It can happen for any number of reasons. You were happily chatting away with your friends when all of a sudden, your chat’s go missing. Maybe you accidentally delete some of them or a software update wipes them from your device. If you had a backup, you won’t panic too much. All you have to do is restore the backup and you can resume your chat session.
If you didn’t have a backup of the missing messages, you will absolutely need help getting them back. Read on to find out how to get your WhatsApp messages from iPhone back whether you had a backup or not.
1 What to Do if You Have an iTunes Backup
If you have a backup on iTunes, restore the device in the following simple steps and your WhatsApp messages should be back on your device.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPhone using USB cables.
Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears and then click “Restore Backup.”
Step 3: Select the most relevant backup from the list of backup files and then click “Restore.”
Step 4: Keep the device connected through the process ensuring that the device syncs with iTunes after the restore. Know more about restoring your iPhone from an iTunes backup.
2 What to Do if You Have an iCloud Backup
If you have a backup of your WhatsApp chats on iCloud, here’s how to get them back.
Step 1: Begin by verifying there is a backup in iCloud. You can do that by going to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
Step 2: once you verify there is a backup, uninstall WhatsApp and then reinstall it from the app store.
Step 3: After verifying the phone number, follow the prompts to restore your chats from iCloud.
3 What to Do if you Don’t Have a Backup
If on the other hand, you don’t have a backup of the missing messages or you don't want restore your iPhone, you may need to use a third-party tool to get them back. One of the best is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Mac and the following are some of the reasons why it is ideal for the task.
- It can be used to recover not just WhatsApp messages but up to 22 other types of files including messages, Viber messages, contacts, photos, notes, voice memos, call logs and more.
- It is very easy to use as we shall see very shortly.
- It can also be used to selectively retrieve data from an iTunes or iCloud backup if you would rather not restore the device.
- It is compatible with nearly all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS system.
Here’s how to use it to get your WhatsApp chats back.
Step 1: After installing the program to your computer, launch it and then select “Recover from iOS device” and then click “Start.” From the next window, select “WhatsApp” and then click “Next.”
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and click “Scan”.
Step 3: All the WhatsApp messages and their attachments on the device will be displayed in the next window. Select the ones you want to recover and then click “Recover” to save them.
Download the free trial version of iMyFone iPhone data recovery tool to check whether your deleted WhatsApp messages can be found or not.