Top 4 Methods to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Some people may delete WhatsApp messages by mistake or due to an issue on their phone, and this can be a serious concern because it seems like they can’t be recovered. Many relevant conversations and files have been lost because people have not been aware of the solutions available.

The good news is that they can be recovered and you will find it very easy to achieve optimal results as long as you take time to learn the amazing solutions on how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone here.

1. Recover Deleted Messages from WhatsApp iCloud Backup

Cloud technology has become an excellent way for people to back things up. This is the reason why we are talking about this method first as it is one of the most simple ways to recover data.

Step 1: Check if you have auto backup on by going to Settings > Chat > Chat backup.

go to whatsapp settings go to chat backup check backup date

Step 2: Uninstall the WhatsApp application and make sure that you verify your phone number once you reinstall.

Step 3: Simple tap on Restore Chat History and you shall get back your deleted Whatsapp messages once the restore process is done.

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You should have backed up Whatsapp messages in iCloud or tuned on auto backup before.

2. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages without Backup (iOS 12/13 Supported)

If you didn't back up your device on iTunes regularly or you failed to activate the automatic backup function in iCloud, you may be a little worried. In this situation you will need a third-party data recovery software. iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery is a powerful data recovery tool to get deleted WhatsApp messages back effortlessly. Recognized by Cult of Mac, and Payetteforward, the program has served more than 2 millions of users in 200+ countries worldwide. Check more features of this tool:

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Key Features:

  • It recovers text messages, audio messages, photos and videos in WhatsApp conversations.
  • Besides WhatsApp data, it supports other 20+ types of data. You can retrieve deleted Viber messages, recover deleted photos, text messages, and notes on iPhone.
  • It allows users to preview WhatsApp messages before recovery so that they can selectively recover the data they need.
  • Supports to extract WhatsApp from iPhone or backups without overwriting the current data on iPhone.

Steps to Recover Deleted Whatsapp Messages from iPhone with D-back

The following instruction shows how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from iPhone with iMyFone D-Back within just four steps. Please note that the program works even for the device running iOS 13.

Step 1. Download and Install iMyFone D-Back on Your Computer

Before start, download and install the iPhone data recovery tool on your computer. Don't you worry, the download is completely safe.

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Step 2. Connect Your Device

If you choose to recover from the iOS device, you may need to connect your iPhone to the computer. Once it is recognized, you can click "Next" to proceed.

connect your device

Step 3. Select File Type and Start to Scan

Choose the data types that you want to recover from the file list. Here you need to choose "WhatsApp". Click "Scan" then the program will start scanning your iPhone.

select file type to recover

Step 4. Preview and Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages

When scanning finishes, you can preview the data to find the exact WhatsApp messages you need. Then select the messages and click "Recover".

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Please stop using your iPhone once you deleted messages, otherwise the deleted WhatsApp messages will be overwritten and unrecoverable.

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3. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Launch D-back on your computer and select the tab “Recover from iTunes Backup”.

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Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup that you are looking to recover data from and click "Next".

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Step 3. Select the file types you want to be shown and hit the Scan button.

select file type

Step 4. Once the scan is done, the software is going to show you all of the files that have been deleted. Just click the "Recover" button and you will then have all of the files on your computer for use.

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You don't have to restore your iPhone using iTunes backup and will not get recent backup overwritten.

4. Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Click “Start” when you are on the “Recover from iCloud backup” section.

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Step 2. Enter your iCloud account details.

sign into icloud

Step 3. Once all backups are found, select the ones you want to recover and click "Next".

choose icloud backup

Step 4. Select the files you want to recover and click on “Scan”. Wait a few minutes for D-back to download and scan your iCloud backup files.

choose data type

Step 5. When the scan is complete, the search results will be shown on the interface. Choose what you want, then click on "Recover".

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Since this module will download files from your iCloud backup, please make sure your internet connection is stable during the whole process.

5. A Video on How to Recover Data from iPhone with D-Back

If you are having any trouble performing the steps listed above, you can watch the video below for the steps you need in order to start using D-Back for your data recovery:

Final Thoughts

We are living in a very hectic world, losing important data happens at times, being able to make use of fast and reliable solutions for data recovery is definitely important. After reading this guide, now you can easily recover deleted Whatsapp messages on iPhone with the help of iMyFone D-Back. It works with different iOS versions even the latest iOS 13. In addition to Whatsapp messages, it can also recover deleted videos, photos or messages, contacts, etc.


  • I always thought messages would be gone forever but this really worked for me.


    thank you I got my messages back I’m so happy

  • goth chick

    omg this was the ONLY article that REALLY helped!

  • AsianSensation

    looks like I should backup my data more frequently

  • GeekSteev

    the third method worked best for me (;

  • Pauly Boy

    all these methods are great and actually really easy!

  • Oliver

    Dear iMyfone, i have a question, I own a iPhone 6 and I uninstalled whatsapp from my iphone a few days ago. Now i want to know that if i can get my previous whatsapp messages back? Thank you.

    • Hi Oliver,

      have you made any iTunes or iCloud Backup before? If yes, you could choose “recover from iTunes Backup” or “recover from iCloud backup” mode to recover WhatsApp messages from iPhone Backup.

  • Am I able to use this for other message apps like Line and Viber?

    • Hello Jim,, right now iMyfone D-Back doesn’t support recovery from Line and Viber message apps. You can use the software for Skype, WhatsApp, Wechat, Kik message apps. I will pass along your comment to our development team. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!

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