How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iPhone/Android?

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iPhone/Android?
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Here are Three methods for you to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on your iPhone or Android with ease. –Mechelle December 13, 2017, | Follow Us Now.

Why choose WhatsApp? In fact, WhatsApp is popular which is an integral part of our daily communication, so it always stores much important chat history, pictures, videos. And data loss is the highly frustrating thing that like a nightmare. However, the data loss of WhatsApp may happen more often than you know, and it is not easy to retrieve them unless you have a perfect solution like WhatsApp recovery software. 

In hence, if you are fighting with data loss, then here you will get the best solution to recover your lost WhatsApp messages, photos, videos etc. from your iPhone. Go through this comprehensive tutorial to know how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, photos and other data for iOS/Android devices.


Four Methods to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages



Method 1. Recover WhatsApp Message from Backup files
Method 2. Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone Directly
Method 3. Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone via iCloud backup
Method 4. Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup file


Method 1. Recover WhatsApp Message from Backup files

This app stores its backup files by the name, msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt. Below are the locations where you can find these backup files for respective OS:

Android: /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt 
iOS: net.whatsapp.WhatsApp/Documents/ChatStorage.sqlite

- Assuming that you have the backup file now, first thing that you need to do is launch a web service, Recover Messages which would actually get you going in this whole journey to recover stuff.

- Click on the Select SQLite File, choose the backup file, click on I Accept (only after reading terms) and then on Scan button. It would take some time, depending on backup file size and your internet speed, and would list all the contents.

- Now, click on the appropriate tab to recover the lost data.




On the other hand, there are a couple of recovery software available in the market like iOS Toolkit. iOS Toolkit has combined all its toolkit together, so you can free download the toolkit and try all the function at the same time, like data recovery, repair, switch, transfer, backup&restore, unlock, root etc. And to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, photos or video, we need to choose iOS Data Recovery of the toolkit to do. 

iOS Toolkit

iOS Data Recovery offers complete solution for the recovery of deleted data including contacts, voicemails, notes, messages, images and even WhatsApp data from an iPhone or iPad.

With highest recovery rate, the software is compatible with latest iOS devices such as iPhone X/8/8 Plus.


To get started, free download and install iOS Data Recovery on your computer (Complicated with Windows and Mac).


Free Trial iOS Data Recovery Software:


Download WinDownload Mac


Method 2. Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone Directly

Step 1. Launch the products and Connect Devices.

After installing the programs, you should connect your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus etc. to the computer.


Launch the products and Connect Devices.


Step 2. Scan your devices

Click on "Recover from iOS Device" and choose "WhatsApp & Messages" to scan, then click the button "Start Scan". However, it will take you a few seconds to finish the scan process.

Scan your devices


Step 3. Preview and recover deleted WhatsApp messages

In the result window, all found data on your iPhone will be displayed in categories. There is a little button on the top of the program, named as Only display deleted items. Enable it to display only deleted files. Click the "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" category, you can read the whole messages including attachments and emoji before recovery. Tick off those you want and click "Recover". You can save them all on your computer with one click.

Preview and recover deleted WhatsApp messages.


Method 3. Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone via iCloud backup

Step 1. Sign in iCloud and choose backup file to download

Switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after launching the program. Log in your iCloud account. All recently iCloud backup files will be displayed in the window.

Sign in iCloud and choose backup file to download

Notes: To use this way, please ensure you had backed up your iPhone to iCloud before you deleted the WhatsApp messages.


Step 2. Choose your iCloud backup files

Choose the one that contains your WhatsApp messages and click "Download". After it, you can begin to extract the backup file. In the pop-up, check the backup file to download. By doing this, it will save you time for the downloading iCloud backup file process. You know, the whole iCloud backup file is very large.

Choose your iCloud backup files


Step 3. Preview and retrieve WhatsApp messages

Click Scan to scan the downloaded files to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages. When the process is finished, click "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" in the left sidebar to preview your chat history. Check the one you need and click recover deleted WhatsApp chat to your computer or your iPhone.

Preview and retrieve WhatsApp messages


Method 4. Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from iTunes backup file

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and extract it

Switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" after running the program, and you'll see the window below. There all iTunes backup on your computer will be automatically loaded and displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to extract all contents in it.

Choose your iTunes backup and extract it

Notes: To use this way, you should make sure you had synced your iPhone with iTunes before you lost the WhatsApp messages.


Step 2. Preview and recover deleted WhatsApp messages

The scan only takes you a few seconds. When it's over, you can preview all data in the iTunes backup file. Choose "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" category, and you can read all your WhatsApp messages in the backup in detail. Tick off the one you want back and click "Recover" to preserve it on your computer. You can also tick them all off and get them back with one click.

Preview and recover deleted WhatsApp messages


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