"Can I recover WhatsApp messages on iPhone? My WhatsApp messages are missing somehow, I want to find them cause these chats contain some phone numbers which I didn't store in my contacts, does anyone know how to get them back? Thanks!"

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 undeleted. Many relevant conversations and files have been lost because people have not been aware of the solutions available.

The good news is that you can still read or recover them, 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. Free Ways to Get Deleted WhatsApp Messages Back from iPhone

1.1 Get Deleted WhatsApp Messages Back from 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 free method first as it is one of the most simple ways to recover WhatsApp messages for free.

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

go to whatsapp settings go to whatsapp chat backup check Whatsapp 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 on iPhone via D-Back - Effective & Reliable (iOS 12/13/14 Supported)

2.1 Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone without Backup

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 recovery tool to get deleted WhatsApp messages back without backup 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/restores text messages, audio messages, photos and videos in WhatsApp chats.
  • Besides WhatsApp media files, it supports other 20+ types of data. You can retrieve deleted Viber messages, recover deleted photos, text messages, and notes on iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/X/8/7/6.
  • It allows users to freely preview and read WhatsApp messages before recovery so that they can selectively recover the messages they need.
  • Supports to extract WhatsApp from iPhone or backups without overwriting the current data on iPhone.
  • Get back or restore your WhatsApp messages with 3 simple steps, apply advanced technolgoy to guarantee high success rate.

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Some Reviews for D-Back

     Sara: Honestly, this is the second recovery app I've tried. The first one just not worked for my iPad. But iMyFone D-Back truly got the job done nicely. What I want to retrieve were the texts that contained some important information, I just couldn't find them on my iPad somehow. And what's the worst was, I had no backup of those texts. You know it can be a disaster for a person that losses something important. But thankfully, D-Back did what it advertised.

     Ben: It works. For someone who wants to recover deleted images or videos, it is the best. I purchased it last week, and it helped me to find my images back. I tried the trial version, and it did display my missing pictures after the scan, so I purchased it. Glad that it works! Thank you!

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

The following instruction shows how to get deleted WhatsApp messages back from iPhone with iMyFone D-Back within just four steps. Please note that the program works even for the device running iOS 14.

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

Before start, download and install iMyFone D-Back on your computer. Don't you worry, the download is completely safe.

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 types that you want to undelete 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 read and 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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2.2 Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages iPhone from iTunes Backup

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

recover from itunes backup

Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup that contains the WhatsApp messages you want to recover and click "Next".

preview whatsapp

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.

2.3 Retrieve iPhone 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. On the next screen, choose "iCloud Backup" and click "Scan".

choose icloud backup

Step 4. Once all backups are found - all the chat history including the messages by sender are found, select the ones you want to recover and click "Next".

choose icloud backup

Step 5. Select "WhatsApp" as you want to recover WhatsApp messages, then 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.

3. A Video on How to Undelete WhatsApp Messages 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:

4. Tip: How Far Back Can I Recover WhatsApp Messages from iPhone?

If you are recovering deleted WhatsApp messages from iTunes or iCloud backup, then you are recovering your WhatsApp messages as far back as your last backup. This might contain the messages months or years ago, and it's hard to find the messages you want. In such case, D-Back is recommended, in this way, you're able to view the deleted WhatsApp messages and selectively choose to recover.

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 especially when you have no backup. 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 14. In addition to Whatsapp messages, it can also recover deleted videos, photos or messages, contacts, etc. Download and give it a try.

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