How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on iOS 16/15 Devices

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-22 / Update for  iOS 12

Every iOS update comes with new features, faster and better device performance. Though, the benefits are aplenty, one of the major issues of iOS 16/15 update is data loss. If you are in such a situation, then how will you save your data? Especially, do you know how to recover deleted WhatsApp messages in the first place? Well! You don't have to worry about that at all. Through this article, we are going to show you different methods for retrieving deleted WhatsApp messages.

Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages from iOS Devices Directly

Tenorshare UltData is here to solve your problem. This tool can help you get back your deleted data (contacts, videos, music, messages, Whatspp messages, LINE messages, etc.) without backup. UltData can recover your data directly from your iOS device. It also allows you to recover iTunes data without overwriting your current iOS 16 data.

Here is the guide:

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Step 1: Get Tenorshare UltData installed on your computer depending on the system OS. Launch the software and then connect your iPhone/iPad to it using a lightning cable. Ensure that the device is turned on and then select 'Recover from iOS Device' from the software interface.

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Step 2: From the next interface, you need to select the desired data type to begin scanning. Here you can select all or 'WhatsApp & Attachments' in this case. Tap 'Start Scan' right after selecting the data to be scanned.

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Step 3: Once scanning gets over, you can see all the scanned files segregated categorically. Pick 'WhatsApp Messages' from the left panel and selectively recover post preview.  You can also print the desired photos by selecting the printer directly from here.

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Step 4: You can set the 'Output Settings' and select the destination folder on your PC as well to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages. Also, choose whether you wish to recover on your PC or device.

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Get Lost WhatsApp Chat Back from iTunes Backup

Step 1: From the UltData interface, select 'Recover from iTunes Backup File' soon after launching the program and connecting your iPhone to the computer. Choose the desired backup file from the displayed list and tap 'Start Scan' button.

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Step 2: Now, you will see the data scanned and arranged categorically. Tap on 'WhatsApp Messages' under 'App Data Recovery' and then select 'Show Only Deleted' from the drop down list on top. Preview the data and then select the desired messages you want to recover.

Step 3: Hit the 'Recover' button to recover the selected data or individual WhatsApp messages. You can select even 'Recover to Device' to directly recover the deleted data to it.

This is how to restore deleted WhatsApp messages without backup, means when you have lost the iTunes backup.

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Preview and Selectively Restore from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Launch the software and connect your iPhone using a lightning cable. Click the 'Recover from iCloud Backup File' tab on the UltData interface.

Step 2: After being navigated to the iCloud login page, within UltData, key in your iCloud account details. Choose the preferred iCloud backup file and hit the 'Next' button.

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Step 3: On this page, select 'WhatsApp & Attachments' under 'Memos & Others' section and tap the 'Next' button. Wait until the backup gets downloaded.

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Step 4: Now, you can preview the deleted data by selecting the 'WhatsApp Messages' option under 'App Data Recovery' and then select 'Show Only Deleted'. From the preview, select the specific WhatsApp messages and then click 'Recover'.

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Step 5: Assign a file type and destination location and tap the 'Save' button. You can also select 'Recover to Device' instead of 'Recover to Computer' afterwards, if you want to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, contacts and notes directly from here.

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From the above article, we reached into conclusion that Tenorshare UltData has the best solutions for resolving how to restore deleted WhatsApp messages without backup. Choosing either of the methods to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, the result will be par excellence. Hope you like this post and will surely try this method to recovery your messages.