As one powerful and functional instant messaging application, WeChat is popular among users. However, you may lose or delete some of important WeChat conversations by accident and you wish you have backed up your WeChat messages, but sometimes it turns that you even don't have a relevant backup file to restore from. Read on to learn about how to recover WeChat messages on iPhone without backup or from iTunes/iCloud backup file and how to transfer WeChat history on iPhone.
Tool You'll Need to Recover WeChat Messages on iPhone (iOS 10 Supported)
You may need a third-party software to recover the deleted or lost WeChat messages if you don’t back up your WeChat history or the backup is lost. iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery Mac gives you the chance to recover WeChat message history from iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4 without backup or extract WeChat messages from iTunes/iCloud backup. The following features make it unique from the rest of the programs:
- Supports to recover 22+ file types from iPhone without backup like photos, videos, text messages, contacts, notes, WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat messages etc;
- Supports to extract 22+ file types such as WeChat messages from iTunes or iCloud backup without connecting your iPhone to computer;
- Allows you to preview and check the recoverable files before recovery;
- Supports iPhone 7/SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5 and more running iOS 10/9/8/7.
If you haven't created an iTunes or iCloud backup and wish to restore WeChat history on iPhone, then you can do so by using iMyfone D-Back. See how to do it.
How to Recover iPhone WeChat History without Backup
Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode
Download the software and launch it. Select “Recover from iOS Device” tab. Initiate the process by clicking the “Start” button.
Step 2. Choose WeChat in File List
On next window, mark the app that you want to retrieve. Here is WeChat. And click the “Next” button to connect your iOS device to the computer.
Step 3. Connect iPhone to the Computer
Once iMyfone D-Back detects your iPhone, click the “Scan” button.
Step 4. Preview and Recover the WeChat Messages
Once iMyfone D-Back completes the scanning, it will show the results on the interface. You can preview the specific content to confirm the files that you wish to recover WeChat history iPhone. Make your selection and press the “Recover” button.
Step 5. A small dialogue opens up asking to choose saving location. Select a folder on the computer to begin recovering and saving the files. And voila! WeChat history recovery on iPhone is completed!
- Please ensure that your iPhone can be recognized by the computer if you want to recover WeChat messages without backup.
- iMyfone D-Back supports to detect messages from multiple WeChat accounts and recover a specific WeChat conversation.
- If you want to extract WeChat messages from iTunes or iCloud backup files, just choose "Recover from iTunes backup" and "Recover from iCloud backup" modes. The steps are similar as recovery without backup process.
How to Transfer WeChat History on iPhone
WeChat is the biggest standalone messaging app considering monthly active users. Unlike other apps, WeChat can save messages to the device. Users will lose the data when they change their mobile phone. However, overcoming such a task is possible.
1 Transfer/Backup iPhone WeChat History to Computer Using iMyfone D-Back
iMyfone D-Back supports not only recovering deleted or lost WeChat messages from iPhone, but also extracting existing WeChat messages from iPhone or iPhone backup. Check the following tutorial to know more details about it:
2 Transfer iPhone WeChat Chat to Another Phone Using Chat Log Migration
The following steps will help you transfer WeChat history on iPhone to another device. However, ensure that you have created a backup before beginning the migration process. A few things first – connect both the phones to the same Wi-Fi network and sign in with the same account of WeChat on both the devices.
Step 1: Sign into the WeChat account on your existing iPhone and head to the “Me” tab.
Step 2: Tap the “Settings” button as shown above.
Step 3: From the window, select “General” tab.
Step 4: Tap the “Chat Log Migration” button.
Step 5: Tap the "Select Chat Transcript" button.
Step 6: Log in to this account on the other phone and scan the QR code in the interface. As soon as the QR code scanning is complete, the migration process begins.
Step 7: Once the method is complete, you will have all the WeChat data transferred to your new phone from the old iPhone device.
3 Transfer WeChat Backup File To Computer Using WeChat Desktop Version
You will have to download WeChat for Windows on your PC. After installing, you have to log into your account. Use the WeChat app on your iPhone to scan the QR code. It is applicable if it is your first time logging into the account. Once authorized, you will be ready to start chatting with your friends from your computer. To create a backup of the chat history for the desktop version, you have to connect your iPhone to the computer first. After that, follow the steps to create a backup of WeChat messages:
Step 1: Click the “Settings” icon from the WeChat window.
Step 2: Click “Chat Backup” in the settings window.
Step 3: Click “Backup on Phone” button to save the messages from WeChat to the computer.