Hi, can I recover WhatsApp messages older than 7 days on iPhone? I want some older chat history now and I'm wondering if there's any way possible to get them back? I deleted them about 10 days ago. Please let me know. Thanks in advance!

You might have deleted some Whatsapp messages intentionally or unintentionally. WhatsApp doesn't recover older chats than 7 days if you have not done WhatsApp backup. If you've no clue on how to get them back, this article is what you need.

To do this, you'll have to seek help of a powerful data recovery tool(iPhone 13/12/11 supported). We will help you to know how you can recover iPhone WhatsApp messages older than 7 days with an extremely easy to use tool. Let's check out.

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Can You Recover iPhone WhatsApp Messages Older Than 7 Days?

To answer it directly – Yes, you can recover WhatsApp messages older than 7 days. We'd like to explain the data recovery principle for you. Your iPhone uses SQLite database which is a technology for registering the data types' addresses. When you delete something from your device, this database actually makes the space available for the new data and keeps the deleted data within the device making it invisible for you. Therefore, you still have the chance to recover your deleted data from the device.

Now the question arises – how far back can you recover data from? Well! You should know that before new content replaces the space of the deleted data, you will always be having chance of recovering your data. In other words, there's no such specific rule how far back your data can be recovered. It just depends on the overwriting process. If the recently deleted files have been replaced with the new one, you can't recover it; while sometimes the data that has been deleted long time ago can be recovered if it's not overwritten. Hence, it's all based on overwriting thing.

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How to Recover iPhone WhatsApp Messages Older than 7 Days

Although the deleted data that is not overwritten can be recovered, you still need a powerful tool since some tools in the market find less data than others can do. To fulfill this purpose, you can make use of iMyFone D-Back – a reliable and professional data recovery tool. This third-party tool is invented to make your life easier when you suffer from data loss and have no backup at all. With this software, you will be able to recover WhatsApp messages older than 7 days on iPhone with just a few easy steps. Its advanced technology makes it more easier to find the deleted WhatsApp messages.

You can recover more than 20 data types with D-Back. If you have backup, you can also use D-Back to recover data from your iTunes or iCloud backup. We have given you different guides below using which you can get your WhatsApp messages older than 7 days on iPhone. Follow them as per your situation.

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1 Recover from iOS Device

Step 1 – Download and install iMyFone D-Back on your PC. Launch it now and enter the main interface. From there, hit on 'Recover from iOS Device' tab located at the left panel and click on 'Start' afterwards.

Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2 – It's time to now make connection between your iPhone and your PC. Use a USB cable and proceed by clicking "Next".

connect your device

Step 3 – The data types will be displayed in front of you now. Choose 'WhatsApp' from the 'Third-Party IM APP' category and click on 'Next'. As soon as you do this, hit on 'Scan' and make your device get scanned by the program.

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Step 4 – From the resultant screen, you can preview your deleted data by choosing the data type from the left panel. After viewing the data, hit on 'Recover' button and you will get what you want.

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2 Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 1 – As the above tutorial, launch or open the program and choose the suitable tab i.e. 'Recover from iTunes Backup' in this case. Click on 'Start' once this is done.

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Step 2 – Choose one backup file that has needed WhatsApp messages and hit on 'Next'. Pick out 'WhatsApp' from the data types present on the screen and choose 'Next'. Your iTunes backup files will now be detected and will be on the screen.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 3 – Pick out 'WhatsApp' from the data types present on the screen and choose 'Scan'. Your iTunes backup will be scanned right now.

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Wait for the scanning of the backup file. Once the scanning is done, a new window will appear where you could preview your deleted WhatsApp messages. When you are done with previewing part, hit on 'Recover' button.

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3 Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 1 – Open iMyFone D-Back and click on 'Recover from iCloud Backup' from the left panel of the main screen. Hit on 'Start' afterwards.

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Step 2 – Now, you need to recall your iCloud credentials and enter them on this page to login to iCloud account.

Fill in your iCloud account

When logged in, choose the iCloud backup file and click on 'Next'.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3 – You would ask to choose the files you want to recover. So go ahead and click on 'WhatsApp' from there. Click on 'Scan' and proceed to the next step.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 4 – The backup file will be loaded by the software and show you the results. Preview your WhatsApp messages and hit on 'Recover' to export the deleted WhatsApp messages to your computer.

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With the above 3 methods, you will be able to recover iPhone WhatsApp messages older than 7 days (even more days) from your iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

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