Restore WhatsApp Backup Data for iPhone and Android Device

iPhone and Android are two top smartphonesin the world. Both of them are used by millions of people across the globe. A great deal of software is invented for iPhone and Android users to have better user experience. Software enables people to enjoy a more convenient circumstance. Besides WhatsApp, Kik Messager and other social communication software make each other closer than ever before.


From my point of view, the more important WhatsApp means to you, the more necessary to grasp solutions to restore WhatsApp backup data. Because recovering backup is one the most important parts to keep your digital life in motion. And it will be better if you have recovering methods enough and to spare. Therefore, I would like to discuss some recovering methods for iPhone and Android smartphone. And I will appreciate if you share other methods with me after I state all the recovering approaches.


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How to Restore WhatsApp Backup data on Android Cell Phone

WhatsApp automatically saves your data on Android device every day at 4 AM. You can find those backup on your Micro SD Card memory. They are stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/ folder. If your data is not stored on the SD card, you may need to see "internal storage" or "main storage" instead of sdcard. Here are steps about how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages, photos, videos and other files on Android.


Step 1. Go to sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder

You should check "internal storage" or "main storage" if you can't get WhatsApp data on sdcard.


Step 2. Rename the selected WhatsApp backup file that you expect to recover from "msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12" to "msgstore.db.crypt12"


You don't need to change the number of the crypt extension when you face an earlier backup that is on an earlier protocol. For example, crypt9, crypt10, ect.


Step 3. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp


Step 4. Tap "Restore" when prompted

Note: this method only allows Android users to restore WhatsApp messages which are saved for 7 days.


How to Retrieve WhatsApp Backup data on iPhone

It is more effortless to recover WhatsApp data on iPhone. You can delete and reinstall WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap "Restore" when the prompted message appears on the your WhatsApp screen. However, this method only supports iPhone users to get 7-day WhatsApp files back. If you wish to restore WhatsApp backup data older than 7 days, you can use iOS Data Recovery to extract your WhatsApp data from iTunes backup. Below is the tutorial to help you learn how to retrieve WhatsApp files from iTunes backup with iOS Data Recovery. Make sure that you have downloaded and installed the app.



Step 1. Open iOS Data Recovery and click "Recover from iTunes Backup File"


Step 2. Select a backup from the list


Step 3. Check your WhatsApp data and click "Recove to Computer"


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It is all I know about how to recover WhatsApp contents on iPhone and Android. Hope you like it!