In this post, you’re going to learn exactly how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages in 2021.
The WhatsApp messaging app is there for fun, to share memories, and keep in touch with family and friends;
But imagine deleting important details a client or your boss sent to you via Whatsapp.
Perhaps you thought there is no way you can get those messages back. Well, today I’m going to show you how to recover your lost WhatsApp messages.
Let’s get started!
How Can You Lose Your Messages on WhatsApp?
Whatsapp is the most used social media platform in the world with more than half a billion daily users, it is a great platform to get in touch with families, friends, colleagues, and even clients.
This messaging app allows you to delete or clear chat and if this is done accidentally it can be really frustrating.
Here are listed ways you can lose your WhatsApp messages:
- Your phone had a problem so you had to reset it back to its factory settings thereby losing all your phone data
- Your phone was misplaced or stolen
- You uninstalled WhatsApp on your phone
- You mistakenly deleted the message or clear all chat.
You might have forgotten, But WhatsApp gives you an option to automatically backup your WhatsApp data at different frequencies (daily, weekly, monthly, or never).
There is also an additional option for you to backup your WhatsApp messages to Google drive.
So, if you did not opt-in for the backup option on WhatsApp, you won’t be able to recover deleted messages using the following steps.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages (On Both Android & iOS)
With the steps listed below, you can learn how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on both Android and iOS devices:
#1: Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android phone. Open WhatsApp on your phone and you will be prompted to verify your number.
#2: Once your phone number has been verified, when requested, tap on RESTORE to get your messages restored from Google Drive.
#3: After restoration, you will be able to see your messages once the initialization is done. Also, your media files will be restored.
What if I deleted the message after a backup was done, can I still recover it?
Well, to an extent, you may be able to recover it depending on your auto-backup frequency. And the following steps work only for Android phones as android lets you have access to the local backup files.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages After a Recent Backup on Android
With the steps listed below, you can learn how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android devices after a recent backup:
#1: On your phone file manager app, go to /WhatsApp/Databases.
#2: Rename msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12.
#3: Then uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
#4: You will be prompted to RESTORE but before you restore, if you are opt-in for Google Drive backup, you have to delete the backup to prevent WhatsApp from restoring the Google Drive backup instead of the local file you want to restore.
#5: Simply open your Google Drive app and open the left menu by sliding it out.
#6: Select Backups, a Whatsapp backup file will show with your phone number in it.
#7: Tap the three dots you see and tap on Delete backup.
But some of us are not that lucky enough to backup our messages on our Google Drive as we did not opt-in backup on WhatsApp.
Dr.Fone Recover is actually a great tool you can use to achieve this. It does not only recover deleted Whatsapp messages, but it can also recover voice messages, images, and videos.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages with Backup on Android with PC
To increase the success of recovering the deleted message, please don’t send any message or file, just used the following steps listed below when learning how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages with backup on Android with PC:
#1: Download and install the Ultdata toolkit on your computer.
#2: Once the Ultdata toolkit has been installed on your computer, open it and click on the Recover WhatsApp Data option and connect your Android phone to your computer using your USB cord.
#3: On the Ultdata toolkit app, follow the USB Debugging mode instructions for your Android device.
N.B: Backup your existing WhatsApp conversation before you scan for deleted WhatsApp messages.
#4: In the Google Drive backup option, select Never.
#5: On the Ultdata toolkit app, click the Start button to begin to scan for WhatsApp messages that you what to recover.
#6: Press the Recover button to retrieve your deleted WhatsApp messages after the scan is completed.
How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages with Backup on iPhone
If you didn’t backup your WhatsApp messages on iTunes or iCloud, follow the guide below to recover your deleted WhatsApp messages with backup on iPhone:
#1: Download and install the D-back toolkit application on your computer.
#2: Once the D-back toolkit application is installed on your computer, launch the application and click on the Recover from iOS Device option on the left-hand side of the application. Next, connect your iPhone to your computer and click on the start button.
#3: As your iPhone appears on the D-back toolkit application, click on the Next button
#4: Click on WhatsApp and click the scan button to start the recovery process.
Now I’d Love to Hear from You:
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