How to Recover Whatsapp Photos & Videos From iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/iPad/iPod

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WhatsApp is one of most popular apps on iOS platform. We use it extensively in our daily life or at work. With the latest upgrade, we can send photos, voice and videos via this amazing messaging app. Some of the data is very important and we can't afford to lose it.


So, if you have accidentally deleted your WhatsApp photos and videos from your iPhone, you will want to get it back. There is no need to worry, especially if you backup your device regularly. With the help of iPhone Data Recovery program you can recover most of your WhatsApp media files. Here is how!



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Method 1: How to Restore WhatsApp Photos/Videos from iTunes Backup

If you backed up your iPhone/iPad/iPod with iTunes previously, then you can restore device with iTunes or third-party data recovery program. However, in most cases, we only need to recover a few items. So iTunes is not an ideal too as it will restore all data from that backup and overwrite existing data on the phone. Instead, with other apps, you can extract the data that only being deleted and leave the rest unchanged.


The app we are going to use in this article is called Mobiledic iPhone Data Recovery, which can easily recover your WhatsApp photos and videos using the iTunes backup. However, you can do that only if you have taken the iTunes backup. If you have backed up your iPhone using iTunes, follow these simple steps to recover your WhatsApp media files.


Step 1 Download and Install Mobiledic iPhone Data Recovery on PC or Mac

Download the installation file on and install the program on the computer, which stores the iTunes Backup files. Finally, launch iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer and select Recover from iTunes Backup.

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Step 2 Select iTunes Backup File

You will notice that the iTunes backup has been loaded automatically on the screen. Please choose the right one that contacts the WhatsApp photos and videos. If you have encrypted the backup, you have to input the correct password to unlock the file.


Step 3 Check and Recover WhatsApp Photos and Videos from iTunes Backup

Click Start Scan on the window to let the program extract all individual files from that backup. You will see the list of all the recoverable files on the right. All WhatsApp photos and videos are under WhatsApp Attachment category. Click on it to unfold the items. Once you have chosen the files to be recovered, simply click on the Recover button on the bottom right of the screen.


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Method 2: How to Recover WhatsApp Photos/Videos from iPhone/iPad/iPod

You will be glad to know that Mobiledic iPhone Data Recovery software can directly scan your device to recover the recently deleted WhatsApp files. But there is a catch. If you have deleted the WhatsApp photos and videos very recently, there is a good chance of recovering them. However, if it's been a while since the files were deleted, you may have overwritten the deleted area in the iPhone memory with other files. The deleted files from the area, which has been overwritten, can't be recovered.


Step 1 Run iPhone Data Recovery and Connect iPhone to Computer

Download and install the latest version of the iPhone Data Recovery program on your Mac or Windows PC. Launch the program and click Recover from iOS Device.


Connect your iPhone to the computer. Wait for the data recovery software to detect your device. When the device has been detected, you will see a screen like this:


connect iPhone to computer


Step 2 Scan All Deleted WhatsApp Photo and Video on iPhone

Once you have selected your iPhone, Start Scan button at the bottom of the screen will get enabled. Click on the button to start the scanning process.


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Step 3 Preview and Retrieve WhatsApp Photos and Videos from iPhone

You will now see the list of all the files and other data that can be recovered on the next screen. If you need to recover the data only from WhatsApp, simply check WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachment option on the left.


Select the files you wish to recover (or unselect the ones you don't want to) and click Recover button on the bottom right of the screen. That's it! All the files iPhone Data Recovery program can possibly find will be restored on your iPhone. As already mentioned, you have better chance of recovery if the files have been deleted only recently, like contacts, photos, notes,SMS. Nonetheless it is worth a shot.


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Method 3: Extract Deleted WhatsApp Photos/Videos from iCloud Backup

If you have been backing up your data on iCloud, you can download iCloud backup file and extract WhatsApp photos and videos. This method can be used on both Windows PC as well as Mac computers. Here are the steps:


Step 1: Download the iCloud Control Panel from and install it on your computer.


Step 2: Launch the application once it is installed and sign in with your Apple username and password 


Step 3: Now you will see the list of the items you can restore. Click Options... next to Photos to select the photos you wish to recover. Once you are done, Click Apply at the bottom. Then all selected files will be saved on your computer and you can transfer them to iPhone.


Download iCloud Backup


The best way to recover WhatsApp photos and videos is to use Mobiledic iPhone Data Recovery program. This program can recover the files from your iTunes backup. However, if you wish to recover directly from your iPhone, it can scan your device and try to recover the recently deleted files too.  

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Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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