How To Restore WhatsApp Messages On iPhone

For many people, WhatsApp is the most important communication tool. It can be used to chat with friends and family and send important photos or videos.

But accidents do happen. If you’ve deleted some important WhatsApp messages from your iPhone, you may be wondering if there is a way to restore them. To find out if this is possible, read on.

Restore WhatsApp Messages On IPhone

Use iCloud to backup WhatsApp messages

iPhone users are lucky because iCloud allows them to save WhatsApp messages. Backing up messages to iCloud is especially useful if users don’t have an iTunes backup. In this regard, we would like to emphasize the importance of saving messages. By doing so, you can restore them if you accidentally delete them or if malware attacks your phone.

First, you will need to log into your iCloud account. It’s like that:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and go to “Settings”.
  2. Find and tap “Connect to your iPhone”.
  3. Log in with your Apple ID. The username is the same as the email address.
  4. The connection will start and will take a few minutes.
  5. When prompted, you’ll need to enter your iPhone’s four-digit code.
  6. Once connected, you will see your name at the top of “Settings”.

However, if you’re already signed in, you can skip this step entirely and save your messages to iCloud. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Unlock your iPhone and go to “WhatsApp”.
  2. Find “Chats” and touch it.
  3. You will now see “Backup chats”. Click on it.
  4. You will then see “Save now” in blue. Tap it.

In the “Chat Backup” window, you will see the size of the current backup on your iCloud and the date of your last backup. You can also choose to activate “Automatic backup” and schedule your monthly or weekly backups.

One important thing to know: your videos will not be saved to iCloud because they will use up all the space. You can enable this feature, but if you only have 5 GB, it’s best to skip this step.

Use iCloud to restore WhatsApp messages

Once you save your messages, you won’t have to worry about not being able to recover your WhatsApp messages. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Remove “WhatsApp” and reinstall it.
  2. Open “WhatsApp”.
  3. You will have to click on “Accept and continue”.
  4. Then enter your phone number.
  5. After this step, it will ask you if you want to restore iCloud messages.
  6. Press “Restore chat history” in blue.

Note that it will take a while to restore the messages. Click “Next” and you will be asked to enter your display name. Once you have completed this step and entered the chats, you should be able to see the restored messages.

Use iTunes to backup WhatsApp messages

We always recommend that you back up your important data, in case something happens and you lose or delete important information. In addition to backing up your data to iCloud, you can also back up your important data to iTunes. We will show you how it is done:

  1. You will need to open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to it.
  2. Find the iPhone icon and tap it.
  3. You will see “Backup” options.
  4. In “Automatic backup”, you will see “This computer”. Tap it.
  5. On the right, you will see “Save now”. Click on it.
    You will have to wait for the backup to finish. Here. Your data is now all protected.

Use iTunes to restore WhatsApp messages

If you have followed the above steps and backed up your WhatsApp messages, you will have no problem restoring them. To restore WhatsApp messages from iTunes, do the following:

  1. Go to iTunes, find the iPhone icon, and click on it.
  2. Find “Backup” and press it.
  3. Go ahead and hit “Restore Backup”.
  4. Here you will need to search for a WhatsApp file and choose the “Recover” option.

Using Google Drive to backup WhatsApp messages

If you’ve been an Android user for a long time and have switched to the iPhone, you may still be used to using Google Drive. Or maybe you don’t have enough space in iTunes and iCloud and you need an alternative to save WhatsApp messages.

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Here’s how to save your messages with Google Drive:

  1. Start WhatsApp and tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap “Settings”.
  3. Then press “Chats”.
  4. Click on “Chat Backup”.
  5. You will see the “Backup to Google Drive”. Here you can choose the frequency of your backups.
  6. Make sure the “Google Account” below is the one you want to use for backup.
  7. Finally, press “Save” to start the operation.
  8. Everything is backed up and secure now!

Use Google Drive to restore WhatsApp messages

If your data is backed up to Google Drive, just follow these simple steps to recover deleted messages:

  1. First, you will need to reinstall your WhatsApp.
  2. Start “WhatsApp”.
  3. You will have to click on “Accept and continue”.
  4. Then enter your phone number.
  5. After this step, it will ask you if you want to restore Google Drive messages.
  6. Press “Restore chat history” in blue.
  7. Don’t forget to save

Final Words:

Accidental deletion of precious WhatsApp messages occurs more than you can imagine. For this reason, we suggest that you always make a backup of your data. This way you can easily restore important messages using the three methods described above.

You now know that all is not lost and that you can restore WhatsApp messages quickly and efficiently. Have you ever accidentally deleted your WhatsApp messages? How did you restore them? Let us know in the comments section below.