3 Methods to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone Without/With Backup

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, iPhone is one of the hottest mobile device in the last ten years and data loss on iPhone is the most concerned issue, then this post will give you several easy and convenient methods to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone 11/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 7/6/5, etc.

1. 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 audio messages, photos, messages, 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 Data 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. Click on ‘Start Scan’.

start scan iphone

Step 3. The software will begin to analyze your device. It’ll take for a moment for the analyzing process. After the analyze, click ‘WhatsApp’ and you can preview all the WhatsApp content in detail. Then tap on ‘Recover’ to save the files on your computer.

recover whatsapp messages from iphone

2. Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iPhone from iCloud Backup

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 manual backup.

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

3. 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. 

How to Restore via iTunes: 

Step 1. Launch the newest version of iTunes on computer. Connect your iPhone to computer. 

Step 2. When iPhone is recognized, click on Files → Devices → Restore from Backup to select one iTunes backup and tap on 'Restore'. 

restore from itunes backup

How to Restore via iCloud Backup:

Step 1. Go to Settings on iPhone to Erase All Content and Settings before restoring from iCloud backup. (Settings → General → Reset → Erase All Content and Settings)

Step 2. The device will reset as a new one, follow the instructions on the screen to choose restore from iCloud backup. 

restore from icloud backup

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


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2018, 15:42:37

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