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3 Useful Solutions to Restore WhatsApp Backup without Uninstalling - 3 Ways

If you accidentally delete or lose your WhatsApp chat history, you can still get the chance to restore them. The WhatsApp program will automatically store the chat history for last 7 days and create a backup every day at 2am, and saves the data to your phone. You can also set manually to back up your chat history to the cloud. Therefore, if you want to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, then the easiest way is to restore from the backup by uninstalling the application.

However, some users left the comments that they dislike to delete WhatsApp program. Thus, in this article, we will talk about how to restore WhatsApp backup without uninstalling the program.

3 Ways to Restore WhatsApp Backup without Uninstalling

Whenever we delete some data on iPhone, such as WhatsApp messages, messages, contacts, call history, photos, etc, they will not be deleted permanently. They are still saved in the memory on iPhone, just invisible to the naked eyes. In order to view and extract them from iPhone, we will need to use a third-party tool to perform the recovery. But remember, when you find that your WhatsApp messages disappeared, stop using the iPhone immediately to avoid the deleted WhatsApp chat history being overwritten. Turn on the Airplane mode until you recover them eventually.

If you don’t know which 3rd-party tool to choose, then FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is worth to have a try. This recovery program will allow you to restore WhatsApp backup without uninstalling the account and the application. With this software, all the deleted WhatsApp data as well as the attachments can be restored, including WhatsApp text messages, images, photos, audios, emojis, etc. You can also choose selected chat messages so that the whole recovery progress will be shorten to save your time. 

PR iOS Data Recovery - Recover Lost Data for iPhone (iOS 14/13 Supported)

  • Preview WhatsApp messages before recovering for free.
  • Supports more than 22 types of data, such as WhatsApp messages, contacts, text messages, notes, call history, voice memos, WeChat messages, Kik/LINE/Viber, photos, videos, etc.
  • Supports to restoring WhatsApp messages from iTunes or iCloud backup without overwriting previous backup data.


The following instructions will tell you how to restore WhatsApp backup without uninstalling the account using FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery.

Way 1. Restore WhatsApp Messages Directly from iPhone

Step 1. First of all, you need to ensure that FoneGeek Toolkit - iOS Data Recovery software is downloaded and installed on your computer. Start the program immediately, then click on the first option of iPhone Data Recovery.

select iphone data recovery

Step 2. Click on the option of ‘Recover from the iTunes Backup on the left panel. Then connect your iPhone to computer using the original USB cable, and click ‘Start’ button. Choose ‘WhatsApp’ to scan.

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Step 3. Once the scan is complete, you can see that all data are saved in category on the left side of the screen. You can directly click WhatsApp messages and attachments to preview the deleted WhatsApp conversations. You can restore specific messages or restore them all. Then save them in a folder on your computer.

restore whatsapp messages from iphone

Way 2. Restore WhatsApp Messages without Installing via iTunes

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery also provides an easy way to recover WhatsApp messages from iTunes Backup. You can selectively recover your WhatsApp messages without having to restore iPhone to factory settings. So that the iPhone can be prevented from data loss.

Step 1. Start the program and select the recovery option of ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’. No need to use a USB cable to connect the iPhone to computer.

recover from itunes backup

Step 2. Now you can see that all iTunes backup files are displayed. Then select the latest backup and click 'Next' to start the recovery process.

Step 3. Once the scan is complete, you can now view the recovered files from your iTunes backup. Select "WhatsApp Messages and Attachments" to find the deleted WhatsApp conversation. With the checkboxes provided, you can selectively restore only the WhatsApp messages you need. Click the ‘Recover' at the bottom of the recovery screen to save them in the desired output folder on your computer.

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Way 3. Selectively Restore WhatsApp Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Firstly open FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Click on the third recovery option: ’Recover from iCloud backup’.

log in to icloud

Step 2. Using your Apple account to log into your iCloud. Our program will never save your account information and iCloud backup data. Your privacy is very important to us.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3. Once logged in, you can see all iCloud backups you have made displayed. Select the latest one and click 'Download' to start the extraction.

Step 4. After downloading the iCloud Backup, PR iPhone Data Recovery will show the entire backup file. If you see a pop-up window containing all the files available for recovery, select the WhatsApp message to speed up the scan progress and click Next. When the scanning is finished, you can see all the WhatsApp conversations shown on the interface. You can selectively select the conversations you want and choose the output folder and click 'Restore' to save them.

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Fay J. Melton
Monday on May 06, 2019, 09:35:10 GMT / Post By Fay J. Melton to iPhone Recovery

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.

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