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5 Ways to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

As an instant messaging application, WhatsApp Messenger (full name of WhatsApp) has been widely used with more than 20000 installations each month. WhatsApp for iPhone is free and safe to download, it helps users to chat with others via sending texts, audios, pictures, emojis, etc.

It's obvious that these messages are of great importance for you. If you deleted or lost some precious information or data on WhatsApp by accident, don't panic, here this post will give you several easy methods to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone 13/12/11, etc.

1. Directly Get Deleted WhatsApp Chats Back by Exporting the Chat History

If WhatsApp chat history are deleted from your iPhone, you can firstly get them back from the chat history of your friend. You can ask them to export the WhatsApp chat history or take a screenshot to you.

However, it’s not always easy to see the interlocutor’s chat history. Apple’s Cloud technology provides a convenient way to back all messages up, it’s easier to recover data from the backup files below.

2. FREE Ways to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from Backup

2.1 Selectively Restore WhatsApp Messages via iCloud

WhatsApp enables you to back up the chat history and media to iCloud in case of any data loss. And you can restore the WhatsApp data via reinstalling the app on the phone.

Step 1. Generally, iCloud will automatically back up your iPhone when it is turned on, locked or connected to WiFi, etc. You can also go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup > Back Up Now to create a backup manually.

Step 2. If you verify that you have an iCloud backup, go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup to view the time and size of the last backup.

Step 3. Delete WhatsApp from your iPhone and go to App Store to reinstall it. After installation, you need to sign in with the same phone number used for WhatsApp and click on "Restore Chat History" to get all WhatApp messages restored.

restore whatsapp chat history

2.2 Restore All Data (WhatsApp Data Included) from iPhone Backup

If you are a loyal customer of iPhone, you'll be familiar with that Apple enables users to sync their device with iTunes/iCloud backup and restore from the backup in case of data loss.

Restore from iTunes Backup:

  • Launch the newest version of iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer. 

  • When iPhone is recognized, click on "Restore Backup" to select one iTunes backup and tap on "Restore".

restore from itunes backup

Restore from iCloud Backup:

  • Go to Settings on iPhone to Erase All Content and Settings before restoring from iCloud backup. (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings)

  • The iPhone will be reset as a new one, follow the instructions on the screen to choose restore from iCloud backup.

restore from icloud backup

3. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone without Backup

Most users will neglect to make a backup of the iPhone data. In this case, what you need is a 3rd-party software: FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to retrieve lost WhatsApp messages effortlessly without backup.

Not only texts, it is even powerful enough to recover photos, videos, contacts in WhatsApp chat history. What's more, it can also be used to recover deleted iPhone photos, contacts, voice memos, text messages, etc.

You can follow the instructions below to get info on how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone without backup.

Step 1. Download, install this iPhone WhatsApp Recovery software on your computer.


Step 2. Here are three recovery modes on this window, select "Recover from iOS Device" and connect the device to PC. Then click on "Scan".

start scan iphone

Step 3. After scanning, click "WhatsApp" and you can preview all the WhatsApp conversation in details. Then tap on "Recover" to save the chat history on your computer.

recover whatsapp messages from iphone

Now you may get clear on the differences among these methods of recovering deleted WhatsApp messages. Select the best method that may help you.

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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