How to Retrieve WeChat History from iPhone or iPhone Backup

Are you in possession of any iDevice? Have you lost any of your data and wondering how you can get it back? Losing important data on computers, smartphones and more especially iOS devices nowadays is easy; with the presence of malware and normal human accidents, data can be lost. The good news is that you can recover the data easily if you have an iOS device using iMyfone D-Back software. In this article we focus on how to retrieve WeChat History on your iPhone or from iTunes Backup/iCloud Backup.

The Tool You'll Need to Retrieve WeChat History on iPhone

iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac is an iOS data recovery software that retrieves all your iPhones. This software is fast and easy to use. It allows you to recover data from your iPhone and save them on your computer. The key features of iMyFone D-Back are as follows:

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iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 10 Supported)

  • 4 recovery modes: Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup.
  • It does a thorough analysis of the lost data you want to recover and allow you to preview data to make sure it is the right information.
  • It supports the new iOS 10 and various devices like iPhone 4, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPad 2, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, etc.
  • It recovers over 22 data types which are Photos, Videos, Memos, Bookmarks, Call logs, WhatsApp chats, Skype History etc.

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1 How to Retrieve WeChat History on iPhone without Backup

With iMyfone D-Back you can recover lost data directly on your iPhone even without a backup. Install the program on your computer and then follow these simple steps to do it.

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Launch iMyFone D-Back and click on “Recover from iOS Device” option.

Choose Recovery Mode

A window showing all the possible applications that you might want to recover data from will show up on the screen. You can then go ahead, choose the WeChat history, and then click on “Next” icon.

choose the WeChat history

Step 2. Scan Your Device

Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and click “Scan” once the program recognizes the device.

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Step 3. Read WeChat Messages and Recover

When the scanning is over, you will have the chance to preview your lost WeChat messages to make sure it is the right content you are planning to recover. If it happens to be the right content, go ahead and select the messages then tap the “Recover” button to retrieve your chats.

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Lastly choose a storage location for your recovered chats and name a file for it. You can then save the recovered data to the appointed file.


2 How to Extract WeChat History from iTunes Backup

You can also retrieve the missing WeChat history from an iTunes backup file if you had backed them up. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

On the program window select "Recover from iTunes Backup" option and then click on “Start” button. This will then allow you to choose the data types that you want to restore from iTunes backup files. Select “WeChat” and then click “Next” to continue.

select recover from itunes backup option

Step 2. Scan Files

To begin scanning files, you should have first selected an iTunes Backup file that contains the WeChat messages you want. Then click on “Scan” icon.

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Step 3. Preview and Retrieve WeChat Messages

On the new window, move the cursor to "Wechat" or "Wechat Attachments" category. Here you will find all the retrieved messages. You can then view them and mark the preferred messages to be retrieved.  Finally click on “Recover” button.

 preview wechat Messages


3 How to Retrieve WeChat History from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Select Recovery Mode

 From the main window, select “Recover from iCloud Backup ” and then click “Start.”

 Select a Recovery Method

Step 2. Scan iCloud Backup File

Select “WeChat” and click “Next.” You will be asked to log in to your iCloud account and then choose the relevant backup file to begin scanning.

Extract and Scan iCloud Backup file

Step 3. Read and Restore WeChat History

After scanning, the files available including WeChat History on the downloaded backup file will be displayed on the program window. Go through it and mark all the files that you want to recover. After that, click on “Recover” button. All your files will be restored to your computer.

Read and Restore WeChat History

iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac is clearly the best tool to help you recover lost data regardless of how you lost the data in the first place. It is very powerful and so easy to use.

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