Losing your WhatsApp messages or their attachments can be quite a problem especially when you consider that WhatsApp doesn’t store the data on their servers and hence can’t help you recover the missing data. But this is the main reason why they recommend that you back up your WhatsApp messages to iCloud.
If you have lost some of your WhatsApp audio messages and are looking for a simple, yet effective way to get them back, this article will greatly help.
1 Recover WhatsApp Chat History from iCloud
If you had backed up your WhatsApp chat history to iCloud before you lost the messages, you can follow this simple tutorial to recover them.
Step 1: Begin by verifying that the Backup exists. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
Step 2: Once you are certain you have a backup. Delete the WhatsApp app and then reinstall it from the App store.
Step 3: Verify your number and then follow the prompts to restore your chat history.
2 Recover WhatsApp Audio Messages from iPhone Backup
If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup of your device, you can also get your missing Audio messages by restoring the backup. Here’s how to do it for both iTunes and iCloud.
Restore from iCloud
Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all contents and Settings. This should bring you to the setup screen.
Step 2: Follow the instructions until you get to the “App & Data” screen and then choose “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud and select a backup. Wait for the restore process to complete.
Restore from iTunes
Step 1: Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to the computer.
Step 2: Click on the iPhone once it appears on iTunes and then click on “Restore Backup.”
Step 3: select a backup and then click “Restore.”
3 What to Do if You Don’t have a Backup or Don't Want Restore
If you don’t have a backup of the missing audio messages or you don't want to restore your iPhone, you may need the services of a third-party tool to help you get them back. One of the best is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac and the following are some of the reasons why.
- It has a clean, easy to use interface.
- It can be used to recover up to 22 different types of data such as photos, contacts, text messages, iMessages, notes, WhatsApp messages, Kik messages, Viber messages and more.
- It is also useful when you want to extract data from an iTunes or iCloud backup.
Here’s how to use it to recover the missing audio messages.
Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer and the follow these simple steps.
Step 2: From the main window select “Recover from iOS Device” and click “Start.” In the next window, select “WhatsApp” and then click “Next.”
Step 3: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click “Scan”
Step 4: Once the scanning process is complete, select the audio messages from the results and click “Recover.” Pick a location on your computer to save them to and you’re done.