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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Conversations from iPhone

May 23, 2014 10:31 am / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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Under the ubiquity of mobile internet, mobile chat service, like WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk, etc. has gradually become the mainstream of social utility. Thereinto, WhatsApp Messenger, the full name of WhatsApp, which is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows users of iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Symbian smart phone to exchange messages for free as long as the network service is available, has enjoyed great popularity in North America. Apart from text messaging, users are enabled to create groups, send images, video and audio media files to each other as well. Now it has been purchased by Facebook with $ 19 billion.

According to Jan Koum (CEO of WhatsApp), WhatsApp has more than 430 million active users, and the number has been growing continuously. While, with the frequent use of WhatsApp, it it inevitable that we may lose conversations from our smart phone due to various reasons. In this page, I want to share you with several solutions to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus. In general, there are three ways: restore from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

Method 1: Directly Restore Lost WhatsApp Messages from iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C/6

When you make improper operations or settings on your iPhone, you may delete files, like messages, contacts, photos, videos, etc. by accident. If you haven't kept a backup file on iTunes or iCloud, you need to try a third-party program to restore them from your iPhone. Here I want to introduce you this Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery program, which has been acknowledged as the best recovery software on the market. With it, you can retrieve more than 17+ files from iPhone, including contacts, SMS, photos, movies, call history, reminder, and so on. Here is the free trial version, you can download it and follow the steps below to have a try.


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

1Operate this Program, Connect iPhone to PC

After downloading and installing this software on your computer, please open it and link your iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus to PC via a USB cable. Here you are going to recover lost WhatsApp conversations, so you should select the "Recover from iOS Device" mode, then touch "StartScan".

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Note: Use this mode; you need to set your iPhone into DFU mode before scanning.

2Preview and Recover Lost Messages

After scanning, you can see that files on your iPhone are arranged on the menu one by one. Now you can press the "Messages" to preview all text message conversations on your device. After that, select and mark your lost messages, then hit the "Recover" button, soon you will save all deleted messages to your computer within seconds.

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By the way, if you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes before, this software can also help recover lost files from iTunes. Now you can go to the Method 2 to get the direction.

Method 2: Recover Deleted WhatsApp Conversations from iTunes Backup

1Select Recovery Mode

In this mode, you needn't connect your iPhone to computer or open iTunes as a helper. That is to say, this software can be still useful without iPhone or iTunes, as long as you have synchronized your iPhone to iTunes.

Select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and then choose the latest iPhone backup on the list. After that, touch the "StartScan" option.

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2Retrieve Deleted Messages in a Batch

A few seconds later, you can see that all files are displayed on the main interface one by one. Touch the "Messages" option, you can see all text message conversations are shown on the menu with details. Then pick out your lost messages and hit the "Recover" icon, you will achieve to restore lost SMS to your computer immediately.

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It's pretty easy, right? Now you can download one to give it try by yourself.

Method 3: Retrieve Lost WhatsApp Chat History from iCloud Backup

In order to successfully recover deleted messages from iCloud backup, you should keep a habit of backing up WhatsApp messages to your iCloud account regularly. Now you can follow the steps to backup chat history to iCloud: touch WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup and tap Back Up Now. Then if you want to restore conversations, please make sure that there is an iCloud backup of your chat history( press WhatsApp Settings, then hit Chat Settings and go to Chat Backup). After that, please uninstall WhatsApp from iPhone, and then download and reinstall this app from App Store. After verifying your phone number, please follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history.

One thing to note, you should bring the account you use to restore lost messages into correspondence with the phone number that you have used to backup them to iCloud. So that you are not able to recover chat history of other accounts.

Here are three solutions to help recover deleted WhatsApp conversations for iPhone users. If haven't backed up messages to iTunes or iCloud, the Method 1 will be available.

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