How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chats & Messages from iPhone

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Use recovery software to recover WhatsApp messages

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!

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!

Software Compatible With:

The tutorial below will work for WhatsApp versions versions 2.16.7 and lower. To check your iPhone WhatsApp version, go to WhatsApp > Settings > About and Help. The WhatsApp version will appear at the top. If your WhatsApp version is not compatible, you can still recover old WhatsApp messages from a previous iTunes or iCloud backup file. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find tutorials for this method. See below for more compatibility requirements:

iOS 6 - 10, up to iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad, iPod Touch

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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 Deleted & Existing WhatsApp Messages From Your iPhone

Follow the steps below to recover deleted WhatsApp messages and more from your iPhone. Our software is compatible with WhatsApp version 2.16.5 and below.

You Will Need:

  1. Your iPhone
  2. Your iPhone USB lead cable
  3. The Enigma Recovery software (click the download button above according to your computer’s operating system)

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 – Connect iPhone

Connect your iPhone

Now connect your iPhone to the computer, using your USB cable.

Step 3 – Trust Computer

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Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.

Step 4 – Scan device

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Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan Report

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

In February 2016, WhatsApp announced it now has 1 billion monthly active users. The popularity of WhatsApp stems from its ability to let us send free messages, and who doesn’t love a freebie? It provides a free messaging service, unless you choose to send messages or items while you are not connected to WiFi, in which case, you would be spending your mobile data. When connected to WiFi, it’s also free to send and receive photos, videos and audio files.

If the messages, photos or videos you are trying to recover have been sent or received through your WhatsApp app, they can still be retrieved. Simply scan your iPhone in the Enigma Recovery to recover them! In addition to deleted iPhone messages, contacts, photos and videos, the software can also recover your deleted WhatsApp history (attachments included).

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