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Viber Messages Deleted? Recover Viber Messages with/without Backup

By Carrie Murray, Monday, March 25, 2019

You may have been sending messages, photos, videos via Viber. It happens sometimes when you mistakenly delete some momentous messages from family and friends, a high-priority work message on Viber. Or you lose Viber messages after reinstalling the app.

Fortunately, you can get back deleted Viber messages with or without backup via data recovery. Today we are going to introduce 2 straightforward way for you to retrieve your messages in Viber on iPhone, iPad.

Restore Viber Messages from Backup on iPhone

If you have backed up Viber chat history to iCloud Drive on your iPhone before, by manually starting a backup or setting up auto backup on a weekly or monthly basis, the deleted Viber messages can be restored from the backup.

Unlike Viber for Android, Viber on iPhone doesn't offer the backup restore option inside the app. Therefore, to restore Viber backup from iCloud Drive on iPhone, you have to activate your Viber account first.

Step 1 Keep iCloud account connected on your iPhone.

Step 2 Sign out of your current Viber account by going to iPhone's Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Viber > Offload the app. Or uninstall and reinstall Viber on your iPhone.

Step 3 Tap Viber and you need to activate Viber via SMS or call to sign into your account again.

Activate Viber

Step 4 After activation, Viber will prompt you to restore Viber content from the latest backup.

Step 5 Tap Restore.

Restore Viber Backup on iPhone


  • Not all Viber messages can be restored from backup. Only text messages are included in the backup. Deleted secret chats,  photos and videos can't restore the backup.

  • Only the most recent backup file can be restored. You may not able to find the deleted Viber messages back if the messages are not stored in the backup. For instance, you cannot recover the message that is deleted on Viber last Friday if your Viber backup happened on last Wednesday.

  • You need to re-download Viber and re-log into your account before getting your backups of Viber.

Restore Viber Message by Recovery Tool – FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

If you can't retrieve the deleted Viber messages from backup, you can also use a Viber message recovery tool - FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery, to retrieve the Viber message you lost. The professional iPhone data recovery software provides flexible solutions for your lost data in the iOS system. To recover Viber data, you can choose 3 ways supported by the software: recovering from iDevice without backup, from iTunes Backup or from iClould Backup. Viber messages, call history, attachments can all be recovered.

Use FonePaw for Viber Recovery

With the FonePaw tool, You can also recover the messages from WhatsApp, Messenger, Kik, and Line on iPhone.

Viber recovery without backup

You can restore the deleted Viber message by scanning your iDevice like iPhone, iPad, and iPod for the deleted messages, images, photos. No backup is required.

Connect iPhone to computer

  • Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery and choose Recover from iOS Device tab.

  • Connect your iPhone with your computer via USB cable.

Recover Viber from iPhone

Scan your iPhone and recover Viber messages

  • Click Start Scan. After scanning the iPhone, the tool will find all the data on your iPhone.

  • Select Viber and Viber Attachments to view the deleted Viber messages, photos, call history, etc.

  • Select the Viber data you want to recover and click Recover.

Recover Viber Messages without Backup

Recover Viber Attachments

Viber recovery with iPhone backup

If you have backed up your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes before, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can also help you to retrieve deleted Viber messages from iCloud or iTunes backups.

Recover Viber messages from iTunes

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File and your old iTunes backups will be displayed. Choose one from the backup list and view if it contains the Viber messages or attachments you are looking for. 

Recover from iTunes Backup

Recover Viber messages from iCloud

Select Recover data from iCloud backup. Sign in your iCloud account. The software shows all backups of your iCloud account. Download a backup and view the Viber data that it has.

Recover Viber from iCloud Backup

Now you won't be worried about your important messages lost in Viber! Regular backup is the best way to tackle data loss. So don't forget to set up auto backup for Viber on your iPhone.

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