How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chat

How Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chat

The deleted WhatsApp chat can be recoverable and you can access them in the phone memory as long as you don’t use WhatsApp or update the phone since you delete the chat history, or the deleted WhatsApp data will be overwritten. A WhatsApp recovery software can help you if you want to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history. Or if you have ever made any WhatsApp backup to Google Drive, you can also recover deleted WhatsApp chat from Google Drive possibly. This article is aimed at showing how to recover deleted WhatsApp chat.

  • Method 1. Best way to recover deleted WhatsApp chat
  • Method 2. Another way to recover deleted WhatsApp chat

Method 1. How to recover WhatsApp chat (Android Data Recovery)

Android Data Recovery is exactly what you need. With Android Data Recovery, you are able o recover deleted WhatsApp messages as well as its attachments like videos, images, etc. In addition, other data are also supported to recover like contacts, text messages, photos, call history, videos and more. The WhatsApp chat recovery tool is highly compatible with almost all of known Android brands including Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Xiaomi, Google Nexus, etc. Download WhatsApp Chat Recovery on your PC or Mac.

Step 1Connect your android to computer

Install and launch WhatsApp Chat Recovery after downloading. Then connect your Android phone to the computer through a USB cable.

Android Device Connection

Step 2Allow USB Debugging

When your Android phone is connected, there should be a notice to let you allow USB debugging. Tap on “Allow” to move on. If not, you have to manually enable it. For Android 4.2 or newer, please enter “Settings” > Click “About Phone” > Tap “Build number” for 7 times until getting a message showing “You are under developer mode” > Back to “Settings” > Click “Developer options” >Allow “USB debugging”.

Allow USB Debugging

For Android 2.3 and former versions: Tap “Settings” app > “Applications” > “Development” > “USB debugging”.

For Android 3.0 – 4.1: Navigate to “Settings” > “Developer options” > “USB debugging”.

Step 3Scan WhatsApp chat

Your device will be detected by this WhatsApp recovery tool. Choose the detailed file , here we choose WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments. You can also choose other data like contacts, text messages, call logs, videos, audio and so on. Click “Next” button then.

Select WhatsApp for Recovery

Step 4Grant WhatsApp Chat Recovery to scan

The program is going to scan WhatsApp chat from your phone, but it needs to have the privilege first. Return to your phone and hit the Allow/Grant/Authorize button. The WhatsApp chat recovery tool will immediately start the scanning process.

Step 5View and recover WhatsApp chat from Android

After scanning, click WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments options from the left module. Then you can view all available WhatsApp chat in the interface. Choose what you want to recovery. In addition, you can toggle on the button of “Only display the deleted item(s)” to locate all deleted WhatsApp chat. The deleted WhatsApp chat are marked in the red color. Finally click Recover button to recover deleted WhatsApp chat immediately.

How to Recover WhatsApp Chat from Android

For more details about Android Data Recovery, you can watch the video below:

Method 2. How to recover deleted WhatsApp chat from Google Drive

If you ever made backup of your WhatsApp to Google Drive, you can recover WhatsApp chat from the Google Drive. Here is the tutorial:

Restore WhatsApp Chat from Google Drive

Step 1Uninstall WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step 2Reinstall WhatsApp from Google Play store and sign into it with your account.

Step 3There would be prompted with a message showing that you can restore your WhatsApp backup when you open the reinstalled WhatsApp. Please tap on Restore button. And you are able to recover the deleted WhatApp messages and other chat history from Google Drive backup. But there are some points you should notice.


  • 1. The whole recovery process is a little complicated. You need to uninstall the WhatsApp first and then reintall the app to restore WhatsApp chat. So time-consuming.
  • 2. If you skip or ignore the restore step when you reinstall WhatsApp on your Android phone, you could never get back WhatsApp chat from Google Drive in this way.

WhatsApp Chat Recovery is more applicable, compared with the second Google Drive way. Leave what you want to say below about how to recover WhatsApp chat.

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November 23, 2017 08:39 / Updated by Iris Walker to Android Recovery, WhatsApp Follow @Iris Walker

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