How to Recover WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone
"Yesterday, I wanted to add a conversation shortcut on WhatsApp but instead I tapped Delete chat under that option. In result, all chat history is gone. How can I recover WhatsApp chat history on iPhone?"
WhatsApp is widely used for communication between smart phones from iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. However, when you deleted your chat history in WhatsApp, it may be helpless to ask the WhatsApp Support Team for help since your WhatsApp conversation history is not stored on their servers. Of course you can restore from your WhatsApp backup(if you have made one), but that means you have to reintall the app and more importantly, you'll lose the chats that are created after the backup. Therefore, you need an easy way to recover the deleted chat history while saving the current chats.
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery is an easy-to-use recovery software for iDevice users to recover lost files, such as WhatsApp messages, WhatsApp picture/attechment, messages, iMessages, contacts from iPhone, iPad and iPod. It can help to restore your WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6 Plus/5s/5c directly, or from iTunes backup or iCloud backup without removing your existing WhatsApp chats. It is especially helpful when you fail to restore WhatsApp chat history from iCloud.
- Solution 1: Recover WhatsApp Chat History from iPhone Without Any Backup
- Solution 2: Restore WhatsApp Chat History from iTunes
- Tip: If You Have WhatsApp Backup, How to Restore from iCloud?
You can download the trial version here:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone with computer
Launch iPhone Data Recovery and connect your iPhone to the computer with an USB cable.
Step 2: Scan iPhone Files
After the program has detected your iPhone, click "Start Scan", the program will begin to scan your iPhone.
Step 3: Preview and get back WhatsApp chat history
When the scan is completed, all data found on your iPhone will be displayed orderly in front of you. You can click the "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachments" to preview and check which you want back. Tick off those you want and click "Recover" button.
Step 1: Choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option
After choosing the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option, all iTunes backup files will be found and displayed on your computer automatically.
Step 2: Scan and preview data
Select the WhatsApp backup file that you want to extract and click "Start Scan". And then, preview the listed categories one by one. Lastly, navigate to "Recover" button to retrieve WhatsApp messages on your computer.
You can also use the WhatsApp Data recovery tool to extract WhatsApp chat history from iCloud backup.
WhatsApp allows you to back up chats to your iCloud account under the conditions that:
You have sign in iCloud on your iPhone;
There are enough space on your iCloud and iPhone;
For devices running on iOS 8 or later, iCloud Drive should be turned on.
After that, when you manually back up WhatsApp or has enabled "Auto Backup" on WhatsApp, your data will be backed up to iCloud. If you are not sure if you have made the backup, go to "WhatsApp Settings" > "Chats" > "Chat Backup", see when your last backup was made.
After ensuring the backup information, delete and reinstall WhatsApp from the App Store.
Then verify your phone number, there will be prompt to restore your chat history.
Click "Restore" to get back the WhatsApp chat history.
Write in the End
To keep your WhatsApp chats safe, it is important to make a backup every now and then. Besides using WhatsApp's backup feature, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can back up your WhatsApp chats to PC, which can save your iCloud/iPhone storage and allow you to recover chats selectively.
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