How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages & Chat History from iPhone

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According to a report prepared in the month of February 2016, WhatsApp has reached up to a billion users. This record turns this application to be the most internationally famous messaging app. Similar to that of any other messages in your iPhone, you might also want the messages in your WhatsApp account to be safe. They might have some crucial texts and photos from your loved ones or even they might have some business details. But, if you have suddenly deleted the messages in WhatsApp, what can be done? Let us find out:


Part 1: Retrieve WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone without Backup

When you lose the important messages, you might think about getting in touch with the customer support team of WhatsApp to get their help in retrieving the data. But, the thing to remember here is that they will not be in a position to help you as WhatsApp does not store the messages of their customers to their servers. So, you cannot recover the lost WhatsApp messages from the application itself.


However, the good news for you is that if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup created before deletion or loss of messages, you can get them back easily. If you are not sure about what backups you have in these places, you can try Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery to help you scan them and recover.


Key Features of Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery


Note: Make sure the iTunes has been installed on your computer, but don't need to open it.

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Step 1 Install, Run the Program and Connect Your iPhone to PC

Download and install program on your computer, then connect iPhone to computer via USB cable. Launch it and you will see main window like below.


connect iPhone to computer



Step 2 Choose the Recovery Option and Start to Scan WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

There are three recovery modes built in the program on the left: "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes backup", and "Recover from iCloud backup".


If you didn't have a backup on iTunes before, then you need to select the first option: "recover from iOS device ". After connecting your iPhone. Click Start Scan button, then the program will begin analyzing and scanning all the data on your iPhone, the scanning process will just take some time, so be patient.t.


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Step 3 Preview the Scanned Data and Start to Recover

When the scanning is finished, all the found data will be displayed in different types on the left, click "WhatsApp" tab, the all the deleted WhatsApp messages will appear on the right. You can check to preview the details. Then just select the one you want to recover, click "Recover" button to recover your WhatsApp chat to your computer. Apart from WhatsApp messages, It also can retreive deleted contacts, photos from iPhone without backup.


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Solution 2: Directly Extract WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Select Your iTunes Backup Files

After launching the program, you don't need to conenct your iPhone to PC. Then select the "Recover from iTunes backup" mode. the program will automatically check for backups located in your default backup folder. Choose the one backup of your iPhone and click "Start Scan" button.


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Step 2 Preview the Found WhatsApp Messages and Recover

When a scan completes, all the content in the selected backup will be listed in well-organized categories on the left side. Click the WhatsApp tab and all the conversation will appear on the right. Just selectively mark and recover those you want to recover, and click "Recover" button.


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Part 3: Restore Deleted iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Log in iCloud Account

When the program launches, choose the third recovery option: "Recover from iCloud backup", a windows pops up asking you to enter the iCloud account information. Please rest assured that program will never record any of your information. All the cookies will be automatically removed once you closed the program.


Log in the iCloud account


Step 2 Download and Extract WhatsApp Chat from iCloud Backup File

Select the one backup of your iPhone, then click "Download" button. The selected iCloud backup file will be downloaded to your computer, then click the "Scan" button to scan the backup file and recover your lost WhatsApp chat to your computer.


Download the iCloud Backup


Part 4: Fully Recover WhatsApp Chat History from Google Drive Backup

WhatsApp does allow its users to backup WhatsApp data like chats and media attachments to Google Drive. So if you have upgraded your phone or changed to a new model or if you have accidentally deleted them then you can immediately restore from the Google Drive account by using the following instructions.

Step 1: Uninstall WhatsApp and its App Data from Settings > App > WhatsApp


Step 2: Re-install WhatsApp from Apple Store and input the phone number. (Make sure to use the same phone number from where the messages are erased)


Step 3: Once you enter the OTP, the app will automatically fetch the latest backup from Google Drive and will show you whether you want to restore the chat or not.


WhatsApp Google Drive for iPhone


Step 4: Simply press the "Restore" button and within few minutes all the lost WhatsApp messages will be restored to the smartphone.


Part 5: Get Back Deleted Messages on WhatsApp iPhone via Email Chat

WhatsApp allows you to email a conversation history to yourself so that you can save it and restore from it on your iPhone later if you want. If you have already backed up the WhatsApp messages in your email before they got deleted then follow the below guidelines to restore them.


Step 1: Open the Mail app and find the email from where you want to send the chat.


Step 2: Click on the email attachment and select WhatsApp to open the file. A few minutes later, the chats will be saved on WhatsApp.


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However, the good news for you is that if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup created before deletion or loss of messages, you can get them back easily. If you are not sure about what backups you have in these places, you can try Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery to help you scan them and recover.


No matter what caused you the lost of whatsapp chat history, but you still can recover it easily with the help of this software. It'is 100% safe to use because it keeps all the data intact while recovering deleted chat history. The preview data feature allows you to preview the deleted chat histories before recovering so that you can recover the exact WhatsApp conversation.


Fully supports  iOS 11.3 and is compatible with the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8/8S, iPhone 7/7S, iPhone 6/6S/5S, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini.

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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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