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5 Methods to Recover Deleted WeChat Messages on iPhone with/without Backup

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“I accidentally deleted some WeChat conversations on my iPhone 13 by wrong operation. These conversations are really important for me. Can anybody give me some suggestion on how to recover deleted wechat messages?”

Sometimes you may delete important WeChat messages or chat history by mistake. This post provides you the best solutions to recover deleted WeChat messages from iPhone/iPad for all data loss curses. No matter you lost the WeChat conversations with or without backup, you can take the tips in this post to restore WeChat chat history from iPhone.

Before learning the ways to retrieve deleted WeChat messages, here are some tips for you:

  • Do not use your iPhone to avoid the deleted WeChat messages being overwritten by new messages.
  • We don’t promise that the solutions provided in this article guarantees the 100% success rate.

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About WeChat Recovery

A great many of our users sent emails to us, asking if the data recovery tools in the market could recover deleted WeChat data from iPhone. It's hard to say.

When WeChat messages are deleted, they will be removed to a hidden place on your iPhone. When you add new data to your device, the hidden messages will be overwritten and the result is that the deleted WeChat messages will be permanently removed.

Official Way to Recover Deleted WeChat History

Actucally, WeChat offers an easy way to recover WeChat messages. While it’s free, the recovery rate is very low. Here are the steps for iPhone:

  • Open WeChat on your iPhone.
  • Tap on "Me > Settings".
  • Click on "Help and Feedback"  and hit the small wrench icon in the top right corner.

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  • Next, tap ‘Repair’ and select "Chat History". WeChat will repair the lost chat history and start to recover.

Recover Deleted WeChat Messages from Another Phone

This method is recommended is you decided to move WeChat messages from your old iPhone to the new one. Follow below steps to do it:

  • Open WeChat app on your old iPhone, tap "Me".
  • Go to Settings, click "Chat".
  • Click "Backup & Migrate Chats" and tap on "Migrate Chats to Another Device".
  • Then select "Migrate Entire Chat History" or "Migrate Partial Chat History".
  • On your new iPhone, Log into WeChat with your account and the old WeChat history will be migrated to new iPhone.

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Retrieve Deleted Wechat Chat History from iTunes Backup

Many Apple users also use iTunes to backup their data on iPhone or iPad. If you are one of the lucky dogs, you can retrieve your deleted Wechat messages or chat history from the previous iTunes backup. One thing to note is that when you restore data from iTunes backup, all data on your iPhone will be wiped and overwritten by the data from backup.

Steps to retrieve deleted WeChat messages from iTunes backup:

  • Launch iTunes, and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  • Click on the iPhone tab, hit the "Restore Backup…" button.
  • Choose the latest backup file, and hit "Restore". Keep your device connected during the process and wait till it ends.

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Restore Deleted WeChat Chat History from iCloud Backup

This method is similar with the above one. The iCloud restore requires that you erase all the data on your iPhone, so we don't recommend this method since it's very time-consuming to delete all the other data only to restore the data of one single app.

Steps to Restore deleted WeChat chat history from iCloud backup:

  • Unlock you iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset, and choose "Erase All Content and Settings".
  • Follow the instructions until the Apps & Data screen appears. Then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup".
  • Log in to your iCloud account, and choose the latest backup, then click on the "Restore" button. Now wait until the recovery process finishes and keep your iPhone connected to a Wi-Fi network.

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Recover Deleted WeChat Messages on iPhone without Backup

Some people don't have the habit to backup WeChat messages. When WeChat messages get lost, don't worry, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery can help you to get these messages back without any backup.

It is a powerful iPhone data recovery software which can retrieve your text messages, media messages, photos, videos and other data in WeChat app on iPhone 15/14/13 running on iOS 17/16. Besides, you can easily recover deleted iPhone messages, contacts, call history, WhatsApp, Kik, Line, notes, voice memos, and much more data.


Here's how to recover deleted WeChat messages on iPhone without backup:

Step 1: Download, install and launch FoneGeek WeChat Recovery for iPhone on your computer.

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Step 2: Choose "Recover Data from iOS Device" and connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

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Step 3: Once your device has been detected by the program, select the file types you want to restore and click "Scan" to let the program scanning your iPhone for lost data.

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Step 4: After the scanning, all recoverable data will be shown on the screen. Preview these data and choose the WeChat messages you want to restore, then hit "Recover".

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Back Up WeChat Messages to Avoid Data Loss

Not everyone is so fortunate to recover deleted WeChat messages. So we hope that you can back up WeChatt messages regularly. WeChat provides an official computer-based tool to backup WeChat messages to computer for free.

  • Open this site (https://wechat.com/) and download WeChat for Windows.
  • Run this software and click Settings and select the option of "Backup & Restore".
  • Select "Backup on PC" and choose the WeChat chat history you need.

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  • Click on "OK" and the selected WeChat messages will be exported to your computer.
  • Both the iPhone and computer should connect to stable network.


After read this post, you get 5 methods to restore deleted WeChat messages or chat history on your iPhone or iPad. If you didn't back up your data before deleting WeChat messages, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery will be your best choice. It can recover not only Wechat data, but also contacts, text messages, call logs, photos and videos, Safari history and other app data.

And the most attractive feature is that it allows you to recover the data selectively without deleting or erasing other data on your device. It is compatible with all models of iPhone and iPad, and can work on latest iOS 17.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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