"Some of my WhatsApp conversations are gone from my Galaxy S7 because of a wrong tapping on the delete button. I've heard that if I uninstall it, I'll be able to restore lost WhatsApp data from Samsung. But I am not sure, I am afraid I'll lose other data. Can anyone offer some suggestions?"
In fact, there is no need to uninstall your WhatsApp Messenger so as to restore your WhatsApp data. There is the other way to solve the problem. You can complete the task with the help of FonePaw Android Data Recovery.
FonePaw Android Data Recovery excels in recovering all kinds of files from Android phone, including the big brand Samsung. The latest version of this program now also supports retrieving deleted WhatsApp data, including chat history and WhatsApp pictures. Even if you have no backups, you have access to restore the WhatsApp Messenger without making any effort with this program. The newest Samsung S9 is supported.
Recover Lost WhatsApp Data from Samsung
Step 1. Connect Samsung Phone to PC/Mac
To begin with, open FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your computer. Then connect your Samsung phone (Samsung Galaxy S7/S8 for example) to the computer. Then enable USB debugging on the phone so that it can be recognized.
Step 2. Select File Types to Scan
When in the interface as below, you can choose data types to scan and recover. To recover WhatsApp data from your Samsung device, please select "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachment". Then click the "Next" button and move on.
Step 3. Authorize FonePaw App on Your Phone Before Scanning
Go to your Samsung phone. FonePaw Android Data Recovery needs permission to read before scan. You should have a Superuser request. Tap "Allow". On your computer, click "I Have Authorized".
Read more details about how to authorize FonePaw on your phone.
Then the program can access your Samsung handset and scan for WhatsApp messages, pictures and other attachments.
Step 4. Scan and Recover WhatsApp Data from Samsung
Standard Scan can only find out the files that already in your device. If you need to recover the hidden or deleted files, try Deep Scan.
Wait for a few minutes. When scanning is completed, you can preview your WhatsApp conversations before restoring them from your device. Check "WhatsApp" and "WhatsApp Attachment" at the left pane. Then you can read WhatsApp messages, look through the pictures sent and received via WhatsApp, and many more. Note that name of deleted items are in red font.
After previewing, check items you would like to retrieve and check the "Recover" button to get stuffs back.
Now you have got back WhatsApp data. Besides, those who are going to restore WhatsApp images from Android can also refer to our post.