How can I retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone?
WhatsApp is a free cross-platform mobile messaging app which is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, Android, Windows Phone. The app allows you to send text, video, images, audio free of cost by using the same internet data plan, it lets exchange messages with almost all your friends without paying anything to your service provider.
Since your WhatsApp chats are very important, in the case they are deleted or lost for any reason, you can still easily recover any of your deleted WhatsApp chat messages.
WhatsApp provides two ways to recover deleted messages: If you have saved your WhatsApp chats and media to your iCloud account, you can recover chat history from iCloud. If you have previously backed up your iPhone using iTunes, you can retrieve your WhatsApp chat by restoring your iPhone from a previous iPhone backup. Check for the detail: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/iphone/20888066.
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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone?
This iPhone WhatsApp Recovery application provides THREE ways of retrieving messages and message attachments:
Solution 1: Directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history Solution 2: Extract iTunes backup file to retrieve lost iPhone WhatsApp messages Solution 3: Extract WhatsApp message from iCloud backup
Note: The following steps will use Mac version as an example. For Windows PC users, download the Windows version and take the similar steps as below:
Solution 1: Directly scan your iPhone to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history
Step 1. Launch iPhone recovery program and connect your iPhone to the Mac
After downloading the program, run it on your Apple Mac OS X, connect your iPhone to the Mac with its USB cable. The software will show you as the below: For the users of iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S or iPhone 4S, the program will automatically detect your device and let you click Start button for scanning:
For iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, the program will guide you to enter into device scanning mode.
- Hand your iPhone, click Start on the window to begin.
- Hold Power and Home buttons on your iPhone at the same time for exact 10 seconds.
- Release the Power button but keep holding Home button for 15 seconds, until you get into the scanning mode successfully.
Step 2. Start scanning your iPhone for retrieving deleted WhatsApp messages
If you use iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5/5S or iPhone 4S, just press the Start button to scan your iPhone. If you’re using iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, just follow the instructions on the window as above steps to get into the device’s scanning mode, and then start scanning your iPhone for lost data on it.
The scanning result will be like this:
Step 3.Preview and retrieve deleted WhatsApp chat messages on iPhone
When the scan completes, all found data will be list in categories (including deleted and messages that still existing). Click the WhatsApp in the left menu tree, you can preview the whole messages including attachments to decide your recovery. Tick off those you want and click Recover to save them all on your computer with a click.
Solution 2: Retriving WhatsApp messages by extracting from iTunes backup
Step 1. Select your iPhone backup and extract the content on it
To extract your WhatsApp messages from iPhone backup, you need to select the recovery mode: Recover from iTunes Backup File. Then all iTunes backup files on your computer will show up on the program. Choose the one of your iPhone device and click “Start Scan” button to begin extracting.
Step 2. Read and recover your deleted WhatsApp chat history
All the content on your iPhone will be extracted and displayed on the result window. Choose WhatsApp category, read all your WhatsApp chat history in the backup. Choose the one you want to regain and click “Recover” to save them back to your Mac.
Solution 3: Retrieve Deleted iPhone WhatsApp Messages by Extracting iCloud Backup File
Step 1. Sign in your iCloud account and download the backup file
You should make sure you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud before of the WhatsApp message deletion.
Switch to Recover from iCloud Backup File mode. You need to login your iCloud account. Then all iCloud backup file will be list in the program window. Select the backup file that contains your WhatsApp messages and click Download to continue.
The program will show up a window to let you choose what type of files you would like to download. Choose WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachements to download. That will save up your time for the downloading. Click Scan to begin scanning and extracting the iCloud backup file.
Step 2: Preview and retrieve your deleted WhatsApp messages
After the scan process, click WhatsApp in the left column to preview your WhatsApp chat history. Check the box before the message you need and click Recover to get them back to your computer.
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