a while. The application would take an extensive backup of all the WhatsApp data.

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4. When the process is completed, you will be notified so that you can safely remove your phone.

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5. If you want, you can view the backup content from here. Furthermore, you can connect your device and choose the Restore WhatsApp Backup option to view the list of the available backup files (and restore them).

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Part 2: How to Save WhatsApp Audio on iPhone?

As you can see, it is pretty easy to learn how to save WhatsApp voice notes on Android.

Though, things get a bit tricky when it comes to an iPhone. This is because, unlike Android, we can’t access the file system of an iOS device.

Therefore, you can either take WhatsApp backup to iCloud or email the voice note/audio file to yourself. To learn how to save WhatsApp audio on iPhone, follow these basic steps.

1. When you get the audio file or voice note on WhatsApp, tap on the download button to save it on your iPhone storage.

2. Now, go to iPhone’s settings > iCloud, turn on the iCloud Drive option, and connect it to your active iCloud account. Scroll down and enable the option to save WhatsApp data. This would keep WhatsApp media (including its audio) in an iCloud backup.

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3. If you don’t want to save the entire WhatsApp data, you can email selective voice notes or audio files to yourself. Open your WhatsApp chat and select any audio file or voice note you want to save.

4. As you hold it, you will get different options like reply, forward, delete, etc. Tap on the Forward option and then choose to share the audio file.

5. This will display various methods to share WhatsApp audio files like messages, notes, iCloud Drive, etc. Tap on the Mail option to open a new draft window with the selected audio file attached. You can now email it to yourself or any other contact of yours.

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Part 3: How to Record WhatsApp Video Calls with Audio on iPhone?

Apart from sending voice notes, WhatsApp is extensively used to have video chats with our contacts. We sometimes wish to save a video call on iPhone, including its audio.

You can take the assistance of a dedicated app like Dr.Fone – iOS Screen Recorder. With just a single tap, it can record the screen activity of any iOS device or even mirror its screen on a computer. You can either use its desktop application or an iOS app to record iPhone screen activity. Since you wish to record WhatsApp video calls, the iOS app screen recorder would be an apt solution.

1. To start with, just download the iOS Screen Recorder app on your iPhone, a 100% secure and trusted app to record your iPhone’s screen activity. Just tap on the “Install” button to get things started if you get the following prompt.

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2. Now, go to your iPhone’s Settings > General > Device Management, select the distributor of the app, and tap on the “Trust” button to grant it the needed access.

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3. That’s it! Whenever you wish to record video calls, launch the iOS Screen Recorder. If you are using it the first time, then permit it to access your phone’s microphone to record video calls with audio.

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4. Before you start recording the screen, you will be given an option to select the resolution for the video and whether you wish to include audio or not.

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5. Once you have started recording the screen activity, minimize the Dr.Fone app and launch WhatsApp. You can now make the video call, and it will automatically be recorded in the background.

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6. In the end, you can disconnect the video call and go back to the iOS Screen Recorder app. You can stop the screen recording and save the video to your phone’s Camera Roll.

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After reading this complete guide on how to save WhatsApp audio on Android or iPhone, you will be able to meet your requirements. Apart from that, we have also provided a solution on how to record WhatsApp video calls with audio.

Though, the most important tip here is to save your WhatsApp data. You can use MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer and take a complete backup of your WhatsApp data. The tool can also be used to restore an existing backup or transfer WhatsApp data between different devices directly.

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Nicola Massimo

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