How to Retrieve Deleted iPhone WhatsApp Chats & Messages

Compatibility iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 11

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Use recovery software to recover WhatsApp messages

With group messages, work conversations and many other everyday interactions are now taking place via WhatsApp. The process to recover deleted WhatsApp messages is now almost as sought-after as the process to recover deleted text messages! Let us help you gain access to your lost WhatsApp again.

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In some cases you can recover data directly from your iPhone. This will be possible only if your iPhone is running WhatsApp versions 2.16.2 and lower. To check your iPhone WhatsApp version, go to
WhatsApp > Settings > About and Help.

WhatsApp versions 2.16.3 and above contain encrypted messages that the software is unable to obtain. Enigma Recovery is unable to recover deleted WhatsApp messages directly from devices using WhatsApp version 2.26.3 and above. The WhatsApp version will appear at the top of the About and Help section of your WhatsApp settings.

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WhatsApp Chat

Right now WhatsApp is one of the hottest mobile apps in the world, with roughly 1 billion active users! Many iPhone users believe the best way to engage in photo sharing, video sharing and group chat is through WhatsApp messaging, where file sharing is free for users. Over 700 million photos and 100 million videos are shared daily through this app!

If your phone is running a more recent version of Whatsapp, you can recover old WhatsApp messages from a previous iTunes or iCloud backup file. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find all the tutorials in which you can recover your WhatsApp messages.

100% safe recovery method

It can be devastating to accidentally delete messages, shared photos, videos and funny memes. Don’t let them slip through your fingers! Follow the instructions below to recover deleted WhatsApp messages and attachments from your iPhone.

Not all methods of recovery are entirely safe for your iPhone, and not all can verify that you’ll be able to recover all the WhatsApp data you need. However we can! We can say confidently that our iPhone recovery method is 100% safe to use. Ensure your iPhone data remains protected throughout recovery by choosing Enigma Recovery. Follow the tutorials below to use the software.

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How to Recover WhatsApp Messages From iTunes Backup File

You Will Need:

  1. iTunes installed on your laptop or PC
  2. An iTunes backup to recover from
  3. Enigma Recovery software (click the download link above according to the operating system on your laptop/PC)

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Recover from iTunes backup

Step 2 - Recover from iTunes backup

Now select the option to ‘Recover from iTunes backup’ on the left.

Step 3 – Select backup file

Step 3 - Select backup file

Click the backup file you would like to recover from then click ‘Next’.

Step 4 – Scan file

Step 4 - Scan file

Now select to scan any data types you would like to extract, and hit ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan report

Step 5 - Scan report

After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view the recovered items.

Step 6 – See deleted WhatsApp messages

Step 6 - See deleted WhatsApp messages

The main screen will now display your WhatsApp messages. Deleted WhatsApp messages can now be restored to your handset or exported to your computer.

Step 7 (Optional) – Export data

Step 7 (Optional) – Export data

To save all your WhatsApp messages, click ‘Export’ in the main WhatsApp tab, then choose ‘Export data from current tab’.

That’s it!

We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!

Many iPhone users believe the best way to engage in photo sharing, video sharing and group chat is through WhatsApp messaging where WiFi file-sharing is free. With more and more conversations and file sharing taking place over WhatsApp, we recommend that you regularly backup your device on iTunes to avoid any permanent data loss.

If your iPhone is missing, stolen or otherwise unavailable there is a way to extract WhatsApp messages from your iPhone backup file. This includes existing and deleted:

  1. Messages
  2. Photos
  3. Videos

If you belong to the 1 billion active WhatsApp users and are missing your chat history, scroll down and follow these easy steps to extract WhatsApp messages from your iPhone backup file. Enigma Recovery is the safest and easiest iOS data recovery method. It’s designed to mirror rather than extract deleted data from your device, guaranteeing no harm to your existing files or settings.

Our software can extract WhatsApp messages from your backup file. Once you’ve recovered your data, the software can even send deleted data straight back to your Apple device. Follow the simple steps below to extract your WhatsApp history!

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