How to Restore WhatsApp Images from Android

By Emily Watson, Friday, March 11, 2016

"The day before yesterday I was browsing my WhatsApp images. Upon browsing them, I accidentally deleted one image that means a lot to me. I tried to go back to the conversation when my friend sent to me and re-downloaded, but I got pop-up which says, 'Sorry, this file doesn't exist on your SD card'. What should I do if I want to restore WhatsApp images from Android?"

FonePaw Android Data Recovery enjoys a good reputation, for it enables users to retrieve on Android various deleted data, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos and app. It is currently available to restore lost WhatsApp data. You can easily get your chat history and photos back with some clicks. I will show you how to restore WhatsApp images from Android.

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Step 1. Connect you android phone to PC

At first, please perform the Android Data Recovery and connect your Android smart phones via USB cable to windows. The following process is totally free-risk.

Connect Android to PC

Step 2. Enable Android USB Debugging

Please follow the steps showed below and activate USB debugging Mode.

For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings"> "Applications"> "Development" > "USB debugging".

For Android 3.0 - 4.1: Go to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

For Android 4.2 or newer: Hit "Settings" > "About phone". Tab "Build number" for 7 times till the dialogue box "You are under developer mode" occurs. Then go back to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB Debugging".

Enable Android USB Debugging

Step 3. Select WhatsApp to Restore

Then, you will need to choose file type. Please choose "WhatsApp Attachment" and tap on "Next".

Select WhatsApp to Restore

Step 4. Analyze Android and Get Privilege to Scan

Android Data Recovery should get privilege to get access to WhatsApp Data. Please turn to your Android smart phone and tap on "Allow/Grant/Authorize" prompted on the screen.

If there is no pop-up, click on "Retry".

Analyze Android and Get Privilege to Scan

Step 5. Preview and Retrieve WhatsApp Images on Android

After scanning, those WhatsApp images will be displayed on the interface and those deleted or lost will be showed in red. Or you can toggle "Only display the deleted item(s)" to check out deleted WhatsApp photos. Better yet, you are able to preview those before you operate the recovery. After selecting those ready to be restored, you can get them back by simply tapping on "Recover" button.

Recover WhatsApp Image

After recovering, click "Open Folder", you can find the restored WhatsApp images on your computer. Aside from WhatsApp Photos, you can use this FonePaw Android Data Recovery to get back deleted WhatsApp chat histroy too.

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