“The only drawback of iPhone is no Recycle Bin as PC!” One of my friends said it to me after deleted his WhatsApp messages by mistake. Oh, yeah, it is no good. But having said that, all is not lost and there is hope.
If you have learned that the iPhone photos, text messages, contacts etc. still can be retrieved after deleted or lost, then likewise, you should believe that WhatsApp messages which acts as file exist on iPhone can also be able to recovered even without recycle bin.
What Caused Your iPhone WhatsApp Data Loss?
Can’t wait to know how to get your messages back? Be patient. To avoid your data lost again, also as a reminder for the iPhone readers who without losing data and just read this article as a tip, I collected a series of cases that would cause iPhone WhatsApp data loss, let’s have a look at it first:
Deletion: The most common situation. For the most part, it is you deleted it accidently, as well as other guys. Sometimes, your files would be deleted by iPhone for no reason.
Factory Restore: Most of all, you have to factory reset your iPhone back to normal even you know it will erase all your data.
iOS Update or Downgrade: The act of updating your device to iOS 7 or downgrading to iOS 6 may lead to data loss.
Jailbreak: The minority iPhone users lost all their data because the inopportune operation on iOS 7 untethered jailbreak.
iPhone damaged: Had your iPhone stolen, water damaged, and crash, broken.
Let’s get into the stats then!
Part 1: How to Recover WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone from iCloud/iTunes Backup
Apple offers two ways to backup iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch data, that’s iCloud and iTunes. If you have backed up your WhatsApp data with Apple backup, then you should know the backup knowledge more or less. Hence long story short, and let me explain how to restore WhatsApp from backup now.
# Retrieve iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup
You cannot backup WhatsApp files to iCloud if your WhatsApp version is lower than 2.10.1 that if you back up fails please check your WhatsApp version. Once you have successfully made backup, you can view the chat history backup file doing that: WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup.
Here is what you need to do to restore WhatsApp backup:
1. Be sure that your chat history has been backed up in iCloud.
2. Delete and reinstall WhatsApp.
3. Verify your phone number
4. Then you just need to follow the on-screen prompts to complete the restore.
# Recover iPhone WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup
If you manage your iPhone file with iTunes, then every time you sync your iPhone, the files like WhatsApp messages, contacts, and photos are automatically updated to computer at the same time, then the first thing is stop syncing your iPhone until get your files back.
Follow those instructions:
* Connect iPhone with the computer of which has the backup file.
* Run iTunes.
* Erased or new iPhone will be prompted restore from backup.
* Else, please under DEVICES in the left menu and control-click on your iPhone and select “Restore From Backup”.
* Stay in the backup file contains WhatsApp messages, click “Restore”.
No backup or the backup file has been updated? Don’t worry. Some data recovery programs have the ability to recover lost WhatsApp messages from iPhone directly. Recently, some iPhone data recovery programs have been added the WhatsApp recovery function. However, you have to purchase this iPhone data recovery program to use, even if you needn’t to recover other files like contacts, photos, notes.
The good news is the famous data recovery company Tenorshare has launched a tool called “Free WhatsApp Recovery” specific for WhatsApp messages recovery, and this is the most recommended. The most important, it is totally free!
SETP-1: Download WhatsApp Recovery on your computer/Mac and install it. Launch program and connect your iPhone with PC. Then your iPhone will be will detected automatically.
SETP-2: All the WhatsApp messages and contacts will be scanned and are displayed after few seconds. Preview the files and select the messages one by one or just select all.
SETP-3: Mark those chat history you want and click “Export” button to save them to your computer.
Moreover, WhatsApp Recovery also be helpful for those even though do not have the need of recovery. It is a recovery tool as well as backup tool which help you to back up WhatsApp files to local computer!