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How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages in iPhone

WhatsApp is the most famous messages app around the world. More than 900 million users send billions of text messages, videos and images on WhatsApp daily. If you are a regular WhatsApp user, you must be aware of a common issue, which pertains to the retrieval of deleted WhatsApp messages. Many users end up deleting precious WhatsApp conversations by mistake or intentionally. Later on, they find out that those conversations contained useful information. Worry not as in this article we will tell you how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone. Retrieving data in the iPhone is a bit tricky because of the closed ecosystem of iPhone. In Android, retrieving lost data is much easier because of the availability of a myriad of powerful third party solutions. But you can retrieve deleted messages in WhatsApp in iPhone too.

How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages in iPhone

Using iCloud Backup

If you are a scrupulous iPhone user, you must have turned the iCloud backup feature ON. If you have automatic iCloud backup feature ON in your iPhone, retrieving deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone is amazingly easy. First, we will confirm that the WhatsApp messages were backed up, and then we will perform some other steps. Follow the instructions given below.

Launch Settings in your iPhone.

Go to Chats Section

Go to Chat Backup. If you see that the WhatsApp chat was backed up recently, you are good to proceed.

Now delete WhatsApp App from your iPhone.

Now install WhatsApp again and follow the on-screen instructions. You must give the same phone number in your new WhatsApp account. The app will give you an option to “restore WhatsApp messages” because it will detect the device and a number of your previous account.

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You should follow the on-screen instructions accordingly and all the WhatsApp deleted messages will be retrieved. This is one way to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone.

In case you haven’t turned backup feature in your iPhone yet, here’s how to enable it.

Go to WhatsApp settings.

Go to Chats > Chat Backup and tap Back Up Now for the manual backup. When you will press the “Backup Now” button, all the messages will be backed up. But you should consider turning on the automatic backup feature; this feature takes backup of messages after a fixed time period. For that, tap  Auto Backup and choose your backup time frequency.

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Using iTunes

You can also retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone using iTunes. But this would be useful only if a backup of your data was taken. Here’s how to restore your WhatsApp messages by retrieving backup from iTunes.

Connect your iPhone to your computer in which iTunes is installed.

Go to File-> Devices and click on Restore from Backup option.

You will be shown multiple backup files. Choose the one with latest time stamps in order to retrieve the latest data dump.

Now click on Restore backup option and wait for the process to get completed. Your data will be synced and you will be able to see the restored WhatsApp messages in your iPhone.

Using Software

Another easy way to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone is to use a free software “PhoneRescue” [Download Link: http://www.imobie.com/product/phonerescue-64-setup.exe]. It will scan all your backups and device sections for you and retrieve the messages within minutes. This software also allows you to restore backups from all the sources like iTunes, iCloud and phone. So using this method, you could avoid the effort of following complex steps to mine out data. PhoneRescue performs everything for you.

Install PhoneRescue free trial.

Launch PhoneRescue after installation and Click on “Select an iCloud Backup” and then Sign in iCloud with your own Apple ID.

Now choose the backup which you need and Click on the Download button.

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Choose the WhatsApp sections as shown in the images below and click on “Start Scan”. These backup portions will be scanned for the lost messages.

Now preview the WhatsApp messages you want to recover. You can recover selected messages or all the deleted messages. Just click on Recover button after making your choice.

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This software can also be used to recover lost files, documents, videos and images.

These were the three ways to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in iPhone. You can apply these methods in all the models of iPhones like iPhone 4, iPhone 5, 5S, iPhone 6, 6S.

If you face any problem while applying the steps above, feel free to comment on this post with specific details of the problem and we will get back to you with some solutions.

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