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WeChat Photos/Videos/Audios Recovery on iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Friday, April 26, 2019

WeChat is a comprehensive social app integrates with chat function and a wide range of service. For daily life and work, you can chat on WeChat installed on your iPhone by sending text, photos, instant videos and audios, and stickers. You are also allowed to open group chat for discussing. Chat history can include conversations about a project, business, and so on, which are so significant that once they are lost, it can incur big losses. So here is recovery guide directing users to get Wechat photos, videos and audios on iPhone back to PC.

We will utilize FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window) program, a recovery expert in the field of iOS. This software is capable of locating deleted media files and restoring them from the iDevice to your computer. Such media files include photos, videos and audios of all kinds of apps, WeChat for example. Below are detailed steps on how.

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No Backup: Recover WeChat History on iPhone

Step 1. Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

Download FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery from the Download button above section. Then install the program on your PC. Then double click the icon and run the program.

Step 2. Plug Your iPhone to the Computer

Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. In this guide, we will take iPhone XR as an example. After that, you will receive a note on your iPhone, which asks you whether to trust the computer or not. Tap the "Trust" button. Then the connection will be okay.

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Step 3. Select Data to Scan

Click "Start Scan" to start scan process over your iPhone XR. After a few minutes, scanning should be completed. But this depends on the how many files you have. Then go to "WeChat Attachments". You can preview your WeChat photos/videos/audios. You can filter the items with clicking the drop-down of the Type.

WeChat Photos of iOS Device

Step 4. Get WeChat Photos/Videos/Audios on iPhone Back to PC

After preview, you can select the items you want. Then click the "Recover" button to restore WeChat pictures/videos/voice records to your computer.

From iTunes Backup: Get WeChat Data Back

If luckily, you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes, it is really easy to retreive the chat history back. With iPhone Data Recovery, there is an option of Recover from iTunes Backup Files, which will access the iTunes backup on your computer.

  • Select the iTunes backup on the backup list according to the time, size, name, etc.
  • Scan the backup files and preview what you need.
  • Choose photos, audios, videos on WeChat Attachments.
  • Do WeChat data recovery on your PC/Mac.

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From iCloud Backup: Restore WeChat Media Files

To get the data back from iCloud backup is the same to recovering from iTunes backup. You can restore files from iCloud backup to your iPhone without any tools but you must restore all data, including something that you don't want. Thus, iPhone Data Recovery can offer choice for you to recover files selectively.

  1. Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery.
  2. Go to Recover from iCloud Backup Files and log into your Apple ID to download backup.
  3. Select files in WeChat Attachments and recover them. For messages, you should move to WeChat item.

Recover from iCloud Backup

Such recovered media files, including images, videos as well as audios, are stored in the folder named "FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery". You can open the folder and check your files. You can change the path so that you can store your files to a folder you want. However, no matter how amazing the recovery program is, we do advise you to regularly backup your iDevice files (opens new window) in case of any indicent.

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