How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone

WhatsApp messaging

“You called me stupid!” Jane shouted to a visibly shaken John, who seemed ignorant of the accusation.

“But I didn’t,” John defended, looking helpless. “Can you prove it?”

“Oh yes I will.”

Jane reached for her phone and quickly opened WhatsApp to get to the message.

Aw, snap!

She’s deleted the message.

Would you want to fall into a similar predicament as Jane?

I guess not.

If my guess is anything right, you’ll need a guide for recovering those annoying messages. Moreover, I think this is the only guide you’ll ever need to get recover WhatsApp messages on iPhone.

WhatsApp (or any instant messaging app I know of) has no undelete feature. By mistake, many people have deleted WhatsApp conversations and messages, which has cost them a lot.

This isn’t because deleted messages are unrecoverable, rather, it’s because they’re not aware of the available recovery solutions.

Reading this article, one thing is certain; you’re out of the ignorant train.

But wait, you won’t want someone you love to be in the same circumstance as Jane, would you?

If not, consider sharing this post by using the share button immediately.

Thanks for sharing. Now, we can continue.


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How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone using iTunes backup file

If you’ve previously backed up your iPhone to iTunes before deleting your WhatsApp messages, it becomes very easy to recover your WhatsApp messages.

If you’re trying to recover your WhatsApp messages using this method, you should know that you’ll lose all the data on your iPhone, and it will be replaced by the data from the backup. This is only recommended when you’re sure you have nothing to lose, or you’ve made frequent backups.

Here are the recommended steps required to restore deleted WhatsApp messages, using your iTunes backup data.

1.Launch iTunes and connect it to your device

Ensure you’re using the latest version of iTunes. Update your iTunes if necessary, then connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Open iTunes and ensure that your iPhone is detected. If your iPhone is not detected at the first try, you should ensure that you’ve trusted the computer on your iPhone.

2.Restore the latest backup

If you followed step 1 accordingly, you should see “iPhone” at the top left corner of the screen. Click on it to reveal additional options and info. From the side menu, click Summary and select “Restore Backup from the resulting menu.

Scroll through the available backups and select the one with your deleted WhatsApp messages. Click on “Restore” to confirm.

Wait until the restoration completes, and get your deleted WhatsApp messages back, immediately.


How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone using iCloud backup file

This method works excellently only if you have previously turned on auto backup. Using the iCloud backup file is a simple and intelligent way to recover deleted messages on iPhone.

1. Before proceeding, it is a nice idea to check if you have auto-backup enabled. This isn’t much of a task, and you can do it easily by following these steps.
 Open your Settings
 Select Chats
 Tap Chat Backup and see if the auto backup is turned on. If turned on, congratulations, we can proceed, otherwise, it is recommended that you turn it on, so you can access your deleted WhatsApp messages from iCloud in the future.
2.Uninstall the WhatsApp application on your phone, and reinstall it. Make sure you verify your phone number once it’s reinstalled.
3. Tap on Restore Chat History, and wait for the restoration process to be completed. Once it’s done, you can recover deleted messages on iPhone.


The last resort; when all the above methods fail to work

If you’re anything like me, all the above methods won’t work for you.

Guess why?

I update my phone only once in a blue moon. And all of those restoration tips are for the daily backupers, lol.

What if you don’t make a daily, or weekly backup like me?

Fortunately we have our solution, and that is using an external app. There are some apps available on both PC and iOS that simplifies the process of recovering your WhatsApp data.

Some of these apps even allow you to select a specific date, etc.

One thing that’s certain is this, many of these app doesn’t actually work, and besides, there might be some harms in trying!

For example, some of these apps only focus on scraping your data without actually performing their functions. There is no doubt that some of these apps work, anyways.

Some apps like iBeesoft, iMyfone and SynciOS claim they’ll help you recover your WhatsApp messages. Try one out, and see if it works for you (as a last resort).

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Wow, Jane is now satisfied.

After trying the iCloud backup option, she actually got the message and showed it to John.

Oh my God, John was a pretty cool actor, but the movie ended as soon as Jane got the golden message.

“It won’t ever happen again,” John pleaded, but it’s too late.

“It’s over between us,” Jane said and walked away.

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