How to Recover Lost WhatsApp Chat History from Android

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We all have encountered the situation where we remove an important messages/voice messages or even a chat from WhatsApp messenger. If your important WhatsApp chats have been deleted accidently or intentionally but there is no backup for it, you can turn FonePaw Android Data Recovery for help.

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Method 1: How to Recover WhatsApp Messages from Android Without Backup?

With FonePaw Android Data Recovery, you can quickly recover deleted WhatsApp messages and attachments like photos and videos from Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola and more android phones and tablets. Better yet, you can recover older WhatsApp chats without losing the current messages.

Download the program and have a try now.

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1. Connect your Android Phone to PC

After downloading, install and run FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your computer. Then, connect Android phone to the computer via a USB cable. If you have enabled USB debugging on your phone, the program will detect the phone quickly.

Connect Android to PC

Otherwise, you should follow the on-screen instruction to enable USB debugging on your phone.

Enable USB Debugginng Mode on Android

2. Select File Types to Scan

When your phone is recognized, the program will ask you to choose the file type you want to recover. Here, we can only check "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachment" to shorten the scanning time.

Select WhatsApp to Scan

3. Grant the Program to Scan

The program is going to scan WhatsApp messages on your Android device, but it should get the privilege. So go to your phone and hit the "Allow/Grant/Authorize".

Grant Program to Scan

4. Choose and Recover WhatsApp Message and Attachments.

If you want to recover WhatsApp chat history, click "WhatsApp" at the left hand. If you need WhatsApp photos and videos, choose "WhatsApp Attachments". Then, preview these items and tick those you want back. Now, click "Recover".

Recover WhatsApp Message from Android

Recover WhatsApp Attachments from Android

Method 2: How to Retrieve WhatsApp Data with Google Drive?

A backup shows its importance when it comes to data loss. If you have backed up your WhatsApp chat history in advance, then it must be easy for you to restore deleted chats history from Google Drive. Please follow the instructions as below and give it a shot.

Step 1. Uninstall "WhatsApp" app from your Android.

Step 2. Re-download and install WhatsApp from Google Play Store.

Step 3. Open the app and tap "AGREE AND CONTINUE".

Step 4. Choose "Allow" option to permit WhatsApp to use your contacts and media.

Step 5. Type in your phone number, which associates with your WhatsApp account, and then tap "NEXT" to continue.

Step 6. Verify your phone number with a 6-digit code to sign in your account.

Step 7. WhatsApp will be automatically searching for backups on Google Drive.

Step 8. Please tap "RESTORE" to restore messages from Google Drive when found.

Note that when it initializes your WhatsApp, you will be asked to set up Google Drive backup. Please do finish the settings.

Restore WhatsApp

How easy it is! If you find WhatsApp messages missing, please get FonePaw Android Data Recovery to have a try as soon as possible. Aside from messages, this program can recover WhatsApp photos and videos from your Android phone.

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