How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone?

Written by Rohit Salve


WhatsApp is an instant messaging app for Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Apple iOS and Windows phone.  Nowadays, most of the iPhone users prefer WhatsApp to chat with families, colleagues and friends. This amazing chatting app allows users to communicate through voice, text and images over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. However, problems may takes place as for example users may tap on any wrong option and WhatsApp chat history is deleted.

Now the question arises here how to get back WhatsApp messages. Well, it has been already concluded that deleted WhatsApp messages cannot be recovered by WhatsApp Support Team but do not worry at all because here we are having a great solution with us. This article will let you know the several methods to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone:

Method 1: Reinstall WhatsApp to Recover Recent Chats

It is very easy to recover iPhone WhatsApp messages less than seven days old. The step first you should take is to uninstall your WhatsApp and then reinstall it again. WhatsApp automatically creates a complete backup of your data everyday and stored it on your phone. When you reinstall the app. While reinstalling the app you are asked to restore the message history. Tap on “Restore” and messages will be stored less than seven days old.


Method 2: Recover WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone earlier using iTunes or iCloud then you may be able to retrieve deleted WhatsApp chats by restoring your iPhone from backup.

From iCloud Backup:

1. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup to verify that there is an iCloud backup for your WhatsApp chat history.

2. Delete and reinstall your WhatsApp from the App Store.

3. Verify your phone number, then follow the on-screen prompts to restore WhatsApp chat history.


Note: The phone number used for backup and restoration must be the same. You cannot restore the chat history from another WhatsApp account.

From iTunes Backup:

1. Open iTunes. First go to Edit > Settings > Devices to disable automatic syncing.

2. Connect your iPhone to computer and then wait for a while, right-click your iPhone in the     devices list and click “Restore from Backup”.

3. Stay in the backup file contains WhatsApp messages, click “Restore”.

Method 3: Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone Directly

Step1. Connect your iOS device to the computer.

After installing the program start using it, connect your iOs device to your PC. When you PC identify your device, you will get the following window.


Step2. Scan your iOs device for data on it.

Be relaxed that you can’t recall your iOS device deleted messages of WhatsApp, if you can go through the system; you will find back your data on it. If you are iOS device users, you can change to the Advance Mode to get a better scan. Just keep following the description that program shows you.

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Here are some descriptions below to start scanning.

Keep your iOS device and select the “Start” button.

Simultaneously press Power button and Home buttons for 10 seconds.

After 10 seconds is over, free the Power button, but for another 15 seconds you have to keep holding the Home button.

Software will automatically start scanning your iOS device as soon as you have been informed that you’ve successfully entered the scanning mode.

For the users of iOS device, users can simply click the “start scan” on window to scan it as.


Step3. Preview and back up data

At the last when your iOS device scan is completed, in clear categories you will find all your data which software found from your iOS device when it finished scanning. You can check those data individually and then click “Recover” to secure them on your PC.

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Not only you will find data those were already in your iOS device but you will also find data which were recently deleted from your phone but they will have their own color. On the top you will find button to “just show the deleted items” you can switch on that button when you want to watch them separately.

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In this way you can easily recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone and continue chatting with your friends and family.

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Rohit Salve

Hi I am Rohit Salve. I am the owner and editor of this blog. I love tech and like to write about it.

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