How to Recover WeChat Chat History on iPhone

As one of the most powerful and most functional messaging applications, WeChat is very popular among users. But sometimes, you can delete some important WeChat messages that were not included in a backup and hence can’t be recovered. In this article, we are going to show you how to recover WeChat Messages even without a backup.

Tool You'll Need to Recover WeChat Messages on iPhone (iOS 10.3 Supported)

You may need a third-party software to recover the deleted or lost WeChat messages if you didn’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:

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  • Supports to recover 22+ file types from iPhone without backup like photosvideos, 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, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 10.3.

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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.

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Step 2. Choose WeChat in File List

On the next window, select the data you want to retrieve, in this case WeChat and then click “Next” to connect the iPhone to the computer,

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Step 3. Connect iPhone to the Computer

Once iMyFone D-Back detects your iPhone, click the “Scan” button.

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Step 4. Preview and Recover the WeChat Messages

Once the program completes the scan, preview the results to confirm the files you wish to recover and then click on “Recover” to save them.

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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.

Now download iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac to find the lost/deleted WeChat messages on your iPhone.

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How to Transfer WeChat History on iPhone

WeChat is the largest Standalone messaging app by number of 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 this problem 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:

How To Transfer WeChat Messages From iPhone To Computer

2 Transfer iPhone WeChat Chat to Another Phone using Chat Log Migration

Follow these simple steps to transfer WeChat History from an iPhone to another device. Before you do, ensure that you have created a backup. Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network and then sign in to the same WeChat account on both 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.

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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.

  • Ethan Hunt

    Hi buddy! You did a excellent job on this! I know that wechat users are not so many and few tool can recover it but you did it! good!

    • Thank you so much for your feedback, have a nice day!

  • Mychala Aryal

    I’m a total noob and need some help. My boyfriend wants to recover messages and pics from WeChat conversations from a few years ago. He doesn’t have access to that iPhone anymore, though. Can he use any of this to retrieve them somehow online, from WeChat cloud storage or something?

    • Hello Mychala, thanks for your question. Wechat doesn’t have a cloud storage and the chat messages are stored on your local device. Has your boyfriend made any iTunes or iCloud backup before? If yes, you can let him try “recover from iTunes backup” or “recover from iCloud backup” modes to scan backup file and preview wechat messages, without access to that iPhone.

  • Shreya

    Will it restore all history even I’ve cleared it from my iPhone? If yes; will it recover all of it or partially?

  • Kenmore Thompson

    I recently purchased this software and attempted to backup my WeChat history. However, I wasn’t able to find my chat logs in the recovered files. Am I missing something, or is it just saved in a format my computer doesn’t know to read?