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How to Recover Old WhatsApp Message iPhone

Posted by Brian Davis on Oct. 18, 2019 3:02 PM • Category: Restore iPhone
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Social network applications become more and more important to us all which playing a unique role in our daily life. There are lots of social networks application emerging on the market such as WhatsApp, Viber, Kik and more. We contact with our related people and share our daily life with them via those social applications.

As a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice IP service, WhatsApp Messager provides convenience for users for long time. It enables us to send text messages and voice messages and share images and documents. However, there must exist some problem like the save of data by mistake on WhatsApp.

Even though you are suffering the problem that your old WhatsApp messages disappeared with the passage of time or you cannot find them, you can still get them back to your iPhone. This article will act as a guide for you to recover your old WhatsApp messages from iPhone whether you have a backup of them in advance or not.

Recover Old WhatsApp Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

WhatsApp does not offer an automatic daily backup for iPhone users; however, you can choose to back up WhatsApp messages and attachments to iCloud. This means that automatic backups of your WhatsApp data will be carried out and is a useful option to reduce the risk of data loss. To check if you have this option enabled, you will need to be signed in with the Apple ID that you use to access iCloud.


Step 1. To recover your chat history from an iCloud backup, first verify that an iCloud backup exists in WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.

Step 2. If you can see when the last backup was performed, delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App Store.

Step 3. After verifying your phone number, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history.

Retrieve Old WhatsApp Messages from iCloud or iTunes Backup

iTunes and iCloud are provided for Apple users to save their phone data. If you've previously backed up your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes, you might be able to directly get you're your old WhatsApp messages by restoring your iPhone from a previous backup even though you deleted them by mistake. Just see how to recover old WhatsApp chats from the following steps.

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Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and go to 'Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings'.

Step 2. Open iCloud and sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID. Then choose a backup and pick old WhatsApp messages you backed up.

Step 3. Stay connected and wait for a progress bar to appear and complete. The progress bar might need a few minutes to an hour to complete.

Retrieve old WhatsApp message iPhone from iTunes

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Step 1. Open iTunes and connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Select your iPhone when it appears on iTunes.

Step 2. Select 'Restore Backup' and go on to click 'Restore'. Find old WhatsApp message you backed up to iCloud and wait for the restore time to finish.

Step 3. Keep your device connected after it restarts ad wait for it to sync with your computer. You can disconnect after the sync finishes.

Restore Old WhatsApp Messages via TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery

Due to a lack of iCloud space or iTunes, even you forget to make a backup of your old WhatsApp message, there will be nothing you can do to find your deleted WhatsApp messages and get them back to your iPhone. But it would be a piece of cake for TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery to get back old WhatsApp message in the mode of iDevice Recovery.

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Step 1. Fire up TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery and then use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your personal computer.

Step 2. Choose the recovery mode as "Recover from iOS" from the main interface and imply view 'WhatsApp & Attachment" under 'Deleted Data from the Device'.

Step 3. Click on the 'Scan' button to detect your WhatsApp messages and finally start to recover your deleted WhatsApp videos to your computer by clicking on the "Recover" button.

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