Now, more and more people tend to use WhatsApp to chat with their families, friends and workmates. Most people value WhatsApp chats more than traditional SMS. During the chat conversations, it allows users to send images. Sometimes, you may accidentally deleted these images when deleted WhatsApp conversations. WhatsApp don’t save users’ data on server, which makes WhatsApp recovery a bit complicated. Then, how to get deleted/lost iPhone WhatsApp messages, photos and other media files back? The following is the answer.
Part 1. How to Restore WhatsApp Images from iCloud Backup
While WhatsApp for Android automatically makes backup to local memory, WhatsApp for iPhone allow users to make manual or auto backup to iCloud. So retrieving WhatsApp from iCloud backup is a feasible solution.
Check WhatsApp Backup:
Run WhatsApp on iPhone, and go to “Settings> Chat Backup”. If you have set auto backup or made manual backup, you’ll see “Last Backup” beside the cloud icon. Pay attention to the date and size of the backup.
Restore WhatsApp from Backup:
Delete and reinstall WhatsApp app on iPhone. After verifying your phone number, follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history and media from iCloud.
Part 2. How to Retrieve WhatsApp Images from iPhone Backup
Also, iPhone users can back up WhatsApp with iTunes or iCloud along with other data and restore WhatsApp messages on iPhone from the backup in times of need.
Retrieve from iTunes:
Connect iPhone to PC and run iTunes. Click the emerging iPhone icon on iTunes, you’ll find “Backups” column on the right panel, as shown below. If you have made backup, you’ll see “Latest Backup”. Click “Restore Backup”, then choose one backup to restore data to the connected iPhone. Your iPhone will restart and the backed up WhatsApp will be back.
Retrieve from iCloud:
Go to “Settings> iCloud> Storage> Manage Storage > Backups” on iPhone, check the last backup for your device. To restore WhatsApp messages along with other data, you have to erase all contents and settings by going to “Settings> General> Reset”, then set up iPhone again. Choose “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
Part 3: How to Recover WhatsApp Images with Third-party Software
To recover deleted iMages in WhatsApp from iPhone backup, it not allows to selectively restore these photos you need. Then you can use the third-party software to help you.iRefone- iPhone data recovery
software is the powerful recovery tool which supports to recover deleted messages, contact, notes, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more. It enables you to recover recover data from iOS device directly and iTunes/iCloud backup. No matter what reasons you lost data on iPhone, iPad and iPod, it could provide the best way to get back lost data. Let’s check below steps to recover deleted WhatsApp images on iPhone.
Firstly, choose the version you need and download and install the software.
Solution 1: Recover iPhone Deleted WhatsApp Images from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Run iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Click on “Select” to choose the backup of iPhone you need.
Step 2: The the software will ask you choose the data you want to display and preview in the iTunes backup. Click on the icon of the WhatsApp Attachments to start the scanning.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, all of the WhatsApp attachments you choose in the iTunes backup will be displayed in the interface. Preview them one by one and pick out these images you need. Click on “Recover to PC” to extract them from iTunes backup and save them on PC.
Solution 2: Recover iPhone Deleted WhatsApp Images from iCloud Backup
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.
Step 2: After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
Step 3: When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose WhatsApp Attachments to start the scanning process.
Step 4: Preview these WhatApp attachments, including images in the software and choose these photos you need to recover to PC.