How to Recover WhatsApp Photos & Images from iPhone

By Emily Watson, Thursday, September 28, 2017

WhatsApp is probably the largest space hog on our mobile phones .We all have friends, families and co-workers who diligently forward us photos, videos or just messages via WhatsApp. Over time, the storage of our iPhone is less and less and finally we have to delete some WhatsApp messsages and photos to solve the problem.


Oh, I deleted the WhatsApp images I want to save. How can I get it back? When restoring a WhatsApp backup, photos cannot restore. What to do?  FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery is one of my favorite tools for recovering WhatsApp images from iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/SE/7/7 Plus/8/X. It can extract WhatsApp photos and videos from iTunes backup or iCloud backup easily.

Have a look at the features it offers:

  • Recover WhatsApp messages, chat history, photo, video and attachment without reinstalling WhatsApp

  • Easily restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup

  • Other files like photos, contacts, SMS, iMessages, notes, etc. are also recoverable

  • Restore lost data due to accident deletion, iOS 11 update/downgrade, jailbreak, factory reset, etc.

  • Supported iDevice: iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6/5s/5/4s/4/3GS, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPod Touch

  •  Backup WhatsApp messages, videos, photos, contacts and more on iPhone

Free download the trial version of the program and follow the guide below to recover WhatsApp photos.

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Note: Please make sure iTunes has been installed on your computer for running this iPhone WhatsApp photo recovery software properly, but you do not need to run it.

Solution 1: Recover WhatsApp Photos from iTunes

Step 1. Choose iTunes Backup to Extract

When installed, start FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then, select "Recover from iTunes Backup File". The main screen will now display all iTunes backup files you have made on this computer. If multiple backups exist, select the one containing your WhatsApp photos that you want to get back.

Choose iTunes Backup to Extract

Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup

After choosing an iTunes backup, click "Start Scan" to start automatic scanning and analysis process.

Note: If you have an encrypted iTunes backup, you will first be required to enter your backup password.

Scan Encrypted iTunes Backup

Step 3. Preview WhatsApp Picture Messages

After scanning, click "WhatsApp Attachment" in the left panel. The main screen will now display the existing and deleted WhatsApp pictures found on your device. To find only deleted WhatsApp images, just switch the Show only deleted data' toggle to ON.

Display Deleted WhatsApp Photos

Step 4. Recover WhatsApp Photos

Select those WhatsApp pics you want to recover, then click "Recover". The program will retrieve these WhatsApp pics on your computer quickly.

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos

Solution 2: Restore WhatsApp Images from iCloud

Step 1. Select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" Mode

Launch the program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Log in your iCloud account and there will be some iCloud backup files appearing in the windows. Select an iCloud backup file of your iPhone and click "Download".

Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iCloud

Download iCloud Backup

Step2: Preview & Recover Deleted WhatsApp Images

After automatic downloading and scanning, you can selectively restore WhatsApp from iCloud backup file. Click "WhatsApp" in the left sidebar to preview WhatsApp messages and photos. Check those you need and click "Recover" to recover WhatsApp picture messages to your computer. 

Restore WhatsApp Images from iCloud Backup

Accident deletion of messages and photos on iPhone is a common problem. Have you ever delete important contacts, call logs, Camera Roll photos, bookmarks, etc. on your iPhone? What did you do about it? When you are in such a situation, remember to turn to FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery for help. This program can easily get back the deleted data from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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