鈥淚 recently accidentally deleted my WeChat app. When I reinstalled it, I found all data had been lost including my WeChat contacts and the related messages and some video and audio attachments that I had on my account. Is there any way to recover WeChat contacts on iPhone?鈥澛犅

The kind of data loss our user above describes is quite common and happens all the time. But if you have a backup of the data in either iTunes or iCloud, you can easily get it back using a few strategies that we will show you shortly. It is also quite possible to get the data back even if you don鈥檛 have a backup as we shall also show you through the course of this article.

Option 1. How to Recover WeChat Contacts on iPhone Using D-Back (iOS 14 Supported)

Like we mentioned before, it is actually possible to recover your WeChat contacts even if you don鈥檛 have a backup on iTunes or聽iCloud. In this case, you need use a data recovery program to scan the iPhone and recover the missing WeChat contacts.

Note

But before we show you how you can recover data from your iPhone without a backup, there are several things you need to know. They include the following:

  1. When you delete you contacts, they are not completely deleted from the device. Because聽they are simply marked 鈥渦nallocated鈥 and therefore still recoverable if you use the best data recovery program to get the back.
  2. Even if you don鈥檛 have the necessary IT skills to get access to the missing contacts, our reliable data/WeChat recovery software for iPhone can easily help you scan the device, gain access to the missing contacts and easily recover them.
  3. But, data recovery is only possible if the data is not overwritten. This means that you must refrain from using the device as soon as you discover the data is missing.

That said the best data recovery tool to use is iMyFone D-Back. This easy-to-use and wonderful tool can be used to recover different types of data in the shortest time possible. Some of the features that make D-Back the best include the following:

iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

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Key Features:

  • It supports to selectively/completely recover your lost/deleted WeChat contacts.
  • Except for WeChat contacts, it also can recover up to 22 different types of data including messages, photos and third-party app data.
  • It is useful for recovering the data directly on the iPhone if you don鈥檛 have a backup or extracting the contacts from an iTunes or iCloud backup if you have a backup but don鈥檛 want to restore the device.
  • It is easy to use. Once installed, you can easily scan the device and locate the missing contacts via hitting 鈥渞ecover鈥 to save them.

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1. Recover聽WeChat contacts on iPhone directly

To use D-Back to recover the missing WeChat contacts, install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Launch D-Back and from the main window, select 鈥淩ecover from iOS Device鈥.聽Use USB cables to connect the iPhone to the computer and once the program recognizes the device, click 鈥淣ext鈥.

connect your device

Step 2. Click 鈥淪tart鈥 to begin and then select 鈥淲eChat鈥 in the next window before clicking 鈥淪can鈥.

select data types

Step 3. From the results displayed, preview the missing WeChat data and click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save them to computer.

preview the deleted WeChat messages

2. Recover聽from iTunes Backup using D-Back

Or you can use D-Back to recover WeChat contacts with its "Recover from iTunes Backup" mode, it won't affect the current data on your device, because the recoverable contacts will be stored/saved on your PC. Here鈥檚 how to do it:

Step 1. Launch the program on your computer and from the main window, select 鈥淩ecover from iTunes Backup鈥 and then click 鈥淪tart鈥 to begin. From the list of iTunes backup files displayed in the next window, select the most relevant one and then click 鈥淣ext鈥.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 2. In the next window, select 鈥淲eChat鈥 as the type of data and then click 鈥淪can鈥 to continue.

select file types

Step 3. Once the scan is complete, select the missing WeChat contacts and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save them to your computer.

 choose the WeChat messages from the results page

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3. Recover聽WeChat contacts from iCloud Backup using D-Back

D-Back makes it easy for you to selectively recover聽the WeChat contacts from an iCloud backup file. The following is a simple step by step guide to help you do that:

Step 1. On the program鈥檚 main window, select 鈥淩ecover from iCloud鈥 and then click 鈥淪tart鈥.聽Next, you will need to sign in to your iCloud account before selecting a backup file.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 2. Select 鈥渋Cloud Backup鈥 and then click 鈥淪can鈥.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 3. Select an iCloud backup, and click "Next".

Select an iCloud backup

Step 4. Select the files you wish to recover and then click "Scan". It will take a few minutes for iMyFone D-Back to download and scan your iCloud backup files.

select WeChat to scan

Step 5. The program will analyze the selected backup file and display all WeChat data on it in the next page. Select the ones you want to recover and then click 鈥淩ecover鈥 to save them to your computer.

Read and Restore WeChat History

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Option 2. How to Recover聽WeChat Contacts from iTunes Backup

If on the other hand you have a backup of your WeChat data on iTunes, the best way to get it back is to restore the iPhone in iTunes. Here鈥檚 how to do it:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone to the device using USB cables.

Step 2: Select the iPhone when it appears in iTunes and then click on 鈥淩estore Backup鈥.

Step 3: Select the most relevant backup and then click 鈥淩estore鈥.聽Wait for the process to finish. You may be required to enter your password if the backup you selected was encrypted.

Restore from iTunes 鈥

Note

But this approach has its disadvantages. The following are just some of them:

  • First, for this solution to be successful, you must have an iTunes backup. You must also be sure that the iTunes backup file contains the missing WeChat contacts.
  • By restoring the iTunes backup, the existing data on the device will be聽be permanently erased. In other words, if there are photos, contacts, messages and other data on the device that is not included in any of the聽backup, they will be permanently erased and can鈥檛 be recovered.
  • You are also unable to see the contents of the backup file which means it is possible to choose a wrong backup to restore.

Option 3. Recover聽WeChat Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you have an iCloud backup of your WeChat data, you can easily get them back on the device by simply restoring the iCloud backup. Here鈥檚 how to do that:

Step 1: Assuming that you are not setting up a new device, you will need to first of all erase all its contents. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. You do this so that you can go back to the set-up screen and access the iCloud backup.

erase all contents and settings on your device

Step 2: Follow the setup assistant prompts until you get to the Apps & Data Screen. Here, select 鈥淩estore from iCloud Backup鈥.

Step 3: Sign in to iCloud and select the most relevant backup. Then stay connected to the Wi-Fi network until the process is complete.

Restore from iCloud Backup

Note

While this method can be very successful, it does have a few disadvantages. They include the following:

  • You need to erase the contents and settings on the device to begin the process. This means that all your recently added data including all your recent images, recent messages and other data that are not included in the iCloud backup will be erased from the device permanently.
  • You are also unable to see the contents of the backup file and therefore you will not be able to see the recovered data until the process is complete. You are also not able to selectively restore data to the device using this method.

Conclusion

If you have the need to recover WeChat contacts from iPhone, you can follow the above methods we have compared. According to your own needs, choose one as the most suitable one. Here is one of the users' feedback of this professional recovery tool. Free feel to leave comments below to share your experience.

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