I’ve been asked several times for how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from iPhone. Actually, there are 7 ways available, ranging from scanning iPhone directly, extracting iTunes backup file, extracting iCloud backup file to restore from WhatsApp backup file. To know any of them, you can easily restore WhatsApp messages to iPhone. Check the ways below and choose the one that’s right for you.
Part 2. Recover WhatsApp Messages to iPhone from iTunes Backup File (if you have iTunes backup)
Part 3. Recover WhatsApp Messages to iPhone from iCloud Backup File (if you have iCloud backup)
If you had not backed up your iPhone before deleting the WhatsApp messages or it's not long since you've deleted the WhatsApp messages, you can try iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted WhatsApp messages without backup, but scan your iPhone for the deleted WhatsApp messages.
iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery is a professional tool specially designed for users to recover deleted or lost data from iPhone. It is fully compatible with the latest iOS as well as all kinds of file types. Take a glimpse of its main features:
Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Please note it’s a desktop tool. After then, connect your iPhone with your computer via a USB digital cable. To successfully recognize your iPhone, please click "Trust" on your device
Step 2. The software will list your iPhone in the list. Check it and click "Scan", letting the software scan for the deleted WhatsApp messages. During the scanning process, you can see all found files are sorted into categories.
Step 3. In the result page, you can see the find files. Select WhatsApp messages, preview them. If they’re the one you’re looking for, click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes before the WhatsApp messages deletion, then you can recover WhatsApp messages in the following 2 ways.
Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Launch it and select "Recover from iTunes". By using this way, it will not have any effect on your iPhone data.
Step 2. From the "Recover from iTunes" you can see the software is looking for all the iTunes backup files. Select the one that contains your WhatsApp messages and click "Scan".
Step 3. When it finished, you can find all files in the iTunes backup file are extracted and sorted into categories. Select WhatsApp messages to preview. If it is the target file, select it and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
Before you try this way, you should know that it will erase everything on your iPhone, fill it with the old data, including the WhatsApp messages you deleted, from your iTunes backup file. If you want to keep the current data on your iPhone, then try Method#1 in part 2. If you don’t mind it, then go ahead:
Step 1. Make sure the iTunes on your computer is the latest one. If not, update it first. Now, launch iTunes on your computer and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to it. Ensure iTunes detects your iPhone. If not, check out whether you’ve click the "Trust the computer" on your iPhone or not.
Step 2: Tap on the "iPhone" appears on your iTunes at the top left corner and then get into the Summary tab from the left menu panel. Click on the option "Restore Backup" and select the iTunes backup which contains your WhatsApp messages from the pop up list. Click the "Restore" button to confirm the action.
If you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud, then you can recover the deleted WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup file, either by extracting WhatsApp messages or restore them to your iPhone Device. Here are the detailed steps for how to do it.
Step 1. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. It is able to extract WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup. Feel free to install it on your computer by following the built-in navigation guide.
Step 2. Click "Recover from iCloud". Log in your iCloud account. The software never collects any of your data. It needs to get your iCloud backup file and extract iPhone deleted WhatsApp messages for you. After then, you can see all the backup files available.
Step 3. Select the iCloud backup which contains your deleted WhatsApp messages and click "Scan". It takes a few seconds for the software to extract files from the iCloud backup file and sort them into categories.
Step 4. In the result window, you can find WhatsApp messages. Select file to preview and select the ones you’ve deleted from iPhone to recover by clicking the "Save" button.
As an iPhone user, you must know that if you have backed up iPhone to iCloud, then you can restore your iPhone with the iCloud backup file. It works if you had backed up WhatsApp messages before you delete them on your iPhone, to iCloud. Before you restore your iPhone with iCloud backup to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, you must know that it will erase all current data on your phone now. Instead, old data will be restored.
Step 1. Before restoring deleted WhatsApp messages via iCloud backup file, you need to erase all content on your iPhone first. Click Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and confirm your actions. It takes a few minutes to delete all files there and reboot.
Step 2: During the process of rebooting your iPhone, you need to set up your iPhone by selecting Restore from iCloud Backup > choose the iCloud backup file that contains your iPhone deleted WhatsApp messages > wait for the process to complete. During the process, keep your iPhone in good battery and network conditions.