WeChat has become more and more popular just as WhatsApp, iMessages and other social chat software. However, unlike the other messaging Apps, WeChat could only save your messages or history on phone. Once you change a new phone, you will lose all history data, such as text messages, voice messages, pictures and other attachments. If you lost WeChat messages from your iPhone unexpectedly, what can you do? Here we'd like to share three simple methods that can help you recover iPhone lost WeChat messages with efficiency.
So, how to recover deleted WeChat messages from iPhone? Well, if you have ever backed up your iPhone before the accidentally WeChat messages deletion, you can restore your iPhone from the earlier iCloud backup to get back the deleted Wechat Messages. But the problem is, as most people have noticed that the restoring process requires of erasing all content and settings at first which will definitely wipe something out of your iPhone and result in data loss again. Fortunately, with the WeChat Data Recovery- iRefone, you can recover deleted WeChat messages from iPhone directly and selectively.
Overall, it is professional iOS data recovery software which is able to recover deleted data like WeChat messages, WeChat attachments, contacts, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, calendars, photos, voice memos and more from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Also, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for your lost data, it can help you extract and restore lost data from backup selectively. Thus, with this date recover tool, you can easily retrieve WeChat messages from iPhone(6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/4s/4 included) at your will. If you are on Mac, please turn to iRefone for Mac. Here, we will show you how to recover lost WeChat messages from iPhone with iRefone in detailed steps.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to your computer
Connect your iPhone to computer and start the iPhone data recovery program. Click "Recover from iOS Device", and this iPhone data recovery software will scan your iPhone automatically.
Step 2. Scan your iPhone data
All the files include contacts, messages, call history, calendar, notes, Safari Bookmark stored on you iPhone will displayed in the windows. Click on WeChat messages to scan.
Step 3. Preview and choose deleted WeChat messages to recover
After automatic scanning, you have the chance to browse those found WeChat messages and then, select what you need to recover.
Step 1. Scan iTunes backup file
Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" on the main interface. All the iTunes backup files of your iOS which has ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed here. You can choose the one you want and click "Select" to access the data interface.
Step 2. Preview the data in iTunes Backup
Enter into the interface to show you all the data categories in your backup. Select the WeChate Messages to preview. The scanning time depends on the database in your iTunes Backup.
Step 3. Restore WeChat messages from iPhone
After all the WeChat messages are exported, please select the message items you need to recover to your computer. Since you want the deleted items only, please check the top right box to display and select the deleted items only.
Since iRefone provides three recovery modes, "Recover from iTunes Backup", "Recover from iCloud Backup" as well as "Recover from iDevice". You can also choose to recover the deleted wechat messages from iCloud backup if you prefer and you are sure you have created iCloud backup containing the deleted WeChat messages items.
1. Run iRefone. Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" mode. Please sign in with your Apple ID and password, then choose one iCloud backup file containing your lost messages to download and start. You need to make sure that your Apple ID has been activated.
2. Choose WeChat messages to download from iCloud backup.
3. The downloading process will be complete in a few minutes. Once it stops, you can click the icon of the WeChat Messages you need in your iCloud backup file
4. Preview and select lost WeChat messages to recover. Just click Recover to PC to transfer all recovered Wechat messages to your computer.
Editor's Note: Once you find some data like WeChat messages in your iDevice are deleted, remember to go to Settings and then, turn on Airplane mode, or you can power off your iDevice directly, just in case of more data being wiped and overwritten by new added data.