WhatsApp messaging app is one of the most downloaded apps across the globe today. iPhone users have embraced this app and use it to send messages, photos, videos and other media files to friends and relatives. At one point you may organize photos in your WhatsApp conversations and you may delete some of them accidentally. This is 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 recover 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, if you delete data and continue using your iPhone, the space saved by deleting data will be used up. Therefore, when you accidentally delete WhatsApp images, cease from using your iPhone since you may end up overwriting the deleted files. If files are overwritten, it will be impossible to recover the files. Now you know. With that being said let us look at the first method of recovering WhatsApp photos without backup.
1 Recover Deleted Photos from WhatsApp without Backup
If you are caught off guard without a backup in iTunes or iCloud, you can still scan your iPhone and recover the deleted WhatsApp photos. A tool that can powerfully do this for you is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac. This tool recovers WhatsApp data, including photos, videos, messages and audios, lost through accidental deletion on your iOS device. Before we look at how to use this software, we have highlighted its key features.
Professional iPhone Data Recovery Tool (iOS 11 Supported)
- iMyFone D-Back recovers data lost due to accidental deletion, virus infection, iOS update failure, etc.
- Supports 22+ data types like text messages, WeChat data, voice memos, contacts, notes and more.
- Recognized by Cult of Mac, iMyFone D-Back is reliable and has helped millions of iOS users to retrieve data.
- It allows you to preview data and selectively recover data from iPhone.
- It supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 11/10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 11.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp 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 Device" Mode
Run iMyFone D-Back and select "Recover from iOS Device" tab on the home window. After that click on "Start" and select the file types you want to recover. Select them including WhatsApp. Next you will have to connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
Step 2. Scan Data on Your Computer
When your iPhone is detected, click "Scan" and iMyFone D-Back will start to scan your iPhone. It will take a while, which depends on the storage of your iPhone.
Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos
After scanning has competed you will see the selected file types being displayed. Go to WhatsApp Attachments and view what has been found. Also, check the App Photos to confirm whether there is any photo you may want to recover. Next, mark on the photos and click on Recover. The photos will be stored on the folder you create on your computer.
2 Recover WhatsApp Deleted Photos from iCloud backup
2.1 Restore WhatsApp Chat History from iCloud
You can recover WhatsApp chat history if you have backed up your WhatsApp messages to iCloud. 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".
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 it is completed you will see the number of messages it has been restored.
2.2 Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud via iMyFone D-Back
Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" tab.
Open the software and click on "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.
Step 2. Preview and Restore photos
Once the backup file has been downloaded and displayed, you can now go through the photos and other files. Mark on the WhatsApp photos you wish to recover and click on "Recover" button. The files will be recovered on the specified folder on your PC/Mac.
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 accidental 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. Click Restore Backup and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
3.2 Selectively Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iTunes Backup
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".
Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup
After that a window appears with backup files. Click on the suitable file and click on "Scan" button.
Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos
Now go through the photos found. 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.