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Deleting iPhone/Android WhatsApp Messages By Accident ? How to Get Them Back

Published on 18 April 17

WhatsApp is increasingly popular messaging application worldwide. It allows users to chat personally or in group via sending texts, photos, videos, short audios, emoji, locations, etc. What a powerful app ! As the proverb goes, every coin has its two sides, so does Touch-screen phones. Touch-sreen phones are nearly excellent, but it also makes us anxious. A simple and quick type on wrong option may erase important data on your device, especially whatsApp messages. The conversation history on whatsApp must have recorded crucial address or data of some big issues. How do you get them back ? Don;t fret, this post will share a comprehensive guide on how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone 7, 7Plus, 6 Plus, 6, 6S Plus, SE, etc.

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Option One: Recover WhatsApp Chat this is Less than 1 Week (for Android)
It is super easy to recover whatsApp cbat that in less than 7 days, as whatsApp itself will automatically create a backup file of chat history at 4 am. Generally, backup files will stored on SD card of android device. What you need to do is uninstalling and reinstalling this app on android, and this app will prompt you to restore old whatsApp chat data.
Option Two: Recover WhatsApp Messages that is Longer than 1 Week (for Android)
It is a little complicated to recover longer whatsApp messages. Go to the extract route of /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases to find database folder. Here you can see that these backup files are saved as msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt. Rename it as msgstore.db.crypt then uninstall and reinstall whatsApp on andorid, choose Restore when prompted and the file of "msgstore.db.crypt" will be restored.

Option 3: Retrieve whatsApp Chat History from iCloud/iTunes Backup (for iPhone)

Restore from iCloud:
Go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup to ensure that an iCloud backup file is existing. Reset your iPhone to its factory resetting and restart, choose "Restore from iCloud backup" and you'll get deleted whatsApp data back.

Restore from iTunes:

Open up the latest version of iTunes and connect iPhone to computer. When it is recognized, click phone tab and click "Restore from Backup", select the latest backup file, tap on Apply and all data (whatsApp messages included) will be restored to iPhone.

Option Four: Extract Text Messages from iPhone Backup (for iPhone)

Jihosoft iPhone Backup Extractor empowers users to selectively extract & recover whatsApp messages, contacts, photos, videos, viber messages, notes, voicemail, voice memos, etc from iTunes/iPhone backup.

Step 1: Download, install and launch this iPhone Backup Extractor.

Step 2: Choose an iTunes backup file and click Next to select "WhatsApp & Attachments" from the data types and click Next to scan.

Step 3: After scanning, ensure that everything is all right and click Recover to export deleted whatsApp history to computer.
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