I just accidentally deleted Viber messages from my commercial partner. Can I recover them on my iPhone running the latest iOS 11?
Neyo from ifixit
Social media plays a important role in our life nowadays. Viber in particular has become increasingly popular and can include a lot of important private data. It would sometimes cause big problem to lose any of the data on Viber. In this article, we show you how to retrieve deleted Viber messages on your iPhone.
1. Is It Possible to Retrieve Deleted Viber Messages on iPhone?
It depends. As we all know, if you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before deleting Viber messages, then you can easily retrieve deleted Viber messages by restoring the backup to your iOS device.
But you have no backup before deleting the Viber messages? Well, iOS system saves data on a database called SQLite. When you delete some specific data, the system just changes from "Allocated" to "Unallocated", but leaves the actual data sitting there. If you create new data, the space for the "Unallocated" entries will be firstly occupied. The deleted data? They will be overwritten. But third-party data recovery tools can access to the SQLite database and find your deleted data.
Besides, what you don't know is that iTunes or iCloud can back up your deleted iPhone data, also. But the deleted data is just invisible to you even you restore the backup. Just like the deleted data on your iPhone, you need a third-party data recovery tool to view them.
We will discuss how to retrieve deleted Viber messages when you have backups, or from your iPhone directly without any backup.
2. Retrieve Viber Messages by Restoring iTunes Backup
Apple provides all its users the iTunes backup and restore function. If you have backed up your iPhone before deleting the Viber messages, you can restore the iTunes backup onto your iPhone to see your Viber messages again. Follow these steps.
Step 1: Make sure you have installed the latest iTunes version on your PC/Mac.
Step 2: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to computer.
Step 3: Click your iPhone icon and you will see the "Summary" panel.
Step 4: Click "Restore Backup…" and then choose the relevant backup with these Viber messages you need.
Step 5: Wait for the transfer process to finish.
3. Recover Viber Messages by Restoring iCloud Backup
iCloud automatically backs up your iPhone data daily over Wi-Fi when iPhone is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. You can restore iCloud backup to retrieve your important Viber messages. See the following easy steps.
Step 1: Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to erase your all the data on your iPhone.
Step 2: Follow the onscreen setup steps until you reach the Apps & Data Screen and then tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup".
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID.
Step 4: Choose the most relevant backup which includes your Viber history.
Step 5: Sign in using your Apple ID and wait until it completes the restore.
4. Restore Viber Messages from Viber iCloud Backup
You can also restore the Viber messages from a backup on a cloud service. To do this, you must have backed up the device to a cloud service and you can only restore a backup to a device with the same platform and the same phone number.
Reinstall the Viber app and then follow the instructions to restore the device.
5. Best Method to Retrieve Deleted Viber Messages on iPhone
The software iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery is a professional data recovery tool to retrieve deleted Viber messages on iPhone. Recognized by Cult of Mac, it allows users to select and retrieve Viber messages they need without effecting the existing data on iPhone. Even without any backup, users can find their deleted Viber messages from their iPhone directly. See its main features:
Key Features of iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Reccovery
- Preview the specific content of Viber messages to select the ones you need before recovery.
- It can also extract existing and deleted Viber messages from iTunes or iCloud backup.
- Supports 22+ types of iPhone data, such as WhatsApp, Kik, Line, WeChat, photos, SMS, notes and more.
- Supports almost all iOS versions on all iOS devices, including iOS 11 and iPhone X/iPhone 8.
Easy Steps to Retrieve Deleted Viber Messages with iMyFone D-Back
Step 1. Choose Viber from the List
Download and run iMyFone D-Back on your computer. From "Recover from iOS Device", choose "Viber" and click "Next".
Step 2. Connect iPhone to Computer
Connect your iPhone to your computer and then click "Scan" to let iMyFone D-Back scan your device deeply.
Step 3. Preview and Check Needed Viber Messages
After scanning, iMyFone D-Back will show all the Viber messages, including the deleted ones. You can preview all or only preview the deleted data by choosing "Show only deleted ones". Then check the messages you need.
Step 4. Choose Folder to Store Viber Messages
Click "Recover" and the tool will prompt you to choose one folder as the recovery path to store your recovered Viber messages. After that, you can view your deleted Viber messages on your PC/Mac.
Now, you have 4 methods on how to retrieve deleted Viber messages on iPhone and other iOS devices with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 11. You should note that iMyFone D-Back/iMyFone D-Back for Mac also offers free trial version for both Windows and Mac users to figure out whether their deleted Viber messages can be retrieved. Just download it and have a try!