How to Restore WhatsApp Messages On iPhone

It happens very often when we delete some chat messages thinking they are useless. But sometimes even we regret that. Few unlucky people deal with WhatsApp message deletion during update too. If you are also experiencing a similar problem, then don't worry. There are various methods available that can help you to restore the deleted WhatsApp messages. So, in this article, we are going to discuss how to restore WhatsApp chats on iPhone easily.

The most common methods are listed here to help you to restore the lost or deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone XR/XS/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5. Choose the one which suits your requirements.

Method 1: How to Restore Deleted WhatsApp Messages On iPhone Without Backup

In this section, you will get to learn how to restore deleted WhatsApp chats on iPhone. So, give a try to below-mentioned methods.

The simplest and easiest method that you can use to restore deleted WhatsApp messages without backup is iOS Data Recovery. With this iPhone data recovery tool, the users can restore deleted WhatsApp chats and other data that you deleted by mistake or lost after iOS 12 update.

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Advantages of recovering WhatsApp data with iOS Data Recovery:

  • Search and find deleted WhatsApp data on iPhone without backup or restore.
  • Support to preview lost WhatsApp data before restore.
  • No need to reinstall WhatsApp for data recovery.
  • Restore WhatsApp data to computer to avoid overwriting.
  • Support iOS 12.2 and iPhone XR/XS/X.

To know how to restore WhatsApp messages iPhone, you need to download the software on your computer. Then carry out the following steps:

Step 1: Launch the software and connect your device with the system. By default, you will see the "Recover from iOS Device" tab.

connect device

Step 2: When the device is detected, you will see all the data types that can be recovered with the software. Select all the data type or choose the WhatsApp and click on the Start Scan option.

scan device data

Step 3: Once the scan is completed, you will see the files supported file type list on the left side panel. And the scan results will be displayed on the right side. Choose the files that you want to restore and tap on the Recover option.

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Method 2: Restore WhatsApp on iPhone from iCloud (Require Uninstall)

You can also restore WhatsApp messages from iCloud. The iCloud service allows you to restore the message from recent backup but you'll have to uninstall and reinstall the app to restore the backup. By default, the WhatsApp data is backed up on iCloud in iOS devices. Hence, iCloud can be used anytime to restore the messages and media files.

The steps are given below:

Step 1: Be sure that you've enabled the daily backup feature of WhatsApp. If not, then you can create the latest backup for future use too.

Step 2: Uninstall the app from the iPhone and go to the App Store to reinstall it. Once the app is installed, launch it and initiate the setup process.

Step 3: Enter your phone number and follow the instructions. Once you are signed in, you will be prompted whether you want to restore the chat history from iCloud. Tap on the "Restore Chat History" and wait while the messages are being restored.

restore chat history

If you don't want to go through the re-installing, then you can still use Recover from iCloud Backup feature of iOS Data Recovery to perform a selective backup.

Method 3: Restore WhatsApp Chat History from iTunes Backup

One other method that can tell you to retrieve WhatsApp chats on iPhone is using iTunes. Apple users often create a backup of their device data using iTunes. So, if you've made a backup, then you can restore it and you will be able to restore WhatsApp chat history too. Here is the step-by-step guide to help you restore the iTunes backup on your iPhone.

Step 1: Get the latest version of iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone with it. Launch iTunes and open the Summary tab.

Step 2: There you'll see the Backups section. Tap on the Restore Backup option and choose the backup file that you want to restore. This will replace the existing data and restore the data from the backup.

restore backup

As you restore the backup from iTunes, the existing data on the iPhone will be deleted. If you want to avoid the deletion, then you can switch to the Recover from iTunes Backup feature of iOS Data Recovery.

Method 4: Restore WhatsApp on iPhone from Google Drive

Some users also tried to restore the WhatsApp messages and media files on iPhone using Google Drive. But it is not possible. You can search how to restore WhatsApp messages on the iPhone with the help of Google Drive but won't get results. It's because of the encryption that is used by Google Drive to create the backup.

The encryption codes are different as that of used on iOS devices. As the Google backup don't follow the protocols adopted by iOS devices, the backup file won't be compatible with the iPhone. So, if you are switching from Android phone to iPhone, then you should try an alternative to restore the WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

The Bottom Line

So, now you know how to recover WhatsApp chats on the iPhone without going through a complicated process. As you might have seen that using iCloud or iTunes service directly has some flaws. Therefore, it will be better if you switch to WhatsApp recovery software to restore the WhatsApp messages and media files along with other types of data too.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to WhatsApp Tips Follow @Jerry Cook