How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages?



Whatsapp restore deleted chat

The way to restore a chat history is the same as transferring WhatsApp messages‌ from a phone to another, by restoring a WhatsApp backup.

Of course, the backups must have been properly setup first.

To restore WhatsApp messages, or to transfer WhatsApp messages‌ to a new phone, simply perform the following steps, depending on the exact situation.

How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages?

  • Backup WhatsApp,
  • Restore previous WhatsApp backup from Google Drive,
  • Optional: Export the chat that has been deleted,
  • Optional: Restore latest WhatsApp backup.

See below detailed guides to backup and restore.

How to transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone?

If keeping the same SIM, also works from Android to Android, or iPhone to iPhone, and for how to transfer WhatsApp messages‌ from iPhone to Android.

  • Backup WhatsApp on old phone,
  • Put SIM in new phone,
  • Connect the new phone to the Google Cloud account,
  • Restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive‌ on new phone.

See below detailed guides to backup and restore.

How to transfer WhatsApp messages from iPhone to Android?

If changing SIM, also works from Android to Android, or iPhone to iPhone, and for how to transfer WhatsApp messages‌ from Android to iPhone.

  • Backup WhatsApp on old phone,
  • Put SIM in old phone,
  • Do a Settings > Account > Change number on old phone with new SIM,
  • Put SIM in new phone,
  • Connect the new phone to the Google Cloud account,
  • Restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive‌ on new phone.

See below detailed guides to backup and restore.

WhatsApp backup

In the WhatsApp app, tap the top right icon > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.

Here, make sure that a proper backup to your Google Drive‌ has been setup, as the backup will then be uploaded automatically, if set up that way – it can also be set to never backup, on demand only, daily, weekly or monthly.

You can also select if the backup should happen only when the phone has a working Wi-Fi connection or can also happen on cellular network, in which case it might use up a lot of bandwidth.

The backup can be done on any Drive account that has been previously setup on the phone.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp backup
WhatsApp backup  

How to restore WhatsApp chat?

In order to perform a WhatsApp deleted chat recovery, it is necessary to have the cloud account on which the backup has been done properly setup first.

Then, uninstall the WhatsApp app from the store, or from the phone apps list, and reinstall the app.

First step will be to enter WhatsApp and agree again with the terms of service and privacy policy.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp terms of service and privacy policy
WhatsApp terms of service and privacy policy  

Then, the phone number must be confirmed – make sure it is the same phone number as the one that has been used when performing the backup to restore.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : Confirm phone number
Confirm phone number  

The backup found on the cloud will be offered for download, as it will come from the cloud on which it has been hosted.

Another solution to avoid using the cloud and restore a WhatsApp backup on the phone, is to use a file manager app, and put the WhatsApp database backup on the sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder, renaming it to msgstore.db.crypt12 before installing WhatsApp again, in which case the local backup will be used to restore WhatsApp messages‌ instead of the Google Drive.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : how to download WhatsApp backup from Google Drive
how to download WhatsApp backup from Google Drive  

The first step of the message restore will be to download the backup archive from the cloud, which might take some time depending on the file size and connection speed.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive
how to restore WhatsApp backup from Google Drive  

Then, the backup file will be used to restore the messages on the phone WhatsApp installation.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp restoring message backup from Google Drive
WhatsApp restoring message backup from Google Drive  

After the operation is done, WhatsApp will tell how many messages have been restored, as it will restore messages in priority, while the medias will be restored later in background.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp messages restored
WhatsApp messages restored  

After that operation, WhatsApp will initialize its interface, the last waiting screen.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp initialization after backup restore
WhatsApp initialization after backup restore  

And the WhatsApp interface should now be back with the conversations list, showing the latest messages in the chat overview, and a progress bar with media restoration status, which exact time will depend on both phone performance and backup size.

How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : WhatsApp after backup restores
WhatsApp after backup restores  
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How to download WhatsApp chat backup from Google Drive?

It is not possible to download the WhatsApp chat backup from Google Drive, or at least not the file. When going to Google Drive, and accessing the backups section, the backup file will be able to be visualized, and can be deleted, but cannot be downloaded. The only way to download it, is to restore the Google Drive‌ backup file on your WhatsApp application‌ on your smartphone.

Manage & restore your device backups in Google Drive
How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : How to download WhatsApp chat backup from Google Drive
How to download WhatsApp chat backup from Google Drive  

Whatsapp data recovery without root

It is possible to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages‌ by performing a Whatsapp msg backup and restore‌ using a software such as UltData data recovery‌ program on your computer, working for Android, Iphone, on both Windows platforms and Mac computers.

The UltData data recovery‌ program will allow you to backup and restore‌ all your WhatsApp messages‌ and to recover deleted WhatsApp messages‌ on your phone including photos, contacts, messages, and videos, using the WhatsApp msg backup and restore‌ functionality on your computer.

UltData iPhone data recovery to recover deleted Whatsapp messages
  UltData Android data recovery to recover deleted Whatsapp messages
How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages? : UltData Android data recovery to recover deleted Whatsapp messages
UltData Android data recovery to recover deleted Whatsapp messages  

Whatsapp restore deleted chat and Facebook message recovery

To restore deleted chat from Whatsapp messages, perform Facebook message recovery directly from iOS devices in iTunes or iCloud backup, and retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages‌ and files, the best way is to use an external software such as the UltData data recovery‌ software, that works on Apple computers as well.

Whatever data you have lost, a software like it is able to retrieve them all from different sources: directly from iPhone or iPad, from an iTunes backup file, or from an iCloud backup‌ file.

  UltData iPhone data recovery to recover deleted Whatsapp messages
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