How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp History from Android?
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used instant messaging applications. Also, this application offers free call facility and even video call function was also recently introduced. Earlier, Android phones were not shipped with this app pre-installed. But nowadays, with the popularity of WhatsApp, most Android phones come preinstalled with this application. When it is used for the professional or personal purpose, it becomes important that an individual should have the call, messaging and other communications made through WhatsApp. But, in some instances, the history of calls made and received, messages sent and received, chat history and other details get lost due to one reason or another.
WhatsApp Does Not Maintain Any Record
Some people think that they can recover the deleted WhatsApp history right from the application itself. But, as per the makers of this application, they do not maintain any database of calls received and made or messages sent or received or photos shared and other database on their server. So, it is not possible to recover deleted WhatsApp history officially.
What Is the Solution?
So, here comes the question how to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history from Android phone? The good news is that WhatsApp users can rely on the recovery application called Android Data Recovery. This data recovery tool can be downloaded and installed on either a Windows or a Mac computer to help with recovery of deleted WhatsApp history. It can recover deleted contacts, text messages, photos or other documents.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp History from Android
Step 1 Download and Run Android Data Recovery
As mentioned earlier, you will have to initially get the application that is available either as a free version or as a paid version to your Mac or Windows computer. Once, the downloading is completed, the next thing you will have to do is to install the application on your computer. Once the installation is also over, you will have to run the application on your computer. Once you open the program, you will be prompted to connect your Android phone to the computer.
Step 2 Open USB Debugging and Connect Android Phone to Computer
You can connect your Android phone to your computer through the USB cable that came along with your phone. When the phone is connected to the computer, you are recommended not to start any other Android management software on your phone. To turn on USB debugging:
For Android 4.2 or newer version: Go to settings tab and then visit the about phone tab. Here, you can find a tab named build number. Just click on this for 7 days upon which you will see a message that reads that you are under developer mode. Then, again go to settings and then developer options and finally USB Debugging.
For Android 3.0 to 4.1:Just enter the settings tab and the go to developer options and finally check the USB debugging checkbox under the debugging tab.
For Android 2.3 or earlier version: Go to settings tab under the menu on your phone and then click applications. Then go to development and ensure that the checkbox against the USB debugging is checked.
Step 3 Select Appropriate Data Scan Mode
Once the USB debugging is enabled, your phone will be identified by the Android Data Recovery. Then, you should choose the type of data that you want to recover from the device. From there, select “WhatsApp Messages & attachments” and click Next.
Now, you should select a data recovery mode. Please go with standard mode first as it is much faster. If it failed to scan your lost WhatsApp history, then start it over and choose advanced mode in this time.
Step 4 Preview and Recover WhatsApp History from Android
Once the scanning is completed by the application, just click on the WhatsApp option on the left side of the interface window. After the previous step, the interface will display the deleted WhatsApp related data. Choose the appropriate files that you wish to recover and then click Recover button.
Besides WhatsApp history recovery, Android Data Recovery is also able to recover deleted contacts, messages, photos or videos from 2000+ Android smartphones and tablets, including Samsung, LG, Moto, HTC as well as other Android brands. So with this tool at hand, you can retrieve all your lost files with the program. Plus, there are other useful tools that are shipped in default for rooting, data transfer and device management.