How to Recover Deleted Photos from WhatsApp on iPhone

WhatsApp messaging app is the one the most downloaded app across the globe today. iPhone users have embraced this app and use it to send texts messages, send photos to friends and relatives, documents and other media files.  At one point you may be organize photos on your gallery and you may delete them accidentally. This is so bad, but it is even worse if you don’t know how to retrieve them. Fret not, in this article we will show you how to restore deleted WhatsApp photos without or from backup.

What should you do when you delete WhatsApp Photos accidentally?

One thing that most iPhone users don’t know is that, when you erase data on your iPhone and continue using it. That space will be used up. Therefore, when you accidentally delete WhatsApp images, cease from using your iPhone since you may end up overwriting files on the freed space. When files are overwritten on it, it will be impossible to recover the files. Now you know. With that being said let us see look at the first method of recovering files without backup.

1 Recover Deleted Photos From WhatsApp Without Backup

If you are caught off guard without a backup of files in iTunes or iCloud, you can still scan your iPhone and restore the erased WhatsApp photos. A tool that can powerfully scan your iPhone is iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac software. This tool is easy to use and recovers any data lost through accidental on your device using the "Recover from iOS" feature. Before we look at how to use this software, we have highlighted its key features.

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Professional iPhone Data Recovery Software (iOS 10.3 Supported)

  • iMyFone D-Back software can restore files lost due to deletion, factory reset, Virus infection, damaged phone, broken phone, Upgrade failure or even Jailbreak issues.
  • It supports more than 22 data types like App Photos, Videos, WhatsApp History, WeChat Messages, Voicemails, Contacts, Messages, Safari Bookmarks and much more.
  • It allows you to preview retrieved files and enables to selectively recover files.
  • It supports different devices like iPhone SE, iPhone 6 series, iPhone 5 series iPhone 4 series, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 3, Pad with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPod touch 4 and iPod touch 5.
  • It is fully compatible with iOS 10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 10.3.
  • It supports Mac OS  10.7 10,8, 10.9, 10.10 0r 10.11 whereas supported Windows OS includes Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 10.

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How To Recover Deleted Photos Using iMyfone D-Back

When you have downloaded the software to your computer, you can follow these easy steps.

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iOS"

Open iMyfone D-Back on your computer and select "Recover from iOS" method on the home window. After that click on " Start" and select the file types you want to restore. Select them including WhatsApp. Next you will have to connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.


Step 2. Scan Files

When your iPhone is detected, go to the bottom right and click "Start Scan" to scan your iPhone.

 Scan Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

After scanning is compete you will see the selected file types being displayed. Go to WhatsApp Attachments and view what has been restored. Also check the App Photos, if there is any photo you may want to restore. Next mark on the Photos and click on Recover. The photos will be stored on the folder you create on your computer.

Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

2 Recover WhatsApp Deleted Photos From iCloud backup

2.1 Restore WhatsApp Messages From iCloud

You can recover WhatsApp messages if you have automatically synced your iPhone with iCloud Backup. Here is a simple way to do it on your iPhone.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp app, and then go to WhatsApp Settings> Chats> Chat Backup and see the date of last backup.

Step 2. Now go back to home page and delete the WhatsApp app. Hold on it and click on "X" icon on it. Then confirm by clicking "Delete"

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Step 3. Go to App store and reinstall WhatsApp. Enter your phone number and confirm it on the next step and then tap on "Done" icon. After that tap on "Restore Chat History". The restoration process will commence. Once its is complete you will see the number of messages it has been restored.

Restore Chat History

2.2 Selectively Restore Photos From iCloud Via iMyfone D-Back

Step 1. Choose" Recover from iCloud Backup File"

Open the software and click on "Recover from iCloud Backup".

Recover from iCloud Backup

What follows is to select file types and then log in to your iCloud account. On the iCloud account, select the appropriate backup file and click on "Next" button.

log in to your iCloud account

Step 2. Preview and Restore photos

Once the backup file has been downloaded and scanned, you can now go through the photos and other files retrieved. Mark on the WhatsApp photos you wish to have them back and click on "Recover".  The files will be recovered on the specified folder on your PC.

Preview and Restore photos

3 Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos From iTunes backup

3.1 Restore WhatsApp Photos Using iTunes

If you have backed up your data with iTunes before deletion , then you can try this method to find the deleted files back:

Step 1: Open iTunes on the computer which you used to back up your device.

Step 2: Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 3: Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes. Select Restore Backup in iTunes. And follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.

Restore WhatsApp Photos using iTunes

3.2 Selectively Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos From iTunes Backup

You can also use iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac to selectively extract deleted WhatsApp pictures from several iTunes backup you made before.

Step 1. Select Recovery Mode

Launch the software and choose" Recover from iTunes Backup." Next choose the file types you wish to restore and click "Next".

Select Recovery Mode

Step 2. Scan Files

After that a window appears with backup files. Click on the suitable file and click on "Scan" button.

Scan Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

Now go through the files restored. Check on WhatsApp attachments, App Photos and Photos to see the files you want to restore. Check on each photo and click on "Recover." The files then will be saved on where you define on your computer.

Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

The trail version of iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac is available to download now.

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