How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iPhone/iPad/iPod?

Nowadays WhatsApp is very popular among iOS users. With a number of files such as images involved in using WhatsApp, it is quite necessary for you to delete some WhatsApp messages. But sometimes you may delete something by mistake. So how can you recover deleted WhatsApp messages on your iPhone? Before you start the recovery, it is important to have a good understanding of WhatsApp. So what is WhatsApp Messenger and why is it so popular? Below I will make a brief introduction for you.


What is WhatsApp Messenger?

WhatsApp is a free messaging app that is available for iPhone and other smartphones. This app enables you to send messages or call your family or friends via your phone's Internet connection: 4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi. Now many iPhone users have witched from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, Voice Messages and so on. 

Why is WhatsApp so hot? 

Compared with SMS, WhatsApp has a lot of advantages and it makes communication easier and fun.
• No Fees: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection to let you send/receive messages and make calls, which means you don't need to pay a cent for every message or call. You don’t need to pay for any subscription fees to use WhatsApp.
• Rich Multimedia: Send and receive photos, videos and Voice Messages. 
• Group Chat: The group chat feature enables you to stay in touch with your friends or family  using your contacts.
• WhatsApp Web: Apart from the WhatsApp Messenger app on your iPhone, you can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.


With so many features and advantages, no wonder so many users are apt to WhatsApp. Now let’s go back the subject we mentioned above: how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages? This problem can be solved in two different ways depending on whether you have backup or not.


Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages When You Have Backup

If you turn on the automatic backup settings on your iPhone, the data including WhatsApp messages will be backed up to your iCloud. But since each ID has a limited 5 GB storage for free, the backup may not contain your recent WhatsApp messages. But if you do have backup of recent WhatsApp messages, you can restore the message to your iPhone.

1. Open your iPhone, move to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, download and install it.

2. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then tap a device listed under Backups to select the latest backup. Make sure you have a recent backup so you can use it to restore.

3. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap “Erase all content and settings.”

4. From the apps Apps & Data screen, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud.

5. Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud and restore the backup to your iPhone.


Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages When You Don't Have Backup

If you don’t have backup, you still have the chance to recover deleted WhatsApp messages. Rather than iTunes or iCloud, you can use a WhatsApp message recovery app to retrieve the deleted messages from your iPhone itself. And iOS Data Recovery is one of the best tool out there for you. This powerful app can help you recover almost all data from your iOS device, including WhatsApp messages, iMessages, SMS messages, contacts, call history, photos, videos, songs, calendars, etc.



1. Install iOS Data Recovery on your computer and then launch the app, choose “Data Recovery”.

2. Connect your iPhone with the computer via USB data cable.

3. Select data type - WhatsApp, and click “Next”.

4. Choose a scanning mode from Standard mode and Advanced mode.

5. Select deleted WhatsApp messages from the scanning result and click “Recover” to start to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from your iPhone.