Sometimes an iPhone can be the complete opposite of awesome. It is not unheard of for users to lose data on their devices for no apparent reason and at times the data lost can be of paramount importance to the user. If you woke up one morning to find you have lost some of the audio messages on your WeChat account and you can’t figure out what to do, this article will prove very helpful to you.
We are going to take an in-depth look at the options you have and how you can recover the deleted WeChat audio messages from iPhone.
1 If You Regularly Backup Your Device
If you follow the recommended practice of backing up your device on either iTunes or iCloud, all you have to do to get your audio messages back is restore the backup. Here’s how to do it for both iTunes and iCloud, depending on which solution you use to create a backup.
Restore from iTunes
Step 1: Begin by opening iTunes and then connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: when the device shows up in iTunes, click on it and then click “Restore Backup”
Step 3: Select the most relevant backup and then click “Restore.” Ensure you keep the iPhone connected to the computer through the whole process.
Restore from iCloud
Step 1: If you are not at the setup screen already, you need to erase the contents and settings on your device to get there. To do that go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.
Step 2: once at the setup screen, follow the instructions until you get to the “Apps & Data” screen and select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud and choose a relevant backup. Keep the device connected to a Wi-Fi network to complete the process.
2 If You Backed up on WeChat Desktop
This option is only available for Windows users who can now use WeChat Desktop to back up their WeChat History. Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Download and install WeChat for Windows from https://wechat.com/
Step 2: Launch the program on your Windows desktop and tap on the setting (gear icon) at the lower-left corner and then select “Chat Backup.”
Step 3: Choose “Backup on PC” and tap “Backup”
Step 4: Connect the computer and the iPhone to the same Wi-Fi network and then follow the instructions. Now you have a backup of your WeChat history on your Windows computer.
Step 5: To restore the previous WeChat backup file just choose “Restore on iPhone” ans tap “Restore”.
3 What If You Don’t Have a Backup or Don't Want Restore
Sometimes you can lose data that you had yet to include in a backup or you don’t want to restore your entire device just to get back one or two audio messages. If this this the case, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac is a solution that will help you get the WeChat audio back on your device quickly and effective. The following are some of its features.
- It comes with a preview function that allows users to selectively restore data.
- It can be used to restore up to 22 different types of data including photos, text messages, iMessages, MMS, notes, voice memos, third-party app data such as WeChat, WhatsApp, Kik, Line, Viber messages and more.
- It is very easy to use and compatible with almost all iOS device.
- It also allows users to extract data from iTunes or iCloud Backups rather than restore the entire backup.
How to Recover your Missing WeChat Audio Messages from iPhone
Download and install the program to your computer and then follow these very simple steps to recover the missing messages.
Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iOS Device” and then click “Start.” From the next window, select “WeChat” and then click “Next.”
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and click “Scan.”
Step 3: When the scan is complete, select the conversations and the missing audios (you will find the under “WeChat Attachments”) and then click “Recover.” Choose a folder on your computer to save them to.