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Best Ways to Easily Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Posted by Brian Davis on July 25, 2018 18:02:11 PM • Category: Restore iPhone
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Due to its ease of use, more and more iPhone users now are tending to use WhatsApp to chat with their friends by sending them interesting messages, voice calls, photos, videos or other attachments. But just like what we do with other instant messengers, the chat history of WhatsApp may easily be deleted by mistake. If that unfortunately happens to you, don't worry. This post will offer the best solutions for you to quickly retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages or attachments. from iPhone (iOS 11.3 included) even without backup.

Method 1. Directly Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

As you should know, WhatsApp doesn't save the chat histories on its server. Therefore, in case you may delete messages from WhatsApp by accident, it allows you to back up important messages and other media to iCloud where you can restore the chat history if needed.

1. Recover Deleted Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

If you already created a iCloud backup of WhatsApp chats before accidentally deleting them, you can follow these steps to retrieve the deleted messages back with WhatsApp iCloud backup effortlessly:

Step 1. Firstly verify that your iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.

Step 2. Delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App Store.

Step 3. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and then verify it with the same phone number you used for the backup. Then from the pop-up notice window, tap Restore Chat History restore the lost messages quickly from iCloud backup.

For any problem while restoring deleted messages from iCloud, you should seek the troubleshooting from WhatsApp official site.

Tips: How to Set Up iCloud Backup of WhatsApp Chats

Have no WhatsApp backup and don't know how to set it up? Start making it now with the following instructions to avoid any possible data loss in the future.

Step 1. Run WhatsApp and then go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now.

Step 2. Set whether to include or exclude videos from the backup.

Step 3. Wait till the iCloud backup process is completed. It mainly depends on your Internet connection and backup file size.

Note: To create iCloud backup on WhatsApp successfully, your iPhone is required to run iOS 7 or later.

2. Recover WhatsApp Chats from iCloud Backup on iPhone

If unfortunately you haven't backed up the chats on WhatsApp, but however have a backup using the default iCloud backup settings on iPhone, congratulations! You can still get back the deleted WhatsApp messages easily:

Step 1. Open iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2. Follow on-screen prompts until you reach Apps & Data. Now select Restore from iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Choose the correct iCloud backup file and wait till the restoring completes. Make sure you iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi network during the whole recovery process.

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Method 2. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chats from iTunes Backup

No iCloud backup? Take it easy. If you regularly back up your iPhone to iTunes, you are suggested to retrieve your WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup on computer with the steps below:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer. Launch iTunes.

Step 2. When iTunes detects your device, click Summary > Backups > Restore Backup...

Step 3. Find the proper backup file that contains the lost WhatsApp messages. Then click Restore.

Note: This method may lead to the loss of new data that you are yet to back up.

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Method 3. Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone without Backup

What if you neither have iCloud backup on WhatsApp nor backed up iPhone in iTunes previously? As WhatsApp has officially stated that it can't retrieve any deleted chat history for you unless you have a backup, is there any possibility to rescue the accidentally deleted messages without backup? Luckily, a third-party iOS recovery solution like TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery is able to get the job done.

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With TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, you can easily restore deleted WhatsApp text messages, audios, photos, videos and attachments. from iPhone even without backup. It supports 3 recovery modes, including recover deleted data from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backups, which ensures the highest success rate in data recovery.

As a comprehensive data recovery tool, TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery can not only recover WhatsApp messages, but also restore photos, videos, contacts and other 20+ types of lost data on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from different data loss cases, such as device lost, jailbreak failure, upgrade error, system crash, screen broken, factory reset, etc.

The following guide is about to show you how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from iPhone X/8/7(Plus)/SE/6S(Plus)/6(Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4 (iOS 11.3 included) with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery in just few clicks. Firstly please download and install the proper version of this smart iPhone data recovery software on your Mac or Windows.

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Step 1 Connect iPhone to computer

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Connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable. Then launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery. Once the program detects your device, select 'Recover from iOS' as recovery mode.

Step 2Scan iPhone for deleted WhatsApp messages

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You'll access to the window where all file types are displayed. Check 'WhatsApp Messages & Attachments. from the list. Then click 'Scan'.

Step 3Select and recover the data

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Once the scanning process finishes, you are able to preview the deleted WhatsApp messages. Preview them and select the target messages that you need to get back. Then click 'Recover' to restore the data back to your device.

The Bottom Line

Of course, you can also recover the WhatsApp messages with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery from iTunes or iCloud backups. For more details about the other two recovery modes, you should visit the user guide of TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery.

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