How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Chat Messages from iPhone

How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Chat Messages from iPhone

WhatsApp is the most widely-used cross platform instant messaging app that sends messages and files via a WiFi or data connection. As valuable and as interchangeable as text messages, WhatsApp messages can house some of our most important data and images. It can be devasting to lose something important so let us help you get your deleted WhatsApp messages back.

You can retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages in two different ways

  1. Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from iCloud
  2. Retrieve deleted messages from iTunes

Before you begin, you’ll need a laptop or computer. You will also be given the opportunity to copy existing WhatsApp messages to your Mac or PC.

iPhone Backups

It’s incredibly important to create regular backups of your iPhone using either iCloud or iTunes. Backups can be made via these Apple services and then be restored to your phone. In the event of losing data, iPhone theft or any accidental deletion, deleted data can be restored to your phone through a restore.

Another option is to use a third-party tool. iPhone data recovery can help your retrieve your lost iPhone information and data. To make a manual backup of your WhatsApp within iCloud go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now.

The method of recovering deleted WhatsApp chat messages that can work for you is retrieving saved messages from your iPhone backup. If you created a backup of your phone, saving your WhatsApp messages before they were deleted, you can retrieve and extract these messages right here.

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How to recover deleted WhatsApp Messages using iCloud backup

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery

Using your laptop or computer, download the Enigma Recovery iPhone data recovery software from this website. The free trial will allow you to view how many messages can be recovered.

Step 2 – Recover from my iCloud

Once the software has been installed, open Enigma Recovery to the start page. Then select ‘Recover from my iCloud’

Step 3 – Log in with two-factor authentication

Log into iCloud so that the software can begin to search your backups for important information. Your login details will remain secure as the software will not store your login details and the software uses an advanced two-factor authentication method.

Step 4 – Choose iPhone backup

Select the backup you would like to recover WhatsApp messages that you have since deleted messages from. Use the date column to help you.

Step 5 – Scan for WhatsApp messages

From the data type item menu, choose to scan for WhatsApp and the software will scan your backup file and retrieve WhatsApp threads.

Step 6 – View WhatsApp messages

To view your retrieved WhatsApp messages after the scan, click onto the WhatsApp tab.

Step 7 – Save WhatsApp messages

To save your extracted WhatsApp messages, go to ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > select location in ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.

How to recover deleted WhatsApp Messages using iTunes backup

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery

Download the Enigma Recovery free trial. You can access it from any download button on this website. The application is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS.

Step 2 – Recover from my iTunes

Once the application has been installed and opened to the start screen, select ‘Recover from my iTunes’ from the side panel menu.

Step 3 – Choose iPhone backup file

The software will display all the iTunes backup files found on your computer. Select the one you would like to retrieve messages from and ‘Continue’.

Step 4 – Scan for WhatsApp messages

Now select the data type(s) you would like to extract form your iTunes backup file. After you have done this, start the scan.

Step 5 – View WhatsApp messages

The scan time will depend on how many data types you have selected to scan, and how much data is saved within your iTunes backup file. After the scan you can view your WhatsApp messages in the WhatsApp tab.

Step 6 – Save WhatsApp messages

Unlock the full version of Enigma Recovery to view all your data and save it to your computer. Save your messages through the ‘Export & Restore’ function > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select location through ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.

If you need any extra help finding your data, please contact our Support Team through live chat, phone call or visit our FAQs.

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Recovering deleted WhatsApp messages straight from iPhone

Since WhatsApp version 2.16.3 was released in 2016, WhatsApp have started to encrypt messages. Unfortunately this has made WhatsApp Recovery from iPhones impossible through third-party recovery software for every device running WhatsApp v2.16.3 and higher. To find out what version of WhatsApp you have go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help your WhatsApp version will appear at the top.

Exporting WhatsApp messages from iPhone to computer

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery

To complete this tutorial you will need the full, unlocked version of Enigma Recovery. Download the software to your Mac or PC.

Step 2 – Connect your iPhone

To allow the software to transfer iPhone data to your computer, connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable you use to chat your phone. You may need to enable the connection on your iPhone by tapping ‘Trust’ on the popup notification.

Step 3 – Scan iPhone for WhatsApp

From the data set menu, select ‘WhatsApp’ to indicate you would like to copy WhatsApp messages to your computer. Now start the scan.

Step 4 – View WhatsApp messages

The software will now scan your phone for existing WhatsApp messages. After the scan, view your data within the WhatsApp tab. You will need the unlocked version of Enigma Recovery to view all your messages and enable the export and restore functions.

Step 5 – View WhatsApp messages

The scan time will depend on how many data types you have selected to scan, and how much data is saved within your iTunes backup file. After the scan you can view your WhatsApp messages in the WhatsApp tab.

Step 6 – Save WhatsApp messages

Unlock the full version of Enigma Recovery to view all your data and save it to your computer. Save your messages through the ‘Export & Restore’ function > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select location through ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.

If you need any extra help finding your data, please contact our Support Team through live chat, phone call or visit our FAQs.

About

Sarah McGregor joined the Enigma Recovery Team in June 2014. As Digital and Content Marketing Executive she writes help blogs and ‘How to’ articles for the website. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys connecting with our customers through social media and email.