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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iPhone

Nowadays, WhatsApp has gained great popularity around the world, more and more iPhone users choose to use it for chatting with friends, family or colleagues. So these messages may seem so important and precious that we don't want to lose them. However, things go contrary to your wishes, chances are you lost your WhatsApp messages from your iPhone unexpectedly, what can you do? There is any available way to retrieve those WhatsApp messages? Take it easy! This article will introduce several ways to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone 6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS.

Actually, provided that you have ever backed up your iPhone before the accidentally WhatsApp 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. This is not the restoring from iCloud backup supposed to do.

Fortunately, there is solution being capable of recovering deleted wechat messages from iPhone directly and selectively. iRefone for Mac is the secret weapon to achieve so. As specialized iPhone data recovery software, iRefone can recover not only WhatsApp messages, but also WhatsApp chat contacts and WhatsApp messages attachments, at the same time, it can retrieve data of many other types including Contacts, Messages, WeChat Messages, Reminders, Calendar, Call log, Notes, Voice Memos and Photos etc. If you are on Windows, please turn to iRefone. Here, we will show you how to recover lost WhatsApp messages from iPhone 6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS with iRefone for Mac in detailed steps.

Method I: Directly Scan and Restore WhatsApp Message on iPhone

Method II: Recover iPhone WhatsApp message from iTunes Backup

Method III: Recover iPhone WhatsApp message from iCloud Backup

Method I: Directly Scan and Restore WhatsApp Message on iPhone

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 WhatsApp messages to scan.


Step 3. Preview and choose deleted WhatsApp messages to recover

After automatic scanning, you have the chance to browse those found WhatsApp messages and then, select what you need to recover.

Method II: Recover iPhone WhatsApp message from iTunes Backup

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 WhatsApp Messages to preview. The scanning time depends on the database in your iTunes Backup.


Step 3. Restore WhatsApp messages from iPhone

After all the WhatsApp 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.

Method III: Recover iPhone WhatsApp message from iCloud Backup

Since iRefone for Mac 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 WhatsApp messages from iCloud backup if you prefer and you are sure you have created iCloud backup containing the deleted WhatsApp messages items.

Step 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.


Step 2. Then, you can choose the WhatsApp messages you would like to download. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.


Step 3. Once the downloading process stops, you can click the icon of the WhatsApp data you need in your iCloud backup file. Finally, click on the "Recover to Mac" to save them on your computer with one click.

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