WeChat is one of the most popular ways to communicate. You can not only send messages but also videos and photos. But just like everything on your iPhone, WeChat messages and their attachments are susceptible to lose聽at any time for any given reason. This is why it is important to always have a backup of the messages and their attachments.

In this article, we take a look at what you can do if you lose some of the WeChat photos on your iPhone (iOS 11/12/13/14 supported) whether you have a backup or not.

1 What to Do If You Have a Backup on iTunes or iCloud

If you are lucky enough to have an iTunes or iCloud backup of your device, you can simply restore either backup to get the photos back. Follow these simple steps for iTunes or iCloud.

Restore from iTunes

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPhone using USB cables.

Step 2: Select the iPhone when it shows up on iTunes and then click 鈥淩estore Backup.鈥

Restore from iTunes 鈥

Step 3: Select the most relevant backup and then click 鈥淩estore.鈥 Keep the device connected through the entire process.

choose a backup to restore


Restore from iCloud

Step 1: To begin, you need to erase all contents and settings on your device. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.

Step 2: This should bring you to the set-up screen. Follow the instructions until you get to the 鈥淎pp & Data鈥 screen and then select 鈥淩estore from iCloud Backup.鈥

Step 3: Sign in to iCloud and choose the most relevant backup. Keep the device connected to a Wi-Fi network until the restore process is complete.

Restore from iCloud


2 What to Do If You Backed up using WeChat Desktop

For Windows users, you have the option to back up and restore your WeChat messages to WeChat Desktop. For now, this feature is only available for Windows users. Here鈥檚 how to do it.

Step 1: Download and install WeChat for Windows. You can do that at https://wechat.com/

Step 2: Launch the program and tap on Settings (the gear icon) and then choose 鈥淐hat Backup.鈥

Step 3: Select 鈥淏ackup on PC鈥 and click on 鈥淏ackup鈥.

Step 4: Connect the iPhone and the computer to the same Wi-Fi network and follow the instructions.

Step 5. If you want to restore the backup to your iPhone, select 鈥淩estore on iPhone鈥 and click on 鈥淩estore鈥.

If You Backed up using WeChat Desktop


3 What to Do If You Don鈥檛 Have a Backup or Don't Want Restore

If you don鈥檛 have a backup or don鈥檛 want to restore the device to get the photos back, you may need the services of a third-party tool. While there are very many, only one can be relied upon to be easy to use and just as effective. This iPhone data recovery tool is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac and the following are some of the features that make it the ideal tool.

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  • It can be used to recover up to 22 different types of data including photos, videos, messages and even third-party data such as Line, WeChat, WhatsApp, Kik, Viber.
  • It is very easy to use with an interface that is so easy to navigate, you would be comfortable using it even if you have never used it before.
  • It can also be used to extract data from an iTunes or iCloud backup.
  • It has a preview function that allows users to selectively restore data.
  • All iOS versions including iOS 11 are supported.

Here鈥檚 how to use it to get your photos back.

How to Recover Deleted WeChat Photos from iPhone

Step 1: Begin by installing the program to your computer. Launch it and from the main window, select 鈥淩ecover from iOS Device.鈥 Click 鈥淪tart鈥 and choose 鈥淲eChat鈥 from the list of data types. Click 鈥淣ext鈥 to continue.

select 鈥淩ecover from iOS Device.鈥

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and then click 鈥淪can鈥 as soon as the program recognizes the device.

scan your iPhone

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, select the WeChat Photos you want to recover (they should be under 鈥淲eChat Attachments鈥 and then click 鈥淩ecover.鈥

select the WeChat Photos

Select a location on your computer to save the recovered photos and you鈥檙e done. Download the free trial of iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac (compatible with iOS 11) to have a try now!

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