WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messaging applications among smartphone users. It makes your life easier by the group chatting and the large files (photos, videos, audios) delivery. The chat history, pictures and other attachments from your WhatsApp may be as important as the camera roll photos and SMS on your iPhone. They might be related to your treasured family, friends or business partners. So you must learn some tips to prevent from such kind of data loss.
No need to worry if you lose or accidentally delete your WhatsApp data. Here you can follow the three methods below to recover WhatsApp chat history on iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7/7 Plus/6S Plus/6S/6/SE/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.
Method 1: Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone without Backup
If you have never made any backup of your iDevice. Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery is right here for you. It allows you to find your lost WhatsApp messages, photos, videos, and audio attachments in three ways:
- Directly scan your iPhone with no backup
- Download data from iCloud
- Extract WhatsApp from iTunes and selectively restore
Steps to Perform iPhone WhatsApp Recovery
Connect your iPhone to computer after running Yolisoft iPhone Recovery. Your device can be immediately recognized by the software.
Choose one recovery mode from the left panel. Then select "WhatsApp & Attachments" on the right to start scan.
3. After the scan, preview the WhatsApp data. Mark the ones you want and recover.
Other than WhatsApp chats, this program also allows users to get back lost contacts, call history, notes, reminders, text messages, safari bookmarks, and more from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Method 2: Restore WhatsApp Chat History on iPhone from iCloud
According to the official response from WhatsApp, both your lost and existing WhatsApp chat history will not be saved on their servers, so you can't get any messages back from WhatsApp itself. Fortunately, WhatsApp allows you to rely on iCloud backup feature to backup your chats.
It is truly a good habit to regularly backup your iPhone. If you have already gone to WhatsApp "Settings" -> "Chats" -> "Chat Backup" -> "Back Up Now" and turn on the "Auto Backup" before data loss, you can follow the simple steps to retrieve your chats:
Delete and reinstall WhatsApp searching from the App Store on your iPhone.
After verifying your phone number, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history.
Method 3: Retrieve iPhone Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup
You can also try to get back your lost WhatsApp data by restoring your iPhone from a previous iTunes backup file. However, in this way, all the data on your iPhone will be wiped and being replaced by the database in the backup. Think twice before you do it.