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Best 5 WhatsApp Recovery Software for Android Phones

author Carrie Murray
date Thursday, January 04, 2018

When you lose important WhatsApp messages on Android, there are two ways to get back lost WhatsApp messages: restore WhatsApp backup or recover WhatsApp messages with WhatsApp recovery software.

If you have enabled WhatsApp back up to Google Drive, you can reinstall WhatsApp to restore WhatsApp backup. But if you don't have a backup or would like to recover WhatsApp messages without uninstalling the app, you can use a WhatsApp recovery software to help you recover messages without backup. Here are 5 best WhatsApp recovery software for Android.

# No. 1 FonePaw Android Data Recovery

FonePaw Android Data Recovery (opens new window)can retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and photos from Android phone, including Samsung, Google Pixel, LG, HTC, Nexus, OnePlus, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and more. It supports data recovery for Android 2.1 to 8.0. And it can recover WhatsApp messages and media without backup in easy steps.

How to Use

Step 1 Download free trial version of FonePaw Android Data Recovery on PC or Mac.

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Step 2 Run the WhatsApp recovery tool and connect your Android phone to PC.

Connect Android to PC

Step 3 Follow the guide on the software to enable USB debugging on your phone so that the software can detect your phone.

Step 4 Choose to scan only WhatsApp messages & attachment from the phone to shorten scanning time.

Choose WhatsApp to Recover

Step 5 The program will scan your phone and find out the deleted WhatsApp messages and photos. Click Recover to get back the messages you need to computer.

Recover WhatsApp Messages

# No. 2 dr.fone Android Data Recovery

dr.fone Android Data Recovery is not only a WhatsApp recovery software but also a toolkit with tools to recover Android data, transfer data, data eraser and more. But you have to pay for each tool to make it work. It offers two options: Scan for deleted files and Scan for all files. You can choose the former to quickly scan out deleted WhatsApp messages and media files.

Dr. Fone Recover WhatsApp


  • Can scan out deleted WhatsApp data quickly;
  • Preview messages and photos before recovery.


  • Expensive;
  • Large in size. Except for Android Data Recovery, the toolkit also install other tools on your computer.

# No.3 Tenorshare Android Data Recovery

Tenorshare Android Data Recovery provides two ways to recover WhatsApp messages. The first one is retrieving WhatsApp messages from Android via Wi-Fi, the second one is using USB connection to recover data from WhatsApp. To use Wi-Fi connection, you need to download its Android Data Recovery APK. But you should notice that Wi-Fi connection is not stable and may fail to scan out some deleted data.

Tenorshare WhatsApp Recovery for Android


  • Able to connect Android device via Wi-Fi and USB cable;
  • Recover other data, such as contacts, call logs, SMS messages from Android.


  • Support a limited number of Android models. It can only recover WhatsApp messages for devices from Android 4.0 to Android 6.0.

# No.4 MyJad Android Data Recovery

MyJad Android Data Recovery divides data recovery into two modes: "Scan contacts, call history and messages" and "Scan photos, videos or other files". To recover WhatsApp messages, you need to choose the first mode. It has a simple interface, which show you how to easily recover WhatsApp data in three steps: connect Android device to PC, enable USB debugging and scan WhatsApp messages from the phone.

MyJad Android Data Recovery


  • Simple interface;
  • Available for both Windows and Mac operating systems.


  • Comparing to other data recovery software, this MyJad software support less data types.

# No.5 Remo Recover for Android

Remo Recover for Android can recover data from Android phone as well as SD card. But since your WhatsApp messages and photos are stored in internal memory, you don't need the SD card recovery feature if you only want to recover lost WhatsApp data. Besides WhatsApp messages and photos, the data recovery tool can also recover .apk files.

Remo Recover for Android


  • Can scan out deleted data from external memory;
  • Can recover deleted WhatsApp .apk.


  • Only available for Windows PC.

These are the top 5 WhatsApp recovery software for Android phone. Just choose one and recover your deleted messages and photos for WhatsApp as quick as possible.